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first_img1991 — London beats Frankfurt 24-11 in the first World League of American Football game.1993 — Winnipeg’s Teemu Selanne sets an NHL rookie points record in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Selanne scores two goals and an assist to give him 111 points, surpassing the 109 that Peter Stastny got with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980-81.1994 — Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center scores in the second period for his 62nd NHL record.1996 — Michelle Kwan caps a near-perfect season by winning the women’s title in the World Figure Skating Championships for the United States’ first singles sweep since 1986.1997 — Laura Davies becomes the first LPGA player to win the same tournament four consecutive years, holing a 3-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Kelly Robbins in the Standard Register Ping. 1956 — Bill Russell leads San Francisco to an 83-71 victory over Iowa in the NCAA basketball championship.1957 — North Carolina defeats Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in triple-overtime to win the NCAA men’s championship. The Tar Heels win 54-53 to finish the season with a perfect 32-0 record.1968 — Lew Alcindor scores 34 points to lead UCLA to a 78-55 win over North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship.1974 — N.C. State ends UCLA’s streak of seven national championships with an 80-77 victory in double overtime of the NCAA tournament semifinals. David Thompson leads the Wolfpack with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Tom Burleson scores 20 and pulls down 14 rebounds.1979 — Larry Holmes knocks out Osvaldo Ocasio in the seventh round in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title. 1956 — San Francisco’s Bill Russell has 26 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Dons to an 83-71 win over Iowa and their second-straight national title and 55th consecutive victory, then an NCAA record.1962 — Paul Hogue scores 22 points and grabs 19 rebounds and Tom Thacker adds 21 to lead Cincinnati to a 71-59 victory over Ohio State for its second NCAA basketball championship.1970 — Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers wins his only NBA scoring title, accumulating 2,309 points in 74 games for a 31.2 ppg. average.1973 — Kansas City-Omaha’s Nate “Tiny” Archibald becomes the first player in NBA history to lead the NBA in both scoring (34.0 ppg.) and assists (11.4 apg.) in the same season.1975 — Muhammad Ali knocks out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland. March 20, 2020 2002 — Brendan Shanahan of the Red Wings scores his 500th career goal, breaking a scoreless tie at 7:48 of the third period. Detroit beat Colorado 2-0.2002 — Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson becomes the first undefeated four-time NCAA wrestling champion at the NCAA Championships. Sanderson beats Lehigh’s Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record.2003 — Tiger Woods closes with a 4-under 68 to win the Bay Hill Invitational for the fourth straight time. Woods becomes the first player since Gene Sarazen in the Miami Open (1926-30) to win the same event four straight times.2005 — Indiana’s Reggie Miller becomes the 13th NBA player to score 25,000 career points during the Pacers’ 100-93 win over San Antonio.2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the second player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in four straight games when he scores 50 in the Lakers’ 111-105 win at New Orleans. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more, scoring at least 50 points in seven consecutive games during the 1961-62 season. Associated Press 1975 — Princeton becomes the first Ivy League school to win the NIT title with an 80-69 win over Providence.1979 — Indiana State, led by Larry Bird, advances to the NCAA Championship game by squeezing past DePaul 76-74. Bird has 35 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.1980 — Louisville beats UCLA 59-54 to win the NCAA basketball title.1992 — Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux becomes the 36th player in NHL history with 1,000 points, getting an assist in the second period of the Penguins’ 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.1994 — Kansas State’s Askia Jones scores 62 points in 28 minutes in a 115-77 victory over Fresno State in the NIT quarterfinals. Jones shoots 18-for-25 from the floor, including 14-of-18 on three-pointers, and 12-for-16 from the line. 2010 — The NFL changes its overtime rules for playoff games to give both teams an opportunity to get the ball. Team owners vote 28-4 in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings. Minnesota, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Baltimore oppose the change.March 241936 — Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau ends the longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes and 30 seconds (six overtimes) to edge the Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.1941 — Long Island University wins the NIT championship with a 56-42 victory over Ohio.1945 — NYU battles back from a ten-point deficit with two minutes to go to send the NCAA Tournament national semifinal game into overtime. NYU wins 70-65. At the time, a team got one free throw when fouled near end of game, but could elect instead to inbound the ball. Ohio State is fouled three times, opts to shoot the foul shot and misses each time. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 231939 — Long Island University finishes the season undefeated after a 44-32 victory over Loyola of Chicago in the NIT championship.1948 — Alex Groza and Ralph Beard combine for 26 points to lead Kentucky to a 58-42 win over Baylor in the NCAA basketball championship. AP Sportlight 2013 — Florida Gulf Coast goes from shocking the men’s college basketball world to downright impressing it. The Eagles beat San Diego State 81-71 to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.2017 — Devin Booker scores 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics get 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlast the Phoenix Suns 130-120.2018 — Nathan Chen completes six quadruple jumps in the free program to become the first U.S. winner of the men’s world figure skating title since 2009.2018 — Loyola Chicago romps to a 78-62 victory over Kansas State to cap off a stunning run through the bracket-busting South Regional. The Ramblers (32-5) match the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four, joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). The South is the first regional in tournament history to have the top four seeds — including overall No. 1 Virginia — knocked out on the opening weekend.MORE,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Real convinced Mourinho will stay

first_imgReal Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says the club are convinced Jose Mourinho will not leave at the end of the season.Former Chelsea boss Mourinho has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge and has made it clear he misses the Premier League.But Butragueno told Sky: “There is no problem for us. No debate. He is under contract – he has two more years – and there is no question.AdChoices广告“He started a project last season, had a good second season, and the performance of the team is extremely good. We’re happy with him and his leadership.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

`We were `very, very poor’, laments Windies captain Pollard

first_imgHAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Captain Kieron Pollard has slammed West Indies’ performance in Wednesday’s second One-Day International as “pretty, pretty poor” and has taken full responsibility for the manner of defeat which saw them concede yet another series on Sri Lankan soil.The Caribbean side produced a lack-lustre effort in the field as Sri Lanka piled up 345 for eight off their 50 overs, courtesy of hundreds from Man-of-the-Match Avishka Fernando (127) and Kusal Mendis (119).Facing a difficult run chase, West Indies rolled over with hardly a whimper, bundled out for 184 in the 40th over, to suffer a 161-run defeat – their heaviest ever to Sri Lanka.“It was the sort of start we were looking for, getting a few wickets early but I think after that it all went pear-shaped,” a despondent Pollard said following the defeat.“It started with me; that catch off Kusal Mendis – it would have been three wickets down then after that I don’t think we stuck to the plans long enough. Overall, we were outplayed by Sri Lanka.“At the end of the day we’re here to play international cricket of a high standard and I don’t think we were up to that standard today and at the end of the day if we had to rate this performance I think we were pretty, pretty poor.”Mendis was put down on two at first slip by Pollard in the third over off pacer Jason Holder and went on to post his second ODI hundred.Along with Fernando, Mendis helped post a record 239-run third-wicket stand, capitalising on loose Windies bowling to take command of the contest at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.When the Windies chased, only Shai Hope with a top score of 51 off 65 balls and Nicholas Pooran with 31 off 41, showed any resistance. At one stage, the visitors were 130 for three but lost their last seven wickets for 54 runs.Pollard said the performance was made even more disappointing especially with the Windies trying to get back into the series after losing last Saturday’s opener.“In all three departments we weren’t here … and I think that’s disappointing for us. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and it didn’t show, and in a game like today’s where you want to win and level the series, I don’t think we showed up as a team,” Pollard lamented.“We can pinpoint a lot of little things but you don’t want to go into finer details. There’s a place for that – we’ll do that internally.“But overall as a team, we’re very, very disappointed, even with my performance today as well and not being able to rally the boys. I cop this one on the chin, I take this one and we move on to Kandy (for the series finale).”Pollard said even though the series was lost, he was still expecting a professional effort from the Windies in tomorrow’s last ODI.“Yes, we can’t win the series but every time we get the opportunity to play cricket you want to come out and do it the right way and win cricket matches,” the all-rounder stressed.last_img read more

6 of the Best – GVC’s Martin Lycka

first_img TAB NZ announces new executive team to lead new racing era August 27, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Martin Lycka, GVC’s director of regulatory affairs.Read on to discover two very contrasting entries in the movie category, sporting dilemmas and a very different take for a best bet.Best HolidayWithout a doubt, New Zealand 2017 – a bunch of friends travelling halfway across the world and back to a fairy tale like land full of the most cheerful people you would ever come across. One of my mates managed to negotiate the whole 2 and 1/2 holiday with just hand luggage.Best AlbumCall me old school but the answer is Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles – timeless! Best Sporting ExperienceAny visit to a rugby game at Twickenham is out of this world atmosphere wise … having said that, where I’m originally from in the Czech Republic ice hockey is the religion, so the five league titles my team have won during my lifetime (so far) are definitely up there … as a Patriots fan I can’t complain either (the top experience: the 34-28 comeback win in Super Bowl LI).Best FilmI might be the first man ever to be prepared to publicly admit that I’ve seen Love Actually about 25 times; nonetheless, my all time favourite is Ridley Scott’s Gladiator … “my name is Maximus Decimus Meridius” (you know the rest) … Best BookDefinitely not a law book … Ken Follett and George R.R. Martin are very good “friends” of mine when it comes to choosing a book to read. Nonetheless, the best book I’ve ever read (one of the very few I’ve read twice) is Malevil by a French author called Robert Merle. Best Bet The Best Bet I’ve ever made was to relocate from my home country to London and start working in the gambling industry; don’t remember anymore though what the odds were back then. Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

UCL Review: Manchester clubs win, Ronaldo sets another record

first_imgJuan Mata starred for Manchester United as Louis van Gaal’s side battled back from a goal down to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 and kickstart their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.Daniel Caligiuri shocked United with a well-taken goal five minutes in, but Mata levelled from the penalty spot before spectacularly assisting Chris Smalling to net the winner early in the second half.Wolfsburg threatened as the game wore on through substitutes Nicklas Bendtner and Andre Schurrle, with United forced into some last-ditch defending and long clearances to see out the result.Manchester City came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Joe Hart saved a penalty in the first half when Martín Demichelis was penalised for a foul in the box, as the goalkeeper dived to block Raffael’s effort. And, in the second half, Julian Korb broke away down the right and squared the ball back for Lars Stindl to slot home at the near post.However, City hit back and should have gone ahead when Demichelis’ effort went over the line but was cleared without the officials allowing the goal. Yet, seconds later, Nicoas Otamendi hammered the ball home off defender Andreas Christensen.Then, with just a few minutes left, Fabian Johnson brought down Sergio Aguero in the box. The Argentine then got up and tucked the ball home for 2-1.Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th career goal as Real Madrid kept top spot in Group A with a 2-0 win at 10-man Malmo. Ronaldo broke the offside trap to latch onto Isco’s fine through-ball before coolly finishing over Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland from 15 yards out, with the strike also taking him level with Raul on 66 Champions League goals for Los Blancos.Wiland made a superb late stop from Ronaldo but Malmo played out the final 10 minutes a man down as Yoshimar Yotun was given his marching orders with a second booking, before Ronaldo added another to overtake Raul’s record.Last season’s Champions League finalists Juventus earned a hard-fought 2-0 home win against Sevilla to take firm control of Group D.Sevilla — winners of the past two Europa League trophies — showed their European pedigree early on in Turin, but Alvaro Morata rose above two markers to head Andrea Barzagli’s cross past Sergio Rico 41 minutes in.Rico then denied Paulo Dybala with a superb low stop just after the break, but a fine late finish from in-form Simone Zaza made it two wins from two for Juve in Europe to temporarily forget their poor domestic form. Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk to keep up the pressure on Real Madrid in Group ASerge Aurier opened the scoring for the French champions after just five minutes, rising well to head home a fine cross from Maxwell.David Luiz then made it two as a corner was headed on and the ball deflected off his thigh high into the top corner of the net, before Darijo Srna netted an own goal at the death to cap a disappointing defeat for the hosts. CSKA Moscow survived a PSV Eindhoven fightback to earn a tense 3-2 victory in Russia.CSKA forward Ahmed Musa turned the ball home for the hosts seven minutes in after being left unmarked to meet Zoran Tosic’s near-post corner, and Seydou Doumbia rose to brilliantly to head home and double the hosts’ lead 21 minutes in.Doumbia made it three from the penalty spot 10 minutes from the interval after PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet felled Tosic, but missed a superb chance to complete a first-half hat trick, shanking another spot kick over two minutes from the interval.PSV rallied after the break with Maxime Lestienne tapping home from close range on the hour before firing a superb 18-yard effort into the top corner with 22 minutes remaining, but the comeback stalled as Santiago Arias was sent off late on for a second bookable offence.Atletico Madrid slumped to a shock 2-1 home defeat against Benfica having initially led at the Calderon. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Roosters reportedly dismiss claims of Sonny Bill Williams’ shock NRL return

first_imgThe Blues second-five is rumoured to be returning to the NRL with the Roosters at the end of the Super Rugby season.Former Roosters player Jimmy Smith made the comments on Australian radio.”The mail is good,” Smith told the Big Sports Weekend radio programme on Sydney radio station 2KY.”From what I understand, the deal is done. It will be a short stint at the end of the Super Rugby season.”Smith told the Big Sports Weekend on Sunday that the backrower will be back in Bondi before the finals with the Super Rugby final set for August 4.However, the Roosters would need to register any NRL contract before June 30 to allow Williams to play this season.The 32-year-old’s deal with New Zealand Rugby doesn’t expire until the end of 2019, meaning he’d need to either be released or afforded a sabbatical in order to make the move.Smith purported that the cap space left by the departure of Mitchell Pearce would be sufficient to sign Williams.Roosters chairman Nick Politis has has dismissed any suggestions of a shock return.”It’s news to me,” Politis told FOX Sports Australia today.”As far as I’m aware he’s contracted to play rugby union in New Zealand.”We love Sonny and we’ll always love Sonny. But I’m not sure where this has come from.”An All Blacks spokesperson has also reportedly denied any hint of an NRL comeback, telling 1NEWS that the midfielder is a critical piece of their World Cup plans.Williams played one season with Sydney-based club back in 2013, winning a Premiership.last_img read more


first_imgMANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, CLICHY,FERNANDINHO, TOURE,NAVAS, SILVA, IHEANACHO,AGUEROVARDY,ALBRIGHTON, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ,DRINKWATER, KANTE,FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-2-3-1)With only 14 games remaining Leicester City are top of the Barclays Premier League; now they face they biggest test yet when they visit closest rivals and second-place Manchester City knowing that a win at the Etihad Stadium will take the Tigers six points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.Leicester extended their fine season with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool with Jamie Vardy scoring twice, including a wonderful long-range volley. Those take his tally so far to 17 goals, though his opener was his first from outside the box this season.Now the Foxes have 50 points, only five short of their all-time top-flight record total (55 in 1999-2000).Manchester City owed their 1-0 win at Sunderland to another Sergio Aguero goal, his 17th of the season and 12th in his last 10 Premier League appearances.They return to the Etihad Stadium where they have won nine out of 12, more home victories than any other team in the top division.They entertain a Leicester side who have won seven away games, three more than they won on the road over the whole of last season; one more will be their most away wins in the Premier League, overtaking the seven they won in the 1997-98 campaign.And Leicester have a good record at Manchester City in the Premier League, winning three of their last four. Last season, however, they lost 2-0 when goals from David Silva and James Milner earned the home side the points.Manchester City miss Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany and test Wilfried Bony, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Jesus Navas.Leicester, meanwhile, could have new signing Daniel Amartey, a Ghana international, available, but Jeffrey Schlupp is out.last_img read more

Sixers’ Ben Simmons claims NBA Rookie of the Year award

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Simmons helped Philadelphia to a 52-30 record, including ending the season with a 16-game winning streak.He beat out finalists Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Jayson Tatum of Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Ben Simmons, of the Philadelphia 76ers, accepts the rookie of the year award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers has won Rookie of the Year honors at the NBA Awards.The guard averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to post those numbers in a season.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Moco Moco falls within Indigenous lands – Toshao

first_imgHydro power… more consultations with Amerindians neededTension is brewing over the Government’s lack of consultation with the Amerindian people of Moco Moco in Region Nine, even as the administration moves to resuscitate the hydro power station located in the community, which has been defunct for some time.Moco Moco Toshao James GeorgeThe resuscitation has progressed to the point where plans are apace to have a geotechnical investigation done into the site, where a landslide had occurred. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) were invited from local and foreign firms to provide this consultancy service back in April.According to Member of Parliament Alister Charlie, Government should avoid the mistake of insufficient consultations. He urged that Government have the Moco Moco Village Council included in the decision-making, since there is a prevailing argument that the site falls within its purview.“It was an election promise by the Government that the hydro power station would be resuscitated when they get in power,” Charlie said when this publication visited the Moco Moco site last week.“There is a little tangle within the municipality of Lethem, specifically the Mayor and the Village Council, with respect to who owns what and where. As rightly said by the Toshao, the hydro itself falls under the village council’s purview, and not the municipality of Lethem,” Charlie explained.“There is a small settlement there, which the municipality of Lethem governs within the Moco Moco titled land. So it would be good if Government can go back and consult with the Village Council and have them part-and-parcel of every decision-making process.”Going greenCharlie noted that if the country is serious about going “green”, then resuscitation of the hydro plant is a good idea. He however warned that the capacity would have to be increased, due to the changes from the time it was commissioned in 1999 to present day.“When we’re looking at the hydro, we have to be looking at the megawatt, because Lethem has grown tremendously. And with the coming of the Industrial Site and the hydro, it will be very feasible for Lethem, provided we are thinking ‘green’,” he explained.Moco Moco Toshao, James George, noted that consultations should be aimed at verifying what benefits would accrue to his village. And not wanting a focus to be exclusively placed on his village, he urged that the talks serve as a precursor to development in Lethem as a whole.“As a Toshao, I want to see development,” he said. “At no one time would the Village Council ever say ‘no’ to progress. But the village of Moco Moco should benefit one way or another, and they should have ‘one and two talks’ (between) the Village Council and the Government.”It is understood that the Moco-Moco hydro power plant will be operated under the Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) arrangement. This aims to supply power to Lethem Power Plant under a negotiated and agreed Power Purchase Agreement.In 1995, the then Government, with assistance from the Government of China, had sought to develop the hydropower project. However, in 2003, the plant was significantly affected by a landslide. The project was since abandoned. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently in the process of assessing five of 69 possible sites which are proposed to house these hydro power amenities. The five sites under scrutiny are Tiger Hill, Kamira, Tumatumari, Amaila and Kumu. It is expected that their assessment will be completed in May of this year.At present, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signalled its intention to grant an interim one-year authorisation to Tumatumari Hydro Inc (THI), which brings the special purpose private company one step closer towards its planned rehabilitation of the Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Tumatumari Power Plant.To promote additional financial aid for the hydro power and renewable plan, the Government is partnering with its Brazilian counterpart. It is understood that Government, in this regard, intends to use the US$80M from the Norway Fund, already allocated to renewable energy development. Interested investors are also welcomed in this department. Finance Minister Winston Jordan has stated publicly, during an engagement with the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA), that the money is not sufficient for its plans. In fact, Jordan had spoken of difficulties being faced to access the funding.last_img read more

New Initiative for Construction and Demolition Waste Disposal

first_imgAt the moment materials…like wood waste, dry wall and concrete…go to the local landfill in large volumes, but there is no available regional facility to which they can be transfered for recycling.- Advertisement -It is hoped to create a working group of all the stakeholders involved in the local area construction/demolition process, and to find some way to effectively divert these materials.Jeff Rahn, the Manager of Solid Waste Services for the Regional District, will be responsible for creating the project working group.He’s looking for participation and input from all members of the community, who feel they have a vested interest.To that end, he’s also taking calls at 250-785-3226.Advertisement The Northern Environmental Action Team is working with the Peace River Regional District, on a new initiative to facilitate the local area disposal of construction and demolition waste.last_img read more