Boating Access Site at Indian Lake State Park Closes Due to Dredging

first_imgThe boating access site at Indian Lake State Park in Schoolcraft County will close today through October 10 for a site improvement project, the State of Michigan informs. Improvements include the complete replacement of the 36-foot-wide launch ramp and continued dredging of the channel that began in February 2018.According to an official announcement, the renovation project is funded through the State of Michigan Waterways Improvement Fund, a restricted fund derived from boating registration fees and Michigan marine fuel tax for the construction, operation and maintenance of public recreational boating facilities.Indian Lake State Park is a public recreation area covering 847 acres in Schoolcraft County on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The state park is made up of two units that are three miles apart, one on the south shore of Indian Lake, one on the west shore.last_img read more

Hoax bomb threat causes alarm at ‘Super’

first_imgAfter vendors evacuated, authorities swept the market for several hours but did not find any bomb. Market-in-charge Maria Dolores Trabasas told police she received a text message from the mobile number 09951952194, which supposedly warned of bomb blast that will hit the market. ILOILO City – A bomb threat that came in a text message on Saturday evening rattled Iloilo Terminal Market, popularly known as “Super.”  “Gud eve concerned lang ko dira sa mga tawo nga nagsulod sa super may info ako nabatian nga may bomba kuno nga ginbutang dira sa sulod sang mercado taga bukid knu ang nabutang sang one lang kuno nga hapon la man cguro may madula sa imu kon ipalab ot mu ine nga mensahe sa mga pulis nga naga duty,” the text message read.  center_img IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN They later ruled out the threat to be a hoax./PNlast_img read more

Mirallas prefers Martinez to Moyes

first_img Press Association “For me it is better, although I was very happy playing under David Moyes because he is a good manager, but Roberto is different because the Spanish style of playing football is different. “It’s easier because I speak Spanish with him and I understand better. “The Spanish style of football is my type of football and with Roberto it is very different. “Every day I have spoken with him and it’s helped my confidence. “It’s better because under David Moyes I was not as free but now I am on the line (out wide) more under Roberto – it’s different but that’s what Roberto wants me to do. “I feel I am more consistent now. I play better and better. The first game I was not so good and felt tired but now my body is excellent and everything is okay.” Mirallas is keen to keep the first goal despite Gareth Barry wanting to claim it after appearing to get the slightest of touches despite being in an offside position. “I shot and for me it’s my goal. Gareth maybe touched it a little bit but I’ve seen the results on the television and it’s my name and my goal,” he added. The Belgium international can converse in the Toffees boss’ native tongue and believes that is helping him progress, although he says the Spaniard has also given him more freedom. “The major change for me is the language change because I speak Spanish,” said Mirallas, who scored his first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Hull at Goodison Park. Everton forward Kevin Mirallas admits his communication is better with manager Roberto Martinez than predecessor David Moyes – but only because he is Spanish. “But it doesn’t matter if the goal is Gareth’s or mine – there is not a problem.” Mirallas felt it was important to beat Hull after losing to Manchester City before the international break and has ambitions to break into the top four this season. “I am happy because this was an important game for us,” he added. “The ambition for the club this season is to reach the Champions League. “It is a long campaign and it can be difficult to finish in the top four, but maybe it is possible for us to do it.” last_img read more

Dino Babers’ 1st in-season press conference: James Pierre doesn’t qualify, young 1st-teamers and 3 a.m. movies

first_img Published on August 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Syracuse football depth chart: Week 1 vs. ColgateTHE SPREAD: From Texas to Syracuse, Dino Babers brings the Baylor-style offenseSyracuse football roster updates: Trey Dunkelberger back to TE, Scoop Bradshaw to WR and moreSyracuse football training camp blog: Devin Butler switches numbers, Kenneth Ruff catches passes again and moreSyracuse football quarterback Zack Mahoney earns scholarship It’s four days from Dino Babers’ debut as Syracuse head coach, when the Orange kicks off against Colgate in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. Babers held his first game-week press conference at SU Monday morning in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing Auditorium. Here are three things he said.James Pierre didn’t qualify with the NCAASyracuse defensive back signee James Pierre failed to qualify and will not join the team this season, Babers said Monday. The head coach has expressed frustration in recent weeks with the length of time it’s taken for Syracuse to find out about Pierre’s arrival.The Orange is already thin in the secondary after training camp injuries to redshirt senior Wayne Morgan, redshirt sophomore Rodney Williams and freshmen Evan Foster and Devon Clarke. Pierre could have helped an already beleaguered unit.On the depth chart released Monday morning, redshirt junior Corey Winfield and redshirt sophomore Cordell Hudson are listed as the first-team cornerbacks, with junior Antwan Cordy and sophomore Kielan Whitner manning the two safety spots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPraise for young first-teamers Coleman and ConwayFreshman defensive end Kendall Coleman is the only true freshman who made the first team ahead of Friday’s season-opener. He’ll line up opposite redshirt sophomore Chris Slayton after a knee injury presumably shifted redshirt freshman Jake Pickard to the second team.“I’ve seen a couple of freshmen in 31 years that’s impressed me enough to be someone that’s going to get as many reps as Kendall Coleman’s gonna get,” Babers said. “He does not speak much, but all he does is let his play speak for him. He has made a huge impression on me.”Sophomore Cody Conway will take over for departed redshirt senior Ivan Foy on Eric Dungey’s blind side after he beat out Michael Lasker for the left tackle spot in camp. Conway is one of three sophomore starters on offense along with Dungey and running back Dontae Strickland.“He showed the ability to do exactly what we were asking him to do,” Babers said of Conway. “The things that we ask offensive linemen to do shows up on tape when you watch Cody Conway.”Watching movies at 3:30 in the morningSleep hasn’t been coming often to Babers as he approaches his debut as a Power 5 head coach. A proclaimed movie buff, Babers has instead used the early hours of the morning in recent days to watch films such as “Road house” and “Kill the Messenger.”“Not much sleep,” Babers said with a grin. “I’ve been catching all the early shows.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mikel Explains Reason behind Aircraft Saga in Atlanta

first_imgIn his column, the Chelsea star stated why he took the stern decision which hindered him from lifting Nigeria’s flag during the opening ceremony.“Not everything went according to plan at the start, mainly because there seemed to be a problem getting a plane big enough to take us from our training base in Atlanta to Manaus for our first match,” he wrote on Evening Standard.“I will never forget going to the airport and seeing this tiny aircraft that had been booked for us.“It was so small and only had room for about 25 people. I don’t know how they expected us to get on that plane, we all have families.“We were also told that it would need to make two stops on the way to refuel, fly overnight and take eight hours.”“I had to step up for the team and told them we have to get a better plane or we will wait in Atlanta. Thankfully a better plane came out of nowhere and we ended up on a direct flight, that took us just five hours,” he continued.“Unfortunately, I didn’t end up carrying the Nigeria flag at the opening ceremony as expected.“I watched some of the ceremony but then I got a bit too emotional and had to switch off because I knew I was supposed to be there.“But that’s life and I still have a lot to be excited about. We are already in the quarter-finals, regardless of the result against Colombia in our final group game tonight.“Everyone is determined to carry on the momentum and keep winning.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Under-23 team captain, John Mikel Obi has narrated why he prevented the team from boarding a ‘tiny’ aircraft to the 2016 Rio Olympics.The Dream Team were a late show for the South American country after flight delays – and arrived in Amazonia less than seven hours to their first game against Japan.last_img read more

Blake Griffin season-high 32 leads Clippers on Knicks fight night

first_imgDeAndre Jordan had 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to end a three-game losing streak.Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and Kristaps Porzingis 27 on a night there was plenty of fight from the Knicks. Anthony played well the day after Phil Jackson took another dig at him on Twitter by referencing an article that was critical of the forward. Coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged it may have been a distraction, but one he expected the Knicks to play through, and they had a chance to tie before Anthony missed a 3-pointer down 118-115.Griffin then put it away with a free throw with 5.9 seconds left.“They kept their composure. They played well, they executed and we just couldn’t score,” Porzingis said. “That’s how it goes sometimes.” NEW YORK >> The Clippers saw plenty of fight at Madison Square Garden — especially from a former Knick.Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points and the Clippers beat New York 119-115 on Wednesday night after ex-Knick Charles Oakley was ejected and arrested in the first quarter.Griffin was one of the players close to Oakley when he shouted at MSG chairman James Dolan and shoved away security guards before he was forcefully removed by arena security.“I stopped and then there was an inbounds play on the side,” Griffin said. “I turned around just in time as he was handing it to him and then there was a foul. I walked back to catch the third, fourth and fifth rounds. It was crazy, man.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Knicks lost their third in a row on a bizarre day even for one of the NBA’s most dysfunctional franchises.“At the end of the day, regardless of what’s being said, what’s going on, you still got to come in here and play basketball,” Anthony said. “And I think that’s the most important part, the most important thing that we should be focusing on.” The Jackson-Anthony feud dominated the pregame talk but quickly took a back seat to the main event between Oakley and Dolan. Oakley was a popular Knick during the 1990s but has fallen out of favor with the franchise because of his criticisms of Dolan.He shouted at Dolan from a seat a couple of rows behind until security came. Oakley shoved a couple of them before he was removed while players on both teams watched as Porzingis was preparing to shoot free throws. Fans chanted “Oakley! Oakley!” as he was led to the tunnel, handcuffed and eventually taken by the New York Police Department.“It kind of happened fast. It was a crazy little situation,” Jordan said. “But then they kind of took my boy out of there. It was kind of crazy.”It was the Clippers’ ninth consecutive victory against the Knicks, their longest winning streak against an opponent. It was coach Doc Rivers’ 785th win, passing Gene Shue for 15th place on the NBA career coaching list. Rivers and assistant Mike Woodson both played for the Knicks. Woodson coached New york to playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013.The Clippers will play at Charlotte on Saturday to end the eastern portion of their five-game trip.last_img read more

Dodgers shut out by Patrick Corbin and Nationals bullpen

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Adam Eaton led off the first with a double to right and Hill hit Anthony Rendon with a pitch to bring up Kendrick with one out.The last time the former Dodger and Angel faced the Dodgers was almost a year ago – May 19 – and he ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right foot going back on a fly ball in left field. Back in the Nationals’ lineup this season, he clubbed a 2-and-2 curveball from Hill into the left field pavilion.That was the extent of the offense for most of the game. Hill settled down and allowed only three more hits in his five innings while striking out five. It stayed 3-0 into the eighth inning.“Getting away from my gameplan a bit is frustrating as far as having a certain style of pitching,” Hill said. “In my opinion, the curveball can stand on its own. What I mean by that is it’s not something you have to feed into a scouting report. It’s plenty good of a pitch for me to use over and over again. We started doing that more and more and I was able to keep us in the ballgame.”But after scoring nine runs in each of their previous two games, the Dodgers were unable to dent Corbin. They had six baserunners in the first five innings against the former Diamondback but only one of those reached with a hit – David Freese’s infield single in the fourth.Related Articles PreviousThe Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez #14 gets hit by a pitch during their game against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 catches the ball as the Nationals’ Victor Robles #16 steals second base during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Dodgers’ Justin Turner #10 tags out the Nationals’ Victor Robles #16 after Robles slide past second base while stealing in the top of the third inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin #46 during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger pitcher Dylan Floro #51 during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle #63 during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy #13 attempts to catch a foul fly ball during their game against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Nationals’ Michael Taylor #3 is forced out at home as Dodgers catcher Russell Martin #55 looks to throw to first base in the ninth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Nationals’ Victor Robles #16 is out at second base as the Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez #14 throws to first base in the ninth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Nationals’ Victor Robles #16 is out at second base as the Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez #14 lifts his leg to avoid him in the ninth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-0. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez #14 gets hit by a pitch during their game against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 10The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez #14 gets hit by a pitch during their game against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — If Rich Hill could hit the snooze alarm on his starts, he might be better off.Continuing an early-season trend, Hill surrendered a three-run home run to Howie Kendrick in the first inning Thursday night. The Washington Nationals coasted behind Patrick Corbin from there, handing the Dodgers a 6-0 loss.The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak at Dodger Stadium, where the home team is 15-5 this season.Hill has given up a home run in the first inning of each of his three starts this season – to Melky Cabrera of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Manny Machado in San Diego and now Kendrick. Ten of the 11 runs Hill has given up this season have scored in either the first or second inning of his starts. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It was tough to get a rhythm offensively,” said Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, who had two of their six hits in the game. “Corbin kept making pitches. He got us to expand the zone and was really disguising that slider behind his fastball.”The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out that inning but Chris Taylor bounced into an inning-ending double play. They didn’t get another runner past first base against Corbin, who went seven innings, allowing three hits and walking four while striking out eight by relying on his fastball-slider combination.“You’ve got to give credit tonight to Corbin. We’ve seen him a lot and he’s had his way with a lot of our hitters,” Roberts said of Corbin, who faced the Dodgers 20 times as a Diamondback. “That slider – we did not see it well.“Great pitchers, when they’re on their game, they throw that ball out of the same window. It looks like a fastball. You’ve still got to be aggressive. But he did a good job of disguising both pitches. When he’s good, that’s what he does.”Two unearned runs in the eighth and another in the ninth made it easy for the Nationals, who came into the game with the worst bullpen in the majors this season (an MLB-high 6.41 ERA and .282 average against heading into Thursday).center_img “Just gotta not do that. That would be nice,” Hill said with a sardonic chuckle. “I don’t think there is any explanation for that. Again, it’s coming out and continuing to attack hitters.“It’s executing pitches and not leaving quality pitches in counts where I’m ahead or we’re ahead and leaving breaking balls down the middle.”Hill had a similar problem in 2017. He gave up 18 first-inning runs in his 25 regular-season starts that year for a 6.12 ERA. His ERA after the first inning in 2017 was 2.68.“I know if you look back the last couple years there was something like that and we sort of changed his (pre-game) regimen to sort of combat that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I still think his intensity is always there, his intent.”In his three first innings this year, opposing batters have hit .400 (6 for 15) against Hill. During the rest of his starts, they are batting .256 (11 for 43). Thursday’s start fell into that pattern. 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Manu Ginobili, Danny Green spark Spurs to Game 5 win

first_imgMiami Heat’s LeBron James (6) is defended by San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green during the second half at Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball series, June 16, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by Brian MahoneyAP Basketball WriterSAN ANTONIO (AP) — With the old Manu Ginobili back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.One more victory and their Big Three, not Miami’s, will be the one that rules the NBA.Ginobili broke out of a slump in a big way with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, and the Spurs beat the Heat 114-104 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead.Tony Parker scored 26 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Ginobili had his highest-scoring game of the season as the Spurs became the first team to shoot 60 percent in a finals game in four years.Danny Green smashed the NBA Finals record for 3-pointers with six more and scored 24 points. Kawhi Leonard finished with 16, but the stage was set when Ginobili trotted out with Duncan, Parker and the rest of starters in what could have been the last finals home game for a trio that’s meant so much to San Antonio.The AT&T Center crowd roared when Ginobili was the last Spurs player announced and chanted his name in the second half, a familiar sight and sound in San Antonio but not during what had been a miserable series for the former Sixth Man of the Year.“He’s obviously very popular. He’s been here a long time. He’s helped us have a lot of success over the years,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 points for the Heat, who host Game 6 on Tuesday. They need a victory to force the first Game 7 in the finals since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010.Miami’s Big Three formed a few weeks after that game, with predictions of multiple titles to follow. Now they’re a loss away from going just 1 for 3 in finals to start their partnership, while the Spurs could run their perfect record to 5 for 5.Duncan won his first title in 1999, and Parker and Ginobili were with him for three championships since. They have been the perfect partnership, keeping the Spurs in the hunt virtually every year while teams like the Lakers, Mavericks and Suns have all risen and fallen in the Western Conference during that time.They remained unbeaten in Game 5s, including two previous victories when the series was tied at 2-2. Of the 27 times the finals have been tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner has won 20 of them.Miami was the most recent loser, falling to Dallas in Game 5 in 2011 before being eliminated at home the next game.San Antonio shot 42 of 70, right at 60 percent. The last team to make 60 percent of its shots in the finals was Orlando, which hit 62.5 in Game 3 against the Lakers in 2009, according to STATS.“They just absolutely outplayed us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “At times they were just picking one guy out at a time and going at us mano-a-mano. That’s got to change.”Ray Allen scored 21 points on the night for the Heat as Green shattered his finals 3-point record.The Heat were within one with 3:05 left in the third before Green hit yet another 3-pointer and Ginobili followed with the stretch that turned the game into the fourth straight blowout of the finals.The crafty lefty plays with a flair developed on the courts of Argentina and perfected in Europe before coming to the NBA. He sees angles other players can’t and takes risks few others would, but his style has been the perfect fit alongside Duncan and Parker.He converted a three-point play, tossed in a floater with his left hand as he drifted right, and found Tiago Splitter under the hoop with a pass to make it 85-74. He flipped in another runner with 2.9 seconds to go, sending the Spurs to the fourth with an 87-75 lead as fans chanted “Manu! Manu!” during the break between the third and fourth quarters.Ginobili had been averaging just 7.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting in the series, making only three of his 16 3-point attempts. But Spurs Popovich made the finals’ second lineup change in two games, after the Heat inserted Mike Miller to start Game 4.Ginobili didn’t make a start this season and certainly hadn’t been playing like someone who belonged with the first five. But in the Spurs’ biggest game of the season, they remained confident he would break out, and they were right.It was the first time he scored 24 or more points since having 34 on June 4, 2012, against Oklahoma City, according to STATS.The AT&T Center crowd roared when Ginobili was the last starter announced, the cheers growing louder when he made a jumper — originally ruled a 3-pointer but later overturned by replay — on the first possession. He assisted on the Spurs’ next three baskets, and it was 15-10 when he later hit a 3 that did count.Parker picked it up from there, dancing his way into the lane repeatedly and scoring seven points in a 12-0 run that made it 29-17. Leonard’s 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left, on an assist from Ginobili, made it 32-19 and gave the Spurs 12 makes in 19 attempts (63 percent) in the opening 12 minutes.Green has 25 3s in the series. Allen made 22 3-pointers in six games in 2008 finals for Boston.Green’s third straight 3-pointer made it 45-28 about 5 minutes into the second quarter, and it seemed the trend of blowouts would continue. But James suddenly got rolling during a 14-2 Miami spurt that cut it to five on his third consecutive Heat basket.San Antonio made 21 of 34 shots (62 percent) in the first half, opening a 61-52 lead on Parker’s drive with 0.4 seconds left.Miami then ran off eight in a row to start the second half and get within one. They cut it to one again later in the period before Ginobili led the flurry that finished the Heat for good.It was a fitting finish if it was the last home game in the finals for this San Antonio trio, which has combined for 101 playoff victories together. Ginobili has said he might think about retirement as he turns 36 next month, and Duncan is 37.Both coaches said it was difficult waiting two days between games — Popovich said it was “like death” — though he did say it was great for the Spurs because they have some older players.The break seemed to help his team early, particularly Parker, whose energy sagged in the second of Game 4 as he struggled with a strained hamstring that he said could tear at any time and would’ve had him sidelined during the regular season.Notes: The last team to lose Game 5 of a 2-2 series and then win the title was the Los Angeles Lakers, when they beat Boston in 2010. … The Spurs said Sunday that reserve guard Patty Mills had surgery to remove an abscess Friday and would miss the rest of the series. Mills had an infection in his right foot and the abscess developed between his fourth and fifth toes.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoneylast_img read more

Knights stone Leafs 3-0 Sunday in Armstrong

first_imgTwo by Sorrey powers Leafs past StormThree second-period goals, two by James Sorrey, allowed the Leafs to double Storm 4-2 Saturday in Kamloops.Dustin Reimer and Bryce Nielsen, in the third, also score for the visitors.Marcus Beesley stopped 23 shots to register the win in goal.Horswill cools the heat with OT winnerLinden Horswill scored with 15 seconds remaining in the second overtime to power the Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Chase Heat Friday.Colton Schell and Seth Schmidt, on the power play, also scored for the Leafs.Nelson out shot the Heat 50-34, including 16-6 in the third period.Calvin on fire as Hawks pound BruinsDallas Calvin registered a seven-point game — three goals and four assists — to lead the Nitehawks to a 15-0 shellacking of the Grand Forks Border Bruins Sunday in Fruitvale.The point explosion moves Calvin into first place in KIJHL scoring ahead of Leaf winger Colton Schell.What’s incredible about Calvin’s performance is he’s only played 31 games to Schell’s 41 and is currently riding a 12-game point streak. Offence was always going to be a concern for the Nelson Leafs after rookie sensation Colton McCarthy left to join Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League in early December.For some reason McCarthy brought out the best in his teammates, and really helped power the offence.It was the offence that struggled Sunday afternoon in Armstrong as the North Okanagan Knight knocked off the Leafs 3-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the Nor-Val Centre.The loss ended the Leafs five-game road streak on a sour note and leaves Nelson in a tie for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson finished the road swing 3-2.Meanwhile Castlegar won its fifth straight Saturday 3-0 against Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The win allowed the Rebels to sweep the two-game, home-and-home series.Steve Pantazopoulos score the only goal necessary for the Knights during the first period to give the home side a 1-0 lead through two periods.In the third Mac Ferner and affiliate player Curtis Sexsmith beat Brett Soles in the Nelson nets to secure the win.Austin Buzzell stopped 25 shots to rack up the shutout.North Okanagan now leads the by three points over Sicamous Eagles.last_img read more

Kane vs Lukaku: Duel of the in-form strikers

first_img 3 p.m: West Ham vs Chelsea Tomorrow’s games LONDON (AP) They are 23-year-old strikers in the form of their lives, leading the race to be the English Premier League’s top scorer, and blossoming after circuitous routes to the top of the game. One is lean, hard-working, and can score all types of goals. The other has a boxer’s build, has been criticised for his work rate, and relies on physique over technique. Both are model professionals off the field and highly sought-after for being so consistent at doing one of the hardest jobs in football. And they are going head to head on Sunday at White Hart Lane. Born within 77 days of each other, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are the priceless assets that Tottenham and Everton who have recently been just outside English football’s established elite want to build their futures around. Kane and Lukaku have each scored a league-high 17 goals, along with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, and have more than 20 goals for club and country this season. Kane has three hat-tricks in his last nine appearances, while Lukaku recently scored four in a game. Kane might just have the edge between them, perhaps because he plays for a superior team. Tottenham are second in the league and Everton seventh. He made a surprising breakthrough at Spurs in the 2014-15 season, after loans spells in the lower leagues with Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich, and Leicester, where his scoring wasn’t prolific. Now he is first choice at his local club he has 20 goals in all competitions for the third straight season and for England. Kane is striving to retain the league’s Golden Boot after scoring 25 goals last season, and believes he is “up there” with the best in the world on current form. “When people have said I’m a one-season wonder, that’s motivated me,” Kane said. “I want to prove them wrong and I know, in myself, that I will always score.” Lukaku a powerfully built, 6-foot-3 (1.90m) striker has just tied Duncan Ferguson as Everton’s highest-ever scorer in the Premier League with 60 goals. His tally came in 129 games as opposed to Ferguson’s 239 across two spells. The Belgium international also had to fight to get to where he is after failing to establish himself at Chelsea, which he joined from Anderlecht in 2011 as a seemingly natural heir for Didier Drogba. He had spells on loan at West Bromwich Albion in 2012-13 (scoring 17 league goals) and then at Everton the following season (15), before completing a permanent club-record move to Goodison Park in 2014. Under Ronald Koeman, who was hired as Everton manager in the last off season, Lukaku is working harder off the ball than previously, putting himself about outside the area as well as inside it. Diego Costa (16 goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (15) are the others fighting for the Golden Boot in what is proving to be a season for the big-name striker. Sunday’s games LIVERPOOL vs ARSENAL ON THIS WEEKEND 8:30 a.m: Tottenham vs Everton 11 a.m: Sunderland vs Man Citycenter_img 7:30 a.m: Man United vs Bournemouth 10 a.m: Leicester vs Hull City 10 a.m: Stoke City vs Middlesbrough 10 a.m: Swansea vs Burnley 10 a.m: Watford vs Southampton 10 a.m: West Brom vs Crystal Palace 12:30 a.m: Liverpool vs Arsenal The teams have been struggling for form and confidence since the turn of the year, and the losing team at Anfield will likely drop to sixth place, behind a resurgent Manchester United. This is the Arsenal players’ first league outing in three weeks, and they won’t have another for two more weeks. Liverpool have one league win in seven attempts in 2017. While the team has lost five games against teams in the bottom half of the standings this season, it is unbeaten in eight matches against other sides occupying the top six. Points standing Monday’s game Pts P W D L GF GA GD 1. Chelsea 63 26 20 3 3 55 19 36 2. Tottenham 53 26 15 8 3 50 18 32 3. Man City 52 25 16 4 5 51 29 22 4. Arsenal 50 25 15 5 5 54 28 26 5. Liverpool 49 25 14 7 5 55 33 21 6. Man United 48 25 13 9 3 38 21 17 7. Everton 44 26 12 8 6 42 27 15 8. West Brom 40 26 11 7 8 36 32 4 9. West Ham 33 26 9 6 11 35 44 -9 10. Stoke 32 26 8 8 10 30 40 -10 11. Burnley 31 26 8 4 13 28 37 -9 12. Watford 31 26 8 7 11 30 43 -13 13. S’hampton 30 25 8 6 11 28 31 -3 14. B’mouth 26 26 7 5 14 36 51 -15 15. Leicester 24 26 6 6 14 27 44 -17 16. Swansea 24 26 7 3 16 32 57 -25 17. M’brough 22 26 4 0 12 19 28 -9 18. C Palace 22 26 6 4 16 33 46 -13 19. Hull 21 26 5 6 15 23 50 -27 20. Sunderland 19 26 5 4 17 24 48 -29last_img read more