December 8

Residents enjoy first weekend of open athletic fields

first_imgShe said she had been practicing at home, but was excited to get back onto the field. “We are getting a lot of practice in for the season,” Tesar said. “Last year I didn’t get to hit a lot of balls so I am happy to do that this year.” 11 year-old, Kayla Tesar, went out to the fields with her dad, as she gears up for her second season of organized softball. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – Saturday marked the first weekend with athletic fields back open to the public in Broome County. Tesar hopes to begin her Little League season at some point in the next two months.last_img read more

September 22

Virus: Olympic football qualifiers moved from China to Sydney

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike China has withdrawn as host of an Olympic qualifying tournament next month because of concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, Asian football officials said on Sunday. The four-nation women’s qualifying group matches, involving Australia, Taiwan, Thailand and China, would be moved to Sydney, the Asian Football Confederation said in a statement. “The AFC has been informed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) that it is withdrawing as host of Group B of the women’s Olympic football tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian qualifiers final round in Nanjing,” the confederation said. “Therefore, the AFC worked with the Football Federation Australia (FFA) and has nominated Sydney in Australia as the replacement host for the group. “The CFA said that it was taking the decision to withdraw because of the current situation of coronavirus in the People’s Republic of China.” On Sunday, China said the death toll from the virus had risen to 56 and that 1,975 people had been infected. The newly-identified virus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan, which was the original host of next month’s round-robin Olympic qualifying matches. Last week, the February 3 to 9 games were moved to Nanjing, before China’s decision to withdraw. FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said he was pleased that Australia could step in to host the six matches. “The safety of all players, officials and fans is of paramount importance to FFA and the AFC, and we are confident we will host a successful tournament here in Sydney,” he added. The FFA said the match schedule would be announced soon. The winners and runners-up from Group B will go into playoffs against the top two teams from Group A, containing South Korea, Myanmar and Vietnam, for the final two places. The eventual winners will represent Asia alongside hosts Japan, at the Tokyo Olympics in July and August. Reuters/NAN.Tags: ChinaCoronavirusOlympic GamesSydneylast_img read more

September 20

No joy for Postulation in USA

first_img Press Association The Khalid Abdullah-owned three-year-old was a narrow winner of the Silver Stakes at the Curragh on his penultimate outing, but Pat Smullen’s companion failed to trouble the judge at Belmont Park as Force the Pass emerged a brilliant three-and-three-quarter-length winner. Successful trainer Alan Goldberg said: “We brought him up here three days ago – he’d never been here before – and he never turned a hair. We’ll give him the summer off and look towards the fall.” Dermot Weld was out of luck in America on Saturday as Postulation could finish only sixth in the Belmont Derby.last_img read more

May 14

Kyrgios and De Miñaur give the chest to get into the semifinals while Russia does not give option to Argentina

first_imgA couple who managed to lift the last ball of Murray and Salisbury, with his serve, then break their service twice and already at point 34 tie the Kyrgios serve and lifted the entire Sydney center. From Spain-Belgium will leave its rival in the semifinals of the ATP Cup, in what can be a duel in the top in case of being the Spanish team, because none will then have lost any tie before.This rounded an Australian morning that began with Kyrgios’ incontestable victory over Cam Norrie by a double 6-2. With the head centered, as he has been in everything that goes on in the tournament, and more motivated than ever before his people, the number two aussie is showed his best tennis to leave no option to the British.1-0 and De Miñaur’s turn, which however was not able to repeat his partner’s deed. He tried to take the game against Dan Evans to three sets, but in the two tie-breaks that there was the English was much better, with a powerful serve and took both by an overwhelming 7-4 and another 7-2 to force the tiebreaker of doubles. A game that had everything and then yes, grabbed Australia to lift an entire country and stand in the semifinals of the ATP Cup.Russia, by the fast trackRussia had it easier, which only had to resort to individuals to get rid of Argentina. Khachanov won Pella in the first duel (6-2 and 7-6 (4)), so that their leader, Medvedev, would be stronger than Schwartzman (6-4, 4-6 and 6-3). Finally, in an inconsequential doubles match, Gabashvili and Kravchuk finished rounding the Russian quarters by winning 7-6 (5) and 6-4 to the Albiceleste couple of Gonzalez and Molteni.As was already the case in the Davis Cup, Marat Safin’s are among the top four, although this time they get stronger thanks to the presence of the world number 5. A Medvedev who has won the four duels he has played in this ATP Cup and threatens to give the big bell in the renewed championship that is being played in Australia. Serbia against Canada will leave their rival for a place in the grand final of Sydney. 01/09/2020 – 9:53 | 15:30 – 9/01/20 The aussies played their singles and went to doubles to sentenceKyrgios won his game before (6-2 and 6-2) and Evans tied against De MiñaurKhachanov and Medvedev found no opposition in Pella and Schwartzman Photo: Reuters Australia and Russia are the first two semifinalists of the ATP Cup after beating Britain and Argentina in Thursday’s session. Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios beat the British Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury (3-6, 6-3 and 18-16) in the decisive doubles that gave the Aussies the pass, while Daniil Medvedev was decisive against Diego Schwartzman ( 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3) to do the same with the Russians.The order of the doubles Lleyton Hewitt changed and the play went perfectly to the Australian captain. With Kyrgios and De Miñaur on track after playing their doubles matches, Australia went with everything for the established couple of the youngest of the Murray and Salisbury.And the team that is playing with the support of its public and motivated by the tragedy of the fires in their country could not go better. Despite losing the first set, logical fatigue through Nick but especially Alex, Kyrgios and De Miñaur were gradually entering the game until they tied the British and then beat them in a super tie-break of 34 points, four balls match for Great Britain and five for the Aussies.last_img read more