first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016)–Known to millions as an iconic figure on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Kenny Mayne will alter course and step into the role of race caller on Sunday at Santa Anita as he’ll take his unique brand of dry witted humor to the microphone prior to the track’s fifth race, which will be contested at 5 ½ furlongs.“As sports fans everywhere know, Kenny has a unique sense of humor and having grown up near the old Longacres (Racecourse) in Seattle, he’s also a lifelong horse racing fan,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President, Marketing. “We think this is going to be a lot of fun and with Santa Anita auditioning announcers for the full-time job, we expect an entertaining race call.“His appearance here on Sunday will be a featured segment in the days to come on SportsCenter and there’s no-telling how Kenny is going to approach this assignment. One thing’s for sure, it’ll be memorable and he’ll likely have an easier time fitting into the announcer’s booth than Conan O’Brien did!”Prior to beginning his broadcast career on local television in Seattle, Mayne was a Junior College All American quarterback at Wenatchee Valley College in 1978 and he went on to play two years as a backup quarterback at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas prior to graduating with a degree in Broadcasting in 1982.In addition to hosting SportsCenter dating back to 1994, Mayne has appeared in various roles on ESPN, including hosting numerous live horse racing broadcasts on both ABC and ESPN. In 2011, he traveled to six countries while taping “Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports,” and he’s appeared outside the ESPN umbrella in many other forums, including “The Drew Carey Show,” commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance, and the 1998 movie, “BASEketball.”last_img read more

Streaking Petron, F2 Logisitcs renew rivalry

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson League heavyweights Foton, F2 Logistics and Petron see action Saturday in the Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers and Blaze Spikers renew their rivalry in the 6 p.m. match—with last season’s finalists also parading the same imports they had during their Finals showdown.ADVERTISEMENT However, F2 Logistics won’t be having key players Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron and Kim Kiana Dy, who are playing for La Salle in the ongoing UAAP.The Tornadoes (1-1), who are also bucking the absence of UAAP star Jaja Santiago, test the mettle of the Cocolife Asset Managers (2-2) at 4 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCocolife has won its last two games. LATEST STORIES JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffercenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

No superpowers for spider boy

first_imgThe doctor said it looked like the boy had something in his ear. When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser. Jesse was given the spiders – now both dead – as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work. – Associated Press These guys weren’t exactly Snap, Crackle and Pop. What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy’s ear – “like Rice Krispies” – ended up as an earache, and the doctor’s diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear. “They were walking on my eardrums,” said Jesse Courtney of Albany, Ore. One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader’s left ear canal. His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear – “like Rice Krispies.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Angels’ victory manufactured

first_imgANAHEIM – The Angels’ latest stake in their claim to Southern California baseball supremacy – a 6-2 victory on Saturday night that drove home the point yet again that the Dodgers are putty in the hands of most any American League club – will officially go in the books as an interleague game. In fact, it was anything but. The Angels played classic National League baseball, working counts, manufacturing runs, forcing issues and not only creating opportunities but – and this is the important part – actually taking advantage of them. The Dodgers played modern National League baseball, swinging early and often against Jered Weaver, treating a talented young pitcher they had never seen before to far too many easy innings and, as usual, leaving runners on the basepaths in bulk. Consequently, that dying quail turned into a death knell for the Dodgers, a two-run double that gave the Angels a 5-2 lead and a chokehold on the game. Even in their three hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position, the Angels were productive. With runners on first and second and none out in the first, Vladimir Guerrero hit an easy double-play grounder to Dodgers third baseman Wilson Betemit, who threw to Kent at second for the first out. Kent then threw a bouncer to first that got past Nomar Garciaparra, allowing Reggie Willits to scamper on in for the Angels’ first run. Kent now has committed as many errors (eight) as he had all of last season. In the fifth, after Mark Hendrickson issued a leadoff walk to Mike Napoli and gave up a single to Erick Aybar, Chone Figgins grounded into a double play the Dodgers did complete. But Napoli jogged home on it, breaking a 2-2 tie and putting the Angels ahead to stay. By the time the Angels finally did take a fruitless at-bat with a runner in scoring position, an inning-ending popup to shortstop by Gary Matthews in the seventh, they already had a commanding 6-2 lead, and the Dodgers already appeared to be done. The Dodgers went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position for the second game in a row and moved into the major-league lead in runners left on base by stranding eight more. “If I could give you answer, we could probably solve it and not be talking about it,” Kent said. “But that is the nature of the game. It is one of the reasons we play so many ballgames.” The problem with that theory is that even if the Dodgers do follow through on it, putting it all together well enough late in the season and in the playoffs to reach the World Series, they will run smack into an AL opponent when they get there. And you know what happens when the Dodgers run into AL opponents. “This is a different year, and different things happen,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said, ignoring the fact that two games into the 15-game interleague schedule, it has been nothing but the same old story for his club. This time, what happened was Weaver, who for the first time in his promising career faced the team he grew up rooting for in Simi Valley. He was far from vintage, but the Dodgers were far from being in a position to do much about it. Kent tied the game with a solo homer in the second, and the Dodgers eventually capitalized on Weaver’s leadoff walk to Luis Gonzalez in the fourth to tie it again on Andre Ethier’s two-out single. Beyond that, the Dodgers never really made Weaver (3-3) sweat. He left with two outs in the seventh inning, having allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six. (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And, also as usual when it comes to these interleague affairs, losing. For the 19th time in the past 20 occasions that they have dared venture into an AL ballpark. In front of a sellout crowd of 44,380 – the second evening in a row that the Angels set a new regular-season single-game attendance record in the four-decades-old edifice presently known as Angel Stadium – the home team put on a convincing and effective clinic in the age-old principles of small ball. For proof of that, one need look no further than the postgame comments of their manager, former career NL catcher Mike Scioscia. “We put guys in motion,” he said. “Our situational hitting was there. We were 2 for 5 with runners in scoring position. We got guys on base, and we got clutch hits. Offensively, there is much more chemistry now than at any time this year.” The play that summed up the entire evening for the opportunistic Angels came in the bottom of the sixth. With runners on second and third and one out, Robb Quinlan lifted a dying quail of a pop fly into shallow left field, just shallow enough that left fielder Luis Gonzalez had no chance to get there, but just deep enough that shortstop Rafael Furcal had no chance, either. last_img read more

Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

first_img0Shares0000Eden Hazard scored and led Belgium to third place in the World Cup© AFP Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 14 – Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second as Belgium eclipsed the side that came fourth at the 1986 edition. Belgium have now defeated England twice in a fortnight, having waited 82 years to beat them before winning 1-0 in their group stage encounter.Gareth Southgate’s men were forced to settle for England’s joint best performance at a World Cup abroad, matching that of the 1990 generation.He made five changes to the team beaten 2-1 by Croatia in the last four, as England fielded their youngest World Cup line-up in history — with an average age of 25 years and 174 days.Phil Jones, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all came into the side, while Belgium boss Roberto Martinez recalled Meunier and handed a start to Youri Tielemans.Paris Saint-Germain defender Meunier made a quick impression by firing Belgium in front following an attack started by Romelu Lukaku.The Manchester United forward released Nacer Chadli down the right into space behind the England defence, and his cross was turned home by Meunier who stepped in front of a static Rose.Jordan Pickford readjusted his body superbly to deny Kevin De Bruyne a second time, the Everton goalkeeper clawing away the ball after a sizeable deflection off Kieran Trippier.– Alderweireld’s goal-saving clearance –Eden Hazard sought to exploit the spaces at every opportunity, the Belgium captain linked up intelligently with Tielemans on the edge of the area but was blocked off as he tried to pull the trigger.England slowly worked their way into the contest as Loftus-Cheek headed straight at Thibaut Courtois on 15 minutes.Harry Kane blew a terrific chance to add to his six goals in Russia, the favourite for the Golden Boot scuffing harmlessly wide after an inviting lay-off from Raheem Sterling.Toby Alderweireld, one of six Tottenham players on the pitch, then hooked just over after a mishit Tielemans shot dropped to the Belgium defender at a corner.Belgium lost Chadli to a hamstring injury before half-time, while Southgate introduced Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at the break for Sterling and Rose.Their pace and directness gave England renewed vigour, with Lingard volleying across goal just out of the reach of a lunging Kane.They received a let-off when Lukaku failed to control a defence-splitting pass from De Bruyne, allowing Pickford to charge off his line to smother.And it looked as though Dier was going to draw England level when he lifted the ball over Courtois, only for Alderweireld to race back to clear off the line.With England pushing forward, Meunier nearly produced one of the goals of the tournament, his crisp volley from a Dries Mertens cross drawing an excellent one-handed stop from Pickford.There was nothing Pickford could do though as De Bruyne and Hazard combined to wrap up the victory on 82 minutes, the latter drilling low inside the near post for his third goal of the competition.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive: ‘I can’t believe it has actually happened!’ – Outgoing Fifa vice-president on alleged FAI payoff

first_imgOutgoing Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce has urged the governing body’s next executive committee to investigate claims that the Football Association of Ireland accepted payments to not contest Thierry Henry’s infamous World Cup handball.The former Arsenal forward handled the ball in the lead up to France’s decisive goal in 2010 World Cup qualifying, subsequently sending the French through at the expense of the Republic of Ireland in their play-off tie.In a tumultuous week at Fifa, John Delaney confirmed the FAI allegedly reached an agreement with president Sepp Blatter, believed to be 5 million euros, to not take the case to the courts, and Boyce is dumbfounded by the revelations.“How anyone can authorize a payment of 5 million euros to stop legal proceedings is totally and utterly beyond me,” the 71-year-old told UTV.“If this was authorised by the president of Fifa without the knowledge of the executive committee – this is something that has to be looked into. I sincerely hope that when they meet they launch a full investigation into it.“It’s just incredible and I can’t believe that it’s actually happened.”Following Blatter’s resignation as president earlier this week amid an ongoing corruption scandal, this news will only serve to reduce Fifa’s credibility even further and Boyce, the former president of the IFA, insists any payoff is completely unprecedented.He said: “I saw the game and there’s no doubt about it, it was a handball.“But I’ve never known in my experience of football of someone giving a payment like that for a referees’s mistake to stop someone taking legal action.”last_img read more

WATCH: Lee Tomlin’s goal of the season contender for Bristol City

first_imgCheck out this superb goal from Bournemouth loanee Lee Tomlin!Bristol City signed their home campaign off in style with a 4-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, and Tomlin’s strike – probably the team’s best this season – was the pick of the bunch. The 27-year-old bamboozled defenders with a genius first touch, flicking the ball up and teeing himself up for a wicked volley, which he slammed into the net.You can see why Robins fans are desperate for the striker to stay at Ashton Gate, and not return to the Cherries, in the summer.Watch all the goals, skip to 1.40 for Tomlin’s strike, in the video above!last_img read more


first_imgStranorlar Electoral Area Fine Gael election candidate Bert Galbraith pictured with family members, Isobel Galbraith, Ruth Crawford, David Crawford. Front from left: Lauren Crawford, Aaron, Rachael and Stuart Crawford.Well-known East Donegal businessman and farmer, Bert Galbraith, who is standing for election in the Stranorlar Electoral area, says he wants to see the area transformed after years of neglect.The beef and sheep farmer who also runs his own successful construction business, told the huge crowd who attended his campaign launch on Friday night that he had given it careful consideration before he decided to allow his name to go forward as a Fine Gael candidate.The large attendance who turned up for the St. Johnston man’s launch in Maggie’s Tavern, heard him say that he believes many people are desperate for a change in the representation they have at council level. For Bert Galbraith’s wife Ita O’Sullivan a number one vote for Bert would be the icing on the cake!“Over the last number of years I have heard people say time and again that we need an alternative to the representatives in the council chamber – and now is their chance to make that change. I am asking people to vote for me, so that working together, we can work to transform this region.”The local election candidate suggested that the Stranorlar electoral area is one of huge potential, but he maintained, it has been badly overlooked in terms of bringing that to fruition.“The part of Donegal where I live was decimated by unemployment when the textiles industry closed down. Places like Raphoe and Convoy, Lifford and St. Johnston have never really recovered from that. Farmers have been hit time and again by regulations and red-tape and then to make matters worse there has been a collapse in the prices for bull beef and potatoes since Christmas leaving farmers suffering severe losses.“The people of this area know that if they want anybody at national level to listen, they need strong voices at local level to speak up for them.” It is for those reasons that the local farmer and businessman decided he would let his name go forward at the local elections and – with both Minister Dinny McGinley and Deputy Joe McHugh in attendance at his launch as well as candidates Martin Harley and Jimmy Kavanagh – Mr. Galbraith said he believes he can be the strong local voice the people of the area have been craving.“I am a hard-worker and not only am I aware of the issues facing the people of the area, I am also a man who knows how to get things done – how to deliver results – and I honestly believe that is what the people of this area have been looking for.”The father of two says he wants his children to grow up in a region that reaches its enormous potential, and he said he said that’s a vision shared by many people in the area.“I want my children, and everyone else’s children, to have even better opportunities for learning. I want all our people of working age to be able to find work in good jobs or build and grow their own businesses. I want to see our beautiful natural environment and heritage protected. I want everyone to feel safe and secure from crime. I want to see better health services for everyone.“I want to our farmers to see just returns for their hard work and produce and to see their quality local produce, like for instance, quality Donegal beef marketed to a wider audience under a single brand. This is my vision and I know many people share it.” “My focus is on the development of jobs, agriculture, infrastructure and community and it is because I know I would work tirelessly for the people of the Stranorlar Electoral Area that I have put myself forward as a Fine Gael candidate,” he concluded.FARMER AND BUSINESSMAN BERT WANTS EAST DONEGAL TO THRIVE AGAIN was last modified: March 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bert GalbreithElectionsFine GaelRaphoelast_img read more

June powwow set for college

first_imgHe called Roberts a “wonderful emissary and ambassador” for the work she has done through the Redbird Foundation. The first Children of Many Colors Powwow in 1994 was part of an annual jamboree sponsored by the Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program in Moorpark. But the event has been sporadic. Roberts said one reason the powwow hasn’t been held every year is the commitment of money and time. The 1997 powwow, the last one to be held at Moorpark College, drew about 10,000 people and cost about $12,000, but netted only $1,000, organizers said. The most recent powwow organized by Redbird was at Castaic Lake in 2004. “So many people kept asking me to do another one,” she said. “What amazes me is how many remember the last powwows and have e-mailed saying they are grateful we are having another one. It warms my heart.” She estimated that about 20 percent of those attending will be American Indian, while another 40 percent will be people who have been to powwows before and enjoyed them. (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – When she was 30, Corina Roberts developed an intense interest in American-Indian culture that gave her a new direction and eventually helped enrich the lives of hundreds of others. “It’s changed my life completely,” said the Simi Valley woman, who is organizing the Children of Many Colors Powwow June 16-18 at Moorpark College through the nonprofit Redbird Foundation. She established the foundation in 1994 to encourage appreciation of American-Indian culture and promote tolerance and respect. The powwows the group has held at Moorpark College and Castaic Lake over the years have attracted tens of thousands of people for dancing, trading of traditional arts and crafts and socializing. Participants say they are akin to family reunions for many American Indians who come from different parts of the country. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Being involved in the Native American community has given me some wonderful friends and a much broader respect and understanding for the people who were first here,” said Roberts, who is part Cherokee and Osage, and was one of the speakers in November at the Native American Women in the Arts Education and Leadership Conference in Oklahoma. “There is a huge native community out here,” she said. “I was amazed. When I started, people came out of the woodwork.” Michael Reifel, a San Carlos Apache who will be the master of ceremonies at the powwow, said some people believe the roots of such gatherings are in ceremonies of old. Others say powwows began in the 1950s when tens of thousands of Indians left the reservations and sought out friends after they moved to cities. Powwows are sometimes referred to as intertribal dancing, and some tribes have adopted dances from other tribes so they can come together as a culture. “There is something universal about the drums,” Reifel said. “Non-Indian people who have never come to a powwow are drawn to the dance area.” last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said the Government’s incoherence over new personal insolvency rules is creating great distress among Donegal families who are crippled by debt.The Fianna Fáil Deputy has also criticised the Taoiseach for washing his hands of the exorbitant cost of childcare – an issue that is putting thousands of families in an impossible position.“There is still much confusion over just how far families will have to go to resolve their debt issues under new personal insolvency arrangements introduced by the Government,” said Deputy McConalogue. “While the Taoiseach has said no-one will be forced to quit their job, he stopped short of stating that childcare costs will be taken off the table completely. Meanwhile his Cabinet colleague Minister Leo Varadkar could not have been clearer that childcare will be an issue under new insolvency rules,” he said.He added that no family should find themselves in situation where they have to choose between a job and childcare.“It is simply not good enough for the Taoiseach to wash his hands on this issue, when it’s causing so much stress for young families. The Taoiseach, Minister Burton and Minister Fitzgerald need to tackle exorbitant childcare costs instead of standing back and blaming everyone else.“We need to know once and for all that there will be no anti-family, anti-women and anti-job rules under Fine Gael and Labour’s new personal insolvency arrangement. I have already expressed concerns that the plan gives far too much power to the banks instead of supporting and empowering people crippled by debt. And now we are hearing of unacceptable rules that could be imposed on the families affected. “I am calling on all Fine Gael and Labour representatives across Donegal to stand up for the families they represent and ensure that their colleagues at the Cabinet table see sense on this issue, rule out such draconian measures and finally address the pressing issue of childcare.” NEW INSOLVENCY RULES CAUSING PANIC AMONG DONEGAL FAMILIES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more