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Silvertips sweep Kootenay Ice on Vancouver Island as BCMMHL opens new season

first_imgChase Lang, Hobin Zinck and Garrett Dunlop each scored twice as the North Island Silvertips rocked the Kootenay Ice 10-3 Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action in Nanaimo.The win, coming on the heels of a 3-1 decision by North Island over Kootenay Saturday, gave the Silvertips a sweep of the BCMMHL series.“We played cautiously in Game one and we were focused on Team defense,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily Monday.“Kimberley Newell was fantastic in goal and our newest commitment Brandon Sookro played very well (scoring our lone goal Saturday).”“Sunday we did not show up for the first period, and we were unable to dig ourselves out of the hole we created,” DiBella added.Newell is only the second female in BCMMHL history to play in the league.Lang and Zinck, scored in the first period of Sunday’s game, giving North Island an early 2-0 lead.Jake Lucchini of Trail with his first of two goals of the game to cut the lead to 2-1. But Davis Osborne and Dunlop scored before the end of the period to put the home side up 4-1.North Island added a couple of goals in the second before putting the game away with a four-spot in the third.Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar scored the final tally for Kootenay.Saturday, a second period goal by Dunlop past Kimberley Newell in the Ice nets proved to be the winner as North Island skated away with a 3-1 decision.Nelson’s Sookro scored the lone goal for Kootenay to give the Ice a brief 1-0 lead.“Our PP (power play) scored three times so I was pleased with the work we are doing there,” DiBella explained, assessing the first weekend for Kootenay on the long BCMMHL season.“Our inability to make a solid breakout pass from our backend along with the inexperience of the majority of the first years in playing at this level provides a steep learning curve for the team.”Kootenay is idle this week in BCMMHL play.The Ice plays its home opener Saturday October 8 at the NDCC Arena in Nelson against the Okanagan Rockets.Game time Saturday is 6:30 p.m.Sunday the teams meet again with puck drop at 9:15 a.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports wants to give the Killjoys a pre-game push with Team of the Week honours.The Killjoys team includes, coach K. Boss, back row, Sylvest, Meg Ablast, Ink Sling-Her, Kerowhack, Lil Miss Hell ‘N Back, D.O.Ava, Goldie Gunshow, Oso Agro, Buttermilk, McWrath, Skid Licious, Lil Squirt, Concrete Cindy, Courtney Shove and Slay Guevara. The Golden Boot is up for grabs Saturday at the NDCC Arena as the Nelson Killjoys and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers duke it out for bragging rights in the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.The defending champion Killjoys meet the Rollers at 7 p.m. in Mountain Mayhem 5 while at 5 p.m. Valley Brutality and the Rossland Trail Rollergirls.last_img


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New Study Links Brain Damage to Contact Sports

first_imgShould your children play contact sports?   There is new information available to parents about the longer-term health effects  to consider when making decisions about which sports to encourage, and what precautions to take for contact sports.The Mayo Clinic is a well-respected medical research and treatment facility in the US.   A recent Mayo Clinic news release links participation in contact sports such as boxing, football, wrestling, basketball and other sports that involve bashing others and getting bashed in turn (dare I mention hockey?) with a high incidence of a progressive degenerative brain disease called  “chronic traumatic encephalopathy” (CTE).It had already been established that many professional athletes  who are exposed to repeated  head impacts have a higher incidence of CTE than others.  The new study shows that even people who just played high-impact sports as amateurs, or even just in school, also have a significantly higher incidence of CTE. What does CTE do? CTE causes wasting away of brain tissue.  Early symptoms of CTE include headaches and loss of ability to concentrate.  Later,  a CTE sufferer may demonstrate short-term memory loss,  depression and irritability, difficulty making decisions, emotional instability and impulsive behaviour. In the later stages,  all of these may become worse; the person may show aggression,  difficulties with speech and language, vision problems, difficulty  with muscular weakness or control, and dementia.Authors of the Mayo Clinic study emphasize that they value the mental and physical health benefits of playing sports, but that it is extremely important to protect players’  heads from injury — even “mild” impacts.Other factors are also implicated in CTE, including a possible genetic predisposition, as well as stress, and alcohol and substance abuse.The Mayo Clinic website says,  “CTE causes ongoing pathological changes that once are started, continue to have an effect for years or decades after the original traumatic brain injury or after an individual retires from a sport. Symptoms progress throughout an individual’s life.”And meanwhile …You and your offspring can make joint decisions about what activities best suit your family.  Team sports that tend to be  high-impact?  You can consider how best to protect the player from head  injuries.  Or you can decide that other activities  may pose less risk of  mental decline in later years:  skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, swimming, dancing, hiking, running … there’s really no shortage of  relatively violence-free  sports to enjoy. And while considering which sports to encourage, parents might also consider the recent identification of “nature deficit disorder,”   a result of spending too little time  outdoors in natural surroundings such as forests, and away from machines and electronic devices.  It’s not a medical diagnosis, but can better be appreciated by reading a book called “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv.last_img read more


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McNeese’s Blake Elliott Earns Men’s Golfer of the Month Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Blake Elliott picks up the Southland Conference October Golfer of the Month Award, league officials announced Wednesday. After a combined nine rounds of play, Elliott registered a 69.2 stroke average over a trio of tournament appearances. Elliott opened the month of October at the Marquette Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 16th place among a field of 70 competitors. He then steadily lowered his score during his next two Invitationals before claiming his monthly accolade. Honorable Mention: William Holcomb, Sam Houston State; Angelo Leyvani, Stephen F. Austin; Baker Stevenson, Nicholls October Golfer of the Month: Blake Elliott – Sr. – Liberty Hill, Texas Elliott won his first collegiate tournament in record fashion when he took home the championship at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational in Manoa, Hawaii (Oct. 28-30). His tournament-winning performance tied a McNeese and Louisiana record after he shot a 63 in the second round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. Prior to that, the Liberty Hill, Texas product finished second at the Quail Valley Collegiate, Oct. 14-16, with a 206 over three rounds of play. During the month of October, Elliott shot under par in seven of his nine rounds, while also shooting in the 60’s for five of those rounds. The award marks the first Golfer of the Month honor for Elliott during his career at McNeese.center_img Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by MidSouth Bank.last_img read more


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SHSU’s McCall, HBU’s Welch Take Men’s Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Fabian McCall and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.McCall and Welch each took first-place honors at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas over the weekend. McCall’s 7.81 finish in the 60-meter hurdles topped a 22-man field, ranks first in the Southland and also stands 15th nationally. His time ranks first in the Southland and stands 15th nationally.Welch’s first-place finish in the triple jump bested a field of 18 competitors with a 51-3.75 (15.64m) leap on his final attempt. The sophomore’s jump broke his own school record in addition to a meet record for the Ted Nelson Invitational.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Fabian McCall, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Huntsville, TexasMcCall exploded to a terrific start with a first-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Ted Nelson Invitational. The senior opened the event with a 7.94 finish that won his preliminary heat and served as the only sub-eight second time. He then completed his afternoon with an impressive 7.81 in the finals to take home the gold medal and add 10 points to the Bearkats’ team score.Honorable Mention: Jared Touart, Central Arkansas; Stephen Aguilar, Houston Baptist; Armando Villarreal, UIW; Slavoski Wright, Northwestern State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – So. – Dickinson, TexasWelch broke his own school record in the triple jump event, setting a new meet record along the way for the Ted Nelson Invitational. The sophomore won the event by more than six inches with a final attempt of 51-3.75, a mark that currently ranks 18th nationally in the event.Honorable Mention: Tyler Richardson, Abilene Christian; Jeremy Lawson, Northwestern State; Clayton Fritsch, Sam Houston State; Branson Ellis, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


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Barca offer Spurs THREE players for flop Ndombele in stunning swap transfer bid

first_imgBARCELONA have offered Tottenham one of three stars in part-exchange for Tanguy Ndombele.But Spurs are understood to want cash-only for their French flop.3 Barcelona have offered Spurs a part-exchange deal for Tanguy NdombeleCredit: Reuters3 The Catalans have offered Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti as part of the dealThe Catalan giants are keen on signing Ndombele in what would be one of the shock deals of the summer.But with cash in short supply at the Nou Camp, they cannot afford to meet Tottenham’s £55million valuation with a straight buy.So they have said Spurs can have either centre-back Samuel Umtiti, right-back Nelson Semedo or midfielder Arthur plus cash in exchange for Ndombele.The North Londoners are said to be unimpressed with the offer.They signed the France midfielder from Lyon in a deal worth up to £65m last summer, but his poor displays in a Spurs shirt means he has failed to meet most of add-ons, so the fee so far has worked out at around £55m, which Tottenham want to recoup in cash.With a new £1b stadium still to pay for, they would be pleased to get Ndombele’s £140,000-a-week wages off their balance sheet.3But the suggestion of bringing in one of those Barcelona players on even more pay, makes a part-exchange deal even more unlikely.Arthur, valued at £48m, is also said to favour a switch to Inter Milan and if Spurs took one of the defenders it would leave them short in midfield and having to splash out on an expensive replacement.Manager Jose Mourinho is said to want to sign a stronger defensive midfielder – which is why Spurs would want cash.They are not actively looking to sell Ndombele but would be willing to do so if the right offer comes along.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himHe has made just 27 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring just twice and has had his attitude and fitness publicly questioned by Mourinho.The player also told pals he was left “bemused” when his manager dragged him out of his apartment for an impromptu fitness session in a local park.This resulted in the pair being slammed for break lockdown and social distancing guidelines issued during the current coronavirus crisis.Lionel Messi’s obsession with ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali includes a shrine to boxing icon at Barcelona star’s homelast_img read more


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Ireland pushes Wallabies into fourth spot

first_imgIreland have moved up one spot following their 50-22 win over Japan while Scotland beat the Wallabies in Sydney 24-19.Joe Schmidt’s Irish side added seven tries to the nine they managed against the USA the week before in Philadelphia as they registered another convincing victory in the second match of their three-game tour of North America and Japan.Australia are now fourth on the world rankings, just ahead of Scotland.Scotland leap-frogged South Africa into fifth place.Wales are up a spot to seventh after their win over Tonga in Auckland, while France are down two spots to eighth after their series loss to South Africa.New Zealand remain top from England.World RankingsPrevious position in brackets1(1) New Zealand 94.782(2) England 90.143(4) Ireland 85.094(3) Australia 84.635(6) Scotland 83.906(5) South Africa 83.637(8) Wales 81.458(6) France 80.169(9) Argentina 79.3110(10) Fiji 76.6311(11) Japan 73.6112(12) Georgia 72.9213(13) Tonga 71.8514(14) Samoa 71.2515(15) Italy 71.0016(16) Romania 70.2717(17) USA 66.1018(21) Uruguay 63.1519(18) Spain 63.1520(19) Russia 63.13 Photo: Photosport Ireland celebrate win over All Blacks 2016last_img read more


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Poro the LFA champs

first_imgThey defended their title well and the trophy will back to the Papua Compound swamps for the second time.They beat arch – rivals City United 4-2 in a penalty shoot – out after going into 1 – all during regular time.Striker Raymond Gunemba’s header ten minutes into full time forced the game into extra time.Gunemba, earlier on had strained his left leg but slotted into the game as a specialist netted the ball after a good workout by his strike partner and skipper Nigel Dabinyaba.Both teams played for 30 minutes each way due to time mismanagement as the earlier games didn’t play on their scheduled time.The main game which was supposed to start at 3pm was delayed by an hour.Both teams have successfully bid for the National Soccer League (NSL) and 12 other  teams around the country for the November 21st commencement.City United will be playing under the banner of Welgris City United and Poro will be known as the Lae City Dwellers.While United is a newcomer, Dwellers were the NSL premiers and will return to the competition to defend their title.last_img read more


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Cuellar, received among strong boos on his visit to Valladolid

first_imgIván, el Pichu, Cuéllar was received among boos and even insults during Leganés’ visit to Valladolid. Hostile reception as a result of his non-signing by the blanquivioletas in the summer market of the now extinct 2019. The Extremaduran goalkeeper He signed for the pucelanos at the beginning of the same year, but a loophole in his contract (he could be disconnected from the agreement if he renewed before June 30 by the Lega) avoided his arrival in Zorrilla and extended his bond with the pickles For two seasons.The matter was not forgotten by the blanquivioleta fan, although nothing diminished the performance of the archer, again one of the highlights for his. A complex professional performance exercise, every time every ball you touched became in a constant boo that resulted in shouts of “Pichu Cuellar, manger” by much of the stadium. The almost 600 pepineros displaced to Castilian lands did not hesitate to protect one of their idols with songs in favor of the doorman who sometimes made themselves heard above the cries of local fans. Meanwhile, Cuellar followed his own. To lead the defense and stop the rush of Valladolid.The greatest volume of decibels he heard between 67 ’and 69’, when he had to be treated twice for some inconvenience that came after taking a corner kick from the right. ANDThe public understood that the archer was pretending.Tension match that had the main goalkeeper until the end. In 90 + 3 ‘Sandro took a clear goal ball that ended in despair Pucela whole.last_img read more


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Salihamidzic dismisses Sané and regrets Flick’s requests

first_imgBayern Munich’s sports director, Hasan Salihamidzic, disagreed with the demand for reinforcements for the second part of the season made on Thursday by the German coach, Hansi Flick, through the media, also ruling out any attempt by the German end of Manchester City, Leroy Sané, currently injured. “I am not a friend of team planning through the media,” Salihamidzic explained after a team training in Qatar, where they are concentrated during the winter break of the Bundesliga. However, the German manager stressed that the club does not have “disputes” when it comes to needing new faces on the team, while warning of the “difficulty” of the winter market to get new players. “I want to help the coach. We are looking for options, but it is difficult to strengthen the team. The best players are not in this signing period,” he said.The former player insisted that “the future of Bayern does not depend on a right back” and said they were not close to signing anyone at this time, adding that Leroy Sané “is not an issue” for the club, since the end of Manchester City is still recovering from a serious knee injury. The constant injuries that Bayern accumulates caused Flick to recognize in an interview with the German newspaper ‘Sueddeutsche Zeitung’ that he needed a right side and an end to overcome this “bad situation”. In this sense, Bosnian was “surprised” with the exposure of the coaching staff through the media.last_img read more