Game 5 takeaways: Why another Sharks comeback seems unlikely

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Now down … SAN JOSE — The Sharks have been in this spot before, of course, and there was plenty of talk after a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday about using those experiences to their benefit as they face elimination one more time.The Western Conference Final feels different from the first two rounds, though.After Game 5, it feels like the Blues have assumed complete control.last_img

Yusmeiro Petit not with the team to tend to personal matter

first_imgOAKLAND — It’s been a tragic year for Yusmeiro Petit.Petit lost his mother, Rubia, last April and, this week, lost his father. He is with his family in Maracaibo, Venezuela and could return to the team as early as Saturday. But travel complications have his timeline for return off.“He’s had a rough go over the last two years, so he’s going to be away some,” manager Bob Melvin said. “There’s some travel complications at this point. So the chance he could be back sooner than later. We’re still …last_img

National Anthem delays feast, but offers one more reason to be thankful

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last Thanksgiving, some of you may recall the football game that kicked off with what may be the longest-ever version of the National Anthem. Though it is typically around two minutes, legendary singer Aretha Franklin stretched the song to a full four minutes and 35 seconds before a matchup between the Lions and the Vikings.On that day I was at the end of the line for a Thanksgiving feast and very hungry. The television was on in the background leading up to the game when I had finally gotten my massive plate full of Thanksgiving food and sat down to eagerly feast.I didn’t even notice what was on the television across the room, and neither did anyone else, except for my seven-year-old son. I shoveled the first heaping fork full of food into my mouth to kick off one of my favorite meals of the year.I quickly scooped up my next fork full but stopped with the food halfway to my mouth when I saw my son, sitting up on his knees in his chair beside me with his hand over his heart watching the waving American flag on the television. I REALLY wanted to keep eating, but I have learned that some things are more important than my stomach. This was probably one of them.I sat down my fork and placed my hand upon my chest in support of my son who was supporting his country. My stomach growled menacingly, but it would only be a minute or two before I could resume my feast. So there we sat in a room full of diners unaware of what was happening with our focus on the flag and the various shots of the singer at the piano. The volume was down very low but I could occasionally make out parts of the song. I strained my ears and picked up “The rocket’s red glare” and a couple of other bits and pieces as the aroma of the incredible food before me was almost overpowering. And then I heard “home of the braaaaave” and issued a sigh of relief. I got ready to resume eating, but the then song kept going, and going and going. My son sat stalwartly watching the flag on the screen. I did the same.After lunch I patted my overly filled belly with contentment, but I got even more satisfaction from that little bit of patriotism beside me at the Thanksgiving table that day — one of many, many reasons to be thankful.Happy Thanksgiving!last_img

Calling all service providers who work with Veterans in New York State

first_imgWith continued efforts to better leverage the Cooperative Extension System as a force multiplier in Military Family Readiness and Capacity Building, we would like to invite all service providers in New York State to the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference – Connecting Veterans in NYS & Creating Regional Networks.The Cooperative Extension of Broome County and Cornell Small Farms Program/FarmOps are hosting a one-day conference at the Agricultural Development Center in Binghamton, New York on Tuesday, November 27th.At the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, service providers who work with veterans in a variety of capacities across New York State will be speaking at the conference.Veteran farmers will also be speaking about their experiences using local support during their journey of farming.For more information and to register for the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, go to: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/nysvsoconf_203last_img

Tough get going

first_imgView comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Power shift for Phoenix, ROS Heather Guino-o unloaded 20 points, while rookie sensation Lycha Ebon had 15 for FEU.The Lady Tamaraws also got ample help from libero Buding Duremdes, who covered the floor with 44 excellent digs on top of nine excellent receptions.The Lady Falcons climbed from 3-8 to close in at 6-8 mainly through Joy Dacoron in the fifth frame. But they failed to sustain the rally and fell to 1-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Earlier, Far Eastern University endured Adamson’s gritty stand to prevail, 25-18, 17-25, 25-14, 22-25, 15-8, and extend its own winning run to three.UP, the first team to deal three-time defending champion La Salle a loss this season, wasn’t able to get into the groove after committing 11 errors in the first set alone.But the Lady Maroons suddenly came to life in the third set, erasing a 12-16 hole to even take a set point, 26-25, on Marian Buitre’s service ace.But their errant ways haunted the Lady Maroons again, with back-to-back errors allowing Deanna Wong to flick in the winning tip for the win.Against an unyielding Lady Falcons, the Lady Tamaraws pounded out their second straight five-set win for their fourth victory in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ With veterans Kat Tolentino and Bea De Leon showing the way and Maddie Madayag performing superbly at the net, Ateneo soared unimpeded to the solo lead of the tournament with its fourth win in five outings.“I think it’s all in our mindset,” said Madayag of the Lady Eagles’ strong resolve in the heat of UP’s blitz. “As long as we continue to trust in our system, trust in our coach and trust in each other, we will not go wrong.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAteneo actually lost its opening match to archrival La Salle but has now won four straight games.“We just played how we were supposed to play, because in the end our biggest competitors is ourselves,” added Madayag who wound up with 16 points, including six blocks. When the going gets tough, count on Ateneo to raise the bar a little bit higher.Cruising to what looked like an easy victory, the Lady Eagles were suddenly challenged by the University of the Philippines late in the third set, but found another gear to hold off the Lady Maroons, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, in UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img

Touch Wine Event A Success

first_imgSunday saw South Australia’s Touch Wine tournament run with 40 corporate teams from the South Australian Wine community and over 1000 spectators bracing the Adelaide heat, all with the aim of raising funds for South Australia’s homeless community. The hot weather did not reduce participants’ spirits with teams playing a morning full of Touch Football before indulging in the plentiful South Australian food and wine on offer, with plenty of entertainment and action to enjoy. For the more serious competitors, the Coopers at the Lane side were crowned Touch Wine champions for 2012. Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said that the event was a great success. “The event is a wonderful initiative which demonstrated the way our sport can bring people together for a common purpose. The event itself is one of the best on our calendar which engages the entire South Australian community from the Premier (South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill) to the park player and locals looking to enjoy a day in the park,” Maguire said.  The day also featured the ever popular celebrity match with the Premier showing his Touch Football prowess along with three-time Olympian Rachel Sporn, Port Adelaide Power player Justin Westhoff, Dual Premiership Adelaide Crows player Kym Koster and Channel 7 Newsreader Mark Soderstrom.The day was again a roaring success for both the Touch Football community as well as the Hutt St Centre, who received crucial funds to support the employment of a recreation officer at the centre. “The team deliver an absolutely amazing event and one we are very proud of for various reasons. It engages the community, increases the profile of our sport and ultimately raises money for the homeless,” Maguire said. To view photos of Touch Wine please visit and like Touch Football South Australia’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-South-Australia/162946213729398Related LinksTouch Wine A Successlast_img

12 days agoJuventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus ponder swap bid for Spurs star Eriksenby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Rabiot could yet be on the move from Juventus in January.Le 10 Sport says Juventus could include Rabiot as a makeweight in their attempts to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham.The France international has featured sparingly under Maurizio Sarri after leaving PSG for Turin in the summer.Rabiot would join Spurs as a direct replacement for the Dane.The Juve midfielder is a former Manchester City trainee. last_img

Deve Gowda to contest from Tumkur

first_imgBengaluru: Ending days of suspense, Janata Dal (Secular) Saturday said its National President and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda will contest the Lok Sabha poll from Tumkur.The 85-year-old JD(S) patriarch had earlier expressed doubts about contesting the polls, saying he was thinking about his “usefulness” in the national capital. “Former PM and JDS National president H D Deve Gowda will contest from Tumkur Parliamentary constituency as JD(S)-Congress combined candidate,” JD(S) Spokesperson Ramesh Babu said in a statement. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Gowda will file his nomination on March 25, he said, adding that JD(S) and Congress leaders will be present on the occasion. Gowda ceded the Hassan seat that he had been representing to his grandson Prajwal Revanna. Amid doubts about Gowda contesting the polls, as he had earlier indicated he would not, there was speculation that he may contest from Bangalore North. Though there was pressure within JD(S) for their party supremo to contest from Bangalore North, it was apprehensive about Congress’ complete support there as most party’s MLAs there are considered close to Gowda’s bete noire Siddaramaiah. It was feared that the MLAs may seek to take revenge for the former Chief Minister’s defeat from Chamundeshwari in the 2018 assembly polls. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KInterestingly, JD(S)’ announcement on Gowda’s constituency comes on a day when Congress’ sitting Member of Parliament from Tumkur S P Muddahanumegowda Saturday said he would file his nomination on Monday as the party candidate. Muddahanumegowda’s decision goes against the seat sharing arrangement reached between the Congress and JD(S), according to which Tumkur seat has gone to the regional party. If Muddahanumegowda contests from Tumkur as a rebel, it will add to the Congress-JD(S) coalition worries as the alliance is facing backlash at several places,including Mandya and Hassan, with party workers unhappy with the seat arrangements. In Tumkur, there is simmering discontent within the Congress’ local leadership about ceding the seat to JD(S), despite party having a sitting MP there. For the coalition to emerge as a formidable opposition to BJP and win more number of seats, it is crucial for the Congress to transfer its votes to JD(S) and vice-versa, including Mandya.last_img

Cong govt will order comprehensive probe into Rafale deal Singhvi

first_imgNew Delhi: A “comprehensive inquiry” will be ordered into the Rafale deal after the Congress comes to power at the Centre, senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, indicating a criminal probe could be conducted into the multi-billion dollar contract.The role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other government functionaries and private people will be probed, he said and exuded confidence that a Congress-led government will formed after the election results are out. “The day we come to power, just like in 72 hours or three days, loan waivers were taken care of in states (of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh), you will have a comprehensive inquiry. We have, in fact, asked for a JPC, but really speaking even an FIR and a criminal inquiry is not out of place,” he told PTI in an interview. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAsked if the Rafale issue has struck a chord with the people on the ground, Singhvi said one would have to wait and watch for it but he was confident that people do feel “cheated”. “I have no doubt that somewhere in the psyche of the people it is embedded that yahaan daal mein kala nahin daal hi kaali hai (not just something, but everything seems to be fishy about the deal),” he said. On whether the Rafale deal will be probed if the Congress comes to power, Singhvi said Congress president Rahul Gandhi has already said so earlier. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”You can stonewall as much as you like. This is quicksand, the more you struggle the more you will get sucked inside,” he said. The Congress has alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal and claimed that Prime Minister Modi and Union ministers as well as private players were complicit in the “scam”. However, the government has dismissed the allegations of any wrongdoing in the deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets. On the issue of Election Commission’s alleged inaction and delay in ruling on complaints of poll code violations by Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Singhvi said the Congress has made 10 representations to the EC starting April 1 only related to the duo. All the 10 representations can be categorised into three categories –hate statements, dragging armed forces into cheap political debate and campaigning right next to the booth or around the booth which Modi has done in earlier years as well, Singhvi said. “How is it possible that the same EC which bans on the same principle Yogi Adityanath does nothing for 30 long days (against PM and Shah). We have told the EC why are you not deciding. We also added that non-decision is a decision itself,” the Rajya Sabha MP said. PTIlast_img