Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G at world championships

first_imgARE, SWEDEN – American Lindsey Vonn crashed heavily in the super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships on Tuesday in what was the penultimate race of her glittering career.She appeared to lose control coming off a jump early in her run and careered into the safety netting at high speed. The crowd and her fellow racers looked on in alarm, but after several minutes the 34-year-old was back on her feet. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Lindsey Vonn competes in the women’s super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships on Tuesday in Are, Sweden. | REUTERS RELATED PHOTOS The former Olympic downhill champion then skied gently down to the end of the course, where she received warm applause.Several other racers had struggled to maintain their line on the technical descent, but Vonn was the only one to crash.Vonn announced before the start of the championships that she would be ending her career once it is over.The two-time world champion is scheduled to race in the downhill later in the championships. center_img Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Ski World Championships KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Spurs Dealt Blow As Elbow Injury Rules Lloris Out Of Season

first_imgTottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will “almost certainly” be out of action for the rest of the year after his horror injury at the weekend, France coach Didier Deschamps said on Monday.“It is difficult to say exactly how long he will not be available,” said Deschamps as France players gathered for their next Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Iceland on Friday and Turkey three days later.“What matters to us right now is that he will not be with us for this round of games or for the next.”France face Albania and Moldova in November.Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow in conceding the opening goal of Spurs’ 3-0 defeat by Brighton on Saturday, dropping a cross before falling backwards and landing badly.The Spurs goalkeeper was given oxygen and morphine as he was carried from the field before being taken to hospital.“Almost certainly, he won’t be back on the pitch in 2019,” said Deschamps.Steve Mandanda will take over in goal for France against Iceland while Paulo Gazzaniga, who replaced Lloris on Saturday, is likely to continue in the role for struggling Spurs.RelatedHugo Lloris Out Of Watford Clash With Thigh InjuryAugust 31, 2018In “England”Martial, Lacazette Miss Out On France World Cup SquadMay 18, 2018In “England”Spurs Captain Hugo Lloris Apologises After Drink-Driving IncidentAugust 24, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Johnson Left Frustrated By Leeds Opener

first_imgWith the game still goalless in the 27th minute, the City head coach felt skipper Bailey Wright was fouled before referee Andy Davies instead awarded a free kick to the hosts.Eunan O’Kane found Chris Wood from the set-piece before the visitors had time to settle, and the striker buried the chance to fire his team in front.Pablo Hernandez added Leeds’ second goal two minutes after half-time with a shot that took a cruel deflection off Aden Flint, while substitute Milan Djuric pulled one back for City after a series of chances went unconverted.“I’m very frustrated,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD. “The lads have given it a right go, but the first goal is very important – particularly away at a big club like this – and it was a foul on Bailey Wright.“He’s had his ankles clipped and been pushed straight in the back. We need those decisions but we haven’t got it, and there’s been all too many of them.“We had chances throughout the game. I’m pleased Milan got us a goal – I know it was only a consolation but he deserved it and had two or three good opportunities to stick it in at the far post.“The 14 players who played tonight have worked their socks off. The fans have given them a big clap and they never stopped singing.“They could see the players were going at it hammer and tongs until the end. We’ve got 15 big games left and everybody’s up for it.”Johnson revealed Tammy Abraham will need a scan on his injured thigh after City’s leading scorer was substituted in the first half, while Mark Little came off at the interval with a hamstring problem.last_img read more

Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson hit in face by pitch, but ‘fine’

first_imgJul 20, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; First overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft Dansby Swanson looks on after signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsJul 20, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; First overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft Dansby Swanson looks on after signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsFormer Vanderbilt baseball player and No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson was injured by a pitch to the face last week, but he tweeted that he’s “just fine.”Swanson, a two-time All-American shortstop with the Commodores, did not suffer any facial fractures, according to the original report from Baseball America. He was hit by a pitch from Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez during a simulated game Thursday at the Arizona Diamondbacks extended spring practice facility.On Thursday, Swanson tweeted: “Thank you for all the prayers, tweets, and concerns!! I’m doing just fine and taking it day by day.”Despite not suffering a serious injury, Swanson should remain in Arizona longer than planned. After he inked a contract with a $6.5 million signing bonus on July 17, Swanson said he expected to join Advanced-A Visalia (Calif.) Rawhide and stay there for the remainder of the season, but his assignment reportedly changed to the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops. Swanson’s next stop is on hold for now.[tweet https://twitter.com/LieutenantDans7/status/625686960305123332%5DSwanson was a finalist for the Golden Spikes national player of the year award. He helped lead Vanderbilt to a 2014 national championship and 2015 College World Series runner-up.Swanson is the second former Vanderbilt player recently injured. Former teammate Zander Wiel, a first baseman, a 12th-round pick of the Twins, fractured his left hand when struck by a pitch playing for rookie league club Elizabethon last week.Wiel’s hand will be in a splint for one more week and then rehab for two more weeks before returning to the field.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more

Detroit sports glance: Porzingis’ career-high 35 points paces Knicks over Pistons

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Young Stars to battle Lack ah Scene for Mocha Streetball title

first_imgYoung Stars of Agricola and Lack ah Scene will battle for the coveted ‘Let’s Bet Sports’ Mocha Village Cup Streetball Championship, after securing semifinal wins on Wednesday at the Mocha hardcourt tarmac. Young Stars downed Hillside 1-0. Unlikely hero Egbert Nedd fashioned the eventual winner in the 14th minute. It was a clinical strike as Nedd blasted the ball into the lower right corner after latching onto a pass on the right side of the field.Meanwhile, Lack ah Scene downed Family 2-0 on penalty kicks after regulation time ended scoreless. The penalty shootout started poorly for Family as they missed from the distance.Lack ah Scene capitalised on their opponent’s misfortune as Kester Alleyne scored to take a 1-0 lead. It went from bad to worse for Family as their second effort from the distance crashed into the left upright. Once again Lack ah Scene made no mistake from the distance as Omallo Williams scored to seal their place in the finale. The losers of the semifinal matches will contest the third place playoff.In the earlier quarterfinal section, Young Stars bested Ballers Empire 2-1. Ceon Samuels bagged a double in the second and 24th minute. For the loser, Dextroy Adams netted in the eighth minute.Also, Lack ah Scene defeated Hardball 2-0 on penalty kicks after regulation time ended scoreless. Meanwhile, Hillside downed Touches 2-0. Leon Cort and Adrian Douga scored in the third and 12th minute respectively.Family squeaked last Future Stars 1-0. Shamar Jones scored in the ninth minute.The winner of the event will pocket $200,000, with the second, third and fourth place finishers receiving $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. Complete ResultsSemifinalGame 1 Young Stars-1 vs Hillside-0Egbert Nedd – 14thGame 2Family-0 vs Lack ah Scene-0 Lack ah Scene won 2-0 on penalty kicksQuarterfinalGame 1 Ballers Empire-1 vs Young Stars-2Young Stars scorerCeon Samuels – 2nd and 24th Ballers Empire scorerDextroy Adams – 8thGame 2 Lack ah Scene-0 vs Hardball-0Lack ah Scene won 2-0 on penalty kicks Game 3 Hillside-2 vs Touches-0Leon Cort – 3rdAdrian Douga – 12th Game 4Future Stars-0 vs Family-1Shamar Jones – 9thlast_img read more

Herbert Mensah leads change at Ashgold

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko and King Faisal CEO Herbert Mensah, is leading a new revolution at AshantiGold Sporting Club.Herbert, lead consultant for the Canary Islands based Fortia Limited, today sealed a purchase and takeover deal with AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, at a ceremony at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.Already there are hints of major changes at the premiership ‘gold nuggets’ with promises of revitalising AshantiGold and in some 48 months, “ensure that it reverts to the powerhouse it was years ago and move to its all concurring form on the African continent.” Read full Fortia Limited statement here.Ashanti Gold SC was founded in 1978 by a group of employees of the then Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, and from 1994 to 1996, won the newly introduced Premier League back-to-back.The club has since operated at the top of the Ghanaian league, albeit in the shadows of big boys Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. It finished fifth at the end of the 2007/2008 league season won by regional rivals Asante Kotoko. Ashgold is hugely rated to be underachieving relative to its potential.Herbert previously led well acclaimed revolutions at Kotoko and King Faisal with exciting results and is also reputed to have pioneered a more scientific pre-season regime in the local league, away from the days when league clubs reassembled only with days to kick-off the season.Mr. Christian Rampa Ruhembwe, Vice President, AngloGold Ashanti (West Africa Division), said he was especially pleased to announce the ‘historic deal’, explaining that “AngloGold Ashanti is a mining company without any special skills in owning and running a football club. Soccer is now a business of its own right and the fact that we have been successful in achieving all these in the past does not mean that we can guarantee the future with the same success.”He paid tribute to past directors of the club, as well as supporters, for their various roles in bringing the club to its current status.Read full AngloGold statement here. Story by Isaac Yeboahlast_img read more

Scientists ‘cautiously optimistic’ that treatments will save last male white rhino

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Scientists are hopeful that treatment will help the last male white rhino in the world recover from his potentially life-threatening ailment.The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya announced last week that the health of the 45-year-old northern white rhino, named Sudan, was deteriorating and that his future “was not looking bright” after he developed an “age-related infection” on his leg.On Tuesday, Sudan’s caretakers said they were “cautiously optimistic” that Sudan would respond to treatments being administered by veterinarians on site and that his spirits had been lifted after a bout of heavy rain in the area and a stroll through the grounds.Sudan’s caregivers are continuing to monitor him around the clock, but the possibility that he could be euthanized because of the infection on his leg still looms. The conservancy expressed that it does not want Sudan to “suffer unnecessarily.”Whether Sudan makes it or not, the success of the efforts made by conservationists and scientists to save the northern white rhino from extinction will depend on the health of his daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu and in vitro fertilization, The Associated Press reported.Fatu’s eggs would likely have to be extracted because the rhinos are not able to reproduce naturally, according to the AP. Semen from dead northern white rhinos is being stored in several places around the world.Northern white rhinos were last seen in the wild at the Garamba National Park in the Congo, which is often targeted by poachers, the AP reported. The subspecies was especially vulnerable due to conflicts that swept through central Africa.In 2015, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy told ABC News four armed rangers in Kenya were guarding Sudan after he was acquired by the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Manny Machado being dealt to the Dodgers

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles are trading infielder Manny Machado to the LA Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal. Machado was the hottest trade piece the Orioles had and multiple teams were bidding on him.Machado was originally drafted by the Orioles in 2010 with the third overall pick in the MLB draft.Here is Rosenthal’s tweet. Machado has a career .283 batting average and 162 home runs.  More to come as details are released.Update:From Michael J. Duarte he is hearing that the Orioles return for Manny Machado and cash from the Dodgers would be outfielder Yusniel Diaz, Right hand pitcher Dustin May, and Short stop Errol Robinson. International bonus pool money could also be heading to LA. During tonight’s MLB All-Star game reporter Ken Rosenthal interviewed Orioles All-Star short stop Manny Machado. Machado thanked the Orioles organization for bringing him up and giving him the opportunities to play baseball with an historic organization. He also said he’s excited for tomorrow’s off day and what may be in his future. Afterwards this tweet from Ken Rosenthal was posted: Update:Jeff Passan: The return to the Orioles for Manny Machado: OF Yusniel Diaz, 3B Rylan Bannon, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop and 2B Breyvic Valera. Diaz is the only top-100 type. Kremer could be a dude. Bannon undersized 3B crushing in Cal League. Pop is a reliever, Valera 26-year-old in AAA. Please follow and like us:last_img read more