Two Blizzard Bike Club members make podium at Grand Prairie mountain bike race

first_imgGRAND PRAIRIE, A.B. – Members of the Blizzard Bike Club were in action last weekend, this time in Grand Prairie.Josh Telizyn and Nick Guliov competed in the GP Wheelers annual spring MTB-XC race and Alberta Summer Games Zone 8 Qualifier. Telizyn finished first place in his age group, while Guliov finished third.The remaining members of the team competed in a 53-kilometre race to Cecil Lake and back on Sunday. Robert Sapp took first place for the race.- Advertisement –Blizzard Bike Club racing the 53 km Kal Tire to Cecil Lake and back. Photo by Blizzard Bike Club.Full race results for the Sunday race are shown below:1. Robert Sapp 2:02:392. Pat Ferris 2:02:403. Kristine Bock 2:03:454. Ard Hoogenboom 2:03:465. Natasha Pasincky 2:07:466. Sam Keats 2:18:55Advertisement 25k:1. Rick Newlove 1:46:00The club will be hosting its next race this Sunday from Kal Tire to the Beatton Park Rd. cut-across at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who wants more information about the club can visit their website: http://blizzardbikeclub.com/last_img read more

Ramsay hat-trick boosts Ceres demolition of Meralco

first_imgInspired by the presence of his family who flew in from Australia last week, national team standout Iain Ramsay produced a hat-trick to propel Ceres Negros past leader FC Meralco Manila, 7-0, Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez also came through with a couple of goals while Stephan Schrock accounted for the other goal for the Busmen who moved up to third spot with 19 points, behind Meralco (23 points) and Global Cebu (20).ADVERTISEMENT It was Ceres’ second straight 7-0 victory after drubbing Ilocos United by the same scoreline last weekend at Panaad Stadium. What made the victory even more remarkable was the fact that the Busmen beat a Meralco side which had brothers Phil and James Younghusband starting.Meralco lost for the first time in 10 matches this seasonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“When we do it like we did it today, we should have no problems,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.The Sparks’ misery as they lost for the first time this season. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ramsay’s wife, Jodie, and one-year-old son, Oddell Jordan, arrived last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Creamline on top as Alyssa leaves FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Meerut discus makers want Krishna Poonia to shine in London Olympics

first_imgKanhiya Lal Saini grips the discus in his rustic palm to show how it is held and thrown.”Once in a while, we have to test the samples and for that we are told how to grip it,” he grins before shifting focus to his job.Drilling holes to fix the centre of a discus is what Kanhiya does for a living.His knowledge of international sport though is limited to Krishna Poonia, the Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, who often visits the manufacturing unit of Anand Track and Field Equipment, from where the star player gets the discus customised.”She is very finicky about the equipment. She prefers more weight on the rim. Even before going to London she visited the factory along with her husband and spent some time with us. We hope she returns with a medal from London,” says Rajendra Kumar, who has been working in the field for 16 years.There is no bigger satisfaction for these workers than seeing their products hurled to a distance and fetching star players medals.”We feel rewarded for the hard work we put in. In the Commonwealth Games, our products fetched Indian athletes medals and we were very happy when we saw that on television. When we came to know that our products will be used in London, we felt great, rather proud,” says Rajendra.The odd visits by Poonia and other Indian athletes notwithstanding, they are busy shaping the equipment from 8 am to 5 pm.It fetches them around Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 monthly, depending upon the work they do.advertisement”We have been working in this industry for a long time. It takes a lot of time for a new person to come and learn the techniques of production,” says Rajendra.Not all are happy with their wages, though. “There is little that we could save at the end of month,” says one of them.Surinder Pal Singh, production manager at the Anand Track and Field, has seen the industry change in his 27-year career.”There was a time when these equipment were all made by hand. Now machines are used at all stages of production and the finished product is totally different.””Though there has been a steady increase in demand over the years, but athletics is still not popular in India. The success of our athletes in the Commonwealth Games did generate some interest,” he added.last_img read more

Arsenal vs Swansea City: Team news & TV

first_imgArsenal Arsenal vs Swansea City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 14:45 10/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Swansea City Swansea City Premier League The Gunners hammered Everton last time out and could do with another confidence-boosting win ahead of next weekend’s trip to Manchester City Arsenal will hope to build on their 5-2 thrashing of Everton last time out when they take on Swansea City on Saturday.The front three of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette combined to superb effect to put the Toffees to the sword in a match that cost Ronald Koeman his job.Now up to fifth, the Gunners will expect a win again before next weekend’s trip to Manchester City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Arsenal vs Swansea City Date Saturday, October 28 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Alexandre Lacazette ArsenalIn the UK, the match will not be available to watch live on television due to the blackout between 14:45 and 17:15. UK TV channel Online stream None None In the US, the match will not be available to watch live on television but can be streamed via NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass. US TV channel Online stream None NBC Sports Gold SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Macey Defenders Kolasinac, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Reine-Adelaide Forwards Alexis, Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck, Lacazette, Nelson, Nketiah Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck may miss out again as they have not fully returned to training.Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee and Calum Chambers is also out but will be back in full training on Monday. David Ospina could feature against Red Star in the Champions League in midweek but will not be involved here.Potential starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Lacazette, Alexis. Position Swansea City players Goalkeepers Mulder, Fabianski, Nordfeldt Defenders Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Rangel, Naughton, Bartley, Fernandez Midfielders Ki, Britton, Fer, Dyer, Routledge, Narsingh, Carroll, Fulton, Mesa, Clucas, King Forwards Ayew, Abraham, McBurnie Swansea will be without a natural left-back after Martin Olsson was hurt against Manchester United, so Kyle Naughton, Sam Clucas or Angel Rangel will fill in.Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony remain sidelined but are nearing returns.Potential starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Clucas; Fer, Britton, Carroll; Narsingh, Abraham, Ayew.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Tammy Abraham Swansea 2017Arsenal are 2/9 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 12/1 and the draw available at 11/2.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Jack Wilshere Arsenal 2017Is it time for Arsenal to bring Jack Wilshere back into the fray in the Premier League?The England midfielder got through 114 minutes against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup, which means he is unlikely to start against Swansea City due to his problematic injury record.But a stint on the pitch for that long combined with regular outings in the cup competitions and a cameo against Everton last time out in the league mean that Wilshere must now be closing in on full fitness.The 25-year-old’s class remains evident, but the more difficult question is how he fits into Arsene Wenger’s starting lineup.The most natural position for Wilshere would be the left-sided central-midfield role currently occupied by Granit Xhaka, whose form has been spotty at best, but whether he would offer the necessary defensive protection is questionable.He is capable of being deployed further up the field, but Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will surely take the bulk of the minutes there now they are fit.The best chance Wilshere might have was if Wenger ditched his three-man defence and added an extra body to midfield, in which case Wilshere could slot in nicely alongside Aaron Ramsey with Xhaka or Francis Coquelin behind them.But for now one of the Gunners’ most gifted players may have to continue to bide his time as he looks to get back into form ahead of next summer’s World Cup.last_img read more