PH Dragon Boat team bags 3 gold medals in Asian tilt

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’PH Dragon Boat team bags 3 gold medals in Asian tilt ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Philippine dragon boat team immediately made its presence felt after bagging three gold medals at the start of the 2016 Asian Dragon Boat Championships on Saturday at the Baywalk area in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.The Philippine team finished first in the 20-seater men’s 500-meter, the 10-seater junior mixed 500m and small boat women’s 200m events. It also claimed silver medals in the small boat men and women 500m categories.Inspired by the huge Filipino turnout, the host team crossed the finish line in one minute and 52.720 seconds, a full boat ahead of Chinese Taipei (1:57.602) in the standard category.The Philippine dragon boat team followed it up in the small boat junior mixed race with a 2:10.387 clocking before the women’s squad ruled the 10-seater 200m title for the first time with its 54.453-second finish.“Our paddlers won’t allow a close race like that to slip away,’’ said Philippine dragon boat team head coach Diomedes Manalo. “We’ve trained for almost a month on this course.’’“It was the first that our women paddlers raced as a team in the 200m,’’ said women’s head coach Len Escollante, who led the organizing committee with Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation president Jonne Go and Puerto Princesa mayor Lucilo Bayron./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

West Florida tied for sixth after two rounds at Barry Women’s Invitational

first_imgStory Links Day 1 Results MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – The West Florida women’s golf team is tied for sixth place after the first two rounds at the Barry Women’s Invitational. The Argonauts (303-306 – 609) are 33-over par as a team, while Nova Southeastern leads the tournament at 4-over par (294-286 – 580). UWF was led by Aimee Paterson (Sherfield on Loddon, England) and Lauren Lamm (Punta Gorda, Fla.) on the first day. Paterson is tied for 13th individually (73-76 – 149), and Lamm is one stroke back in 20th place (76-74 – 150). Elin Olsson (Mantorp, Sweden) (76-79 – 155) and Daisy-May Kenny (Purley, England) (78-77 – 155) are tied for 45th, while Lily Kent (Bury St Edmunds, England) is in 75th place (80-84 – 164). The third and final round will start Tuesday morning at the Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

JRFU unveils new coaching staff

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The Japan Rugby Football Union announced its new coaching lineup on Friday, a staff consisting of experienced Kiwi Ross Cooper and Australian Gary Wallace, who will assist newly appointed head coach Shogo Mukai. Cooper, former head coach of Romania and an ex-All Black selector, will become Japan’s new forward coordinator, while Wallace, formerly in charge of Australian Super-12 side the Queensland Reds, has signed on as Japan’s new fitness coach, JRFU officials said. Former Toshiba Fuchu manager Mukai takes over the head coaching duties from Seiji Hirao, who resigned last December, on a deal believed to run through the 2003 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Vanderbilt football practices open to fans this weekend

first_imgVanderbilt football will open its preseason camp this weekend to fans, who can attend practice on Saturday and Sunday.Vanderbilt's Darrius Sims (6) waits to run a drill during practice Thursday.Vanderbilt’s Darrius Sims (6) waits to run a drill during practice Thursday.Both practices will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the John Rich Practice Facility, located behind McGugin Athletics Center. Gates will open each day at 3 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Medical Center lots 73-75 across Natchez Trace from the practice field and track & field complex.Public access at the practice field will be restricted to the hillside next to Natchez Trace and the sidewalks adjoining McGugin Center. Photo and video use will not be allowed.“This team is working extremely hard, and doing a tremendous job working to improve every day,” Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. “I’m opening the practices this weekend so Commodore fans can see the effort and commitment of this team for themselves.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.Vanderbilt gives peek of new helmets, uniformsVanderbilt made a mistake, was smart to apologizelast_img read more

Hedges: Jamboree a final tune-up before regular season begins

first_imgWith scrimmage week behind them, parish high schools have one final chance to get some of the kinks out before the regular season starts.The 63rd annual Bossier Lions Club Jamboree is Friday at Airline Stadium.The Bossier Bearkats and Plain Dealing Lions open the festivities at 6 p.m.The Airline Vikings face the Haughton Buccaneers at approximately 7:25. The Parkway Panthers play the Benton Tigers in the final “game.”The Parkway-Benton contest is a battle between 2015 district champions. The Panthers shared the 1-5A title with Evangel Christian and Byrd. Benton won the outright 1-4A crown.Both teams have a mixture of experienced and new players.Parkway has gotten a lot of preseason recognition. The Panthers are ranked No. 1 in the Louisiana Class 5A’s preseason poll, which included all schools, and they are the top-ranked team in MaxPreps’ Top 20 non-select schools.Benton coach Reynolds Moore said going against the Panthers will be a challenge, but he’s not worried about the outcome.“Our goal is to stay healthy and get better at each position,” he said. “We’re not worried about anything else. It’s a preseason deal. It’s fun for everybody to go play in the jamboree and that’s good stuff. But the bottom line is we want to be prepared and healthy and ready when we go into Week 1.”Airline coach Bo Meeks said he is also looking for improvement from his team but wouldn’t mind coming out on top on the scoreboard, either.“We’re excited to get an opportunity to get live reps and improve against someone else,” he said. “But just like anytime, whether it’s a scrimmage, regular game or a jamboree, we want to win. (New Haughton) coach (Jason) Brotherton, they’re the same way. But the main goal is to improve as much this week as we did last week.”While every team will be 0-0 after Friday night, a jamboree victory can be a momentum-builder.Last year, Bossier, coming off an 0-10 season, defeated Plain Dealing 14-2 and the Bearkats proceeded to win their first three games.But the scores really don’t mean much. Haughton defeated Benton 20-7 and the Tigers went on to finish 10-2 and win the district title.Airline downed Parkway 14-9. In the final week of the regular season, Parkway returned the favor, winning 28-0 and advancing to the semifinals of the 5A playoffs.Last week, all six parish teams participated in scrimmages. All were affected by rain to some degree.Benton and Airline moved their scrimmage to Byrd because the Jackets have an artificial surface practice field.Each teams’ first units had two series of plays before a heavy thunderstorm shut things down.The first series was about even. The defenses mostly had the upper hand, but both teams got touchdown passes on their final plays.Garrett Hable hit Doyle Adams Jr. streaking down the sideline for Benton’s score. Brad Fream passed to Malik Britt over the middle for Airline’s, leading him perfectly.Airline had the upper hand in the second series. Fream, a sophomore, passed to Britt again for about 50 yards and Brian Fielding for about 75.“We were able to get a lot of good reps and experience especially offensively for some guys who haven’t had them before,” said Meeks, who has an entirely new starting lineup on offense. “It was really good work”Meeks was pleased to see the offense get some big plays in the passing game, something he said the Vikings lacked last season.“We’re really excited about that,” he said. “We’ve got to run the ball better. We didn’t run it real well. Benton’s front did a really good job. But for the beginning, I was really pleased.”Moore has had to replace just three starters on offense, and he said they got a taste of what’s ahead.“Our three new starters, the game was faster than they thought it was going to be,” he said. “Airline’s pretty fast; they’re pretty good on defense. It was a tough challenge for them for sure.”Parkway scrimmaged West Monroe, one of the state’s traditional powers, last week.The scrimmage was delayed 90 minutes by rain.The Panthers’ first-team offensive scored twice, with new quarterback Justin Rogers tossing touchdown passes to Robert McKnight and Terrace Marshall.Parkway allowed just one touchdown against West Monroe’s first-team run-oriented offense.Haughton’s Cameron Townsend passed to tight end Harrison Voigt for a touchdown in the Bucs’ scrimmage at North DeSoto. The Haughton first-team defense held the Griffins out of the end zone.Each team’s first units got just one series in before heavy rain cut short the action.Plain Dealing amassed about 300 yards in a three-way scrimmage against North Caddo and Fair Park at Independence Stadium.Matt Sullivan threw touchdown passes to Keldrick Carper and Derreon Washington of 60 and 65 yards, respectively. Meiko Ford scored on a 70-yard run.Each first team got 24 plays on offense. Russell Hedges is Sports Editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune. He may be reached at rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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No. 1 Mississippi State puts away a relentless Kentucky team

first_imgOct 25, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) dives for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsMississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) dives for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports)LEXINGTON, Ky. – Breaking down No. 1 Mississippi State’s 45-31 victory Saturday at Kentucky:THE FALLOUT: They weren’t all going to be easy for Mississippi State. Coming off an idle week, playing with the No. 1 label for the first time and going on the road against a sneaky good Kentucky team was indeed the perfect setup for the Bulldogs to get tested.BOX SCORE: Bulldogs 45, Wildcats 31Though some critics may not have liked their defense giving up a couple long touchdowns, and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Dak Prescott wasn’t as sharp as he’s been in most games this season, there was never much of a sense that the Bulldogs were in danger of losing this one. Mississippi State once again showed great balance offensively, got stops when it needed them and has still only trailed for 2:49 this season (after giving up an early touchdown against Texas A&M).As for Kentucky, there were plenty of positives to take from this game, bouncing back from a 41-3 loss at LSU last week. The Wildcats still have four more chances to become bowl-eligible, but none of them will be easy.WHAT WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT: Is Mississippi State’s defense good enough to win a national title? The Bulldogs came into this game 86th in total defense and 121st in passing yards allowed, and nothing happened Saturday to dispel the notion that they struggle defending vertically.One school of thought has been that Mississippi State’s defensive numbers were skewed because the Bulldogs had been up big in so any games that opponents just abandoned their gameplans and started chucking it all over the field. But in this game, which was more closely contested, Kentucky racked up 494 total yards and had touchdown plays of 67 and 58 yards.Prescott was in a walking boot after the game, but he referred to it as “just precautionary.”THE DECIDING PLAY: Twice in the second half, Kentucky had the ball with a chance to tie. Both times – on a day in which the Bulldogs’ defense otherwise had some issues – Mississippi State’s pass rush showed up and ushered the Wildcats off the field in three plays.But perhaps there was no bigger single moment than the latter of those series, when Kentucky had a second-and-10 from its own 35-yard line. Mississippi State got immediate push on the snap and defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls was the first amid a swarm of defenders to bring down Towles for a six-yard loss. That play really sucked the air out of Kentucky’s comeback attempt, as the Wildcats were forced to punt and quickly fell behind by two scores once again.BREAKOUT PLAYER: This season has been all about the Dak Attack, but junior running back Josh Robinson was Mississippi State’s best offensive player against Kentucky, churning out yards and often flat-out refusing to be tackled. He finished with 198 on 23 carries, but let’s focus for a moment on the play he made with 5:23 remaining in the third quarter.Though the official box score called it a 22-yard run, the amount of ground Robinson actually covered would have been least 15 more as he broke seven tackles, reversed field twice, went backwards and finally out-ran Kentucky’s defenders to the edge before turning up the field.The 5-foot-9, 205-pound back was a terror to bring down all afternoon, but that play in particular will stick out as one of the best runs of the season. As if that wasn’t enough, he backed it up with a 73-yard touchdown run – including a nasty cut-back as two defenders were converging on him in the open field – that gave the Bulldogs a 38-24 lead with 11:47 left.last_img read more

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

first_img Prev TBGKon Link to post 0 OK, let me point out a few things:They can’t be the Red Wings (AAA Rochester) or the Snappers (A Beloit)…so “Red Snappers” is a distinguishing enough mark. 0 0 3 0 Share on other sites Share this post Page 1 of 5   Posted April 3, 2011 Share on other sites Forums Home Sign in to follow this   Location:Racine, Wisconsin 0 Recommended Posts AnythingChicago SportsLogos.Net MBurmy 2,517 2,517 TBGKon 1,123 All Activity Posted April 3, 2011 Posted April 3, 2011 the admiral Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus 0 0 Members Joshawaggie Buc Also, they are the affiliate of the Reds. Clever.I submit Pensacola La La La Lolas. I apologize for any decorum Members Link to post 2,517 Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely 2,171 103 the admiral 17,646 posts 15 12,229 posts Buc Share this post Pensacola Blue Wahoos Share this post Posted April 3, 2011 Share this post 2,171 Link to post Joshawaggie Graphic Designer kmccarthy27 Actualy, MBurny’s got a pretty good point…the place is the red snapper capital of the world. Of course, it’s also known as “redneck riviera”, too, so there’s that little tidbit. Hell, I’d say chop the “Red” off, leave it at “Snappers”, and go with that. But knowing the denizens of my hometown the way I do, they’re probably going to try to force some other Navy- or Blue Angel-themed name out there.(Pondering whether or not I should jump in on this…) Next Share on other sites Link to post Moderators Link to post Members 0 103 2,171 Share on other sites 4 Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1,123 Favourite Logos:Seattle Sounders FC 1,123 0 Share this post Link to post 9,114 posts Pensacola Blue Wahoos Link to post Page 1 of 5   1,535 Moderators 15 1,535 0 17,646 posts BryanSmalls Sports Link to post 0 8,334 posts Share on other sites MTWillie JaxNoles Posted April 2, 2011 106 posts Location:Tampa Bay Forums Home I submitted Red SnappersGood luck with that one, my friend. Share on other sites http://php.pnj.com/baseball/baseball.htmlThey can’t be the Pelicans obviously, but this is a HUGE opportunity.I submitted Red Snappers (Pensacola is the red snapper capital of the world-and the red snapper’s a very marketable fish, valuable for both food and sport. In addition, they’ll be the Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate, so this ties in well with the parent club while not just swiping its identity-kinda like the Lakeland Flying Tigers).What names would you send in? It’s not open to Canadians, but I was thinking maybe Red Barons. 262 MTWillie This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 142 262 MBurmy Share this post 0 262 1,453 posts 0 By MBurmy, April 2, 2011 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites I submitted the Blue Angels, because that is the Naval Air Station that the Blue Angels are based in. MBurmy 3,760 3,760 14,053 posts Link to post nash61 Share on other sites 106 posts 0 Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing Favourite Logos:North Stars Location:SPAMTOWN, MN 0 i like Redfish or Snappers Location:Tampa Bay 142 0 75 393 Just a fan who happened to find this page. Share on other sites Members 2,517 0 Just a fan who happened to find this page. Share this post OK, let me point out a few things:They can’t be the Red Wings (AAA Rochester) or the Snappers (A Beloit)…so “Red Snappers” is a distinguishing enough mark.So just because there’s a AAA team with the name, they can’t have it? I find that hard to believe. Share this post BrandMooreArt We’ll get turned around soon. TBGKon Link to post Link to post 2,171 0 Location:Fairfax, VA poser 75 I submitted Red Wings. Being a Reds affiliate and in the state of Florida, it fits to me. I’ve been working on a logo that’d fit as well. 2,171 Share this post Location:Indiana > Miami 393 0 643 posts 3,760 Sports Logo News Members Link to post Members poser 2,517 Members MTWillie TBGKon 0 Pensacola Diamond Pilots or Pensacola Diamond Flyers Posted April 2, 2011 11,718 posts 1,123 3 All Activity Share on other sites Members 14,053 posts 1,123 Posted April 2, 2011 Posted April 3, 2011 Share on other sites 1,123 Share this post Members We’ll get turned around soon. Posted April 3, 2011 Members Followers 0 26,195 Members 5 2,517 874 posts 3,583 Moderators Next 0 Members OK, let me point out a few things:They can’t be the Red Wings (AAA Rochester) or the Snappers (A Beloit)…so “Red Snappers” is a distinguishing enough mark.So just because there’s a AAA team with the name, they can’t have it? I find that hard to believe.Newly created minor league teams typically like to create an original identity. I know that there are a few duplicate names in MiLB, but those teams existed long before the identity craze. 4 Link to post Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Share this post Buc Location:Tampa Bay Share this post TBGKon Posted April 3, 2011 393 2,171 Favourite Logos:Chicago Bulls primary 0 Posted April 3, 2011 2,517 Share this post Link to post AnythingChicago 12,100 posts 3,583 Share on other sites kmccarthy27 0 142 How about Clownfish? It rolls off the tongue and could include an orange, white, and light blue colour scheme. 6,236 posts Red Machine Link to post Les Champions pour la deuxième fois! Posted April 3, 2011 Posted April 2, 2011 Share this post 57,915 posts 26,195 Embracing the suck. 103 Link to post Location:Annapolis, Maryland 2,517 Gotcha. Pensacola Peckers would be funny…since there are a lot of wood peckers in Florida. Posted April 3, 2011 1,535 Posted April 2, 2011 Link to post Members Posted April 3, 2011 26,195 MTWillie Location:Jacksonville, FL 5,708 posts Share on other sites Posted April 3, 2011 0 Share on other sites Buc Share this post “I see you’re drinking 1%” Share on other sites Share on other sites 15 Prev I submitted the Blue Angels, because that is the Naval Air Station that the Blue Angels are based in.See what I mean?I think Snappers is where their money is. If the team execs are up to it, they could even commission Jason and Casey of Plan B Branding to come up with a nice identity package for them. nash61 1 You could always simplify the name and go with Redfish which is a common name for many of local fish including red snappers and red drums. I know that the following may be a creative name, takes advantage of the fish and the Naval Air history, but it screams minor league:Pensacola Flying Fish SportsLogos.Net 2 Posted April 3, 2011 Link to post DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 17,646 posts Sports Logos DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share this post 5,708 posts TBGKon 0 BrandMooreArt Followers 0 MBurmy Location:The DMV Members Pensacola Fighting Pens.The logo will be something like this except it’ll have eyes and will be swinging a bat.My condolences to all the losing entries. 0 So what Southern League club is moving to Pensacola? Please tell me it’s not the Reds current AA affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats. And I’m almost positive they’ll end up with a name that has something to do with the Navy, but I really hope that doesn’t happen.Pensacola Panhandlers?….But really just going with Reds but using a red snapper for the logo would work nicely. Share this post Location:Racine, Wisconsin JaxNoles 75 I would bet that anything Blue Angels related is off the table too for both US Navy trademark and to create a separate identity from the LA Angels. Share on other sites Link to post Share this post 0 Members Posted April 4, 2011 2,517 Link to post 0 2 Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Share this post 1 Members MTWillie Share this post 5 Sign in to follow this   106 posts Posted April 3, 2011 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators BryanSmalls Location:Williamstown, NJ Share on other sites Sports Logo News MTWillie Sports Logos Members 3,583last_img read more

Super Bowl LIII Logo (Non-commercial use)

first_img You have to upload photos to a third-party hosting site (like Imgur) and then copy over the URL. SportsLogos.Net All Activity Sports Logos Sports Logo News 0 Link to post 0 Super Bowl LIII Logo (Non-commercial use) By Benjamin Moore, January 31, 2018 in Sports Logo News Pharos04 Go To Topic Listing 0 1,576 posts Quote Pharos04 2,192 Link to post Posted January 31, 2018 file:///Users/Benzino02100/Documents/Various-Logo Designs/SuperBowlLogo/SBLIIILogo3.jpg Forums Home 3 posts Sports Logo News Super Bowl LIII Logo (Non-commercial use) Location:Ashburton Grove Recommended Posts Sports Logos Share this post SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Share this post Victoria Concordia Crescit 1,146 13,464 postscenter_img Followers 1 Sign in to follow this   Bostonian AF Veteran 0 1,146 2,192 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,146 Posted January 31, 2018 0 0 Is this a concept or the “Regional” logo? Benjamin Moore 2,192 Location:Massachusetts Link to post Members Share on other sites Share this post officeglenn Moderators officeglenn Members Sign in to follow this   Benjamin Moore All Activity This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 1 Posted January 31, 2018 Spoiler Super Bowl LIII Logo (Non-commercial use)last_img read more

Salzburg, Marseille, Arsenal, Atletico reach semis

first_imgLONDON, (Reuters)– Salzburg forced Lazio into a second-half capitulation as the Italians crashed out in the Europa League quarter-finals after losing 4-1 but Olympique de Marseille staged a thrilling fightback to see off visitors Leipzig 5-2 on Thursday. Arsenal also reached the semi-finals after recovering from a wobble to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow and progress 6-3 on aggregate, while favourites Atletico Madrid reached the last four after losing 1-0 at Sporting to go through 2-1 over the two legs.Lazio, who are third in Serie A, led 4-2 from the first leg in Rome and increased their advantage when Ciro Immobile scored his eighth goal in this season’s competition in the 55th minute but Salzburg equalised a minute later through Munas Dabbur.With 19 minutes remaining Lazio still led 5-3 on aggregate but Salzburg scored three times in five crazy minutes through Amadou Haidara, Hee Chan-hwang and Stefan Lainer to claim a remarkable 6-5 aggregate victory. They are the first Austrian side to reach a European semi-final since 1996 and are now unbeaten in 25 home games in all competitions this season.“These are indescribable feelings of happiness,” midfielder Xaver Schlager said. “We always believed in it, and that makes a lot of difference. These are wonderful moments for a player.”Former European champions Marseille found themselves 2-0 down on aggregate inside two minutes at the Stade Velodrome in the south of France when Leipzig’s Bruma silenced the home crowd but they recovered to secure a 5-3 aggregate win. Stefan Ilsanker’s own goal put Marseille level on the night and the French club were ahead inside 10 minutes when a lighting counter-attack ended with Bouna Sarr firing home.Marseille edged ahead in the tie for the first time when inspirational captain Dimitri Payet’s whipped free kick was stabbed home by Florian Thauvin before halftime.Jean-Kevin Augustin’s superb curled finish turned the tie in Leipzig’s favour again in the 55th minute but Payet’s magical shot into the top corner with the outside of his right foot on the hour sent the home fans in the 60,000 sell-out crowd wild. Leipzig poured forward looking for the decisive away goal but Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai broke clear in stoppage time to wrap up the victory, firing into an empty net after Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi had gone forward for a corner.Marseille, who are fourth in Ligue 1, have reached their first European semi-final in 14 years.Arsenal took a commanding 4-1 lead to Moscow but trailed to goals from CSKA’s Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin and looked in danger of throwing away their advantage. CSKA’s fans, hundreds of whom watched shirtless from behind the goal, roared on their team but Danny Welbeck’s well-taken goal calmed Arsenal’s nerves. Aaron Ramsey scored in stoppage time to complete the comeback for the Gunners.“It wasn’t comfortable, we have seen in Europe how difficult it can be coming into games with an advantage,” Welbeck said.Sporting made Diego Simeone’s Atletico side suffer in the Portuguese capital where Fredy Montero’s 28th minute goal halved the Spanish club’s first-leg lead.last_img read more

NFL plans to observe Juneteenth as league holiday

first_imgLast Updated: 13th June, 2020 06:58 IST NFL Plans To Observe Juneteenth As League Holiday The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to league employees on Friday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press.“This year, as we work together as a family and in our communities to combat the racial injustices that remain deeply rooted into the fabric of our society, the NFL will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th as a recognized holiday and our league offices will be closed,” Goodell said in the memo. “It is a day to reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future.”George Floyd’s death has ignited nationwide protests and sparked players and leaders to push for change.“The power of this historical feat in our country’s blemished history is felt each year, but there is no question that the magnitude of this event weighs even more heavily today in the current climate,” Goodell said in the memo. “Juneteenth not only marks the end of slavery in the United States, but it also symbolizes freedom — a freedom that was delayed, and brutally resisted; and though decades of progress followed, a freedom for which we must continue to fight.” First Published: 13th June, 2020 06:58 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more