Monmouth County Relays

first_imgSCOTT FRIEDMAN Holmdel High School’s Keira Yonclas pushes herself over the bar during the girls pole vault relay competition at the Monmouth County Relays on Jan. 4 at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River. Yonclas and Matawan Regional High School’s Nicole Macco tied for the best vault of the competition at 10-6. Yonclas’ mark, combined with teammate Kelly McKay’s 10-0, gave the Hornets the victory in the relay and set a new meet record with their combined 20-6. Monmouth Regional High School held the old mark at 19-0.last_img read more

Messi laments Barca’s childish mistakes in Super Cup defeat

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi cursed his side’s careless errors in their 3-2 defeat by Atletico Madrid on Thursday as they crashed out of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.The Spanish champions, who had two goals ruled out in the second half after VAR reviews, dominated the match and were leading 2-1 with 10 minutes left thanks to goals from Messi and Antoine Griezmann.But it was Atletico who booked their place in Sunday’s final against Real Madrid, levelling thanks to a penalty from Alvaro Morata before Angel Correa struck the winner after Griezmann gave away possession.“We need to try and continue playing as well as we did today for the rest of the year but make sure we don’t make the childish errors we made today,” Messi told reporters.“We controlled the game for around 80 minutes, we played at a high pace, we attacked all the time and created lots of chances. But in the last 10 minutes we made big and we let a game slip which we had under control.”The defeat continued a poor start to the new year by the league leaders, who were held to a 2-2 draw at struggling Espanyol last week which left them level on points with second-placed Real.That result led to further criticism of coach Ernesto Valverde, although Messi said the team backed their manager.“We still have confidence in him and we will work hard so we can improve, but it’s normal that there is discontent when there’s a defeat and people feel the team is not playing as they would like,” Messi added.“We have to be more united than ever, be a strong group and move forward. We are top of La Liga but we have not been playing well recently so we are going to try and recover our best play so we can stay at the top.”last_img read more

Nock’s Shiroya, Sharma scorch Royal field

first_imgIn searing heat (31 degrees) and strong north westerly winds battering the course, Sharma (handicap-30) and handicap-14 Shiroya, a top National Olympics Committee of Kenya official, made net-par through the first two holes and followed this with net-bogey from the par-four third through to the par-three sixth.Shiroya made use of her long driving skills to reach the green on regulation and made par on the long par-five seventh and the equally long par-four ninth.At the par-three eighth, one of the hardest short holes at Royal, the pair just managed to make bogey. On the back nine, the pair failed to make par through to the 14th hole, however on the par-five 15th, Shiroya once more found the green on regulation and an easy par was the result. The pairs’ only poor score was on the par-four 16th where they made double bogey. On the par-three 17th, Sharma narrowly missed birdie and on the final hole, the 18th and with a huge gallery watching from the clubhouse, Sharma drained a 21-foot putt for bogey to complete what was a truly brilliant round.Commenting after their round, seasoned sports administrator and now Tusker Malt Golf Carnival victor, Shiroya, said the golf course was extra tough in the hot conditions. “This was a tough round of golf, the lies on the fairway were tight, the wind was unpredictable and the heat was rather suffocating,” Shiroya said. “Thankfully, we combined well with Sharma and where I failed to perform well, she came to the rescue and vice versa, that is the power of team partnerships.” The team of Joyce Ndirangu and Josiah Kogo, playing of handicaps of 29 and five respectively, huffed and puffed their way round the golf course, enduring the afternoon heat and their excellent score of 46 secured second place beating the pair of Jonathan Chege and Gian Badhan on count-back. The team of Jayantil Hindocha and Beatrice Kamau finished in fourth place with 45 points beating the team of Kunal Shah and Mukesh Shah on countback. The guest winners were Lloyd Weru and Tirus Muithiga with 45 points.The Tusker Malt Golf Carnival now moves to the Muthaiga Golf Club for the grand finale on the April 14. Winners of the Carnival will win an expense paid golf trip to a destination yet to be unveiled.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11- Five teams that will contest the grand finale of the Tusker Malt Golf Carnival were unveiled after the series climax at Royal Nairobi Club over the weekend.With a huge field of over 230 golfers contesting in the last qualification round at the country’s oldest golf club, it was the ladies’ team of Madhu Sharma and Fridah Shiroya who broke the event’s record by caddying 50 stebleford points to carry the day.last_img read more

Did life imitate art in rapper’s death?

first_imgDETROIT – The violent death of Detroit rapper Proof has hip-hop artists and fans asking whether rap produces violence or whether it’s simply a reflection of the dangers black men face in urban America. “Proof’s death is an example of the violence claiming the lives of a lot of young black men all over America, not just rappers,” said Mister Mann Frisby, 31, a Philadelphia-based author, who wrote a book about young black men in America. “For every rapper who gets shot and killed, there are 300 nameless young black men who die the same way.” Proof, 32, whose real name was Deshaun Holton, was an integral member of Detroit’s hip-hop community and superstar rapper Eminem’s right-hand man. He was gunned down around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the CCC nightclub on Eight Mile on Detroit’s east side. “I think it’s a Detroit thing, honestly,” Proof said, addressing Trice’s shooting. MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway said some people might question how smart it was for Proof to be hanging out in a club at such a late hour. But he said the issue is deeper than a hip-hop lifestyle leading to violence. “Hip-hop is a microcosm of society as a whole,” said Calloway in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “And especially in urban areas, we’re constantly trying to prove our bravado by brute force and by physical force, but we never think to tap into our intelligence to deal with conflict and confrontation.” Proof was best known as a battle rapper and a freestyle rapper, and his hosting gigs at Detroit’s famed Hip-Hop Shop in the mid-1990s helped lay the groundwork for what would eventually become the city’s celebrated hip-hop scene, immortalized on screen in 2002’s “8 Mile.” While hip-hop lyrics tend to deal with violence in graphic detail, its artists defend the content by saying they’re rapping about what they see day-to-day. Detroit rapper Hush said when he raps about violent themes his intention is to teach about violence, not glorify it. “The audience is supposed to take that and learn from it,” said the rapper, whose album “Bulletproof” was released last year. “But if some kid hears it, thinks it’s cool and decides to do it himself, it’s the total opposite of what it’s supposed to do.” Though D12 and Proof had their share of rivalries with various rap crews, Proof had worked recently to eliminate those beefs from his career. Proof recently jumped onstage in Arizona with L.A. rap crew Dialated Peoples as a sign that their one-time feud was over, and he also recorded a track with Insane Clown Posse proteges Twiztid, signaling the end of the long-standing feud between Eminem’s and ICP’s camps. Still, not all of his outstanding beefs were ended. Jerome Almon, executive producer of Detroit rap group Blakk Attakk, said he and his crew were not friendly with Proof and D12. “We don’t like each other, everybody knows that,” said Almon, 29. “But not in the terms where we are haters. We recognize that they made it.” More than falling victim to hip-hop’s violent tendencies, Almon said Proof is a casualty of the city. “You have to avoid Detroit when you get famous. If you go to any other city, Atlanta, L.A., there’s a rap ‘industry,’ they do cooperate. Here, it’s cannibalism. It’s like no other place in America.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventPolice said Proof was shot after shooting a man at the club. Proof was the second member of Eminem’s entourage to be shot in Detroit within four months. Obie Trice was shot in the head on New Year’s Eve while driving on a freeway but has recovered. Nationally, hip-hop superstars Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G. and Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay were shot to death in the past decade. In an eerie coincidence, a shooting death of Proof was depicted in Eminem’s 2005 music video for “Like Toy Soldiers,” a song that warns against hip-hop wars escalating into real-life violence. The video shows a bloodied Proof lying in a hospital bed while doctors try to revive him. It also depicts the rapper’s funeral. Proof also prophesied his death on “No T. Lose,” a track from his 2005 solo album “Searching for Jerry Garcia,” rapping, “Broken hearted, my soul’s like an open target/And I’m ready to leave Earth, you step to my death next year on my T-shirt.” Jake Hill interviewed Proof a month ago for a story in Detroit Rock City magazine that hits newsstands this week. He said Proof knew violence was a part of life, but he never worried about it. last_img read more

The Premier League players who could feature at Africa Cup of Nations in January

first_img 1. Liverpool could lose Sadio Mane in January, as the forward is a Senegal international – scroll through the gallery to see other players who could play a part in the Africa Cup of Nations – A number of Premier League clubs are likely to lose players if their national teams come calling ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations. Mane, who scored three goals in Senegal’s qualification campaign, is likely to be among them. 15 6. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny plays for Egypt – Elneny was part of the Egypt side that finished top of Group G. 5. Stoke and Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony – Bony only joined Stoke on loan in the summer, but they will probably have to let him go when January comes around. 15 14. Leicester forward Islam Slimani also scores goals for Algeria – Leicester’s record signing Slimani (£30m) scored four times en route to Gabon. 9. Sunderland’s Wahbi Khazri is a Tunisia international – As well as Khazri, Sunderland could also be without Gabon international and record signing Didier Ndong who hasn’t exactly been spectacular. Senegal’s Papy Djilobodji is also there. 15 15 10. West Ham’s Cheikou Kouyate represents Senegal – West Ham could really do with keeping Kouyate, but he is Senegal’s captain. Not sure they’d miss Sofiane Feghouli if Algeria add him to their squad, though. 2. Watford’s Nordin Amrabat also plays for Morocco – Watford are likely to feel Amrabat’s absence if Morocco call on him, while Adlene Guedioura is an Algeria international. As teams await the Africa Cup of Nations draw, talkSPORT looks at the Premier League players who could be representing their countries in Gabon on 14 January.West Ham’s Andre Ayew is not due back until December, while Liverpool defender Joel Matip said he cannot see himself playing for Cameroon as he is concentrating on his club.“It is a long time until January so you never know, but that is the idea,” he said.At Southampton, Sofiane Boufal has struggled with injury since his £13m arrival from Lille, so will be aiming to get into Southampton’s first team before considering Morocco duty.Nigeria didn’t make it, so the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi. In addition, Victor Wanyama’s Kenya team-mates failed to make it to Gabon. 15 15 7. Max Gradel: Bournemouth man is an Ivory Coast international – Gradel is a regular in Ivory Coast’s team having earned 45 caps for his country. 15 8. Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is a Senegal international – Gueye is a popular player at Everton and will be missed when he heads to Gabon with Senegal, who eased to qualification with six wins from six and a goal difference of +11. 15 13. Leicester and Ghana ace Jeffrey Schlupp – Another hard working Leicester player who may get the nod is Schlupp. He was born in Germany to Ghanaian parents and has won 13 Ghana caps, while Daniel Amartey has won 10. 11. Leicester will probably have to do without Riyad Mahrez if Algeria come calling – Leicester are likely to be hit pretty hard by the Africa Cup of Nations if Mahrez is called up. 15 15 15 15 4. Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Bakary Sako – Pape Souare needed surgery after a horrific car accident, which will keep him out of the Senegal squad, while Sako will surely have to play more to be ready to represent Mali. 15 3. Everton summer signing Yannick Bolasie represents DR Congo – The Democratic Republic of Congo topped their group and that means Everton manager Ronald Koeman could be without the tricky Bolasie. 15 12. West Brom and Cameroon defender Allan Nyom – West Brom’s full-back swapped Watford for West Brom in the summer and has 14 Cameroon caps to his name. 15 15. Man United defender Eric Bailly has been capped by Ivory Coast – Man United spent £30m on him in the summer, but Jose Mourinho may have to do without his young defender as Ivory Coast made it to Gabon after scraping past Sudan and Sierra Leone.last_img read more

Rangers v Celtic: Alfredo Morelos key to causing Ibrox upset

first_img1 The Colombian striker is the Premiership’s top scorer with six goals Rangers failed to beat Celtic in six attempts last season but have free-scoring Alfredo Morelos in their side this season, meaning Saturday’s Old Firm clash may be closer than many people think. Unibet have analysed the Opta stats ahead of Scotland’s biggest clash.Rangers boast a W160 D97 L149 record against Celtic from their 408 previous Old Firm encounters since 1890Rangers have the slight upper hand from 127 years of Old Firm matches against Celtic, although current form tends to swing through the decades. It was Celtic who took the majority of results in the early years of this classic match-up but Rangers have had two big periods of dominance: between the 1930s and 1960s and then again in the 1990s. In recent years Celtic have been the most successful side as Rangers continue their fight back from financial meltdown. Rangers failed to win any of the six Old Firm encounters staged last season and are outsiders in the betting odds to do so on Saturday.Celtic to win is 4/5Celtic’s record against Rangers in the 2016/17 campaign read W5 D1Celtic won five of their six matches with Rangers last season, the other being a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park back in March. The Hoops put five past their rivals on two occasions — both in the Premiership — but Rangers themselves got on the scoresheet in four of those six games. Indeed, of the eight matches staged since Rangers’ financial meltdown in 2012, Celtic have only managed three clean sheets. There may be a gulf in class on paper but Rangers are always good for a goal against their Glasgow rivals. Kenny Miller is yet to score this season but managed two of Rangers’ four goals against Celtic last term.Both teams to score is 3/5Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele scored nine of Celtic’s 16 goals against Rangers last seasonCeltic successfully kept hold of Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele this summer, much to manager Brendan Rodgers’ delight. The duo were a revelation in the Scottish Premiership last term and have begun this campaign in equally fine form. Sinclair already boasts eight goals across domestic and European action, while Dembele returned from a hamstring injury against Ross County last weekend to find the net on his first Premiership appearance of the season. Together with Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong, this is a lethal attacking combination that is far too strong for the domestic opposition. Expect both Sinclair and Dembele to get on the scoresheet at Ibrox if this turns into a goal fest.Sinclair and Dembele both to score 363/100Rangers are unbeaten in five games and have scored twice or more in each outing (including a 3-1 League Cup win over Partick Thistle after extra time)Rangers may not have the star-studded firepower of Celtic up front but they are proving difficult to stop in front of goal. They have scored 12 goals in their last four outings, an average of three per match. That’s good going for a team who were supposedly in crisis when they were surprisingly dumped out of Europe back in July. Rangers have scored first in seven of their eight matches since the domestic season started. The one time they didn’t bag the opener was the 0-0 draw with Hearts in August — a match that saw them produce 12 goal attempts and win 13 corners. Rangers have the attacking threat to hurt Celtic this weekend and will look to get out of the blocks fast. The home crowd will demand nothing less.Rangers winning at half time at 14/5Alfredo Morelos is the Premiership’s current top scorer with six goals, contributing to 46% of Rangers’ tally this termRangers brought in a good number of players this summer and arguably their best signing was Morelos. The Colombian had already played half a season for Finnish side Helsinki before heading to Ibrox in July and has begun the domestic campaign in sharp form. His six league goals, and two in the League Cup, accompany the nine scored for Helsinki since April. That is a strong tally for a 21-year-old forward who only arrived in Europe in February. Morelos’ goals have directly contributed to seven of Rangers’ 11 league points this season and he is a good shout to net on Saturday on his Old Firm debut.Morelos to score at 17/5last_img read more

Liverpool fan found in Madrid but Tottenham supporter remains missing

first_imgA Liverpool supporter missing in Madrid since Saturday’s Champions League final has now been found, though a Tottenham fan remains unaccounted for in Spain’s capital.Macauley Negus, a 23-year-old from Plymouth, has been located, his brother, Ashley, confirmed on social media platform Twitter.“To everyone who has helped my family during this tough time I want to say thank you,” Mr Negus wrote. “We have now found Macauley. I will update a statement this evening!“My family wants everyone to know we our forever in your debt as with out your help we would not have found him thank you everyone. REVEALED To everyone who has helped my family during this tough time I want to say thankyou we have now found Macauley I will update a statement this evening! My family wants everyone to know we our forever in your debt as with out your help we would not have found him thank you everyone— Ashley Negus (@Negus09) June 3, 2019Appeals had been put on social media asking for help finding Mr Negus, who went missing in the hours following Saturday’s Champions League final in Madrid.He was last seen in the Goya region of the city at 10:30pm, wearing an all-white outfit, and was due to drive back to the United Kingdom on Sunday.His brother had earlier put out a picture of Mr Negus on Twitter, while on Instagram his sister-in-law Carla Negus appealed for information regarding his whereabouts. 45-year-old Tottenham follower Ryan Quinn remains missing, however, having been watching the match with his stepson in Madrid. huge blow deals REPLY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LATEST no dice Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… gameday cracker Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “He managed to somehow contact his dad back in the UK at 8am and let him know that he couldn’t remember his hotel but that he was at the stadium.“His stepson headed straight there to get him but he wasn’t there when he got there and no one has heard from him since or seen him, this is totally out of character for him and his family are going out of their minds!“Police have said they can’t help yet as his family heard from him at 8am.”Pictures of Mr Quinn, who was wearing a white Spurs shirt and navy shorts in Madrid, are attached to the post. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Lads please retweet this get him to contact me please @Johnjohano1983 @JamesPearceEcho pic.twitter.com/QgNB6WrHgH— Ashley Negus (@Negus09) June 2, 2019 LIVE ON talkSPORT A post shared on the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Est 1882 Fan’s Page’ confirmed that Mr Quinn had been in contact with his father on Sunday morning, but he has not been seen since.“Ryan was out in Madrid watching the Tottenham v Liverpool game last night – he was split from his stepson in Colon Squad Madrid and couldn’t remember what hotel he was staying at,” the post read. tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Portugal vs Switzerland (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTNetherlands vs England (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTFrance vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTDenmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT 1 Facebook Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Mr Quinn contacted his family on Sunday morning but has not been seen since Saturday nightlast_img read more

Billy King wanted Rangers move amid fears his career was stalling

first_img“I don’t have a clue what will happen in the summer. Obviously the move only happened a couple of days ago so I’m just concentrating on doing my best for Rangers.”Saturday’s 1-0 win moves the Ibrox club eight points clear of second-placed Hibernian, although the Edinburgh men have played a game less. King was a Championship title winner with Hearts last term and believes he can now help his new team repeat the feat this season. “To score the winner in the 89th minute, there is no better feeling,” said the Scotland Under-21 international. “It was a rare header for me – that’s probably the weakest part of my game. I’d only scored one goal with my head before and it was against Falkirk last season.“It’s a massive three points because it was a stuffy game and over the course of the season you are not going to play your best in every game. But the most important thing is to win. That’s what we did today. “I came in and trained for about 45 minutes. I’m still getting to know the boys here and to learn the philosophy. It was difficult because Hearts play a different style. “It will take me a few weeks to get into the swing of things and to know how the gaffer wants me to play. I won the title with Hearts but I play for Rangers now and want to help them win it this time.” He said: “I’ve only started seven league games this season for Hearts, that’s compared to last season when I started loads of games. “So I felt like I needed to get out because it was stalling my development. That’s when Rangers came along.“It all got sorted out in a day. I’m just glad to be here. I came on and got the winner so I’ve got off to a good start. “Hopefully I can keep playing and see what happens. The gaffer at Hearts gave me his best wishes when I left and told me he thought Rangers would be a good loan move for me. I’ve not really spoken to him since I’ve left though. Billy King explained why he was so keen on a move to Rangers, amid fears that his career was stalling at Hearts.The attacker joined Mark Warburton’s side on a loan until the end of the season earlier this week, and scored Rangers’ winner against Falkirk on his debut.Hearts say they expect to see the 21-year-old winger back in Edinburgh when the season closes but both the player and Rangers boss Mark Warburton have refused to rule out a permanent signing if he continues making the kind of impact he produced against the Bairns. For the meantime, though, King is just glad to be looking at a chance of regular first-team action after a frustrating season under Jambos boss Robbie Neilson. last_img read more

Delays following three car collision at ‘Blue Banks’

first_imgEmergency services are on their way to a three-car collision at the Blue Banks on the main Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan Road.The accident happened at 8.45am and traffic is being diverted away from the crash.It is not understood that any of those involved are seriously hurt. However, motorists have been warned to expect delays.Delays following three car collision at ‘Blue Banks’ was last modified: September 13th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Journey into Imagination with Figment: Overview and Ride Through + Video

first_imgShare This!I have a confession.The first time I went on this attraction was…last September.I know! So many people LOVE Figment, the spunky, purple fire-breathing star of the show. How could I have taken so long to experience it?I have no excuse.To make up for it, I have an overview and FULL ride through of this zany attraction.Enjoy!How do you feel about Figment? Love him? Can’t stand him? Let me know below!last_img