Javelin thrower Murakami sets big target for Osaka GP

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Murakami nailed a second throw of 82.97 meters to become the first Japanese to medal in the event at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin . He reached the final with a personal-best throw of 83.10.Meanwhile, Beijing Olympic men’s hammer bronze medalist Koji Murofushi, who is training in the United States, has not returned to Japan due to fatigue but is hopeful of appearing in Osaka, according to his father, Shigenobu.“He (Koji) is doing the training now that he couldn’t because he was injured and is positive about appearing in this meet,” said Shigenobu Murofushi, a former hammer thrower.The Osaka Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge event, doubles up as a qualifier for Japanese athletes for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img OSAKA – Men’s javelin world bronze medalist Yukifumi Murakami said Tuesday he has set his sights on a new personal-best throw at next month’s Osaka Grand Prix.“My target this season is to throw 85 meters,” Murakami told a press conference for the May 8 meet at Nagai Stadium.last_img read more

Assemblywoman Cooper Files For House District 31

first_imgPhoto provided by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper House District seat 31 is currently held by Representative Sarah Vance of Homer, who also filed her letter of intent to run for re-election back in August in the Republican Party primary. Cooper has registered as undeclared.Cooper is currently sitting as borough assembly president in her second, three-year term and cannot run again under borough term-limit rules. She occupies the seat representing the Homer Area, District 8. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Long-time Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper has thrown her hat in the ring for the upcoming 2020 general election. Cooper filed for House District 31 Representative last Thursday.last_img read more

Anaezemba Sets Sights On NPFL Title With New Club Abia Warriors (AUDIO)

first_imgNew Abia Warriors midfielder Nzube Anaezemba says he joined the Umuahia-based Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side with the ultimate aim of helping them claim the league title.The former Kano Pillars and Rivers United player, on Wednesday, sealed a move to Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars, putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.The 27-year-old ex-Sunshine Stars player joins goalkeepers Ojo Olorunleke and Martins Edafe at Abia Warriors, who continue to bolster their squad following the arrival former Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo.Anaezemba joins a raft of new signings at Abia WarriorsAbia Warriors are yet to win any silverware since gaining promotion to the topflight in 2014, and Anaezemba, who won the NPFL and 2 AITEO Cup titles with Enyimba and another AITEO Cup with Pillars, says his mission is to ensure the Umuahia club charts a new course that involves trophies and continental football.“I know I have played in bigger clubs; the likes of Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Rivers United and Lobi Stars, but I am here in Abia Warriors now. I signed for them,” he told www.busybuddiesng.com in an exclusive interview.“The major reason why I signed for Abia Warriors is that for some years now, Abia Warriors have not been in the continent, they’ve not won the league, they’ve not won the FA Cup (AITEO Cup), so, all I thought is that coming here, we should get something as good as winning the league and maybe putting them in the continent.“I believe that’s the major thing and that is the reason why I joined Abia Warriors.”Anaezemba is also optimistic that reuniting with Amapakabo after working together with the coach at Enyimba, will bring ‘great achievement’ for Abia Warriors.“We’ve worked together then in Enyimba, he was my coach,” he recalled. “So, right now I came here to meet him again, and I believe working under him will be a great achievement for the club.“He is an experienced coach. He is a former Super Eagles coach. He’s got a lot of experience. So, I believe working under him and all of us being together again here will bring a lot of achievement to Abia Warriors.”The experienced midfielder was also a part of the Kano Pillars team that beat Niger Tornadoes to claim the club’s first-ever AITEO Cup title last year.RelatedNPFL: Ojo Reveals Amapakabo’s Role In Abia Warriors Transfer (AUDIO)August 15, 2020In “Featured”Imama Amapakabo Dreams of Glory At New Club Abia Warriors (AUDIO)July 24, 2020In “Featured”2019 AITEO Cup Final: 3rd Cup Triumph ‘Great Achievement’ For Kano Pillars Star Anaezemba (AUDIO)July 29, 2019In “Federation Cup”last_img read more

Season cards available to members

first_imgThe online sales period began on Monday, March 18th and the phone lines opened from 10am the next day.Existing season card holders are reminded that they can still login to their Bristol Sport Club Account and purchase their 2019/20 season card from the available seats. Supporters who have already renewed their season card for the next campaign but are wishing to move their seat, can still do so. Please note this can only be done by contacting Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600. Season cards will go on general sale online from Friday (March 22nd) at 10am. More than 12,000 season cards have already been sold for the 2019/20 season. Please note the club is experiencing a high volume of calls, so the quickest way to secure your seat is by buying online.BUY YOUR SEASON CARD TODAY SPLIT THE COSTSupporters can also use a pay monthly scheme, which will be offered exclusively in the advanced sales period only, with the cost of a season card split over ten months. The fee for using this scheme is £25 per transaction (a maximum of four season cards per transaction).Disabled supporters should call Supporter Services to buy their season card on 0117 963 0600 and are eligible for a complimentary carer if required. Please note that adult disabled supporters will receive 10% off the adult price (please see pricing table below).Seasonal hospitality remains available for renewal until 5pm on Friday, March 29th. To renew, call 0117 963 0630 or visit www.ashtongatestadium.co.uk.For more information, see our 2019/20 season card FAQs.THE KEY DATESLose your seat deadline12pm, Monday, March 18thMove your seatPhone: 12-8pm, Monday, March 18thMembers purchaseOnline: 10am, Tuesday, March 19thOnline or Phone: 10am, Wednesday, March 20thGeneral saleOnline: 10am, Friday, March 22ndOnline or Phone: 10am, Monday, March 25thDeadline:5pm, Friday, April 5thlast_img read more

Lady Vols advance to Women’s College World Series

first_imgRainey GaffinRainey GaffinGaffin also reached on an infield single in the first inning and came around to score the game’s first run on a double to right-center field by Megan Geer. Defending national player of the year Lacey Waldrop threw her second changeup of the at-bat to Geer, who was ready for it.“I figured she was going to come with it again,” Geer said. “When I saw it, I took advantage of it.”In the fourth, Tennessee (47-15) made it a 2-0 lead without a single hit. Nashville native CJ McClain, who pinch ran and stole third base, crossed home plate thanks to an errant throw by Florida State second baseman Ellie Cooper.Florida State got one run back in the fifth on an RBI single, but Gaffin struck out two in the seventh to slam the door shut.Earlier in the day, Florida State (49-14) leveled the series score with a 6-1 win against Gabriel, who Weekly admitted is dealing with hip problems. Jessica Warren homered twice for the Seminoles in the early game, improving to 5-for-5 with three homers on the weekend.Off Gaffin in Game 3, though, Warren went 0-for-3.“As soon as that first game ended, I called the coaching staff together and said we’re going to go in that room together and tell them it’s a one-game season,” Weekly said. “What happened means nothing.”What followed, though, meant a chance to play for a national title, which Gaffin said is the reason she became a Lady Vol.“I wanted a shot for national championship,” she said. “I knew coming here, day in and day out, we would have that shot. “Follow Matt Slovin on Twitter @MattSlovin. Annie Aldrete bats in the fourth inning of Game 2 of Tennessee's Super Regional against Florida State.Annie Aldrete bats in the fourth inning of Game 2 of Tennessee’s Super Regional against Florida State. Tennessee celebrates after beating Florida State 2-1 in a super regional tiebreaker game.Tennessee celebrates after beating Florida State 2-1 in a super regional tiebreaker game.KNOXVILLE — Rainey Gaffin and Erin Gabriel, the Tennessee softball team’s two top pitchers, took a long, slow walk together along the Lee Stadium warning track Friday.The Lady Vols had just dropped Game 2 of their Super Regional series against Florida State and, suddenly, elimination and the Women’s College World Series were equally close.The chat the two pitchers had seemed to help. Tennessee is heading to Oklahoma City for the seventh time in program history after Gaffin held off the Seminoles 2-1 in Game 3.“Erin always pumps me up, and that’s one thing I love about her,” Gaffin said. ” … I said, ‘I got you, Erin. I got you.’ “Co-head coach Ralph Weekly called this an overachieving group and the most inexperienced team he will take to Oklahoma City. But he isn’t satisfied with simply making it to the eight-team event, which begins Thursday.“I’m not just happy to get there,” he said. “I want to go out there and win some games.”Gaffin, who pitched a spotless 2-2/3 innings in relief during Tennessee’s Game 1 win, made her first start of the weekend in Game 3 and went the distance. She allowed only one run off five hits, keeping the Lady Vols’ season alive.last_img read more

Bo Wallace was all Vol, but UT never called

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:8d07dc49755f9abd4a2271c7 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-770334-3841402503001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.This Bo knows football, too.Halfway through the season, Bo Wallace ranks second in the SEC in passer rating and passing yardage. ESPN ranks him seventh on its Heisman Trophy watch list.On Saturday, Wallace will quarterback undefeated and third-ranked Ole Miss against Tennessee.His reputation precedes him. UT coach Butch Jones calls Wallace “a playmaker” and “very confident.”“I think they have taken on his personality,” Jones said. “He expects to make plays and is just a tremendous, tremendous competitor.”In sum, all eyes will be on Wallace at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.Ole Miss’ landshark defense should have big day vs. TennesseeBut five years ago, Wallace couldn’t get a second glance from Tennessee. Growing up in Pulaski, Tenn., and starring at quarterback for Giles County High, Wallace was all Vol. It was an unrequited love, however. Lane Kiffin, who was UT’s coach at the time, wasn’t exactly smitten.Kiffin gave Wallace a look. It was more like a blink. He dispatched offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to Pulaski. Think of it as drive-by recruiting.“They came and watched me throw and that was it,” Wallace said at SEC Media Days in July.Suffice it to say, there was no scholarship offer from Kiffin. Wallace didn’t fit the profile. He was just a two-star recruit and Kiffin was trying to pad his résumé by assembling the highest-rated class possible. He wouldn’t dirty his hands with a two-star recruit when there were five-stars elsewhere.About those recruiting rankings: Does anybody else find it interesting that the quarterbacks of the nation’s No. 1 and 3-ranked teams — Dak Prescott of Mississippi State and Wallace — were three-star and two-star prospects, respectively?Recruiting junkies should check out those old lists and see some of the names ranked ahead of Prescott and Wallace. Most of those big-time quarterback prospects went from Who’s Who to Who’s He? Meanwhile, Prescott and Wallace are trying to quarterback their teams into the College Football Playoffs.So where is the Bama game ball Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace took?As for Wallace, recruiting him would have required Kiffin to make more than a cursory swing through the state of Tennessee. That wasn’t his style. Kiffin was much more interested in zipping off to California on recruiting trips than working his alleged home state.In Kiffin’s 2009 recruiting class and the ’10 class he left behind for Derek Dooley, only eight of 49 signees were from Tennessee. In large part, Kiffin treated Tennessee like a no-fly zone.As a judge of quarterback talent, Kiffin left much to be desired. In his first recruiting class at UT, he cut ties with two prospects that had committed to the Vols when Phillip Fulmer was coach: Taj Boyd and Bryce Petty. Boyd set school records as a three-year starter at Clemson and Petty currently is on various Heisman Trophy watch lists as senior quarterback of undefeated Baylor.And in the 2010 recruiting class, Kiffin consider Matt Simms a better fit for his system than another junior college quarterback. The other junior college QB: Cam Newton.When Dooley replaced Kiffin in January 2010, he also steered clear of Wallace.“I definitely would have listened,” Wallace said.In fairness, scholarship offers weren’t exactly pouring in. Arkansas State and Tennessee Tech were Wallace’s top two options. He chose Arkansas State.The Vols had one more shot at him. Wallace redshirted for a year at Arkansas State and then transferred to East Mississippi Community College, where he was named the top junior college player in the nation after throwing 53 touchdown passes in the 2011 season. That put Wallace back in play in the recruiting Class of 2012.By then, Tyler Bray was entering his third season as a starter for the Vols.“I talked to them once out of junior college,” Wallace said. “Bray was there so I didn’t really give much thought to it.”This time, Wallace had plenty of options, including offers from Texas and Baylor. He narrowed his choices to Ole Miss and Mississippi State before choosing the Rebels.Clearly, time has healed this wound. Wallace has gotten over any hard feelings and says he’s “excited to play against my home state team.”He does, however, have one regret.“I wanted to play in Neyland Stadium. I wish we played up there,” he said.They say home is where the heart is. And Bo Wallace has found a new home. 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Rangers reported to have missed out on Doncaster midfielder

first_imgRichie Wellens turned down a move to QPR before signing a new contract at Doncaster, the Yorkshire Post says.Having impressed for Rovers against Harry Redknapp’s side, and with his short-term deal about to expire, the 33-year-old midfielder was reported to be ready to move to Loftus Road.He subsequently signed an 18-month contract at Doncaster and it is claimed he rejected a six-month deal offered by Rangers.AdChoices广告“I had one definite other option. But I wanted an 18-month contract,” Wellens told the Post.“When you get to 33, people are more bothered about how old you are than what you do on the pitch.“You speak to a lot of managers and they say: ‘If you were 28, we’d sign you’.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Preview of League matches Wednesday

first_imgThe Premier League Board has directed all clubs to wear black armbands and observe a minute’s silence on Wednesday during match day six fixtures, in honour of RTU’s Chief Executive Ibrahim Abdul-Kadri who died at the weekend at the Tamale Teaching hospital.Round up of League matches WednesdayIn the midweek matches Asante Kotoko after failing to take advantage of Kessben’s loss to Mighty Jets at the weekend travel to Berekum to face Arsenals who are being led by former Kotoko coach Johnson Smith.Current head coach of Kotoko, Ebo Mends, will be returning to the club he guided last season.Smith who quit Kotoko before the start of the season under some controversial circumstances claims he has no vengeance on his mind.He told Joy Sports his attention will be securing good results from the game. In Accra, Hearts of Oak return from an away victory to face Chelsea of Bechem who are currently in third place. Hearts, inspired by last weekend’s win at BA Stars, have been warned by their former coach, Yusif Abubakar, who is now in charge of Chelsea not to take his side for granted.Aduana Stars host B.A Stars at the Dormaa Park in a regional derby. The defending champions are without a win in their last three matches and have slipped to sixth place in the standings.Head coach Herbert Addo is keen to end their winless run.Elsewhere, King Faisal are at home to Ebusua Dwarfs while Ashanti Gold face Tudu Mighty Jets.Heart of Lions return to Kpando to entertain Liberty Professionals. At the Essipong Stadium. Kessben FC will hope to overcome Sunday’s defeat to less fancied Mighty Jets against New Edubiase. Bereaved RTU return to the Tamale Stadium to face Wa All Stars.Source: Joy Business/Ghanalast_img read more

Watch as Tyson Fury’s dad John hits punching bag with incredible strength at 56 as he joins son in the gym

first_imgTYSON FURY’S dad John has shown off his impressive punching power in a video posted to his Instagram yesterday.The 56-year-old only joined the social networking site on Monday but has already caused a stir on the platform alongside his son.John Fury has been posting clips of himself in the gym this week – with world heavyweight champion son Tyson as his cameramanCredit: Instagram @gypsyjohnfuryIn the latest clips, Fury Snr can be seen on the punching bag with son Tyson cheering him on in the gym.“Go on big dog, put it in son,” yells Tyson. “Finish him!”After calling out Mike Tyson ahead of the former heavyweight champion’s return to the ring, could Fury Snr be preparing for his own comeback fight?John was a professional boxer himself between 1987 and 1995, finishing his career with a record of 8-4-1.In June, he admitted to naming his world heavyweight champion son after Iron Mike, and would relish the chance to take him on. Fury Snr said: “Listen, I’d like to have a go. You know, at the end of the day, I named my son after him, it would be a good thing.“But I know one thing, he’ll be in no better shape than me.“I look as fat as a pig but I can run ten miles – no problem, today.“I’m training all the time and I’m fit and strong and game. And I’ve got a good heart!”Iron Mike, 54, is fighting fit once again at 17st while Fury Snr weighs in at 18st 7lbs.Fury Snr has already amassed over 70,000 followers in his first few days of Instagram and his and Tyson’s father-son antics have had fans in hysterics so far.Fury Snr and son Tyson’s Instagram antics have had his 70,000 followers in hysterics so far What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more