The St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Tuesday night away at Laurel. The team continued to share the ball well and play tough defense. The Cardinals were victorious with a score of 29 to 6.They improved their record to 5-4. Scoring for the Cardinals were Maria Voegle with 2, Lucy Abplanalp with 4, Kenzie Maple with 6 points and Veronica King with 17 points.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are back in action again Thursday February 22, 2018 at home against Laurel.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Charlie Raab.St Louis 6th Grade Lady Cardinals traveled to Laurel on Tuesday evening and came away with their 8 win of the season, knocking off the Lady Yellowjackets by a final score of 39–12.All players contributed to the win pushing the current winning streak to 7 games and their season record to 8-1.The Lady Cardinals get a much needed break and are not in action again until next Thursday (2/22) where they will host the Laurel Lady Yellowjackets. Go Cardinals!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Andy Saner.
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS*George, two others in tough 400m sâ€™final draws * Tosin Oke begins race for triple jump final ticketÂ By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeriaâ€™s biggest hope for a medal at the ongoing 16thÂ IAAF World Championships in London, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor failed to qualify for the final of the womenâ€™s 100m final last night. American Tori Bowie (10.85secs) won the final in a photo-finish with Marie-Josee Ta Lou (10.86) of Cote dâ€™Ivoire. Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers (10.96) picked the bronze.Earlier, Okagbare who is former African record holder in the event ran 11.08secs to place fourth in the third semi final of the night.Just like it happened two years ago at the Beijing edition of the Championship when Okagbare finished third in the semi stage, the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) graduate, failed to reproduce the form that earned her the African title of 10.79 secs to stand a chance of fighting for podium placement in the final.She had similarly failed to make the final of the event at the last Olympic Games inRio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Delta ladyâ€™s late surge in form that saw her running a sub-11 (10.99) leading to the competition had raised the hope of a miracle happening to wipe the memory of her eighth position at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 games.With the 100m gone with the wind, Okagbareâ€™s next focus will now shift to the long jump event where she won a silver medal at the 2013 edition of the World Championships in Moscow, Russia.Despite Okagbareâ€™s slip in the sprint, three other Nigerian ladies: Patience Okon George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose will have to set new personal best times and possibly run inside 50 seconds if one or all three of them desire to race inTuesdayâ€™sÂ womenâ€™s 400m final.The trio made history of some sort in the first round when they became the second Nigerian trio of quarter-milers to qualify for the semi-final of the championships after the feat recorded in 2009 by the trio of Folasade Abugan, Sorina Nwachukwu and Amaka Ogoegbunam.George came second in heat 5 behind USA’s Quanera Hayes in 51.83 seconds while the duo of Ajayi and Bamgbose came third in their respective heats.Ajayi, making her debut at the championships ran 51.58 seconds in a heat that had the reigning Olympic champion in the event, Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-UiboÂ Â Â (50.97) and Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson (51.27) who came first and second respectively.Bamgbose, a semi-finalist at the Olympics in Rio last year was also third in heat 6 to book a place inÂ MondayÂ night’s semi-final.The trio will make history if they make it to the final to become the first time Nigeria will present three athletes in the final. The best Nigeria has produced when Fatimah Yusuf and Falilat Ogunkoya ran in the final of the event in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995.They will however have to break new grounds to make that a reality. George has been drawn in the first of the three semi-final heats and will have to run faster than the 50.71 seconds personal best she set two years ago before she can have a chance of upsetting the duo of Miller-Uibo and Hayes and pick one of the two automatic qualificationslots for the final or hope to qualify as one of the two fastest losers after the three semi-finals must have been decided.The same magic the duo of Ajayi and Bmagbose would have to performÂ tonightÂ as they were also drawn against world-class quarter-milers.Ajayi will run from lane 8 in the second semis and will hope for a miracle of some sort to race past defending champion, USA’s Allyson Felix, the Jamaican duo of Shericka Jackson and ageless Novlene Williams-Mills as well as 2015 9th IAAF World Youth Championships winner, Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain.Bamgbose on the other hand will battle USA’SÂ Phyllis Francis, the only athlete in her heat who has ran inside 50 seconds (49.96 seconds) this season, home girl Zoey Clark as well as the African duo of Kabange Mupopo of Zambia and former world champion, Amantle Montsho of Botswana.Only two Nigerians, Falilat Ogunkoya and Fatimah Yusuf have made it to the final of the event with the former’s fourth place finish in Seville, Spain in 1999 Nigeria’s best position in the event.Meanwhile the duo of quarter-mile barrier runner, Glory Onome Nathaniel and triple jumper, Tosin Oke will also be in actionMonday.Nathaniel whose brother Samson failed to advance beyond the first round of the men’s 400m will hope to at least go one step further and equal Nigeria’s best performance in the event, a semi-final finish. She will run from lane three in heat five of the opening round.Oke, finalist at the last edition of the championships in Beijing two years ago has been drawn in the second of two qualifying groups and will need to set at least a new personal season’s best of 17.00m to gain automatic qualification or hope to be among the best 12performers in the two groups to make his second straight final in the event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Manchester City head to in-form Championship promotion contenders Huddersfield, while third-tier Oxford are at Middlesbrough.Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Wolves in the evening game at 5.30pm. That’s the last time a non-league team reached the last eight of the FA Cup – and the National League leaders head to top flight Burnley in the fifth round.Manager Danny Cowley says it’s not impossible they could go further.League One Millwall have already knocked out two Premier League sides – and they host champions Leicester at The Den at 3pm.
Free scoring Man Utd earn third straight win under SolskjaerManchester City survived a brief scare to beat Southampton and reduce league leaders Liverpool’s advantage to seven points.Southampton responded to David Silva’s early opener when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg took the ball off Oleksandr Zinchenko and fired it into the top corner.City had luck on their side when Raheem Sterling’s shot deflected off James Ward-Prowse to make it 2-1. Sergio Aguero’s back-post header completed the scoring before half-time.Southampton goalscorer Hojbjerg – who had only just returned from suspension – was shown a straight red card for a lunging tackle on Fernandinho with just over five minutes to go.City had a number of decent chances as Silva, Aguero and Riyad Mahrez all went close in the first half and Aguero smacked the crossbar after the break.Southampton threatened too and Charlie Austin was twice denied by City keeper Ederson in the first half before Hojbjerg’s equaliser.But the Saints were ultimately undone by Pep Guardiola’s free-flowing side, who move up to second place in the table.Liverpool went 10 points clear of City at the top of the table with a devastating 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday, meaning the defending champions needed victory to keep pace in the title race.City appeared to feel the pressure on Boxing Day when they squandered an early lead and allowed Leicester to win 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.But they stood up to the challenge at St Mary’s – peppering Southampton’s goal from the off and responding to the equaliser with two quick goals on the stroke of half-time.City’s opening goal was straight from Guardiola’s textbook: Bernardo Silva’s neat build-up down the right and cut-back into the centre was comfortably put away by an unmarked David Silva.Sterling’s shot was then deflected by Ward-Prowse and flapped into the net by Alex McCarthy to make it 2-1 before Aguero headed in Zinchenko’s cross at the back post with ease.It means City can cut Liverpool’s lead to four points when the two teams meet at the Etihad Stadium on 3 January.Elsewhere, Manchester’s United’s transformed attack once again combined devastatingly to give caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his third successive win with an impressive victory over Bournemouth.A first half of cavalier attacking football saw United score three times, with Paul Pogba netting his second double in successive games and Marcus Rashford grabbing the other.They are now only three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal, having trailed by eight following the morale-sapping 3-1 defeat at Liverpool earlier this month.Pogba poked in his first after Rashford had mesmerised both Nathan Ake and Diego Rico on the right, before the French World Cup winner headed in from Ander Herrera’s precise delivery.It was 3-0 when Anthony Martial, back in the XI after recovering from a bug, provided a wonderful cross for Rashford to slide his shot past Asmir Begovic.Bournemouth, who had looked dangerous on set-pieces, pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time when Ake headed in following good work by David Brooks.Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored United’s fourth from Pogba’s pass two minutes after coming on, before defender Eric Bailly was shown a straight red card for scything down Cherries midfielder Ryan Fraser.United have now found the net 12 times in the three matches since Solskjaer took over. This victory means the the 45-year-old has emulated Sir Matt Busby and Jose Mourinho by winning his first three league games in charge.Solskjaer will be looking to make it a fourth at Newcastle on Wednesday, while Bournemouth remain 12th in the table.Also yesterday, Chelsea increased the gap between themselves and fifth-placed Arsenal to five points as N’Golo Kante’s second-half strike earned them victory at Crystal Palace.Kante scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute when he broke forward from midfield to convert David Luiz’s through ball.There were few clear-cut chances as the Blues dominated possession and Palace sat back hoping to catch the opposition on the counter-attack – a tactic which failed to work as Roy Hodgson’s Eagles took 85 minutes to register their first effort. That is now two successive games without a goal.Chelsea’s Willian came close to scoring with a free-kick that struck the post, and Ross Barkley also hit the woodwork with a hooked effort.Fourth-placed Blues now have 43 points, one behind City and two behind Spurs. Palace remain in 14th with 19 points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Share Five-a-side teams featuring players from some of the sports betting industry’s leading operators, suppliers, affiliates and media organisations will be taking part in the inaugural SBC Global Championship at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 22 May.Supported by headline sponsor Trustly Group, the eight-team tournament played out in Chelsea kits will be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher.Club legend Graeme Le Saux, who made 250 league appearances for the Blues and collected 36 caps for England between 1994 and 2000, will be in charge of the pre-tournament draw and playing for one of the teams.Besides the coveted SBC Global Championship trophy, winners will take home fantastic prizes such as a VIP Box day at Stamford Bridge during one of the 18/19 season games.The tournament, rounded off by a networking event at The Jam Tree in Chelsea, will also feature a pitch-side barbecue after the group phase, before attention turns to the SBC Global Championship semi-finals and final from 16:00.Le Saux said: “SBC continues to unite the vibrant sports betting industry with social events such as this. I was proud to put my name to the SBC Global Championship, and I’m looking forward to getting the boots out to play at my favourite football stadium.”SBC Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark commented: “SBC is always looking for ways to strengthen the industry community, and the SBC Global Championship is a great example of that. Football and fun at Stamford Bridge will stay with you forever when you get to share it with industry friends and colleagues.”A preview of companies with player representatives include 12Bet, bet365, BetBright, BetConstruct, Betgenius, betPawa, Betradar, Better Collective, Betway, bold.dk, Catena Media, Danske Spil, ECommPay, Esports Insider, Favbet, FSB Tech, Golden Race, GVC Holdings, HiPay, iGaming Elite, Intertops, Livescore.com, Marathonbet, MuchBetter, Oddslife, OPTIMA, Parimatch, Pinnacle, Play’n GO, Processing.com, RedZoneSports, Setanta Sports, Smarkets, Sporting Solutions, SportNation, SportPesa, Sun Bets, Trustly, VSoftCo, WinDrawWin and Worldpay.The draw for the tournament by Graeme Le Saux will be streamed live on the SBC Facebook page HERE on Thursday 17 May from 4:00 pm. Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020