Kootman back to defend

first_img Born to Run race title Event now in 19th year After finishing second to South River’s Dave DeMonico twice, Lincroft’s Matt Kootman turned the tables on the five-time Born to Run champion last year. Kootman, a Middletown South High School graduate who was running for Boston College, followed the M.O. that made DeMonico the biggest winner in the event’s history — by taking the lead from the outset and controlling the pace from the front. Kootman had done it before only to have DeMonico out-last him. Last year was the charm for the ex-Eagle, as he won the 5-mile Born to Run race through the streets of Freehold Borough in 25:26. This time, he was able hold off DeMonico for the entire five miles. Kootman will return to the streets of Freehold Borough on Friday to pick up where he left off with the 19th running of the Born to Run, which is run in cooperation with the Freehold Area Running Club. Kootman will face a different challenge in the defense of his title. Injury will keep DeMonico on the sidelines this year, but Rob DeFillippis of Tinton Falls, who finished third last year just behind DeMonico, will be back to chase Kootman. Former Freehold Borough track star Cynthia Savino was the 2002 women’s champion in her debut, running 32:03. She recently ran a marathon personal best at New York City, and will not be running the race this year because of a hamstring injury. Veteran roadrunner Maggie Freeman, third last year, will be looking to move up. Freeman is a police officer in Manalapan. The Born to Run race starts and finishes on Court Street. The course takes runners through the backstreets of the borough, including an excursion through Lake Topanemus. When the runners exit Topanemus onto Pond Road, they hit the rolling hills that race director Hank Bailey refers to as “Heartbreak Hill.” Coming in the final mile of the race, the hills have often been decisive in determining the winner. There is a separate racewalking division for the race. Last year, Jack Leach of Marlboro won in 46:39, and the women’s winner was Joan Venslavsky of Robbinsville (54:57). This race has earned a reputation over the years as one of the most racer-friendly on the road-racing calendar, and is one of the reasons that, every year, several hundred runners line up to run off their Thanksgiving Day dinners. This event is also a fund-raiser that supports the Monmouth County Child Abuse Task Force. The borough streets will be the safest in nation with a detachment of Marine Corps League controlling traffic and guarding the streets. Race day registration is $20 (with shirt not guaranteed). Post-registration without a shirt is $10. Race day registration will be held at the Freehold Fire House starting at 9 a.m. For more information on the race, call (732) 780-5959 or (800) 300-8184. Born to Run race titleEvent nowin 19th year last_img read more

Brazil’s Thiago Silva back to his best

first_img BATTLE WITH ILLNESS KAZAN, Russia (AP): Four years after Brazil’s humiliation at its home World Cup, Thiago Silva is back to his best in Russia, a country where his then-burgeoning career was almost tragically cut short years ago. The 33-year-old Brazil centre back – who is nicknamed “O Monstro” for his exceptional physical abilities – is probably playing in his final World Cup, and he has been enjoying a perfect tournament so far. While forward Neymar attracted negative comments for his antics on the field, Silva has been irreproachable. The captain arguably has been the best centre back of the tournament, alongside Uruguay captain Diego Godin. Like Uruguay, Brazil have conceded only one goal in Russia so far from a set piece in its opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland. And the Selecao’s rivals have managed only five shots on target in their four matches against the five-time champions. Silva has been playing a key role in helping Brazil achieve those impressive statistics, anchoring the defence with authority and class. During the 2-0 win against Mexico that guaranteed Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals for the seventh consecutive time, Silva was decisive both in the air and on the ground, blocked several shots, and made two clearances. “It’s a huge joy to be doing an excellent cup and to be growing with every game,” Silva said. “I’m happy about my performance and the performance of the team.” Happiness and joy have been hard to come by during some stretches of Silva’s career. The native of Rio de Janeiro went through hard times after Brazil’s 7-1 loss to Germany at the last World Cup. Silva did not play in that game because he was suspended, but he was harshly criticised and branded a crybaby for his emotional outbursts as he was pictured in tears before a penalty shoot-out against Chile in the round of 16. After the tournament, he was stripped of the team’s captaincy by new coach Dunga then left off the regular roster after the 2015 Copa AmÈrica. He returned from exile in September 2016 for World Cup qualifiers after being called up by Dunga’s successor, Tite. Those professional ups and downs are nothing compared to the ordeal Silva went through back in 2005, when he spent about six months in a Moscow hospital after he contracted tuberculosis. Regarded at the time as one of the world’s most promising defenders, Silva had been sent on loan from Porto to Dynamo Moscow alongside several teammates. “It was probably the worst episode of my life,” Silva said. It was during a training camp in Portugal that doctor Yuri Vassilkov, who had travelled along with the team, noticed that Silva had a persistent cough. “He had a temperature and we thought it was a simple cold,” Vassilkov said in an interview with L’Equipe newspaper this week. “I gave him some medication, but he did not improve. I was a bit worried, and I sent him for exams at the British hospital in Lisbon. The diagnosis was terrible: tuberculosis. It was a shock.” Vassilkov believes that the diagnosis was so late that Silva was weeks away from dying. Silva was brought back to Moscow where he was hospitalised in a centre specialising in tuberculosis treatment. At the time, Silva did not speak English or Russian and went through a bout of depression. “The cold, the lack of natural light, the fact that I could not speak to anybody … All this was very difficult to handle,” Silva remembered in an interview with Belgian Sport/Foot magazine. After Russian doctors at one point considered removing part of his lungs, Silva survived and fully recovered. He never played a game for Dynamo, and these painful events are just bad memories now. AGE – 33 HEIGHT – 1.83m APPEARANCES – 75 GOALS – 6 NUMBER – 2last_img read more

Roger Federer cruises into US Open last eight

first_imgNEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Roger Federer of Switzerland serves during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against David Goffin of Belgium on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPRoger Federer cruised into the last eight Sunday at the US Open while Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev took inspiration from a booing crowd to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.Federer, a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows, advanced to the US Open quarterfinals for the 13th time by routing Belgian 15th seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in only 79 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City MOST READ LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption US Open: Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PLAY LIST 01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash View commentscenter_img “Sometimes these scores just happen,” Federer said. “You catch a good day, the opponent doesn’t, then things happen very quickly… I found my groove after a while and was able to roll really. Never looked back.“In a fourth round like this, if you can keep it nice, short, simple, you have to take them. I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 38-year-old Swiss third seed, trying to stretch his men’s Grand Slam record title total to 21, advanced to a last-eight matchup with Bulgaria’s 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov.Medvedev, a winner at Cincinnati and runner-up at Montreal and Washington in hardcourt tuneup events, advanced into the quarterfinal against Stan Wawrinka by beating 118th-ranked German qualifier Dominik Koepfer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2). Dimitrov struggled with a shoulder injury early this season but is finally back on form.“I’m pleased to be back on a court pain free, feeling pretty good,” he said. I’m just really happy right now. One of first most exciting and important things is to just enjoy after getting back onto the court.” Federer is 7-0 lifetime against Dimitrov, who dispatched Australia’s 38th-ranked Alex de Minaur 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.“Feeling excited first to be in US Open quarter-finals for the first time. This is what I practiced for, to play those matches,” Dimitrov said.“It’s a great opportunity for both of us. Hopefully we have a great battle and we can produce some great tennis.”Five-time US Open champion Federer unleashed a dominant performance, improving to 9-1 all-time against Goffin.“As soon as you get there, first match on Ashe against him, you can feel all the 20,000 people are behind him as soon as he hit the ball,” Goffin said.“All of a sudden every shot is 10 times tougher than usually. All of a sudden what you felt the day before during practice or the last matches, it feels completely different.”Goffin broke in the third game. Federer won the next five games to seize the opening set, 11 of the next 13 to grab command and 17 of the final 19 in stunningly rapid fashion.“He was great but I gave him the whole match,” Goffin said. “It’s tough to say but yeah, probably my worst match against him I’ve played.”Dimitrov faced only one break point in dispatching the 20-year-old Aussie.“I was able to neutralize everything that was thrown at me. Played right at the important moments and that was that,” he said. “Played really well when I had to and had great composure throughout the match.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Medvedev, fined $9,000 for an obscene gesture and unsportsmanlike conduct in a third-round victory, was booed by the crowd after the match and encouraged the jeers, waving a finger to symbolize he is number one and saying they encouraged him to keep playing while hurt out of spite.“I was painful in my attitude,” said Medvedev. “I was painful in my shoulder. I was wondering if I was going to play. And you guys gave me the energy.“Guys continue to give me this energy. You are the best.”Koepfer, hoping to be the first US Open qualifier in the quarter-finals since Gilles Muller in 2008, was broken by Medvedev at love in the fifth game of the third set and the Russian held from there, then dominated the decisive tie-breaker.‘Ten times tougher’Medvedev won his only match against Wawrinka in the 2017 first round at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

Bad weather, rough terrain delays pilot body transport

first_imgRegion 8 plane crash… GCAA to increase inspection frequency…Govt concerned about increase aviation accidents — HarmonThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is expected to ramp up the frequency of its inspection of local aviation operations; and, in this regard, will be meeting on Wednesday with all operators to discuss safety issues in light of the recent spate of accidents that have occurred in the aviation industry. In the meantime, the body of 41-year-old Captain Imran Khan, a resident of the Essequibo Coast, Region Two, is yet to be flown to the city from the crash site. He had been attached to Air Services Limited (ASL), and had been flying from Chi-Chi to Mahdia when the Cessna 206 (8R-GFM) aircraft went down on Sunday.Flying solo, Captain Khan had reportedly been expected to arrive at Mahdia at 08:47h, but had been a ‘no show’. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal being emitted from the crashed aircraft and picked up at 09:08h was identified as coming from an area west of Mahdia.A rescue operation involving the Guyana Defence Force’s 31 Special Forces Squadron was immediately mounted, but because of the mountainous terrain, search-and-rescue (SAR) operators had to trek to the crash site, where they found the lifeless body of Captain Imran Khan.Because of time constrains, the rescuers had to stay with the body overnight at the crash site.Captain Khan’s body was expected to be removed from the crash site and transported to Ogle, but reports out of the area indicate that weather changes have created difficulties for the rescue operators in transporting the body.“We are awaiting word from the Special Forces, but there is heavy thunderstorm in the area and they are having difficulties moving with the body. They have to bring the body to a clearing where the helicopter could pick them up and fly them to the city,” Mrs Annette Arjoon-Martins, President of the National Air Transport Association, has said.InvestigationPreliminary reports suggest that the aircraft may have crashed into a mountain before diving into the heavy jungle. The aircraft is badly mangled, and it is believed that Captain Khan may have been pitched from the plane following the impact.Having launched an investigation into the fatal aircraft accident, the GCAA’s preliminary report has indicated that the plane was scheduled to land at Mahdia at approximately 08:47hrs, but failed to so do. A distress signal received at approximately 09:08hrs initiated a search operation by all domestic operators within the vicinity of the last known location of the aircraft.The crash site was positively identified at 12:56hrs, and a team from the Guyana Defence Force was deployed to the area to recover the body of the pilot. Due to the conditions of the terrain, the rescue team had to trek for approximately 3 hours, cutting through thick vegetation, to reach the crash site from the landing zone.The investigation by the Accident and Incident Investigation Group (AIG) will examine all possible circumstances that could have contributed to the occurrence of this latest accident, including weather conditions, pilot’s flight and duty hours, and the type of operations the pilot was conducting, the GCAA has said in a statement.Upping the anteThe Director General of the GCAA, Lt. Col. (ret’d) Egbert Field, has said that surveillance and inspection of air operators, aircraft and other aspects of aviation operations will continue with more frequency.The GCAA has commenced the State Safety Programme (SSP) as mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and is presently at the implementation stage. The elements of the SSP were introduced to service providers at a workshop held in July 2017 as a precursor for the Safety Management System (SMS) which all operators are expected to implement.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has said Government has mandated the GCAA to up its ante in relation to the inspections of aircraft and facilities.“We have asked the Director of Civil Aviation for there to be more frequent levels of inspection of these aircraft, of the pilots and the facilities they use, to ensure that there is a higher level of safety in these operations. We, as a small country, cannot continue to lose young men in the prime of their lives to accidents. We are calling on the Director to increase [the] level of investigation and oversight over all of the operators, to ensure that the serviceability of these aircraft is checked, that the time and hours of the pilots which they fly, must also be checked, and this must not just be a one-off check, but a regular check and (done) also time and again; what we call ramp checks [random checks],” Harmon has said.The Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Department has registered its concern “regarding the recent spate of industrial accidents which have afflicted the local aviation industry during the past 6 weeks.”Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle, in a statement, said the law provides for the department to investigate and report on all accidents, whether fatal or not.On August 8, a single-engine Cessna aircraft piloted by Captain Dominique Waddell was taking off from the Eteringbang airstrip in Region 7 when it crashed. The Wings Aviation plane was on a shuttling mission from Eteringbang to Ekereku when the incident occurred at around 11:00hrs.A source close to the GCAA’s investigative team has said the recent plane crash at Eteringbang airstrip in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on August 8 may be due to overloading.On July 25, Captain Collin Martin, a retired Guyana Defence Force Major, was piloting a Roraima Airways aircraft when it crashed, killing him almost instantly.last_img read more

Intersection upgrades completed at 13 street in Dawson Creek

first_imgSignals were added to the intersection, and include an emergency vehicle pre-empt at the lights due to the proximity of fire, police and ambulance services nearby. The intersection was also realigned on the north and south side of 13th Street and Alaska Avenue.The project was a partnership between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Dawson Creek, each contributing half of the $600,000 project costs.- Advertisement -This project is part of the more than $54 million the Province has invested in highway and road improvement projects in the South Peace in 2011-12, including more than $19 million funded through the Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program.last_img read more

U.S. hangs on in World Cup

first_img For a few brief seconds, it appeared the United States had gone ahead in the 70th minute, when second-half sub DaMarcus Beasley slotted the ball in off goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. But with U.S. coach Bruce Arena pumping an arm on the sideline, the whistle blew for an offside call on McBride. U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller then made the save of the night, jumping to his right to punch away a short shot by a wide-open Alessandro Del Piero, who had gotten a flick from Pirlo. Keller made another outstanding stop on Del Piero in the 79th.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Alberto Gilardino put Italy, a three-time champion, ahead in the 22nd minute. But the Americans tied the score in the 27th when a U.S. free kick was knocked into the Italian net by defender Cristian Zaccardo, who was trying to clear the ball before it reached Brian McBride. The departures began a minute later. Italy’s Daniele De Rossi received a red card from Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda for elbowing McBride in the face, a vicious foul that left McBride bloody. But the sides evened out in the 45th when American midfielder Pablo Mastroeni was ejected for a sliding takedown against Andrea Pirlo, cleating the midfielder’s ankle. U.S. defender Eddie Pope was the next to go. He received a yellow card in the 11th minute for a foul on Gilardino, then was ejected in the second minute of the second half for sliding into Gilardino. While he touched the ball first, he crashing into the forward’s leg and Larrionda didn’t hesitate to show the yellow, then the red card. KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Bloodied but not beaten, the United States bounced back to hold Italy to a 1-1 tie Saturday in an ugly World Cup game with three ejections. The Americans hung on while playing most of the second half at a man disadvantage for their first point in a European World Cup. The United States, seemingly down and out after a deflating 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic, now finds itself with a chance to advance to the second round if it beats Ghana on Thursday in its final first-round game. For the United States to reach the round of 16, it must win, coupled with an Italian victory over the Czechs, or there would have to be an Italy-Czech tie coupled with a U.S. victory by several goals.last_img read more

The Ox to open Liverpool account at Leicester? Barnsley to shock Spurs? CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to make his first start for Liverpool on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup clash with Leicester.It is 10/1 he opens the scoring at the King Power Stadium and 5/1 he scores anytime.Tottenham, meanwhile, host Barnsley and are 1/10 to move into the fourth round while the Championship side are 22/1 to pull off a shock victory.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

‘Something Klopp will have to address’ – Ferdinand sensed nerves at Anfield

first_img Mane got Liverpool off to the perfect start 3 3 The Kop howled for a penalty but Martin Atkinson was not convinced when Keita was felled in the box “I do like VAR, but I do like the element of human error.”@rioferdy5 knows what it’s like for decisions to prove costly, but says it’s part and parcel of the game. pic.twitter.com/4HfWL2ChRr— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 30, 2019Earlier, Ferdinand had joked he would hide in his trophy room if Liverpool eventually win a first league title since 1990. Rio Ferdinand thought Liverpool players looked ‘nervous’ during their 1-1 draw with Leicester.The former Manchester United defender watched as the Reds blew a chance to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.Manchester City’s loss to Newcastle the day before put the Reds in the driving seat, but Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to capitalise. “I think they looked nervous, the crowd were nervous and it fed into the players,” Ferdinand added.Klopp thought his side were denied a penalty when Naby Keita was brought down by Leicester full-back Ricardo Pereira in the 57th minute, while he also thought Mane was denied a clear goal scoring chance by Maguire. Rio Ferdinand said he sensed nerves at Anfield, as Liverpool failed to take advantage of Man City’s loss “The only slight worry I would have is I sense a nervousness and a team sitting there passing the buck at times,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.“That is something Klopp will have to address. You don’t want to see nerves at this stage, this is early.”Sadio Mane gave Liverpool an early lead at Anfield, but Harry Maguire equalised. Ferdinand, though, said the manager will just have to get used to big decisions going against them, just like he had to when winning multiple titles with United.“We lost a title one time for a handball or an offside, its part and parcel of it,” he explained.“I like VAR, but I like the element of human error. You have to take the good with the bad,” he added, joking that those decisions still keep him up at night. 3last_img read more

After two deals on Thursday, Arsenal step up bid to secure next target

first_img 1 Getty Tierney is one of Arsenal’s top targets this summer scrap Arsenal are back in talks with Celtic over a deal for Kieran Tierney.The Gunners have had two bids rejected for the 22-year-old full-back, with the latest potentially worth up to £25million. changes Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tierney is one of Unai Emery’s key targets this summer.The left-back has made 170 appearances for Celtic and has also been attracting interest from Napoli. gameday cracker revealed latest LATEST Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The Gunners are understood to have met Celtic’s asking price of £25million but the Hoops want the money up front, as opposed to the staggered payments initially offered.Arsenal cooled their interest but after sealing the signings of Dani Ceballos, on loan from Real Madrid, and William Saliba from Saint Etienne for £27million, they have now made a new move to secure Tierney’s signature.Gunners chiefs are believed to be confident of finalising an agreement with Celtic, with talkSPORT told on Thursday that ‘it looks like Tierney will be on his way to the Emirates’. TOP WORK Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane PAYBACK Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Most Read in Footballlast_img read more