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Brooklyn Nets Team Secured A Place in the Playoff, Teletović Scored 10 Points

first_imgBrooklyn Nets, the team for which plays B&H representative Mirza Teletović, won last night against Houston Rockets with the result 105:96 and thus they secured a place in the playoff NBA league.Nets with this new 14th victory on their field broke the club’s and this season’s league record in the longest series of victories on their field.Joe Johnson with 32 points led the team, while 7 players scored more than 10 points. Mirza Teletović, the captain of B&H representation scored 10 points and 7 rebounds in more than 24 minutes.Nets with a ratio of 40-33 are in the fifth place of the Eastern Conference.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Top coaches honoured with England Golf awards

first_img22 Nov 2018 Top coaches honoured with England Golf awards Tags: Awards, Coaches, England squads, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, performance Northumberland’s JJ Vallely and Nottinghamshire’s David Ridley have both been honoured with coaching awards from England Golf.They were recognised at a gala dinner at the annual coaching conference at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, the home of England Golf.Vallely, from Matfen Hall and coach to the England Golf North region girls’ squad, was named Squad Coach of the Year.A Special Recognition Award was presented to David Ridley of Coxmoor Golf Club to mark his retirement after 32 years as an England coach.Three outstanding girl golfers who have all come through the North squad have helped to shine the spotlight on the work of JJ Vallely (pictured top, right).Cumbria’s Caitlin Whitehead won European Young Masters and then helped Europe to a clean sweep in the Asia Pacific Junior Championship, while Northumberland’s Jess Baker and Rosie Belsham have played their way convincingly on to the national scene.“There’s a lot more waiting in the wings,” said Vallely. “They’re on a mission, they’ve been pulled along by watching Caitlin, Rosie and Jess, they’re inspired and it’s given them belief and made them work harder. It’s like a mini-explosion and we want to keep it going.”Vallely, who is supported by squad manager Bryan Ross, ensures there’s a pipeline of talent by also coaching the girls in the North of England Futures, made up of players who are pushing for places in the regional line-up. Baker and Belsham were among the early intake and together with two other girls, knocked a total of 50 shots off their handicaps in their first season.Vallely, who has been involved with England training for about 12 years, commented: “I absolutely love it, I live and breathe it. You do make a lot of sacrifices, but it’s really satisfying to help them understand their game and themselves. Some of the skills and habits they develop are wider reaching than golf and will stand them in good stead with whatever they do.”David Ridley (pictured left)  has bowed out of England coaching after 32 years with the national and regional squads and teams. His award was greeted with a standing ovation and he remarked: “It’s a privilege and an honour to receive this – and quite a shock too!”Ridley first became involved as a regional boys’ coach in 1986, but from 1997 he worked with the national men’s squads and players such as Tommy Fleetwood, Chris Woods, Eddie Pepperell and Andy Sullivan.“I’ve been very fortunate,” he said, adding “They still keep in touch, they send a text. They’re just great lads.”He’s been involved in two European team championship victories and numerous Home International wins. His personal highlight was the European gold medal of 2010, when England beat Sweden in Sweden after losing in the previous two finals.Ridley, who was made a Master Professional by the PGA earlier this year, also enjoyed an outstanding playing career. He represented GB&I against the USA in two PGA Cup matches, in 1979 and 1981, helping the team to a win and a draw. He also played in five Open championships between 1969 and 1984. He’s semi-retired now but continues to coach at Coxmoor.Vallely and Ridley were recognised alongside two other award winners. Paul Cannons of Kingsdown and Walmer Golf Club, Kent, is the Volunteer Manager of the Year and Les Walker of Selby Golf Club, Yorkshire, received the Award for Excellence in Coaching in recognition of his contribution as an England and GB&I selector.Captions: Top, John Vallely (right) receives his award from England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink. Above, David Ridley (left) receives his award from England men’s coach Graham Walker. (Images copyright Vicki Head).last_img read more

Pitt edges North Carolina 19-17 in Meineke Bowl

first_imgby Mike CranstonAssociated Press Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—Pittsburgh hasn’t won this many games since Dan Marino was the quarterback. The only player in school history to rush for more yards in a season than freshman sensation Dion Lewis is somebody named Tony Dorsett.Thanks to a late-game rally in front of a hostile crowd, the Panthers made a strong case they’ve returned to prominence. Lewis rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown to move up in the record book and Dan Hutchins kicked a 33-yard field goal with 52 seconds left, giving 17th-ranked Pitt a 19-17 victory over North Carolina in the Meineke Bowl.Winning 10 games for the first time since the Marino era in 1981, Pitt (10-3) overcame a disappointing loss to Cincinnati three weeks ago that cost it a spot in a BCS bowl.“It’s back,” Lewis said of Pitt football, moments after he was voted bowl MVP. “We’re not satisfied with just 10 wins. We want to get more next year.”The last win in 2009 required a remarkable 17-play drive that lasted nearly nine minutes, included a key fourth-down conversion, a costly penalty against North Carolina and 13 runs by the dynamic Lewis.Eclipsing Dorsett’s freshman rushing record of 1,686 yards in the first quarter, Lewis also moved past Craig Heyward into second on the school’s single-season list with 1,799 yards. Dorsett rushed for 2,150 yards in 1976 when he won the Heisman Trophy and Pitt won its last national title.“It’s tough to describe what Dion has accomplished,” coach Dave Wannstedt said. “He’s special.”T.J. Yates threw two touchdown passes to Greg Little, but his incomplete pass on fourth-and-10 from his own 49 with six seconds left sent the Tar Heels (8-5) to their second straight loss.Yates was 19 of 32 for 183 yards and an interception while Little caught seven passes for 87 yards and Ryan Houston rushed for 83 yards.But North Carolina’s defense, which came in sixth in the nation overall and ninth against the run, struggled to contain the shifty Lewis and continued a trend of struggling to close out games over the past two seasons under coach Butch Davis.“I don’t think we played as smart as we needed to,” Davis said.The matchup of old coaching buddies went to Wannstedt.Davis and Wannstedt worked on Jimmy Johnson’s staffs at Oklahoma State, Miami and the Dallas Cowboys, winning a national title and Super Bowl together. Their careers then included NFL head coaching jobs before they returned to college.Lewis broke Dorsett’s 36-year-old freshman mark on a 24-yard run late in the first quarter that ended with him fumbling the ball through the end zone for a touchback when E.J. Wilson knocked the ball free. The speedy Lewis made up for it an 11-yard touchdown run that put Pitt ahead 10-7 early in the second quarter.The 5-8 Lewis had eclipsed 100 yards by halftime, his 10th 100-yard game of the season and his eighth straight. Not bad for a lightly recruited player deemed too small by most of the major schools.Davis compared him to Clinton Portis, and Lewis was already fielding 2010 Heisman Trophy questions after the game.“That’s too much,” Lewis said. “I don’t think I’m ready for that right now.” BIG WIN FOR PROGRAM—Dion Lewis (28) and Jason Pinkston (77) celebrate after Pitt’s 19-17 win over North Carolina in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir reveals he was asked to plead guilty to Shane Watson elbowing incident…

first_imgAdvertisement b12yhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56vjjvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3xi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dpsWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚4emRoller skating! Powered by Firework Cricket and sledging go hand in hand and this becomes more interesting when the two best teams – India and Australia take on each other. Since Australia are famous for sledging and Indian players faced it many a time, former India payer Gautam Gambhir has recently revealed such kind of incident.Advertisement The incident took place during a Test match between Indian and Australia in Bangalore when former Australia captain Ricky Ponting tried to sledge him while fielding at silly point. He mocked Gambhir on his batting, citing that it had no spark.Advertisement “Ricky Ponting in 2008. When Anil Kumble was the captain, in that series where I got a double hundred. In the 1st test match at Bangalore, he said that I had not sent the world on fire while I was batting and he was fielding at silly point,” Gautam Gambhir told on Stars Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.However, Gautam Gambhir is known for his straight forward comments – be it on Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni’s cricketing career or the current situation in the country. He revealed how he shut Ricky Ponting down with his reply by reminding him of his poor show in India. Ponting failed to impress against India. In 14 Tests matches, he had an average of 26.48 and managed only 1 out his 41 Test century in India as well.Advertisement “And I said ‘Neither have you to be honest in India. You have been a bunny’. And his record says that as well that he has been a bunny in India.” Gambhir added.Gautam Gambhir, on the other hand, had topped scored with 463 runs from 3 matches and also smashed a double hundred. He also spoke about his banter with former all-rounder Shane Watson during the same series. In the 3rd Test match in Delhi Gambhir elbowed Watson while taking a run after a verbal altercation.After that incident, Gambhir pleaded guilty to a charge of not conducting play “within the spirit of the game as well as within the laws of cricket” and he was banned for a Test match also. However, Gambhir has revealed that it wasn’t intentional and he agreed to admit it on the suggestion of the then-coach Gary Kirsten.“Shane Watson! And the reason is I didn’t do that intentionally. Actually, I got banned after that game. A lot of people say that I elbowed him, but I didn’t do that purposely. When I was going for the hearing to the match, Gary Kirsten told me to accept it as it is Chris Broad. He will give you the extra sympathy and he is not going to ban you. I went inside with Gary Kirsten and he asked if you accept your mistake. I said ‘Yes’ and he said you are banned,” Gautam Gambhir concluded.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:BCCI clarifies its stance on Asia Cup and IPL 2020Steve Smith reveals why IPL is the ‘best tournament’ he’s been a part of! Advertisementlast_img read more