Johnson proud of hat-trick hero Reid

first_imgThe Bristolian notched his first career hat-trick in the rout, with Josh Brownhill also getting on the scoresheet, as City moved back into the play-off pack.However, it was the performance of Reid – now on 19 goals for the campaign – that hit the headlines.“Bobby’s on fire!” grinned the City head coach on BCTV after the final whistle.“I’m delighted for him to go and get his hat-trick. There was some brilliant movement, some fantastic finishes and a confident penalty.“Moving him up front was something I was very keen to do and it’s often overlooked in football. Players can have attributes to play in a number of positions.“I’m not sure he quite believed me in the start, but he certainly does now.“He’s always been a technically good finisher. He’s worked very hard on his movement, watching other top strikers.“I’m pleased for the football club as well because he’s come through our Academy and that means a lot of people’s hard work has gone into his development.”HARD WORK PRAISEDOn the overall display, which saw the club victorious for the first time in six matches, Johnson said: “It was an excellent performance.“We played some fantastic football in the first half. We had to shift them about and we scored three great goals in that first 45.“Bobby’s penalty puts it to bed in the first half and it was good to be able to get Lloyd Kelly and Liam Walsh on for some men’s football.”Johnson took time out to thank all the staff who worked hard over the past 48 hours to clear the pitch, stadium and car parks of snow to ensure the game went ahead.He added: “Everyone has worked very hard to get this game on. I know there will be some disappointed fans stuck at home and I know it wasn’t easy for the Police as they’ve got to advise people not to travel, but at the same time they are telling us the game is fine to go ahead.“A massive effort has gone in to get the game on and we thank them. I really wanted the match played because it was a big chance for three points.”EXCLUSIVE BCTV INTERVIEWSlast_img read more

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Lam hails Bristol for ‘gutsing it out’ in Rotherham blizzard

first_imgFourteen points from the reliable boot of Ian Madigan and tries from Ryan Edwards and Luke Morahan sealed a 24-3 win at a snow-clad Clifton Lane – and the head coach praised the character of his players in difficult circumstances.“I’m very proud of the guys because rugby shouldn’t be played in those sort of conditions, and they gutsed it out,” he said.“We were only 6-0 up at half-time – and there were times there where you couldn’t even see the other side of the field – but they grafted it out and came back to get a very good win. “Character wise, that’s probably one of our best wins of the season.“We had a bit of everything with the weather, but the boys gutsed it out and did a tremendous job.” Bristol return to a snow-covered field for the second half (JMP UK).last_img read more

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West London Pole Vault girl wins South of England Under-15 title

first_imgWest London Pole Vault squad member Stephanie Broomhead, from Harrow, won the South of England Under-15 Championships in 3.36 metres.It was a new personal best and cemented her place as the number one in her age group in the UK.AdChoices广告West London Pole Vault coach, former British champion Ellie Spain said: “Steph is a dedicated, hardworking and talented young athlete.“She is a testament to the fact that hard work plus ability equals success and has a bright future ahead of her in the sport.”Click here for more information about West London Pole Vault.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Vegas bookmaker reevaluates UK/U of L football

first_imgBack in late September, the Kentucky and Louisville football teams seemed to be trending in opposite directions.The Wildcats had nearly toppled Florida on the road, then earned their first Southeastern Conference win in two seasons to improve to 3-1. We didn’t know then that the Gators were actually pretty awful.U of L, meanwhile, was coming off a loss to unranked Virginia and a discouraging close-call at home against lowly Wake Forest.So I called Aaron Kessler, sportsbook supervisor at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, and asked him to make a hypothetical betting line for the UK/U of L game, assuming it was played that day.Adam Himmelsbach: Rethinking the UK-UofL in NovemberKessler said in the preseason, his casino had set U of L as a 15-point favorite. But after watching the season’s first month, he said he would adjust that to favor UK by two points. That was surprising, and it created quite a stir.Since then, of course, UK’s regression has been rapid. The Wildcats have now lost five games in a row, and they have been stomped pretty thoroughly in most of them. U of L, on the other hand, has shown that it can compete with teams like Florida State and Clemson. And, importantly, wide receiver DeVante Parker has returned.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:8a7e9ad1f031f2a396295646 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-559182-3895753560001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.So with the UK/U of L game now less than two weeks away, I called the Golden Nugget once more to get an updated idea on their projections. To say there has been a reversal would be putting it mildly. Tony Miller, the casino’s sportsbook director, said he would likely install Louisville as a 13 or 14-point favorite.“You look at the way Kentucky started,” Miller said, “but they’ve just come unraveled since then.”Miller said that three weeks ago, he probably would have made U of L a nine-point favorite. It’s worth pointing out that with betting lines, sportsbooks are not trying to predict the result as much as they are trying to predict how bettors will act.Still no kickoff time, TV details for the Kentucky-Louisville football gameLouisville’s loss to Florida State on national television earned the Cardinals some equity, as did their convincing win against bowl-eligible Boston College. Kentucky has looked more like the Kentucky we once knew, reminding everyone that rebuilds do not, in fact, happen overnight.“The public is going to bet Louisville, just because they know they’re the better team,” Miller said. “Right now, 14 is going to be a key number.”Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at 502-582-4372 by email ahimmelsbach@courier-journal.com and on Twitter @adamhimmelsbachlast_img read more

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“We are already seeing interest in our goalkeepers” – Hockey –…

first_img“I have not yet reached a position when there are serious negotiations or it is clear what we can get in return. But we are approaching this point. Understanding what the teams are willing to give in return is important to us. We will see how everything will turn out. “But I can already see that there will be a lot of interest.The Pittsburgh Penguins at the Eastern Conference were sown with the fifth number, but in the fight to get into the Stanley Cup in the series with 1-3, they lost to the Montreal Canadiens, who had only the 12th number. Already at that time, the unit’s general manager said that keeping both goalkeepers in the “Penguins” ranks would be a very difficult task.Tristan Jerry played better in the regular season, repelling 92.1% of the shots and averaging 2.43 discs. Matt Murray, who won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, repelled only 89.9% of the litters. Nevertheless, head coach Mike Sullivan trusted Murray at the start of the Canadiens series. He could not justify his trust and was later put in reserve.Raterford also said after the end of the season that he did not plan to replace any of the team’s big stars, but would like to make the “Penguins” a younger team. Last season, Teodor Blugers, who was the fourth center striker, won a stable place in the Penguins.Resources used:https://theathletic.com/2011258/202…last_img read more

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Reeths-Puffer girls hold off challenge from Muskegon Heights on Wednesday

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Bravo quits international cricket ahead of World Cup

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has quit all forms of international cricket just eight months before the ICC Cricket World Cup in England, bringing the curtain down on an absorbing career which saw him carve a niche in the shorter formats. The 35-year-old Trinidadian, who also quit Test cricket in 2015, announced his retirement late Wednesday on the eve of the first semi-final of the Regional Super50 between Guyana Jaguars and Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval here.Bravo will feature in today’s second semi-final when his Trinidad and Tobago Red Force take on Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.“I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from International cricket in all formats of the game,” Bravo said in a statement. “After 14 years when I made my debut for the WI, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking onto the Lord’s cricket ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career.“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players.”Despite steering Trinbago Knight Riders to back-to-back titles in the Caribbean Premier League in the last two seasons, Bravo has been repeatedly overlooked for international duty in the shortest format. And his campaign in the ongoing Regional Super50 has been less than stellar, with just 69 runs and seven wickets in five outings, putting in doubt any participation in next year’s World Cup.Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave said recently that Bravo was now competing against the likes of fellow all-rounders Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite and Rovman Powell, but said the door remained open for the veteran “once he performs in Super50.”Bravo turned out in 40 Tests for West Indies, scoring 2200 runs at an average of 31, and taking 86 wickets at an average of nearly 40. He made three hundreds and 13 half-centuries. In 164 One-Day Internationals, Bravo garnered 2968 runs at an average of 25 with two hundreds, while picking up 199 wickets at an average of 29.Bravo also played 66 T20 Internationals, making 1142 runs and taking 52 wickets.Significantly, Bravo was a member of every title-winning West Indies side over the last two decades. He featured in the final against England when the Windies won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, and also starred in the successful 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cup campaigns. He led the Windies in ODIs for 19 months but never played again after being sacked in 2014 and also dropped from the squad, following his pivotal role in the controversial abandoned tour of India earlier that year, owing to a players pay dispute with CWI.Despite his status as one of the world’s leading T20 stars, Bravo has not played for the Windies in the shortest format since the ill-fated tour against Pakistan two years ago and with selectors moving recently to blood youngsters, was unlikely to ever feature again.A veteran of the lucrative Indian Premier League, Bravo thanked fans and family for their support and pledged to continue his professional career, which has seen him ply his trade in the myriad of T20 tournaments in existence across the globe.“I thank the countless persons who were instrumental to my success, particularly my family and (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) where I developed my skills at an early age. I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognise my efforts on and off the field,” he said. “I am extremely fortunate to have a career that has taken me across the globe into the most prestigious dressing rooms sharing experiences with all the recent Legends of this glorious game.“I will continue my professional career as a cricketer and entertainer living as a true Champion.”Overall, Bravo has played 410 T20s, scoring 5984 runs and taking a record 447 wickets.last_img read more

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Cost-Effective Boldin Replacements

first_imgRamses BardenFormer Team: New York Giants2012-2013 Stats: 14 Catches, 220 YardsBarden’s biggest issue his entire career has been finding his way on the field, playing behind Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. He is an imposing target at 6’6”, who can go up and get the ball over many corners in the NFL. If he can get consistent playing time, he may be able to perform like he did in his start against the Panthers last season (9 Catches, 138 Yards). Brandon GibsonFormer Team: St. Louis Rams2012-2013 Stats: 51 Catches, 691 Yards, 5 TDsGibson has the potential to become a stud at Wide Receiver but has yet to put it all together. Injuries have derailed his past couple seasons and he has a tendency to disappear for games at a time. When he is hitting on all cylinders though, he can put numbers like he did against Buffalo last season (6 Catches, 100 Yards, Td). Mohamed MassaquoiFormer Team: Cleveland Browns2012-2013 Stats: 17 Catches, 254 YardsMassaquoi’s has struggled catching the ball ever since entering the NFL, but the potential is there to become a dynamic threat. He has a good combination of size and speed, who may benefit playing for a good QB like Joe Flacco (unlike Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace and Brandon Weeden). Massaquoi’s peak would be as a decent No. 2 wide out across from Torrey Smith.*All Photos Courtesy of NFL.com.* Julian EdelmanFormer Team: New England Patriots2012-2013 Stats: 21 Catches, 235 Yards, 3 TDsEdelman is a natural slot receiver in the mold of Wes Welker (who he learned the position from). He can be a threat in the middle of the field and an asset in the short passing game. His size and tools will not wow anyone, but he can grind out yards 5-10 yards at a time (11.4 YPC in 2013). As the aftermath of the Anquan Boldin trade coincides with the start of Free Agency, the Ravens may look to some guys off the street to fill his role. Even with his departure, the team is still strapped against the cap because of the amount of their own Free Agents (Unrestricted and Restricted) on the roster. With holes at vital positions such as Left Tackle, Middle Linebacker and Defensive Line, the Ravens will probably look for some cost effective options for a veteran presence, while drafting a player with big upside in April.Here is a look at possible veteran wide outs that the Ravens could consider:Early DoucetFormer Team: Arizona Cardinals2012-2013 Stats: 28 Catches, 207 YardsDoucet was the reason the Cardinals were willing to depart Boldin in the first place. He obviously did not live up to expectations; he plays a similar style as Boldin, as a physical presence who is willing to make tough catches across the middle. Doucet has struggled with injuries (playing in only 5 games last season), but if he can stay on the field he has the potential to be a solid No. 3 option.last_img read more

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Where is F1 Styrian Grand Prix being held and which country and track is hosting it?

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! F1 returned last weekend with a pulsating Austrian Grand Prix kicking off a truncated season following the coronavirus pandemic.And now the Styrian Grand Prix is being held this weekend and viewers will be hoping it is as exciting as the opening race at the Red Bull Ring.The Styrian Grand Prix is the second race of this years truncated F1 calendarCredit: Getty Images – GettyValtteri Bottas took the chequered flag while a five-second penalty saw Lewis Hamilton drop to fourth, allowing fellow Brit Lando Norris to pick up a podium place.But just how will F1’s first ever Styrian Grand Prix work and where will is it being held?What is the F1 Styrian Grand Prix?The F1 Styrian Grand Prix has been added to the calendar for the first time as Formula One looks to hold as many races as possible while complying with coronavirus travel restrictions.Also known as the Steiermark Grand Prix, it is named after the region in Austria around the city of Graz, where it will take place.All drivers, crew and reporters will remain in a bubble and be unable to fly in and out for the duration of the Austrian, Styrian and Hungarian Grand Prix, which are being held across three straight weeks.  Which track is holding the F1 Styrian Grand Prix?The Styrian Grand Prix is taking place at… the Red Bull Ring.Drivers have reconvened at the same venue that is holding the Austrian Grand Prix and are doing it all again this weekend.As F1 rules state that two races cannot have the same name, this Grand Prix has been named after the local region, rather than Austria.The Red Bull Ring is not the only track which will host two Grand Prix races this season.A week after August’s British Grand Prix, drivers will be back at Silverstone for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, celebrating F1’s creation in 1950. Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

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