Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgIn other action, Orlando hosts the Trail Blazers, the Cavaliers host Utah, Memphis is at Atlanta, the Mavericks visit the Bulls in Chicago, and the Pacers are at San Antonio.NBA-KNICKS PRESIDENTKnicks hire longtime player agent Leon Rose as presidentNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have hired Leon Rose as their president, hoping the longtime player agent can be just as successful as an executive.Rose is taking over what has become one of the NBA’s worst franchises, headed toward its seventh straight season out of the playoffs. But teams such as Golden State and the Lakers have found success handing their basketball operations to an agent and the Knicks are hoping to do the same. The 47-year-old Jones hit .303 with 468 home runs and 1,623 RBIs in a 19-year career through 2012. Baylor in action against Texas TechUNDATED (AP) — Fourth-ranked Baylor meets Texas Tech in tonight’s college basketball action. The only other game involving a ranked team has number-12 Duke meeting NC State.NBA-SCHEDULEBucks, Rockets try to extend streaksMIAMI (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks, winners of six in a row and 20 of their last 22, visit the Miami Heat tonight. The Houston Rockets carry their own six-game win streak to New York to take on the Knicks. Update on the latest in sports: March 2, 2020 Pass-rusher Ngakoue no longer wants to re-sign with JaguarsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media. It could force Jacksonville to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him.Ngakoue says “I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere.”Ngakoue has 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. Associated Press center_img The Jayhawks received all 64 first-place votes from the media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. Gonzaga was No. 2, with Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State rounding out the top five.The Aztecs, No. 9 Maryland and No. 18 Iowa were the only teams to hold their place after a week in which nine Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents.Dayton has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1955-56 after stretching its winning streak to 18 games.Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin moved into the poll. West Virginia, Colorado and Texas Tech fell out.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Bellinger is 4 for 13 with two doubles.ESPN-CHIPPER JONESChipper Jones joins ESPN lineupBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones has joined the ESPN lineup.The former Atlanta Braves star will work as a major league analyst, primarily on weeknight and holiday games. He’ll debut on opening day when San Francisco plays at Dodger Stadium on March 26. Jones worked twice last year as a guest analyst for ESPN. Rose, the former co-head of the basketball division at CAA Sports, replaces Steve Mills, who was fired early last month.NHL-SCHEDULETwo games on NHL scheduleDETROIT (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche bring a nine-game winning streak in road games into Detroit tonight to take on the Red Wings. The Nashville Predators, who saw a three-game winning streak snapped over the weekend at the hands of Colorado, host the Edmonton Oilers in the only other game on the NHL schedule.NFL-JAGUARS-NGAKOUE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLKansas is number oneUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the unanimous No. 1 in a week of upheaval in the AP Top 25. The speedy strip-sack specialist made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and had been seeking around $22 million a year to remain in Jacksonville.MLB-DODGERS-BELLINGERBellinger out of the lineupGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — NL MVP Cody Bellinger was scratched from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup  for a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds.The outfielder took part in a charity event on Sunday night at a Topgolf facility in Scottsdale, and a video showed him hitting a long drive off a tee. Manager Dave Roberts says golf swings aren’t believed to be the reason for his injury.last_img read more

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Bronte’s birdie blitz wins US title

first_img English champion Bronte Law produced a birdie blitz to win her second title on the US women’s college circuit. Bronte, from Bramhall in Cheshire, was four-under par on her final nine holes of the Stanford Intercollegiate in California, hosted by Dr Condoleezza Rice, and won by two shots. She had four consecutive birdies from the 11th and although she dropped a shot on the short 17th she finished with another birdie on the last. It helped the Curtis Cup player to a total of eight-under par for the 54-hole event. Bronte, a student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), had scores of six-under 65, 71 and 69. Her college finished third in the team event. Bronte (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is enjoying a run of low-scoring. In the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Japan last month she was 14-under par for four rounds and tied for third place in the individual table. So far in this US college season she is also 14-under par, for her nine rounds played The 19-year-old international is in her second year at UCLA and has played in two Curtis Cup teams. She won the English women’s amateur in July. Bronte is a member of the England Golf Women’s Squad. 21 Oct 2014 Bronte’s birdie blitz wins US title last_img read more

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McGahan again and again

first_imgPSC golf from the Caddy ShackWednesday, March 30, Crystal Bay – StablefordSeventeen Caddy Shack golfers made the trip to Crystal Bay on Wednesday to play the B & C layout off the white tees. ‘Phonsie’ McGahan was once again in the winners’ circle with an A Flight winning 38 points to finish two up on Cathal Donoghue.  It was a battle of the Dave’s in B Flight with Dave Bramley edging it by a single point over Dave Strang.A Flight1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 38pts2nd Cathal Donoghue (13) 36ptsB Flight1st Dave Bramley (17) 37pts2nd Dave Strang (18) 36pts2’s:  Tom BreslinFriday, April 1, Greenwood – StablefordA smaller group of 14 took on the challenge of Greenwood on Friday off the white tees so just the one flight on the day.Alphonsie McGahan continued his dominant form to head the field with an even par 36 points, just edging Graham Beaumont on count-back.  Dave Strang and Mike Phillips filled out the podium.1st Alphonsie McGahan (6) 36pts2nd Graham Beaumont (12) 36pts3rd Dave Strang (18) 32pts4th Mike Phillips (10) 32pts2’s:  Phonsie McGahanlast_img read more

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GRADED STAKES SPRINT WINNERS CONQUEST TWO STEP, WILD DUDE & CHITU SIGNED ON FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES; COMEBACKING KOBE’S BACK ATTEMPTS TO RETURN STRONG WITH NEW BARN

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March, 4 2015) – Graded stakes winners Conquest Two Step, Wild Dude and Chitu head a field of strong sprint contenders in Saturday’s Gr. II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs. Comebacking Kobe’s Back makes his first start since July in a new barn, gains a Hall of Fame rider and helps to round out a competitive field of nine older horses.A winner of the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes in his most recent outing on Jan. 31, Conquest Two Step ran second, by a nose, to top older horse Shared Belief in the Gr. I Malibu Stakes two starts back on Opening Day, Dec. 26 going seven furlongs; after being steadied at the five eighths pole.The 4-year-old colt by Two Step Salsa trained by Mark Casse earned a career-high Beyer Speed figure of 105 in the Palos Verdes and will retain the services of regular rider Joe Talamo. Conquest Two Step will go seven furlongs for only the second time in his career Saturday and has only been out of the money once in 10 lifetime starts.Conquest Two Step is owned by Conquest Stables, LLC. He is 10-3-5-1 overall with earnings of $309,408.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be well represented by Wild Dude, who will be making his second start off an almost nine month layoff. The consummate sprinter ran third in his last out to Conquest Two Step in the Gr. II Palos Verdes and will again have leading rider Rafael Bejarano aboard. Preceding the Palos Verdes, he ran second to Gr. I sprint champ Big Macher prior to his layoff in the Gr. II Potrero Grande in April, 2014.The 5-year-old horse by Wildcat Heir is owned by Hollendorfer and Green Smith. He is 11-4-3-2- overall with $344,220 in earnings.Jerry Hollendorfer also has entered Outside Nashville, who comes off an eighth place finish in the Gr. III seven furlong, General George Handicap at Laurel Feb. 16.Chitu, a winner of the Gr. III Sunland Derby a year ago, ran ninth in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, but came back in October after a layoff to win the seven furlong Damascus Stakes at Santa Anita and was third in his most recent start, the Malibu, behind Shared Belief and Conquest Two Step. After dueling for the lead throughout most of the Malibu, Chitu fought back and continued “willingly to the end” losing by only three fourths of a length.After being ridden by east coast-based Joel Rosario in his last two starts, Martin Garcia gains the mount on Chitu and the pair will break from the rail. Off since December, he will run seven furlongs for the third consecutive time Saturday.Owned by Tanma Corporation and trained by Bob Baffert, he is 7-4-1-1 overall with earnings of $597,800.Away since July 2014, Kobe’s Back will make his first start for new trainer Peter Eurton and will also gain the services of rider Gary Stevens.A Kentucky Derby hopeful following an impressive 5 ¼ length win in the San Vicente in February, Kobe’s Back went on to run seventh in the Gr. II Rebel at Oaklawn in March for then trainer John Sadler. Kobe’s Back ran fifth in his most recent start, the Gr. I Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar in July, going six furlongs on synthetic Polytrack.Since entering Peter Eurton’s barn in the winter, he seems to be growing and filling out as a 4-year-old. “I feel pretty good about him,” said Eurton. “I like everything I see and he seems like he should run his race.” New jock Gary Stevens has been working him in the mornings and Eurton has expressed that he likes what he is hearing from Stevens.A colt by Flatter, he is owned by CRK Stable and is 9-2-1-1- overall with $276,250 in earnings.Majestic City will shorten up after his last seven attempts at routing as he comes off a nine month layoff for trainer Ron Ellis and will try rider Tyler Baze for the first time. Most recently fourth in the Gr. II Californian Stakes May 31 going 1 1/8 miles, he ran fifth to Fed Biz in the Gr. II Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar in August 2013, his last attempt at seven furlongs.Owned by Jeff Bloom’s Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, Majestic City is 22-4-4-4- overall with $448.960 in earnings.The complete field for the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, to be run as the 9th race on an 11-race card Saturday, in post position order with jockeys and weights: Chitu, Martin Garcia, 118; Outside Nashville, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Majestic City, Tyler Baze, 118; Conquest Two Step, Joseph Talamo, 123; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 118; El Nino Terrible, Fernando Perez, 118; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Midnight Hawk, Victor Espinoza, 118; Blues Blaster, Juan Sanchez, 118. –30–last_img read more

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Play Your Part Episode 23: Synopsis

first_imgThe next episode of the Play Your Part Television Series will air on Saturday, 24 February 2018 on SABC 2 at 18h00.Get your sneak peek of episode 23 of the Play Your Part TV series, here.This episode is anchored on pillars of mentoring, skills development, health and education. These are strategically aligned to priorities of the NDP.Avashoni MainganyeArtist Avashoni Mainganye, who has been instrumental in helping young aspiring artists in Venda to develop and market their works, tells us about his passion for the arts and mentoring young artists.Rivoningo MhlariCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rikatec Information Management Systems, Rivoningo Mhlari tells us about the importance of harvesting information and presenting it in a contemporary way to clients in various industries.Geoff JohnsonGeoff Johnson is the man behind the ‘10th province of South Africa’. He has managed to rally the expatriate community behind him to raise funds for the benefit of communities in South Africa. One of his main fundraising efforts has been the South African Charity Golf Day.Lulu BoxozaLulu Boxoza tells us about how the Temba Community Development which initially focused on poverty alleviation in communities, has put the alleviation of the devastating effects of HIV in communities at the heart of their work.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on every Saturday on SABC2.To get Involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolvedTell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow Play Your Part on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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spotPoint: Free Lighting Plugin for FCPX

first_imgCreate cool effects with this useful — and FREE — spotlight/point light Final Cut Pro X plugin!Final Cut Pro X editor Paul Figgiani from ProduceNewMedia.com released a handy lighting plugin for FCPX. Created in Motion, this plugin provides a one-dimensional flat light source on your video footage.Simply choose a spotlight or point light and drag to the right spot on your video frame. For a unique effect, tint the light with the color picker or simply leave it white. Additional keyframeable lighting controls include:IntensityFalloffSpot Spread ControlSpot Edge SoftenerUse spotPoint to reveal parts of the frame or highlight parts of the video image. The latest version of this FCPX plugin, spotPoint Duo, allows you to simultaneously use a spot and point light.  Very cool.For more information and to download this FREE FCPX plugin visit ProduceNewMedia.com, and check out the PremiumBeat blog for additional Final Cut Pro X tips.last_img read more

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Australia Wins Women’s Open Division

first_imgAustralia has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Women’s Open division, with an 8-4 win sealing the series on day two of the Open’s fixtures at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Women’s OpenAustralia continued its dominance of Women’s Touch with a convincing 8-4 win over New Zealand in Game 2 of the Trans Tasman Test Series. The result gives Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead with the home team playing for pride tomorrow.As with yesterday’s match there was little separating the teams in the opening exchanges; each scored a touchdown early on and then neither side’s defence was able to be cracked. The Touch Blacks Kristina Sue was dangerous with the ball in hand while Australia Kirsty Quince was creating well for Australia.The decisive moments of the half both came from Mel Peters who crossed for back-to-back touchdowns in the closing stages of the half. Her anticipation and timing was excellent and Australia went into the break with their tales up.New Zealand responded strongly in the opening stages of the second half and reaped rewards when Sue sliced through and found Tyla Nathan-Wong who made no mistake in scoring. At 3-2 in Australia’s favour it was anyone’s game.‘Anyone’ in this case was Mel Peters who scored her third Touchdown and gave the Aussies a buffer. New Zealand though are up to the task and peppered away at the line; Hollie Gray scored out wide to reduce the margin and keep in the kiwis in touch.As she did in Mudgee a year ago, when it matter most their captain Louise Winchester was there when it mattered most. She scored a touchdown and had a hand in another as Australia managed to pull away as the half ended.New Zealand never gave up but Australia has their number this time and ran out 8-4 winners.  Mixed OpenThe New Zealand Mixed Open team won its first title against Australia since the 2007 World Cup, claiming the second game of the 2013 series and subsequently the division. After a two touchdown win in game one, New Zealand went on an attacking array in game two, winning by six touchdowns, 12-6. Australia was the first team to score, when Cameron Nicholls scored in the first minute after being set up by Trent Touma. Touchdowns to Tiwi Davies and Hamish Buick saw New Zealand gave New Zealand the lead before Elin Mortimer levelled up the game at 2-all for Australia. The rest of the half was dominated by New Zealand, with three touchdowns scored, including a touchdown set up with some brilliant footwork from Phoenix Hunapo, to take a 5-2 lead into the half-time break. New Zealand picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring the first touchdown of the half in the opening set, before Australia’s Kristy Brennan hit back only for Hunapo to score and take a 7-3 lead for New Zealand. Australia’s Mortimer was sent for a period of time shortly after, and New Zealand were quick to make the most of the opportunity, with Jordan Rogers Rhind scoring to take a 9-3 lead. At one stage n the match New Zealand held an eight touchdown advantage before Australia started closing the gap.  Australia outscored New Zealand in the closing stages of the match, scoring three touchdowns to New Zealand’s two, but it was too little too late for the Aussies, with New Zealand ecstatic to win the game and subsequently the Mixed Open title. Men’s OpenThe New Zealand Men’s Open team created history on day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, winning their first ever Men’s Open series with their 5-4 win in game two. New Zealand was on the scoreboard early, when Henry Dunn dived over to score to give his side a 1-0 lead. Australia hit back just prior to the midway mark of the half when a fantastic Dylan Hennessey long ball found Matt Prowse on the wing to level the game up at 1-all. Hennessey was in the thick of the action shortly after when he set up Robert Nakhla to take the lead for the first time in the game. It was shortly lived however, with Dunn scoring his second for the half. Captain Mita Graham put his side in the lead again after he was set up by Ed Burrell, to take a one touchdown advantage with six minutes remaining in the half. Hennessey and Prowse combined with three minutes left in the half to level the score up at 3-all and when Nicholas Good scored in the final minute, Australia took a 4-3 lead into the half-time break. A scare went through the New Zealand camp when Dean Williams fell to the ground with a knee injury early in the second half and didn’t return to the field for the rest of the match. The Kiwis refused to give up despite the odds against them and were the first team to score, with seven minutes remaining in the half, when Whitiaua Black scored to level the game up at 4-all. Both teams tried their best in the final minutes of the match to get one up on the other team but it was New Zealand who were able to do so, with Graham scoring his second of the match with three minutes remaining. New Zealand’s defence held strong in the final minutes, stopping everything that Australia tried. The celebrations after the full-time siren showed how much this maiden win meant to the side, while Australia no doubt will be looking to start to make amends in game three.Related LinksWomen’s Win TT Titlelast_img read more

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New CBB Polls: Kentucky Is Nation’s Lone Undefeated Team, Gonzaga Receives First Place Vote

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders holding up signs that say We Are UK.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 28: Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The 'Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)The ‘Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)With Virginia’s loss to Duke, Kentucky is now the only undefeated team remaining in college basketball. However, the Wildcats aren’t quite the unanimous top team. One voter in the USA Today Coaches Poll selected the 22-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 1 team. Kentucky received the other 31 votes in that poll, and all 65 first place votes in the AP Poll. After Kentucky and Gonzaga, Virginia hangs in at No. 3 despite its loss to Duke, which remains at No. 4, with Wisconsin at No. 5.Here are both the AP and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.RankAP PollCoaches Poll1.KentuckyKentucky2.GonzagaGonzaga3.VirginiaVirginia4.DukeWisconsin5.WisconsinDuke6.ArizonaArizona7.VillanovaVillanova8.KansasLouisville9.LouisvilleKansas10.Notre DameNotre Dame11.Iowa StateUtah12.North CarolinaWest Virginia13.UtahNorth Carolina14.Northern IowaIowa State15.West VirginiaNorthern Iowa16.Wichita StateMaryland17.MarylandWichita State18.VCUVCU19.BaylorBaylor20.Ohio StateOhio State21.OklahomaOklahoma22.ButlerButler23.SMUSMU24.GeorgetownGeorgetown25.TexasIndianalast_img read more

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USC Quarterback Cody Kessler Made The College Football Playoff Trophy His #WCW

first_imgUSC's Cody Kessler posts a picture of the College Football Playoff trophy for Woman Crush Wednesday.USC College Football Playoff Cody KesslerThe USC Trojans, led by star quarterback Cody Kessler, are a trendy pick to compete for the College Football Playoff this winter. It looks like Kessler has no problem getting behind that notion.Wednesday, Kessler took to Twitter to post a photo of the College Football Playoff trophy, which he claims is his “woman crush.” It’s an interesting pick for #WCW, but it works.#WomanCrushWednesday pic.twitter.com/oof7Yn8H8X— Cody Kessler✝ (@CodyKessler6) August 5, 2015We’ll find out in a few short months whether he winds up landing the hardware.last_img read more

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In Tribute to Gord Downie CTV Advances World TV Premiere of LONG

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LONG TIME RUNNING premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. The film was previously announced to make its world television premiere in mid-November. LONG TIME RUNNING will encore on its original airdate of Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, before it begins streaming on Canada’s premium TV streaming service, CraveTV.Commissioned by Bell Media, the film is directed by renowned Canadian documentary filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Watermark), and produced by Banger Films’ Scot McFadyen (HIP-HOP EVOLUTION, RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE), and Rachel McLean, in association with Shed Creative (a division of Universal Music Canada). Executive Producers are Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Randy Lennox, Jeffrey Remedios, Dave Harris, Naveen Prasad, and Jeremy Smith. Music Consultant is Tyson Parker, Bell Media. TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2017 – In celebration of the life of the unforgettable Gord Downie, CTV announced today it will now present the acclaimed film about The Tragically Hip, LONG TIME RUNNING, in a special advance, commercial-free world television premiere event this Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The 95-minute film was previously scheduled to debut in November.“Canadians from across the country are grieving the passing of this extraordinary individual, and in consultation with the band, we thought this was the right time to share with fans this intimate peek into last summer’s tour,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Gord Downie’s talent, passion, and heart made this country a better place. Gord, we miss you already.”From award-winning directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas De Pencier, LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles The Tragically Hip’s iconic 2016 Man Machine Poem tour and emotional final concert in their hometown of Kingston, ON. Viewers are given a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world through interviews, verité, intimate behind-the-scenes moments, fan testimonials, audience experience, and performance footage. Twitterlast_img read more

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