T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY FRIDAY NIGHT AT GOLDRING CENTRE

first_imgU of T’s men are 11-10 and tied with the Queen’s Gaels for fifth-place in the East. Toronto is coming off two big wins over the Gaels and York Lions this past weekend, which also clinched them a playoff spot. 2/16/2018 Women’s Ice Hockey at York University Toronto, Ontario 7:00 p.m. Live Video Live Stats Veteran guards Sage Usher and Reilly Reid lead the Blues with 12.7 and 13.4 points per game, respectively. Usher is coming off an impressive weekend, which saw him notch a career-high 27 points in a come-from-behind victory at Queen’s. 2/18/2018 Women’s Water Polo at University of Redlands Sage Hill High School  Newport Coast, California 12:00 p.m. U of T is 9-12 and in sixth place in the East, ahead of Laurentian (5-16); however, the Blues will be out for revenge after the Voyageurs won the two team’s first meeting of the season, 82-76, on Jan. 13 in Sudbury, Ont. Toronto’s women are riding a hot streak, having won their last four games against higher-ranked teams. The Blues have topped the Queen’s Gaels, Ottawa Gee-Gees, Ryerson Rams and, with last Saturday’s win over the York Lions, clinched a berth into the 2018 post season. 2/17/2018 Badminton OUA Championship Ryerson University 9:00 a.m. 2/18/2018 Curling OUA Championships Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario All Day Live Stats 2/17/2018 Men’s Basketball vs Nipissing University Goldring Centre Kimel Field House 8:00 p.m. Live Video Live Stats 2/16/2018 Women’s Basketball vs Laurentian University Goldring Centre Kimel Field House 6:00 p.m. Live Video Live Stats 2/17/2018 Fencing OUA Women’s Fencing Championship Ottawa, Ontario 8:00 a.m. 2/17/2018 Curling OUA Championships Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario All Day Live Stats AT HOME THIS WEEK The women tip off at 6 p.m., with the men to follow at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale here. The first 100 fans to the women’s game will receive a free Varsity Blues fan t-shirt! 2/17/2018 Women’s Basketball vs Nipissing University Goldring Centre Kimel Field House 6:00 p.m. Live Video Live Stats 2/16/2018 Women’s Water Polo at San Diego State University Sage Hill High School  Newport Coast, California 6:30 p.m. 2/16/2018 Men’s Volleyball at Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario 8:00 p.m. Live Video DATE SPORT OPPONENT LOCATION TIME MEDIA Third-year guard Keyira Parkes ranks sixth in the OUA, averaging 16.7 points per contest and has averaged 18.9 points since the December exam break. Fifth-year guard Rahshida Atkinson ranks second on the Blues, averaging 12.1 points per game, and sits just five points shy of 1,000 career regular season points. 2/16/2018 Curling OUA Championships Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario All Day Live Stats 2/17/2018 Men’s Volleyball at Royal Military College of Canada Kingston, Ontario 3:00 p.m. 2/16/2018 Badminton OUA Championship Ryerson University 9:00 a.m. 2/16/2018 Women’s Volleyball at Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario 6:00 p.m. Live Video ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK 2/17/2018 Women’s Water Polo at California State University, Northridge Citrus College  Glendora, California 12:00 p.m. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s basketball teams host the Laurentian Voyageurs this Friday, February 16 at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. DATE SPORT OPPONENT LOCATION TIME MEDIA 2/17/2018 Women’s Volleyball at Royal Military College of Canada Kingston, Ontario 1:00 p.m. 2/16/2018 Track and Field Hal Brown Last Chance Meet Athletic Centre Field House 2:00 p.m. Live Results Following Friday’s doubleheader, the Blues also host the Nipissing Lakers on Saturday night at Goldring Centre. U of T will be celebrating six graduating seniors in Atkinson, Diedre Edwards, Emily Piccini, Reid, Usher and Chase Ruttenberg in a special ceremony following the women’s game. 2/18/2018 Fencing OUA Women’s Fencing Championship Ottawa, Ontario 8:00 a.m. 2/17/2018 Women’s Water Polo at Azusa Pacific University Citrus College  Glendora, California 3:00 p.m. 2/16/2018 Men’s Basketball vs Laurentian University Goldring Centre Kimel Field House 8:00 p.m. Live Video Live Stats Story Links 2/15/2018 Curling OUA Championships Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario All Day Live Stats 2/18/2018 Badminton OUA Championship Ryerson University 9:00 a.m. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Demerara Lioness Club elects first male president

first_imgThe Demerara Lioness Club, the mostly female arm of the Lions Club International, has elected its first male president for the fiscal year 2016-2017. At a ceremony on Sunday, Mark Ross was chosen and he will now head the board of directors, effective July 1.Lioness Club elected their new President SundayAmong objectives for his tenure, the President-elect stated that he plans to establish a Lions and Leo’s Youth Symposium to observe International Youth Day. This year will also see the club collaborating with the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus Lions Club where a reading programme will be formed. Additionally, Ross also plans to head a recycling project utilising worn vehicle tyres, as well as have the Lioness Club assist in the rehabilitation of the New Amsterdam Library in honour of its 100th anniversary.Meanwhile, outgoing President Kayeann Moore noted that the club has provided assistance and implemented major projects in Regions Four, Five and Ten which she explained has benefitted “500 persons at total cost of $3.2 million.”The Lions Clubs International is said to be the world’s largest service club organisation and has some 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 210 countries and geographical areas around the world.According to the organisation: “Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.”last_img read more

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Szczesny predicts trophy success for Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, July 31 – The signings during the summer of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will inspire Arsenal to once again win trophies in the new season, the club’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes.It is now six years since the Gunners last lifted silverware and, with top scorer Robin van Persie set to leave Emirates Stadium, many think they are set for another struggle.But Szczesny insists they will have benefited from the experiences of last season. “This club always has the same aims and that’s winning trophies,” he said.“We obviously haven’t done it in the last few years and that’s disappointing for the players and the fans, but I believe we will be that little bit stronger than we were last year.“We have a couple of quality signings already. And we’re confident we can fight for the trophies more than we did last year.“I think the players who were lacking experience last year now have that experience.“We have a couple of signings, more players who can score goals. Podolski’s goal record speaks for itself.“We’re strong offensively and ëassistant managerû Steve Bould has been doing some fantastic work with the defence.“That seems to be working very well. It all makes me believe we’ll be that little bit stronger.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Sergio Ramos would be one of the biggest signings in Premier League history’

first_imgSergio Ramos moving to Manchester United would be one of the biggest transfers in Premier League history.That’s the view of former England striker Rodney Marsh, who joined the Sports Bar to discuss the 29-year-old’s potential switch to Old Trafford.The Red Devils have reportedly submitted a submitted a €40million [£28.6million] bid to the La Liga giants, and the Spain defender, according to reports, wants to join Louis van Gaal’s side.And Marsh, who played for arch-rivals Manchester City during his own playing career, claims the deal would be massive for everyone involved.“Sergio Ramos to Manchester United is huge,” he told the Sports Bar. ”It would be one of the biggest signings in Premier League history.“It would be sensational for the league and for Manchester United. It would give them an edge.”last_img read more

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LISTEN: Mourinho suggests Schweinsteiger has a role to play for Man United

first_imgJose Mourinho has suggested Bastian Schweinsteiger will feature more regularly in the rest of Manchester United’s season.The German midfielder marked his first start for the club in over a year with a goal in his side’s 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday.Schweinsteiger had been frozen out by Mourinho and the 32-year-old looked to have no future at Old Trafford – with the club going as far as writing him off as an asset in the club’s accounts.But Mourinho indicated that Schweinsteiger is likely to see more minutes in cup competitions, with United facing EFL Cup, Europa League and FA Cup fixtures in the coming weeks. “It was good for him [Schweinsteiger] to be back [playing] 90 minutes of football,” Mourinho told talkSPORT.“Obviously it’s hard for him because he was not playing for a long time. But it’s important for him to get minutes and confidence.“We have plenty of matches to play – lots of cup competitions – we need the squad [and] every player available to give his contribution.”The Red Devils stormed to a convincing win over the Latics following Marouane Fellaini’s breakthrough goal just before half time.Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Schweinsteiger added further goals in the second half and booked the holders’ place in Monday’s draw for the fifth round.Mourinho, however, admitted his side were fortunate to break the deadlock after an uninspiring first half performance.“We were quite lucky at half time to be winning 1-0.“We did nothing to be losing – but we did nothing to be winning – but when you are 1-0 in front, half of the job is done.“In the second half, I had a chance to speak with the players in the dressing room to say that it was not good enough.“We needed another drive – another engine – [and] in the second half, the players brought that intensity and speed to the game, and then it was quite easy for us.”Academy products Axel Tuanzebe and Joel Perreira made their competitive debuts for the club as second half substitutes, as the duo came up against their former reserve team manager Warren Joyce.But Mourinho was quick to shift any praise for giving the youngsters a chance in the first team to the departed Joyce and Nicky Butt, the club’s Head of Academy.“Yeah, it’s not my work, it’s their work. It’s Warren [Joyce], it’s Nicky Butt, it’s all the people that work with the kids. They were in the academy for many, many years, so today is a day to remember for them and also nice to be playing against their former manager.”last_img read more

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Time to collect on those good deeds

first_imgFrom former teachers, grocery clerks, parking lot attendants, youth baseball fathers and mothers, and business acquaintances. From people who appreciated the scholarship Bob sponsored every year at Agoura High School for a student who excelled in his or her grades, or from people who knew about the rose garden that Bob sponsored at Willow Elementary School in memory of a longtime crossing guard there. From more than 100 people Bob Aronson met and greeted in life with a smile and respect. Within a few months, the $25,000 goal Jon set had been reached – so he raised it to $30,000 because there’s no limit on the amount of money it’s going to take to beat cancer. Along with the online donations for cancer research came kind words. How his dad was always so nice to them, how they never saw him without a smile. “My dad can make friends with someone in two seconds,” Jon says, laughing. “We’d go to Angels games and he knew the first names of all the ushers and parking lot attendants. And they knew his. “A lot of people say what I’m doing is pretty amazing, but it really isn’t. It’s all about my dad and what kind of person he is. People love him.” He’s been blessed with three great kids – his sons Tom and Jon, and his daughter Molly, Bob said Friday, taking a break from his chemotherapy treatments. “I am speechless and overwhelmed by the response to Jon’s donation drive for cancer research. I’ve always stayed out of the limelight, and was taught early on in life to help people when the opportunity presents itself. “And that is what I have always done with friends, family and strangers, never asking for anything in return. “But when I see this response from all these wonderful people, I just have to say `thank you,’ and hope that their expressions of good luck and generosity will translate into future cures for cancer patients,” Bob said. “Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose early since the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, and when it is discovered, a patient might already be in the late stages. “There is factual data indicating that people over 50 who have diabetes may develop pancreatic cancer, so I would advise anyone who fits that criteria to be examined early. “When they say `Life is short,’ it truly is. We should all enjoy the time we have been given on this planet to be with our loved ones, our family and our friends.” Good guys don’t finish last. They win in the end. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want 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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“It’s been absolutely incredible watching all the people Dad touched in his life step forward to support our family now,” Jon said Friday, getting ready to take another five-mile bike ride in preparation for next month’s L.A. Sprint Triathlon, where he will compete to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Jon was working as a stockbroker in Chicago in March when his dad called him with the bad news. “He told me in as cool a manner as he could that the doctors found a tumor on his pancreas,” Jon said. “Within three weeks, I had moved home, but I got tired of sitting around hoping for a cure. I needed to do something about it, and I knew I needed help.” He went on the Internet and found the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – PanCan. From there he started his own Web site to talk about his Dad’s cancer and ask for sponsors for his triathlon efforts to raise funds for cancer research. Within hours, the hits started to come. Donations from $25 to hundreds of dollars coming from close friends of the Aronson family to passing acquaintances. Growing up, the kid learned some valuable lessons from his dad, but none more important than this: If you meet people with a smile and treat them with respect – from the parking lot attendant to the guy in the glass office – it gets noticed. Then, when the time comes one day when you need a hand or a few words of encouragement, there’s no shortage of people lining up to give you just that. That’s what 24-year-old Jon Aronson learned from his 55-year-old dad, Bob Aronson of Agoura Hills, who is battling inoperable pancreatic cancer. Good guys don’t finish last. They win in the end. last_img
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Everton v Hajduk Split: live commentary stream on talkSPORT

first_img1 Everton take on Hajduk Split in Thursday night’s Europa League play-off first leg and you can follow all the action here as talkSPORT brings you live and exclusive commentary.Ronald Koeman’s side are one round away from making the competition’s group stage and the club are in a buoyant mood after finally completing the £45million signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea on Wednesday. However, the game comes too soon for the Icelandic midfielder to make his debut – as Koeman said the new signing is short of match fitness.Spanish striker Sandro is a doubt for the match, as he deals with a heel injury, and midfielder James McCarthy is out with a knee problem.But Koeman has promised to play his strongest possible side, despite a crucial match against Manchester City coming up on Monday, and the Toffees will hope to topple the team that finished third in last season’s Croatian league.Confirmed teams Everton XI: Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines, Lookman, Klaassen, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Mirallas, RooneySubstitutes: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Lennon, Besic, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, HolgateHajduk Split XI: Stipica, Juranovic, Nizic, Rosa, Memolla, Gentzoglou, Radosevic, Kozulj, Vlasic, Ohandza, HamzaSubstitutes: Letica, Bosancic, Said, Toma Basic, Sehic, Tudor, Erceglast_img read more

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BISHOP OF RAPHOE EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO HARTE & McAREAVEY FAMILIES

first_imgTHE Church of Ireland Bishop of Raphoe has extended his sympathies to the Harte and McAreavey families following the murder of Michaela Harte McAreavey in Mauritius.Bishop Ken Good today said: “I share the sense of shock felt by everyone across our community upon hearing the news of Michaela McAreavey’s death. My prayers and deepest sympathy go to John McAreavey and to the Harte family.“This is a cruel and tragic blow for the family and a moment of great sadness for the GAA community.” He added: “It is very apparent that Michaela brought great joy and brightness to her new husband, her family and to all she came in contact with.”BISHOP OF RAPHOE EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO HARTE & McAREAVEY FAMILIES was last modified: January 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Gazza makes plea to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley on talkSPORT

first_img“I’m not being funny, but Mike Ashley obviously isn’t short a few bob and they’ve got to start giving Rafa money.“They’ve been saying it for years, but a massive club like that and an unbelievable manager like that, with what he’s achieved, you’ve got to give the guy money.“Obviously he’s going to spend it wisely, he’s going to spent top class players.“The money mike Ashley’s got, give me half and I’ll show him how to spend it!”Listen back to Paul Gascoigne on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above Newcastle fans are desperate for Benitez to stay Rafael Benitez is hugely popular figure in Tyneside Paul Gascoigne has told boyhood club Newcastle United to ‘start giving Rafa Benitez money’ ahead of a crucial summer for the club.Benitez is set for crunch talks with owner Mike Ashley in the coming weeks, with the Spaniard’s future in charge at St James’ Park still uncertain. 3 The lack of resources made available to him by the millionaire owner has been a constant source of frustration for Benitez since he took the club back to the Premier League two seasons ago.And Gazza insists it’s about time the much-loved boss is given the cash to compete.“Rafa has been unbelievable,” the Newcastle legend said on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The good thing about being Newcastle manager is you know how faithful the fans are. They’ll always turn up, even if they get beat. They’re incredible. The Champions League-winning boss led the Magpies to a 13th-placed finish to the Premier League season, ending the campaign on a huge high with a 4-0 thumping of Fulham.And Ashley was watching from the stands at Craven Cottage as the travelling Toon Army repeatedly called for Benitez to stay at their club.Benitez has repeatedly said his decision to extend his contract will depend on Ashley’s vision for the club’s future, and whether he will be given funds to strengthen his squad in the transfer market. getty 3 Mike Ashley has been urged to keep Benitez happy by giving him money to spend this summer 3last_img read more

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Caixinha: I’d rather fail taking risks than play safe

first_imgPedro Caixinha said he would rather his Rangers side took risks and failed than always played it safe after watching his gamble pay off at Firhill. The visitors came from behind to dramatically snatch all three points in a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan had given the Jags an early lead but Barrie McKay’s 84th minute strike was followed up by Joe Garner inside stoppage time to complete the comeback. The result, which guarantees Rangers’ place in next season’s Europa League qualifiers, came after Caixinha moved four up front. “When Danny Wilson got injured we had to go to a 4-2-4,” he continued. “We took the risks, the players understood them and we were rewarded.“I really like the way the players understood and were committed. There were a lot of moments I really felt the passion from the players.“If we were not together as a group I don’t think the players would celebrate like that at the end. I don’t think so.” “Today was really important for us to show a reaction,” he said, with last week’s 5-1 humiliation against Celtic in mind. “We showed it in the second half and I need to be happy with that.“We needed to change the course of the game and we managed it. The performance was disorientated.“My passion and dedication to this sport is that I would rather die trying it rather than be alive to see what happens. And that is what the players did.”Caixinha changed the shape of his team more than once during the game with injury to Danny Wilson forcing him into a more attacking formation which eventually paid off.last_img read more

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