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Beesley returns to take care of some unfinished business with the Leafs

first_img “Beasser” names James Morrison, goalie coach for his Midget team, as the most important person in his hockey development.His parents have been his most influential mentors in his general development. Taking the BC U17 Cup was his best experience in hockey. He doesn’t consider any situation to be his worst hockey experience. Marcus likes to hang out with friends, and play NHL13 on X-Box, and spending time with his family when he can. His favourite food is raspberries,  his choice for TV watching is Family Guy, and Anchor Man is his favourite movie. Emma Watson is his choice among actors. Metal and Slipknot are his music choices. The Pittsburg Penguins are his favourite NHL team, but goalie Arturs Irbe is his player choice. Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.Today Millar profiles Leaf new goalie Marcus Beesley.Marcus Beasley recently rejoined the Leafs, after playing for the Kamloops Storm. He left the Leafs last year to join his hometown Prince George Junior A Spruce Kings of the BCHL. He finished the season with the Storm but is glad to be back with the Leafs because the team is a contender. Beasley’s goal for this year is to help the Leafs take the Western Canada Junior B Championship’s Keystone Cup.Five years from now, he expects to be a university student. In ten years he hopes to be established as a goalie coach. The Beasley pre-game routine includes stick-handling and other stick tricks, and time spent in visualization of game situations.This articulate young man wants you to know that he will do anything to make the team successful, and that he appreciates the support of Leaf fans.Beesley gets the opportunity to help the Green and White when the club hosts a three-game KIJHL weekend beginning Friday against Spokane Braves.Saturday Grand Forks Border Bruins visits the NDCC Arena before the weekend concludes with a 2:30 p.m. home date Sunday against Revelstoke Grizzlies.Nelson enters the weekend tied with Castlegar Rebels for top spot in the Murdoch Division.Both teams have played 43 games while Castlegar currently riding a seven-game winning streak.last_img read more

Rebels shutout Rockets to grab early lead in Kootenay Finals

first_imgConnor Beachamp backstopped a stingy Rebel defence that allowed only 20 shots to register the win in goal.Kody Dishers scored twice, one marker coming in the first period on the power play, while Diego Bartlett and Darren Medeiros added singles to lead the Rebels.Castlegar, scoring three third-period goals to complete the rout, out shot the Rockets 34-20.Game two is Saturday in Castlegar. Game time is 7:30 p.m.In the Okanagan Conference, Osoyoos Coyotes continued their upset ride knocking off top seed North Okanagan 6-2 Friday in Armstrong.Game two is Saturday back in the North Okanagan City. Many experts have said the Murdoch Division is the toughest in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to win.The Golden Rockets realized the toughness first hand after the Castlegar Rebels didn’t skip a beat despite ending a seven-game slugfest against Beaver Valley Wednesday and bounced the Eddie Mountain Champs 4-0 in Game one of the Kootenay Conference Final Friday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP FINEST CITY COMES BACK RUNNING, WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY KRULJAC, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS OVER ‘WET FAST’ TRACK IN 1:21.49

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2017)–Idle since winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 5, trainer Ian Kruljac’s Finest City overcame a rail post position and marched to an emphatic 3 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden for the second time in a row by Mike Smith, Finest City got seven furlongs over a “wet fast” track in 1:21.49.Favored to be named as America’s Eclipse Award Champion Female Sprinter in a special gala this evening at Gulfstream Park, Track Announcer Michael Wrona noted that Finest City was “looking for the first leg of a special double that could culminate in an Eclipse Award tonight,” as Finest City drew clear from a stubborn Fantastic Style a sixteenth from home.“This could be a once-in-a-lifetime day,” said Kruljac, 28, whose father, longtime trainer, Eric Kruljac, is at Gulfstream to accept the Eclipse trophy on behalf of his son, should Finest City win the highly coveted award. “It’s awesome to share it with my father. Hopefully, we’ll get that award today.“We’re just keeping her fresh…The inside post was a big obstacle today and Mike just took it to ’em. She’s got stamina. She’s got everything you’d ever want in the breeding of a race horse.”A 5-year-old Pennsylvania-bred mare by City Zip, Finest City was off at 2-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Owned by Seltzer Thoroughbreds, she improved her record to 15-5-4-2, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $1,045,594.“Breaking from the one hole in this slop, you gotta get outta there,” said Smith. “She’s never had this kinda dirt in her face and I certainly didn’t want her to get any today. My only concern with being away as long as she has is that we’d probably have to use her from the rail, but I saw she’s been working really well. I knew she’s handled the grass and she’s got a real athletic way of going, so I thought she could probably handle this surface today.”A well beaten fifth as the 1-2 favorite over a similar surface here on Dec. 30, Fantastic Style made her first start today for trainer Doug O’Neill and proved second best after chasing the winner throughout. Off at 7-2 with Rafael Bejarano, she finished a neck in front of Sheer Pleasure and paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Martin Garcia, Sheer Pleasure was off at 22-1 and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race, which were all set by the winner, were 22.15, 44.26 and 1:08.79.First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

JT trolls Spurs with cheeky ‘3 point lane’ dig after Blues win

first_imgJOHN TERRY trolled Tottenham and Jose Mourinho with a cheeky comment after Chelsea’s clinical win on Sunday evening.JT, now Dean Smith’s No2 at Aston Villa, took aim at his former Chelsea boss after pal Frank Lampard inspired a superb 2-0 win away to Spurs.22 JT poked fun of Spurs and Mourinho with a cheeky comment after Chelsea’s winThe former Blues skipper wrote, “3 point lane, some things never change” in reply to the club’s celebratory post on Instagram.Chelsea had shared a snap of Lampard roaring to the travelling fans with his fist in the air, captioned: “PURE PASSION!”And Blues favourite Terry was quick to jump on the bandwagon and get one over their London rivals.Willian, often criticised by Chelsea fans, was the hero at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with two first-half goals in the victory.The Brazilian opened the scoring with a sensational strike, cutting in from the left and firing into the far corner.The winger then converted from the spot after Paulo Gazzaniga’s moment of madness as he clattered into Marcos Alonso in the penalty area on the stroke of half-time.Referee Anthony Taylor initially gave a free-kick to Tottenham before VAR correctly overturned the call for the Argentine’s “assault”, as commentator Gary Neville called it. MORE CHELSEA STORIESLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdownHowever, the game in North London was marred by accusations of racism.One fan has been arrested for alleged racial abuse, while an FA probe has been launched after Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger said he was targeted with monkey chants from the crowd.The German defender slammed the idiotic Spurs fan, before asking, “when will this nonsense stop?”.Frank Lampard insists he & former manager, José Mourinho, are ‘still buddies’ after his Chelsea side win 2-0 away at Tottenhamlast_img read more

We’ll do the country proud, says Meninga

first_imgIn addition to there being one referee and no seventh tackle restart rule, there is also no sin-bin ruling for punching unlike the NRL where 10 minutes on the sidelines are obligatory when the fists start to fly.Meninga made it clear when he named his Four Nations squad that players of good characters are a necessity.Andrew Fifita, Greg Bird and Semi Radradra were not considered due to off-field incidents this year.Although he fully expects his players not to take a backward step during their matches against Scotland, New Zealand and England, Meninga wants to win the Four Nations with a team that shows Australia in a positive light.”The player that plays for their country has to be worthy of wearing an Australia jersey,” Meninga told AAP.”You have to be an ambassador and a role model. It’s a privilege to wear the Australian jumper and shouldn’t be taken lightly.”You carry an expectation and responsibility with that, not only off-field but on-field as well.”I want my players to hold their heads high, love the game and have a fair bit of humility when they play. It’s something I think is really important.”Although 24-hour news cycles and social media now put high-profile sports stars under the microscope when they step out of line, Meninga said it shouldn’t be used as an excuse for poor behaviour.”That’s their normal life now, it’s something the modern generation of players have got used to,” he said.”They accept it, take it on the chin and keep doing the things they do well.”last_img read more

Rabbitohs keen to arrest slow starts

first_imgThe Rabbitohs conceded three tries in the opening 12 minutes against the Sea Eagles but managed to turn it around to secure a morale-boosting win on the road. It followed their slow start in Round 1 against the Wests Tigers where they scored first but then conceded three tries in a 12-minute burst to put themselves in a position they simply couldn’t recover from. Halfback Adam Reynolds – who made an earlier than expected return from appendicitis for last week’s game – admitted his side’s starts weren’t good enough.”Our energy wasn’t where it needed to be. Simple things like we didn’t control the ball well or we were a bit loose in defence and one thing leads to another,” Reynolds said. “Three tries in 10 minutes is obviously not a good start. We addressed it pretty early and I thought the comradery amongst the group was good to bring it back, but we shouldn’t have been in that position from the start.”They’ll need to arrest their slow starts against a fired-up Newcastle side coming off their first win since Round 6, 2016. The Knights have scored the opening try in each of their two matches this season and Reynolds knows they are far from the easy-beats that managed just one win last year.”I wouldn’t say all the pressure’s off,” Reynolds said. “We’ve got standards and we haven’t lived by them in the first two weeks. If you want to be successful in this competition then you’ve got to turn up every week at your best to perform.”Luckily enough we got away with a win last week, but Newcastle played very well in Round 2 and they showed what they can in Round 1 when they were close to getting a victory. We’ve definitely got to prepare well and come ready to play.”They’re a passionate group of young players and they definitely showed last week what they’re capable of. For us, it’s about making sure we’re performing at training and making sure we turn up with the right attitude.”Rabbitohs hooker Robbie Farah said it was no surprise to see the Knights on the improve, telling media the signs were there in the pre-season when they thrashed the Raiders in a trial game. “We’ve watched some footage of them and they’ve been really impressive, to be honest,” Farah said. “On the back of that trial win against Canberra [which finished] 44-0, they were unlucky against New Zealand and then to come up with a really good win last week at home, they’ll be full of confidence on the back that win. “They’ve got a bunch of players there that are really ripping in for each other so we’re going to be facing a very committed team this week.”last_img read more

International cricket on PNG TV!

first_imgIn Papua New Guinea, Cricket Australia has entered into agreements with both free-to-air operators for the next two years: NBC PNG for the Australian men’s and women’s internationals, and EMTV for the KFC Big Bash League.“This is wonderful news for the cricketing loving public of Papua New Guinea, who will now have the opportunity to watch some of the best international cricket on free-to-air TV,” said Cricket PNG Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Greg Campbell.  NBC PNG will be the exclusive free-to-air broadcast partner for both the Australian men’s and women’s internationals played in Australia, with simulcast wherever possible on NBC Radio. This includes the 2017-18 Ashes series.EMTV has secured exclusive free-to-air rights for the KFC Big Bash League.“This is another way to promote this wonderful game to the wider community here in PNG. We know that a majority of the current HEBOU PNG Barramundis and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas grew up watching Test Cricket and One Day Internationals on their TV in cities and villages across the country,” concluded Campbell. These agreements are the latest to be negotiated by Cricket Australia.Over the past 18 months, CA has successfully concluded rights deals in the UK (BT Group plc), South Africa (SuperSport), Africa (Econet Media, excluding Northern Africa and South Africa), the Caribbean (IMC and CWI), the US (Willow and NBC Sports Network), Canada (Asian Television Network) and New Zealand (Sky Network Television Ltd).last_img read more

“It’s Gudelj’s lack; they can complain but you’re welcome. What Monchi said is strong …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane valued the suffered victory of Real Madrid against Sevilla. First he did it in the flash interview and then in the press conference. On both sides, the coach of Real Madrid, asked about the criticism of Sevilla to that goal annulled to De Jong, stated that Martínez Munuera’s decision was the right one: “It’s necessary, they can complain but there’s nothing to do with it.” On the words of Monchi, in which he assured that if they annulled the second goal to De Jong he would take Sevilla out of the field, he said: “I think it is a bit strong what he said” …What feeling do you leave with?In the first part we suffer greatly. We do not enter the game well. We lacked a bit of everything and then we were much better in the second. Pressing up is our strength. We quickly recovered the ball. We have felt another attitude and in the end we can be happy because we played against a very good opponent that if you let him play complicates you. In the first part we suffered a lot in the game because we missed recovering the ball up.The importance of the second line has been demonstrated today.I think it was important for us to be more aggressive, more above the rival. We know that with the ball we were better and more dynamic in the second part. We can make plays like Jovic’s heel. They are things we know how to do. We were much better and more convinced to recover the ball in the second half.How important is keeping the whole game focused?It is essential for us. The matches are 90 minutes away. If you are not focused, rivals like today can mess you up. But this is nothing new. We continue with our good run. Suffering a lot today, but this is what we are going to play until the end of the season. But today you have to enjoy the three points.What else will Casemiro surprise us with?Offensively from time to time it may be there, in a position to finish off. The second goal has surprised me the most. Any player can make a difference in offensive position. Today was Case and I am happy with him.Sevilla complains a lot about the VAR. Have you seen both plays? Do you understand how VAR works?I saw the play of his first goal and it is a clear block. There is a lack of Gudelj. The second, does not ring the hand. For him it is not, but I saw her. That is why I never enter into assessing what happens in the field, because sometimes it happens against you, other times for you. It’s complicated, it is they [the referees] who decide. They can complain, but don’t complain.Has this been one of the most worked victories of the season? Very good Seville, sure. In the first part we have lacked a bit of everything and in the second we were better. If you let Sevilla play, as we did in the first part, it is a team that are good. We know what we have to do, we have to be convinced of the pressure, especially in our field.Monchi has said that if he cancels Munir’s goal, he takes Sevilla off the field. Do you think arbitration proceedings are so decisive?I don `t believe. The referee has done what he had to do. There is a hand and he hasn’t called it. And what do I have to say? I will not go into that. It is a very complicated game for everyone. The final result is logical because of what has happened in the field.The team is physically well. Is it the key of the team so that it is full?It is a fundamental part today. Players are machines, they always have to be physically well prepared. Today’s game has a higher speed. We know it and we work it. I think the second part was much better also in our possession of the ball.Neither Bale nor James entered the call. You have sometimes said that a player can train and not be available. Is that the case?Yes. They were a little touched. Gareth didn’t train the other day and just for that.Is Militao a player of the future for Real Madrid?Yes, and present. When it comes out it does quite well. He is young, can improve in many aspects. We are happy with all the players we have, and with the youngest ones too. They have to learn and do many things in the field, but we are in it to work.Can you understand Monchi’s attitude? Would you do the same?No, what he says is his responsibility. I am not who to tell you if you are right or not. In the end it is the referee who decides. It seems a bit strong what he says but I am not going to stop talking to the sports director of Seville.How do you see the evolution of Varane?We see it all. He has played his 300 match, but there is a lot of work. It is normal. It doesn’t surprise me, because when 10 years ago with coach Mourinho the club believed in him, it was a great decision. I am very happy after 10 years of seeing you here.What does victory represent?There are only three points, but it is very important. In the first part we did not know how to react very well, but that also happens. We knew how to react and be superior in the second part, raise the pressure a little more. When we don’t let the opponent play, we can have a great reward as we did this afternoon. Every minute we have to respond and we can be happy to have started a little badly and then well and not the other way around.last_img

Ibaka excels and Marc Gasol is injured in a good day for the Spanish in the NBA

first_imgPhoto: Reuters The Spanish players lived a good day in the NBA, with only the defeat of Juancho Hernangómez with Denver Nuggets and special mention in the individual for the Hispanic-Congolese Serge Ibaka, who left the best numbers with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the clear victory of Toronto Raptors against Atlanta Hawks (130-114), in which Marc Gasol was injured again.Even without digesting the death on Sunday of Kobe Bryant, the best league in the world tries to return to normal and lived one day with eight games and with the derby between Lakers and Clippers postponed by the tragic news. ‘Double-double’ (24 points and 10 rebounds) of the Spanish center against AtlantaWilly’s first ‘double-double’ in the course: 12 points and 10 reboundsDiscreet performances by Juancho Hernangómez and Ricky Rubiocenter_img At the Scotiabank Arena, the Raptors showed that they are at their best moment of the season, without injured key players, and added their eighth straight win against Atlanta Hawks by 130-114 to follow the wake in East Milwaukee Bucks.The current champions barely had problems in a game that they almost always controlled thanks to their offensive power led by Ibaka, infallible in the shot of two (7/7) and that was the best despite leaving from the bench, and for the 24 points also from Cameroonian Pascal Siakam.In addition, four other players in the Canadian franchise signed ten or more points, including Marc Gasol, although the Catalan center had to retire in the third quarter and could face a period of low on the courts. Before that he had left 10 points to his credit.On the other hand, Phoenix Suns, Ricky Rubio’s team, also took a clear victory by 104-133 in the visit to the Dallas Mavericks field, where Slovenian Luka Doncic was too alone (21 points and 6 rebounds).The base of El Masnou, meanwhile, also did not shine in excess with six points and only five pitches attempted, although he distributed seven assists and captured six rebounds for a team where Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton combined to sign 63 points (32 and 31 respectively).As for the Hernangómez brothers, the good news was played by the eldest, Willy, who signed a good game in the tight victory of Charlotte Hornets 97-92 against New York Knicks. The Madrid pivot enjoyed almost 20 minutes where he contributed a valuable ‘double-double’ with 12 points and 10 rebounds.Things were no better for Juancho with Denver Nuggets. The power forward was able to play 17 minutes, but he was the only one of the Spaniards who did not achieve victory on the day by falling on the field of Memphis Grizzlies 104-96, with five points and three rebounds from Madrid.last_img read more

Fridge or pantry: Guide to know where to store each food of the purchase

first_imgImage: iStock Bananas: Although bananas can be kept correctly in the pantry, you have to think that if they are stored there, they continue to ripen. A good option for them to stay longer is that, once they are ready to eat, they are placed in the fridge. It does not matter if the shells darken, since the interior will remain ideal for eating.Butter with salt: Keep in mind that depending on whether the butter has salt or not, it can be stored in one place or another. The salt causes the bacteria to move away from a food, therefore it is correct to place it in the pantry, however this can only be done if it is in an airtight container and for a maximum of 2 weeks.Jam: Jams, like jellies, should be stored in the refrigerator once opened. This is done to prevent any bacteria from developing inside.Red wine: Once opened, the best way to properly maintain red wine is if it is stored in the refrigerator and with the cap on. By doing this, the cold is slowed down the oxidation process.Flour Tortillas: Flour tortillas are widely used to make Mexican recipes. Once opened, they last approximately one week if we put them in our pantry. However, if they are stored in the refrigerator, the time is longer.Fresh herbs: Storing fresh herbs correctly depends on what weed we are talking about. Basil, for example, can be stored in the pantry without problem. But if we talk about rosemary or thyme, we have to wash them, wrap them in paper and then in plastic to place them and keep them properly in the fridge.Peanut Butter: This type of cream can be stored without problems in the pantry in general, but this changes if we talk about a natural or organic recipe. The oils of organic butters tend to separate at normal temperature and therefore must be kept in the refrigerator and thus prevent their taste from being altered. Discover where the most common foods should be storedStore food so they don’t lose their propertiescenter_img Although in each house tastes and typical recipes may vary, there are some foods that can not be missing in them. Milk, butter or jam, are just a few examples of most used foods and therefore the most common in all homes. However, depending on what we are in, the way to store them may be different.Saving food is very important and not everyone is aware of how it should be done. Depending on where we store one food or another, its durability will be different and the properties will be maintained in a better way. Knowing how to store different foods can be complicated because each has its own characteristics, but so you can start doing it, we show you how to store some of them:Quick guide to know where to store some foodMustard: Mustard sauce is one of the most popular dressings. Although it can be stored in the pantry, if it is stored in the refrigerator there is a lower risk that its flavor will be lost, in addition to lasting longer.last_img read more