first_imgVs. Dodgers: 0-1, 8.68 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 0-1, 3.86 ERAHates to face: Yasiel Puig, 1 for 2 (.500), 1 HRLoves to face: Corey Seager, 0 for 3, 1 K— Bill Plunkett MARLINS at DODGERSWhen: Saturday, 7:10 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP JULIO URIAS (0-1, 3.43 ERA)Vs. Marlins: Has never faced them beforeAt Dodger Stadium: 3-0, 2.54 ERAMARLINS RHP DAN STRAILY (1-3, 3.56 ERA)center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

first_imgWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 Full details re: participating local farms, local businesses, live entertainment, community booths, and activities to follow. WHAT: Annual Berry Harvest Celebration  Facebook296Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketThe Olympia Farmers Market is pleased to announce its annual Berry Harvest Celebration will occur on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Market. center_img This annual celebration honors the ‘fruits’ of our local berry harvest with berry-centric desserts and a day of entertainment and activities for all ages! The Market will sell its famous Market Berry Shortcake, a gourmet treat featuring ingredients from local farmers and local dairies – and made by local bakeries and local culinary artisans.  WHO: Olympia Farmers Market   The famous Market Berry Shortcake is available for purchase while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit the Olympia Farmer’s Market annual Farm-to-Table Food Drive, which partners with local organizations that provide direct service to families in need to deliver fresh market produce for the holiday season. In this way, we are supporting local farms as well as local families with fresh, nutritious, local food around the holiday season!last_img read more

first_imgFINISH LINES: Gulfstream Park today has a mandatory payout on its Pick 6 with a pool that likely will reach $5 million . . . Santa Anita’s $500,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 begins in today’s sixth race, while the $150,000 guaranteed Pick 6 starts in race four . . . Fans can visit Xpressbet on YouTube for workout videos of 2015 Kentucky Derby contenders . . . Victor Espinoza has withdrawn his appeal of a three-day suspension issued March 7 and will serve his ban May 8, 9 and 10 . . . GOOD NEWS!! Scully, a 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Tale of the Cat, broke his maiden for an $8,000 claiming tag in today’s fourth race at Pimlico. Named for Dodger Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, he paid $7.40, $4 and $3.20. A special thanks to Dodger Publicity wag Steve Brener for alerting Santa Anita Publicity after the race was made official. MANDELLA DOUBLES DOWN IN SUNDAY’S WILSHIRERichard Mandella expressed cautious optimism about Moulin de Mougin and Indecise when they run in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at one mile on turf.Indecise was second in the restricted Wishing Well Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on the turf Feb. 8, while Moulin de Mougin was ninth breaking on the outside going a mile against males in the Thunder Road on April 4. It was her first start in seven months.The Wishing Well was run Feb. l8, and was the first race for Indecise in almost a year.“I haven’t seen the rest of the field so I don’t know how tough it is, but my two are pretty good in their own right,” Mandella said. “Moulin de Mougin has proven herself to be that good. The other mare is working her way up.”Mike Smith rides Moulin de Mougin, while Mandella protégé Flavien Prat pilots Indecise.“He was only 18 the first year he came to ride at Santa Anita, and he’s 22 now,” Mandella said of the up and coming Frenchman. “This is the fourth winter he’s spent with us, and each year, we hated to see him leave.“Now his visa is good for five years so he’ll be with us for the duration. He’s great kid and a real star in the making. I can’t take too much credit for his success. Anybody would want to ride him.”The Wilshire, the seventh race on an eight-race program: Moulin de Mougin, Mike Smith, 4-1; Thegirlinthatsong, Corey Nakatani, 8-1; $2,000 supplemental nomination Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Blingismything, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Uzziel, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; Sky Treasure, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Indecise, Flavien Prat, 9-2; and Birdlover, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2. DORTMUND, BAYERN PUT BAFFERT ON CLOUD NINEBIG JOHN B, ABBEY VALE TOUGH IN LAST TYCOONFESTIVE KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT SANTA ANITAMANDELLA OPTIMISTIC FOR SUNDAY’S WILSHIRE TOC CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORSThe Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) Nominating Committee has announced a slate of six candidates for five open seats in the 2015 Board of Directors election, including incumbents Bob Baffert, Ed Moger, Mike Pegram and Kathy Walsh and new nominees Allen Aldrich and Gary Fenton.Baffert, who has served on the TOC board since 2007, is an owner-trainer representative and member of the Racing Affairs Committee. Moger has served on the board since 2010 and also represents the owner-trainer category as well as Northern California members. He serves on the Executive and Racing Affairs committees. Pegram, who has been on the board since 2010, is board Chairman and serves “ex officio” on all TOC committees. Walsh was first elected in 2012 and serves as chair of the Racing Affairs Committee.Aldrich, a resident of Northern California, has been a licensed owner since 1978 and averages more than 100 starts per year. He had an ownership interest in Eclipse Award winning champion She’s A Tiger.Fenton is a managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing, which presently owns 16 horses in California. A Southern California resident, he has been an entertainment attorney for almost 20 years.Ballots, including full candidate statements, will be mailed to the TOC membership on May 15. The deadline for returned ballots is June 15. BAFFERT HAPPY WITH DRILLS BY DORTMUND, BAYERNBob Baffert was on Cloud Nine, literally and figuratively, Saturday morning after two ofhis star runners, unbeaten Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, worked at Santa Anita under regular rider Martin Garcia.Dortmund, in his final major drill for next Saturday’s 141st Kentucky Derby, worked six furlongs in company with Lady Bull in 1:13.60. Lady Bull was clocked in 1:15.40.Bayern and stablemate Cat Burglar worked six furlongs in company from the gate, each timed in a bullet 1:10.80.“I’m really happy with how they went,” Baffert said en route via air to Kentucky where tomorrow he will supervise a five furlong workout at Churchill Downs by Derby favorite American Pharoah, who will have Garcia aboard.“Dortmund just cruised around there. He’s pretty fit and doesn’t need much. He’ll gallop into the Derby.”Bayern, who has not raced since winning the Classic at Santa Anita last Nov. 1, likely will make his 2015 debut in the Grade II, $400,000 Alysheba Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 1, although the son of Offlee Wild is also nominated to the Grade II, $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs on May 2. Crack sprinter Private Zone is likely to run in that race.“He’ll probably run in the Alysheba,” Baffert said of Bayern.Also at Santa Anita on an overcast Saturday morning, Sunland Derby winner Firing Line, twice beaten a head by Dortmund, worked five furlongs with Gary Stevens up in 1:02.20.“I’m very happy,” said Simon Callaghan of Firing Line, a son of Line of David owned by Arnold Zetcher. “It was just to stretch his legs. He’ll get on the plane early tomorrow morning so we didn’t want to overdue it. He’s fit, looks good, everything seems ready.”Callaghan plans to leave for Kentucky on Tuesday.Reflecting on Firing Line’s two narrow defeats by Dortmund, in the Los Alamitos Futurity and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Callaghan said, “Our horse is doing very well; obviously, he’s run against very good company.“Dortmund won the (Santa Anita) Derby extremely well and I think our horse has progressed since then, so I think we’re going to Kentucky with a very good shot.”D’AMATO GOES FOR LAST TYCOON GOLD WITH DUOBack in the glory days of Army football, the Black Knights of the Hudson had thedynamic backfield duo of “Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside,” Felix (Doc) Blanchard and Glenn Davis.Phil D’Amato hopes for an equine version some 75 years later when he sends out Big John B from the No. 1 post position and Abbey Vale from the outside eight hole in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.Big John B, a 6-year-old gelded son of Hard Spun owned by Michael House, hasn’t raced since Nov. 1 when he finished ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, having made the most of his outside No. 12 post position in the mile-and-a-half race.Abbey Vale, a 5-year-old Irish-bred son of Moss Vale owned by Andy Ellis, JR Riley Stables and Michael Sim, has won two of three starts in the U.S., each time coming from within shouting distance of the pacesetters.“I don’t think they’re going to hinder each other at all with their styles,” D’Amato said. “Abbey Vale might have a little more speed than Big John B, but it’s time to get him started. He signaled in his last two drills he’s ready to go.“Abbey Vale has always been highly thought of, so we’re going to give him a shot. He won pretty nicely the other day, so I think they’re both ready to go.”KENTUCKY DERBY GALA AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY            Fans can join the biggest Derby party west of Kentucky at Santa Anita next Saturday, May 2, a day filled with world-class racing, hat contests, mint juleps and live racing.Festivities include an Infield Beer-fest with live music from Seedless and a party in the Premium Gallop Out in the Club House East. Purchase a Trackside Package for a prime seat and your first drink in a commemorative cup featuring Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, plus all the fun and excitement of racing’s best 3-year-olds in the 141st Kentucky Derby.First post time next Saturday is 11:30 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at santaanita.com.last_img read more

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 20th April 2014Comhgairdeas do Caolan McGonagle and John Campbell who played for the Donegal Minors who defeated Armagh in the Ulster Minor League semi-final at the weekend. They will now take on Tyrone in the final. Caolan was captain of the team on the day and played at midfield. John Campbell put in a man of the match performance, scoring 1-4 with 1-3 from play. Good luck to our Clubmen and the Donegal team in the final. Best wishes from all Club members to Darrach O’Connor and the Donegal team when they take on Monaghan in the Division 2 final next Sunday in Croke Park.Ulster Senior Football Championship(In SFC, Replays if needed will take place the following Saturday in all cases apart from the Semi Finals & Final). Sun 25th May Doire v Dún na nGall at Celtic Park (2.00pm) (Replay 31st May)Senior TrainingSeniors, Minors, Hurling training is on Wednesday at 7.00pm, All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Under Age ReportsThe National Go Games Blitz took part at GAA headquarters on a glorious sunny Monday last. The excitement displayed by both players and parents was easily visible as these young Buncrana men took the field to represent their county against formidable opposition in the form of Clonakilty Cork, Derry and a tough opening match against a strongly fancied Tyrone side managed by their very own Stephen O’Neill. Quarter was neither asked nor given as the two teams truly got stuck in from the start and the nervous support was soon in raptures as the Buncrana pressure resulted in an early goal, a thunderous shot driven low by Adam Curran rebounded of the cross bar and was dispatched to the back of the net by fellow forward, Tristan Friel. This was quickly followed with a point from a classy Kevin Jordan and as the supporters dared to dream, Stephen O’Neill got busy reorganizing his players. The Buncrana rearguard now stood up to the plate and weathered the onslaught, supported by the strong tackling of midfielder Liam Doherty, the defenders Sean Doherty, Caolan O’Neill, James O’Hagan and Ruairi Doherty and goalkeeper David Carey. Buncrana held on for a draw in a tremendously entertaining opening game that delighted family, friends and spectators alike on the day. Next up Cork and determined to improve on their first result they took the game to Clonakilty, Once again they had a commanding lead of 2-5 to 0-2 with Michael Bernard McLaughlin starting to dominate in midfield helped by forwards Caolan Mulholland, Pauric Doherty, and John Jackson. They played some wonderfull football but once again our strong defence with some great tackling from Joseph McGrenera and Oisin Kelly had to dig out the result and hold on for a well-deserved first won.After a few quietly chosen words about playing to the final whistle and all that the boys finished off a day to remember by putting our neighbours Derry to the sword! The boys’ total dominance in this game gave management a chance to reward the defensive stalwarts by switching them with the forwards in order to make sure every player got an opportunity to score in Croke Park. Every single player to a man played their part in a memorable occasion for all family, friends and supporters that travelled on the day. Team on the day: Tristan Friel, Adam Curran, Caolan O‘Neill, Caolan Mulholland, David Carey, James O’Hagan, John Jackson, Pauric Doherty, Joseph McGrenera, Kevin Jordan, Liam Doherty, Oisin Kelly, Ruairi Doherty, Sean Doherty, Micheal Bernard McLaughlin.Management would like to take this opportunity to thank all players and family who travelled on the day and represented both club and county in the best light possible both on and of the pitch.No joy for a depleted U12 squad in the Harry Cassidy tournament in Buncrana on Saturday. The A team lost their games against the home side, Termon and St Eunans, while the Development team drew with Termon and lost the other two against the same opposition. Thanks to the children who travelled and in particular to the 5 U10’s who were called in at the last minute to make up the numbers. Thanks also to Reece Furey Brogan who managed the Dev team (Jim Mc Guinness beware!) and to Aidan Mulholland and the Buncrana club for their hospitality on the day. No U12 training this week. Next training is on Monday 28th of April at 6.30pm U14 John McFadden Memorial Cup will be held on Saturday May 3rd and all support is welcome for what should be an exciting and hotly-contested competition.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday ScarveyU10 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyPersonalised Gloves can now be picked up at Elizabeth Ann’s house. Call or text her on 0860604075 to order…but be quick as they are going fast!!Easter Camp at the Scarvey. The Club held a hugely successful camp for U14/U16’s which was helped by wonderful weather. Photos and report to follow.Club LottoLotto Numbers for Friday 18th April were: 6,14,22,29. There was no winner this week. Next week’s Lotto is for €3,875. If the Lotto is not won then the monthly draw for €500 will take place immediately afterwards in O’Flahertys Bar. Lotto’s to be in by 8pm each Friday in the clubhouse. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact club treasurer on 0860297444 for details.Annual Golf ClassicThis annual Club fundraiser will be held on May 31st with more details to follow but mark that date in your diary.Seachtain na Gaeilge Photography CompetitionWe had a fantastic number of entries and the quality of the photographs made it very difficult to pick winners but here are the results:Adult Winner – Gerard O’DonnellKids Winners – 1st Erin McCarron, 2nd Liam McCarron, 3rd Jennifer Doherty and highly commended Dearbhla McCarron.Comhgairdeas doibh uilig. Many thanks to Pixcam, who sponsored the winners canvases, Munchies for kindly donating the luxury hamper and Supervalu for the 3rd prize Easter egg.Easter Raffle Prize Winners1st prize – Large HamperMickey Dan, Clonmany2nd prize – HamperTessie McKinney, Drumfries3rd prize – Easter Egg & €25 Super Valu VoucherMargaret McGinley, Ardaravan4th prize – Easter Egg & €25 Super Valu VoucherSorcha Walls c/o An Tuath NuaMany thanks to all who supported the draw, Happy Easter!!!Gaeltacht Grants AvailableBeidh 4 dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall agus fosta 8 x €250 ó Choláiste na bhFiann ‘den chúrsa i nGaoth Dobhair.CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor 4 grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall. In addition, Coláiste na bhFiann are sponsoring 8 x €250 grants for members of CLG. Dhún na nGall who wish to attend their course in Gaoth Dobhair.Written applications can be submitted through your own Club Secretary to Con O’Domhnaill, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle or by email to [email protected] date for applications 25th April 2014.Only fully completed applications will be included in the draw. 1 to 4 will be drawn for choice of college followed by 5 to 12 exclusively for Colaiste na bhFiann. Applications will be drawn randomly at County Board Meeting 5th May.2014Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA CONGRATULATE CLUB PLAYERS WHO STARRED FOR DONEGAL MINORS was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAAlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) is pleased to announce Speedway LLC (Speedway) as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use the grant to increase ethanol availability in Franklin, Hancock, Lake, Cuyahoga, Warren and Clark counties.The grant program creates the opportunity for fuel retailers to significantly expand the reach of ethanol in Ohio through financial support for the purchase and installation of dispensing equipment that is compatible with ethanol-blended fuels.“Over 722,000 Ohio motorists are driving flex fuel vehicles, and they deserve access to efficient and clean burning ethanol,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn Marketing Program. “We are proud of our farmers’ dedication to ethanol demand expansion, as they continue to invest significant corn checkoff dollars to improving ethanol availability.”OCMP is working in partnership with Guardian Energy to financially support the program. Guardian Energy operates an ethanol plant in Lima, Ohio. The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States assist in administering the grants. Additional grants for fuel retailers are still available for a limited time.The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program details include:•           Funding structure to aid in the purchase of ethanol compatible fuel dispensing equipment and site work (i.e. tanks) to accommodate installation•           Priority given to fuel retailers looking to install in multiple locations•           Simple application process with assistance available for completing appropriate paperwork•           Quick reimbursement when projects are completed.Please contact Brad Moffitt at 740.201.8088 or [email protected] of OCMP for detailed participation information. For questions about the grant application process, contact John DeRosa, environmental programs director for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest at 217.787.5864 or [email protected] Information is also available at www.CleanAirChoice.org.last_img read more

first_imgTo design a residential heating or cooling system, the first step is to perform a load calculation. (A load calculation determines the size of a building’s heating load on one of the coldest nights of the year and the size of a building’s cooling load on one of the hottest afternoons of the year.) It’s important to know the size of these loads to determine the size of the required heating and cooling equipment.The best way to determine residential heating and cooling loads is with Manual J, a load calculation method developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Manual J calculations are made with a Manual J software program — for example, Adtek AccuLoads, Cool Calc, Elite RHVAC, EnergyGauge, or Wrightsoft RightSuite Universal.Manual J software doesn’t just provide the heating and cooling load for the entire house; it provides the heating and cooling load of each room in the house. Room-by-room calculations are required, because without them, it’s impossible to design a home’s heating and cooling distribution system (ducts in the case of cooling, and either hydronic tubing or ducts in the case of heating).Accurate load calculations aren’t just a good idea; they are required by most building codes. In the 2012 IRC, the requirement can be found in Section M1401.3: “Heating and cooling equipment and appliances shall be sized in accordance with ACCA Manual S based on building loads calculated in accordance with ACCA Manual J or other approved heating and cooling calculation methodologies.”Even though contractors are supposed to show a local code official proof that a load calculation was performed, enforcement of this requirement is spotty. When Allison Bailes was in Aspen, Colorado, a local official mentioned a conversation he had had with other Colorado code officials… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

first_imgThe air rifle shooting hall at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London had a fair sprinkling of Indians. Apart from coaches, competitors and a large media presence, there were fans who came in after purchasing tickets.To those not so conversant with shooting, this was billed as a battle between Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang. At one stage, the packed hall was choking and supporters of both Bindra and Narang were hoping that both would be in the final.In fact, it seemed possible at one stage before Bindra lost his rhythm. I was sitting next to one of the officials of an Indian private sports promoter and joked how Indian Olympic medallists never are able to reproduce the same form at the next Games.Take the cases of Leander Paes, Karnam Malleswari, RVS Rathore and now Bindra. After winning medals in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing respectively, they have been unable to produce the same magic four years later.By the time Leander was competing in Sydney after his bronze medal effort in 1996, he had to give up singles in tennis.As for Malleswari, she had a “dead lift” in Athens after her Sydney bronze, prompting critics to say that she may have tanked for strange reasons.And as regards Rathore, he blew it up in Beijing, after his silver showing in Athens. In four years, he had actually become aloof and was not competing the same hard way as Olympic champions do.Rathore did try to get into the London Olympics as one quota place was being surrendered by the National Rifle Association of India but the fact remains he is past his prime.In London, for two days in a row, the question which I had to answer repeatedly was why India had still not won a medal.Now that Gagan Narang has opened the tally, we can expect the pressure to ease off. If someone like Bindra says he has been under pressure, you can well imagine what it takes to win a medal.Coming back to the shooting hall today, it was nice to see the arena packed. On Monday, the LOCOG said at some empty venues, tickets would be resold if they did not fill up.There is obviously some reason why this has happened because in London, everyone talks of wanting to buy tickets and there being none.One man who has been around and watched several Olympics as a shooting coach in India is Sunny Thomas. He is a man with limited technical skills and is lucky to have got the Dronacharya Award.As a manager, he does his role well. After Gagan Narang’s victory, “Sunny” was being chased for quotes. Even Narang was looking for Sunny Sir. “Arree, he has been praying hard for me, I have to think him,” said Narang just before the medal ceremony.At a time when athletes like Leander Paes talk of this being their sixth Olympics, Sunny has also been around for a long time.He knows his limitations and helps out the shooters whichever way he can. There was a funny incident in London today when a local TV reporter asked Sunny for his number.Like most of us here, he did not remember it and checked his cell phone book. Sure enough, Sunny China, Sunny Korea, Sunny Germany numbers were popping up in his phone!While he is not one of those who likes to collect sim cards as a hobby, by the time the reporter got Sunny’s London number, it was a nice wait. She was impressed Sunny travels so much.Others joked as to how Sunny has a thick passport and it could be worth photographing.Even as people joke with Sunny, he remains serious while doing his job. I am sure one day when I decide to write a book on Indian shooting, Sunny will be able to give me a lot of dope!advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Ingram sisters love a good challenge, whether it’s out on the Touch field, or keeping their house in Canberra spider-free.Tash, Amanda and Mel Ingram are all at this year’s NTL playing in the ACT Womens Open team. It’s the first time the three sisters have played together at the NTL, with Amanda and Mel playing Womens Open in 2005 and Tash playing Mixed Open.For about the past six years they have enjoyed playing for the Tuggeranong Vikings together in Canberra, and enjoy being involved playing Touch as a family affair.“We also play in a social side with our other sister, Cassandra, we just got her playing too,” said Mel.In early 2005 Mel was lucky enough to represent Australia at the Youth World Cup on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her sisters were lucky enough to go and watch her play for her country.“It was really exciting, all our family, even our aunties and uncles traveled to watch Mel play,” said Amanda.“Watching Mel play for Australia made all the family really proud, we found it really inspiring also,” added Tash.For Mel, the experience of being at an international tournament was enhanced by the fact that her family was all there supporting her.“It was really nice having a lot of support, I didn’t know my teammates that well when I arrived at the tournament, so it was a comfort knowing my family was there,” she said.At the 2006 NTL, the Ingram sisters will be hoping that their sisterly intuition will help their team, the ACT Womens Open on the field“I think we have a pretty good understanding of each other, and often we can pick what the other is going to do,” said Mel.Playing together at a club level will also be beneficial.“We’re looking to introduce some moves that we have learnt playing club level Touch, into our game here. And hopefully we can take what we have learnt playing here back to improve our game at club level,” said Amanda.They admit to being blatantly honest with each other both on and off the field. But also think sometimes it can be a negative thing.“Sometimes we can be a bit too honest with each other,” said Tash.“We say some things that we’d probably hold off saying if we weren’t sisters.”“It’s good that we do always tell each other things we can improve on, and are more comfortable taking criticism from someone we know,” said Mel.Not every team can come to an NTL and take home a title, and the girls are realistic about their goals for the tournament, both individually and as a team.“We hope to improve our overall placing at the event, and really stick it to the teams we know we can beat. We hope to be competitive in all the games we play,” said Amanda.Through hard off-season training, the ACT Women as a team have become one metre faster over 15 metres.So in the coming years, not only watch out for the ACT Womens Open team to continue improving, but watch for the three who look amazingly similar- they will be the Ingrams.last_img read more

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.last_img read more