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AUSSIES CLAIM 2007 VICTORIAN TRANS TASMAN TROPHY

first_imgThe Victorian based “Australian” Team collected the 2007 Victorian Trans Tasman Trophy with a four rubbers to two victory over arch rivals “New Zealand” in the best of a combined six game Men’s and Women’s series played at Elwood Park Touch Association playing fields on Sunday 16 December 2007.The Annual event, a fixture on the Victorian Touch Football calendar, was enthusiastically received by a healthy crowd who lapped up the passionate Trans-Tasman rivalry that is alive and well across all sports, but is particualrly engrossing when the top two exponents of Touch Football in the world today do battle in various formats and competitions.Please click on the below attachment to read this special feature by TFA National Media Coordinator Karley Banks and Victorian Touch stalwart Peter Shefford on the 2007 Victorian Trans Tasman event.Related Files2007_victorian_trans_tasman_series__4_-pdflast_img read more

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NSW Scorpions Win Elite Eight Men’s Title

first_imgThe New South Wales Scorpions have defeated the New South Wales Mets by one touchdown in a thrilling encounter in the Men’s Elite Eight final at Port Macquarie’s Regional Sports Stadium. In a match that saw several lead changes, the Mets hit back from a two touchdown deficit in the final minutes to level the game at six touchdowns a piece, before the Scorpions scored in the final minute to take a 7-6 win.  The Mets were the first to get on the scoreboard, when Ben Moylan crossed in the fifth minute off the back of a penalty. The Scorpions hit back in the next minute however, when Simon Lang scored in the corner to level the scores at 1-1. Mets’ captain Steve Roberts led by example at the midway mark of the first half, scoring a diving touchdown to regain the lead for his side.The Mets had back-to-back sets of six on their attacking line late in the first half but were unable to capitalise. After two intercept attempts in the minute prior, the Scorpions’ Nathan Wong made it third time lucky when he finally latched onto his third attempt and ran the length of the field to level up the game at 2-all. Winger Jonathan Palau showed his impressive speed in the eighteenth minute which resulted in a touchdown for the Scorpions, giving his side the lead for the first time in the game, and they took that one touchdown advantage into half-time, with the scores at 3-2. Both teams were strong in defence in the opening five minutes of the second half, unable to turn possession into touchdowns. The Scorpions took their lead out to two touchdowns soon after when Sam Brisby was the recipient of a great short ball from co-captainMaurice Kennedy, scoring to give his side a 4-2 lead.The Mets were quick to hit back however, with Trent Touma scoring to take his side back to within one touchdown of the Scorpions. This kicked off an impressive attacking array from both teams, with the sides going trading blows with two touchdowns each in a short space of time. Scorpions’ co-captain Daniel Barton led by example in the set after Touma’s touchdown, scoring to take his side’s lead out 5-3.  The Mets hit back in the next set of six, when an acting half run from Ben Moylan saw Anthony Ziade score in the eleventh minute to bring it back to a one touchdown deficit, 5-4. The Scorpions’ Daniel Chiddy was the next on the bandwagon, scoring a touchdown to give his side a 6-4 lead. The Mets’ Scott Buckley brought his side’s deficit back to one touchdown after he scored following an acting half run from Roberts. It was a similar story with four minutes remaining, when another acting half run from Roberts set up winger Tim Good for a touchdown, putting the two teams’ level on the scoreboard at 6-6. The final minutes were frantic, with both sides desperate to gain that one touchdown advantage so close to full-time. It looked like the Mets were going to be the team to do this in the final 90 seconds of the match when they found space in their attacking in-goal area, but an intercept from the Scorpions saw the side move the ball down to the other end of the field, with Kennedy scoring to give his side a 7-6 advantage with 30 seconds left in the game.The Mets tried desperately to make the most of the final seconds and level the scores, but were beaten by the siren, with the Scorpions taking the inaugural Elite Eight Men’s final, 7-6. The Scorpions’ Nathan Wong was rewarded for his strong game, being named the Player of the Final. The Alliance’s Stuart Brierty was named the inaugural Terry Jacks medallist, the Player of the Series accolade. Stay tuned to the website for highlights of the match, as well the wrap up of the event.last_img read more

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2012 NTL Finals Referee Appointments

first_imgThe following referees received the leading referee awards at the event:Referee of the Tournament – Luke McKenzieLeading Female Open Referee – Sandra ClarkLeading Female Senior Referee – Sally MelzerLeading Male Open Referee – David BaggioLeading Male Senior Referee – Bill SladeThe following referees received finals appointments:Men’s OpenDavid BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s OpenBrad SmithMatt LaveryMick MedlinMixed OpenAnthony SmithSandra ClarkBrett FreshwaterWomen’s 27’sSally MelzerTerri ThomasKaren DaviesWomen’s 35’sIndra GarnerJohn TurnbullJosh VernonSenior MixedMack HovermanAndrew SmithChris SchwerdtMen’s 50’sPaul JennisonPaul SullivanDavid BrownMen’s 55’sCraig HughesMichael McGrathGreg TaylorMen’s 40’sBernie O’DonohueSimon JacksonRichard McIllroy Men’s 45’sBarry McNamaraKen GilbertJohn FrostMen’s 30’sDamien CarlsonKim SkellyNathan BudgeMen’s 20’sBill SladeMark Kelly Mack HovermanWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardChris MurrayBrenton TurnerWomen’s 40’s Samantha HaconBeau NewellJames SteinbergStay tuned to the website for all of the referee upgrades from the event.last_img read more

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Youth Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Corey Russell

first_imgAustralian 18’s Boys player, Corey Russell tells www.touchfootball.com.au about his day on tour on Friday, which involved preparations for the first game of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series, with a narrow loss to New Zealand on Friday night. Dear DiaryThe day has finally come! The day that every Youth Trans Tasman player has been waiting for! There would’ve been a lot of restless sleeps across the Meriton and my room was no exception. When I woke up I saw my roommate and a best mate Dave Richards still sound asleep and my Australian jersey that I had slept with that night right beside me! It was time for breaky, bacon and eggs was on the menu! After all the boys had a good feed (beautifully prepared by the coaching staff, may I add), coach Dave Nolan ran us through the plan of attack for the day! It was focused primarily around relaxing, which I think most of us boys really needed. We headed off to 10 pin bowling, where Boydy and Matty Wilson gave us all a master class. After, we spoke about the very important drop-off situation! As I looked around the group I could see the nerves start to kick in on some of the faces, Jackson Mills especially!We made our way back to our hotel rooms to chill out before show time and watch a bit of the cricket. I’ve played a lot of Touch with David but when it was time to get ready I’ve never seen him so nervous, he was all over the place! Before we left I made sure that my superstitions we’re done. Have a swim before we leave, wear two pairs of pants to the fields and had my zinc in my bag, don’t ask me why I have these I don’t even know why! On the way to the fields all Jarrod Crook and skipper Andrew Searle wanted was good pump up music! At arrival the nerves really started to kick in, looking out onto Remondis Stadium was daunting.The time had come as we walked into the sheds, everyone nervous but couldn’t wait to get out on the field! Standing in front of the crowd singing the national anthem with my teammates was a proud moment for everyone! Unfortunately we went down 9-8 but the courage we showed that game was very Aussie like, coming back from 5-1 to 9-8 was a great effort from the boys! But we’re only going to come back stronger tomorrow! Good luck to the other Australian sides for the next two days, the Kiwis didn’t know what hit them today! Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series: Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#YTT2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksYTT Tour Diarylast_img read more

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9 months agoEx-Spurs keeper Thorstvedt: Pochettino still better for Man Utd than Solskjaer

first_imgEx-Spurs keeper Thorstvedt: Pochettino still better for Man Utd than Solskjaerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt says Manchester United should still choose Mauricio Pochettino as their long-term manager over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Solskjaer now appears to have the advantage after last night’s win.But Thorstvedt says: “If I worked at United and had to make a choice now and Pochettino was available, I would take him. Then I know what I get. I’m much more uncertain about Solskjaer. It will be a gamble, and United can’t afford to gamble now. “Pochettino has all the way outperformed with the teams he has had. He would have liked to have a title at the top, but for the clubs he has led, he has done extremely well. “Solskjaer speaks a lot about the club’s DNA. There are such things that work very well when things are going well, but he must also be a little careful. If it goes bad then it is used against you. Then people say that ‘he lives in the past, things are not as they were when you played’.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNapoli coach Ancelotti assures Klopp of Liverpool’s Euro chances

first_imgNapoli coach Ancelotti assures Klopp of Liverpool’s Euro chancesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli manager Carlo Ancelotti says he reassured Jurgen Klopp after beating Liverpool in the Champions League at the San Paolo Stadium on Tuesday.The Reds lost to Napoli with the same 1-0 scoreline last season and eventually went on to win the entire competition.And Ancelotti reminded Klopp of that fact when they spoke after the game.”I told him not to worry, because if he loses here, he tends to go on and win the Champions League,” Ancelotti told Sky Sports Italia.”I reassured him!”On the match, Ancelotti added: “I want to see a team that believes in itself and its quality”I really liked the way we played when we weren’t in control.”Llorente helped out. The players were tired and the first goal was from a long ball, which isn’t our usual approach, but it’s not an insult to do that sometimes. This team must know how to do everything.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoEx-Chelsea chief Arnesen sacked by Anderlecht

first_imgEx-Chelsea chief Arnesen sacked by Anderlechtby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea and Tottenham fooball chief Frank Arnesen has been sacked by Anderlecht.The Belgian giants have had a disastrous start to the season under player-manager Vincent Kompany – with Arnesen paying with his job.Anderlecht have also named Frank Vercauteren as new first team coach – he arrives to replace Simon Davies, who remains on staff.Vercauteren had been working as an advisor to Leicester City’s Belgian partners OH Leuven.Anderlecht will cough up a fee to OHL to take on Vercauteren. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The 12 Most Accomplished College Football Programs Of The 21st Century

first_imgalabama crimson tide offensive line joe moore awardTwitter/@JoeMooreAwardAnother college football season is in the books, and it couldn’t have ended in more dramatic fashion. A week ago, Alabama defeated Clemson in what may have been the best national title game since 2005’s epic Texas-USC game at the Rose Bowl, giving the Crimson Tide its fourth championship under Nick Saban.With the win, and the four championships since 2009, Alabama has twice as many as any other team in the 21st century. However, the Tide wasn’t always rolling like this. Under Dennis Franchione and Mike Shula, Alabama had some extremely lean years, and had a number of wins vacated by the NCAA. Does Saban’s run make Alabama the top college football program of the 21st century, or is there another team that sneaks past on consistency throughout the last 15 seasons?Here are the 12 most successful college football programs of the 21st century, according to College Spun.Next: No. 12 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13last_img read more

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ESPN’s Experts Make Their Picks For The College Football Playoff Field

first_imgESPN's experts make picks for the College Football Playoff field.The games have all been played. In just two hours, we’ll finally know which four teams will be playing for it all this winter.Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. ET, we’ll get a look at the official College Football Playoff foursome – along with the rankings for the rest of the top 25. While most analysts assume that Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Washington will be part of the field, some think we could see a last-minute change. Did Penn State do enough in its come-from-behind win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game to sneak in?ESPN’s analysts have made their picks. You can see all of them here – including Desmond Howard’s homer pick.Here’s what ESPN’s most well-known experts are picking:last_img read more

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Benitez: This Liverpool team is much better than mine

first_imgRafael Benitez says this Liverpool team is better than his teams ever were, given the talent both in the starting lineup and on the Reds bench.Benitez, currently at Newcastle, became a Liverpool legend by leading the club to the stunning come-from-behind win over AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League finale.That match went down in history as Benitez’s crowning achievement, but the manager also led the Reds to an FA Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup and a second Champions League final appearance in 2007. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But he says this Liverpool team is much better than the ones he managed as the Reds prepare for their second consecutive Champions League final appearance under Jurgen Klopp.”I want to be very respectful about my team, but this team is much better. Not just the team, but the squad,” Benitez told the Liverpool Echo.”In my time at Liverpool we had (Fernando) Torres as a striker and (David) Ngog, who was a good player and a good lad but we paid £1.5million for him. He was on the bench.”Now you have (Xherdan) Shaqiri, (Daniel) Sturridge and (Divock) Origi on the bench so it’s totally different. Times have changed.”What we achieved was good because to win against that AC Milan team was a massive achievement and the way in which we did it. Now Liverpool have a lot of good players.”People were talking about them having some problems in defence and they were able to sign Virgil van Dijk for a lot of money and then the keeper (Alisson Becker). I think this is a stronger Liverpool and the teams around are also stronger.”Benitez’s players went down in history, though, for their successes in that final, with stars like Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Jamie Carragher and Jerzy Dudek still counted as Reds legends.Every player, even the bit-part ones, remain heroes, Benitez says, and this current group can lock up the same status by beating Spurs on Saturday.”Not just the key players but everybody involved in that final is seen as a legend,” he said.”I was talking with Djimi Traore the other day when he came to Newcastle. Everyone remembers Djimi and every player from that time.”This final is a great opportunity for the current players to show what they can do and to be sure that they will be remembered in the history of Liverpool.He added: “Winning the Champions League changed everything and it gave us the opportunity to win more trophies and to be very competitive and improve the team. It was a massive change, not just for me, but for everybody.”The players were the main ones but also the club was growing. I remember when I just arrived they were talking about a takeover and selling the club. Then we won and had three or four years in a row of winning titles and doing well and another Champions League final in Athens.”Istanbul was massive for everyone. It gave us a lot of confidence to go on and achieve even more things.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Vegas Computer Predicting Massive Upset In Week 1

first_imgA general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Don’t underestimate the importance of Week 1 in college football. Some season openers can leave indelible marks on the College Football Playoff race.We saw last year when Florida State not only lost to Alabama but also lost its starting quarterback in Week 1. The Seminoles were effectively done for the year.There are a couple of games like that on the docket for Week 1 this season, including Auburn-Washington and Notre Dame-Michigan. Could Oklahoma-FAU fit in this category as well?The Sooners are favored against Lane Kiffin’s crew but will be breaking in a new quarterback. The possibility of an upset isn’t out of the question.In fact, OddsShark’s computer model is predicting one.Oklahoma-FAU score predictionIf this upset plays out, it would send shockwaves through college football. Oklahoma would need to run the table in order to reach the College Football Playoff.You can read all of OddsShark’s Week 1 predictions here.Oklahoma and FAU will meet on Sept. 1 in Norman.last_img read more

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Brett McMurphy Report Alleges Zach Smith Had Sex With Ohio State Staffer In Coaches’ Office, Took Nude Photos At White House

first_imgzach smith gives an interview on espnFormer ESPN college football writer Brett McMurphy, the man who has broken numerous stories related to the allegations of domestic violence against former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, issued a new report on Friday night. It features some pretty wild allegations.McMurphy, via Stadium, his new employer, alleges that while Smith was at Ohio State, he ordered over $2,200 worth of sex toys to Ohio State’s football office.McMurphy also reports that Courtney Smith, Zach Smith’s ex-wife, alleges that Smith took “multiple” photos of his private parts in Ohio State’s coaches’ offices and inside the White House while the Buckeyes were celebrating the 2014 national title.She also contends that Smith “photographed himself” having sex with an Ohio State staffer. Via Stadium:Courtney Smith said Zach Smith took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices, inside the White House when the Buckeyes visited in 2015 and also photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with a OSU staffer.McMurphy’s report also includes what he claims is a set of text messages he exchanged with Smith’s lawyer Brad Koffel. Koffel accuses McMurphy of extortion in them.The report also includes supposed screenshots of the items Smith ordered and had delivered to Ohio State.While McMurphy’s report includes a number of disturbing allegations, it doesn’t seem to have any information regarding whether Smith abused his ex-wife. It also doesn’t have any information regarding whether Meyer knew any of this was going on. From that perspective, it doesn’t really provide any answers regarding the two biggest questions in the whole Ohio State fiasco.That said, this likely won’t help Smith’s cause from a character standpoint – assuming it’s true. Earlier on Friday afternoon, Ohio State announced that it would be wrapping up its investigation into Meyer’s handling of the Smith allegations on Sunday.last_img read more

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The Willie Taggart Era At Florida State Is Off To A Disastrous Start

first_imgWillie Taggart introduced as Florida State head coach.We’re now two-plus game into the Willie Taggart era at Florida State. Things are not going very well so far.FSU opened the 2018 regular season ranked inside the top 25, but the Seminoles were blown out by Virginia Tech at home. Taggart and Co. went on to struggle in Week 2, needing a comeback win against Samford.This afternoon, Florida State is taking on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.It’s Syracuse 6, FSU 0 after two quarters.Florida State has been outscored 30-3 in six quarters of ACC play this year— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 15, 2018Yikes.Analysts are not impressed with what they’ve seen from Taggart and his coaching staff so far.“Florida State — DUMBEST TEAM IN THE COUNTRY. That sequence was just UNREAL. Is Willie Taggart awake??? What the hell are they doing???????” one tweeted.Florida State — DUMBEST TEAM IN THE COUNTRY. That sequence was just UNREAL. Is Willie Taggart awake??? What the hell are they doing???????— Nick Kostos (@TheKostos) September 15, 2018Others are already questioning his job status.Anyone know? https://t.co/rCyL7przQv— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 15, 2018Welp. It’s early, of course, but Florida State is going to need to turn things around quickly.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases New Playoff Prediction After No. 2 Georgia’s Loss

first_imgJake From huddled up with his teammates before the National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs huddles with his teammates before the start of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)We have another major upset in the college football world, as No. 2 Georgia fell to No. 13 LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. tonight.Georgia, of course, entered tonight’s game undefeated and as a major College Football Playoff favorite.The Bulldogs could still make the playoff, as they can still win the SEC East Division and contend for a conference championship.Still, the College Football Playoff odds have undergone a major change.ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor has updated its projections following Georgia’s upset loss to LSU.Here are the four teams projected to make it now:AlabamaClemsonOhio StateNotre DameGeorgia still has a chance, according to ESPN. The predictor is giving the Bulldogs a 23 percent chance to make the playoff following tonight’s loss.You can view the full picks here.last_img read more

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Former 4-Star UCLA Recruit Rahyme Johnson Announces Transfer

first_imgGeneral view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former four-star recruit decided it was in his best interest to transfer from his college football program.Rahyme Johnson announced his commitment to the UCLA Bruins in 2017, but decided Chip Kelly’s program wasn’t the place for him after two seasons.Johnson was the No. 19 athlete recruit in the 2017 class and the No. 37 player from the state of California in the class.Now he’s headed elsewhere.“After prayer and talking with my family, I’ve decided that it’s in my best interest to leave the University of California, Los Angeles,” Johnson said in a statement on National Signing Day.pic.twitter.com/IfBEpaTCc2— 1️⃣2️⃣ (@rahyme_johnson) February 6, 2019Johnson joins two other top UCLA recruits to announce their transfer from the UCLA football program. Former No. 1 overall recruit Jaelan Phillips and defensive lineman Chigozie Nnoruka announced their transfer earlier this year.Nnoruka took his talents to Miami and the Hurricanes are expected to land Phillips as well – though he has yet to make an official. announcement.While UCLA went into the day hoping to add players to their team, the Bruins are losing a former four-star recruit who failed to make an impact in his two seasons with the team. He played in six total games for the Bruins over those two years.Stay tuned for Johnson’s transfer decision.last_img read more

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Former Michigan 4-Star Benjamin St-Juste Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two months ago, a report suggested a former top Michigan football recruit was reportedly no longer with the Wolverines’ program heading into the 2019 season.A report stated Benjamin St-Juste, a four-star recruit in the 2017 class out of Montreal, Canada, decided to medically retire.From the Detroit Free-Press:A Michigan spokesperson confirmed cornerback Benjamin St-Juste has medically retired from the football team.A month and a half after that report was published, St-Juste announced his decision to transfer. Just a few weeks later, St-Juste revealed where he plans to finish his collegiate football career.He’s staying in the Big Ten, heading to Minnesota to play for PJ Fleck.Here’s the announcement from the man himself.Told my family be patient watch me go get it #RowtheBoat #Committed pic.twitter.com/o22RE3NgDG— Benjamin St-Juste (@Benj_Juice) May 22, 2019The former four-star recruit was ranked the No. 39 CB in the country coming out of high school in 2017. He cornerback played in 12 games as a freshman before missing all of the 2018 campaign.He missed all of last season after dealing with a nagging hamstring injury through the offseason. Michigan’s official roster released earlier this spring omitted St-Juste.After missing the field for the full 2018 season, he’ll get a fresh start with the Gophers.PJ Fleck is headed into his third year with the program and got a major win on the recruiting trail with St-Juste as a grad transfer.He’ll have three years of eligibility left.last_img read more

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New Mexico Head Coach Bob Davie To Miss Team’s Next Game

first_img “My doctors have said that with no setbacks I can expect a full recovery with no limitations.”The following is a statement from @UNMLoboFB coach Bob Davie. #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/rDgcQQ5YyP— New Mexico Lobos (@UNMLOBOS) September 5, 2019New Mexico’s athletic director also released a statement:The following is a statement from UNM Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez. #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/iP42jsBfSn— New Mexico Lobos (@UNMLOBOS) September 5, 2019New Mexico is 1-0, coming off a 39-31 win over Sam Houston State in Week 1.The Lobos are off this week before traveling to Notre Dame in Week 3. New Mexico coach Bob Davie.BOISE, ID – SEPTEMBER 14: Head coach Bob Davie of the New Mexico Lobos prowls the sidelines during second half action against the Boise State Broncos on September 14, 2017 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 28-14. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)New Mexico head football coach Bob Davie suffered heart problems following his team’s Week 1 game on Saturday night. Davie was taken to the hospital immediately following the contest.Davie, 64, has since announced that he will miss his team’s game against Notre Dame on Sept. 14.The Lobos head coach announced the news today.“After receiving advice from my doctors and wife, I wanted to make this decision now so our team and coaching staff could go into the weekend with clarity and consistency,” Davie announced.last_img read more

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GV Prakash, Dhanush and Vetri Maaran reunite for Asuran

first_imgGV Prakash, Dhanush and Vetri Maaran reunite for AsuranAfter the successful Vada Chennai, Dhanush and Vetri Maaran have joined hands for Asuran. The latest addition to the crew is composer GV Prakash.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 10:54 IST GV Prakash and DhanushThe successful combination of director Vetri Maaran and Dhanush have churned out super hit films namely Pollathavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai. Before shooting for the sequel of Vada Chennai, the duo has joined hands for a commercial flick titled Asuran.The latest addition to the crew of Asuran is composer GV Prakash, who is reuniting with Vetri Maaran and Dhanush after a long hiatus. The composer took to Twitter to reveal that it is his fourth film with the director and actor.He wrote. “#GV71 After the classic #aadukalam, #mayakkamenna, #polladhavan, #visaaranai and #theri joining hands for #Asuran with @dhanushkraja (4th time ) @VetriMaaran (4th time ) @theVcreations ( second time ) #asuran this will be #GV71 (sic)”Here’s the tweet:#GV71 After the classic #aadukalam , #mayakkamenna , #polladhavan , #visaaranai and #theri joining hands for #Asuran with @dhanushkraja (4th time ) @VetriMaaran (4th time ) @theVcreations ( second time ) #asuran this will be #GV71G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) January 21, 2019Taking to Twitter, the Maari 2 star revealed that the shooting of Asuran will commence on January 26. This film will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under his home banner V Creations.We will start filming #asuran from January 26th !! A Vetrimaaran film. Looking forward to yet another adventure. @VetriMaaran @gvprakash @theVcreationsDhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 21, 2019Earlier, we had reported that Dhanush and GV Prakash had a major fallout, 8 years ago, after which they stopped working together. It is said that Prakash was roped in to score tunes for Vada Chennai, and was later replaced by Santhosh Narayanan.However, Dhanush and Prakash recently ended their cold war and worked on a project titled Jail. The composer hired Dhanush to sing a melody song in Jail, directed by Vasantha Balan.advertisementIt looks like Dhanush and Prakash have truly put an end to their cold war and reconciled. The makers of Asuran have been tight-lipped about the film. Going by the first look poster, Dhanush is sporting a new look in Asuran.ALSO READ| Petta: Trisha watches early morning show with Dhanush and Rajinikanth fansALSO WATCH: Cauvery water dispute: Tamil actors join protest demanding management boardGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byK Janani Tags :Follow DhanushFollow GV PrakashFollow Asuranlast_img read more

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Shruti wins second position

first_img S Kannan New DelhiFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:12 IST Shruti Vora (left) poses with her trophy on the podium.Shruti Vora came second in a dressage Grand Prix held in Stadi Paura in Austria on Sunday. It was a CDN event (competition dressage national event) where Ulrike Prunthaller came first and Patricia Bottani came third.Rarely have Indian riders done well abroad in a dressage event. Having failed to get the nod from the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) to compete in the Asian Games last year in Jakarta, Shruti was left frustrated.However, she overcame that like a true sportsperson and has now based herself in Europe with the hope of achieving qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Considering that Shruti was competing in her first ever Grand Prix, she did make a lot of technical errors. “My actual marks were around 66.2 per cent and I am looking to improve from here on,” Shruti told Mail Today on Monday.For the record, Shruti beat two Germans to the second spot. Her big focus is on the Olympic qualifiers which start in April. “This is an encouraging start with a respectable result for me. I will be doing a few more European shows before the qualifiers and am happy this was the best result by an Indian dressage rider,” she said.In her view, as dressage events in India of this quality are not held, she was forced to base herself in Europe. “There is no way I could have trained like this in India and relocating to Europe has been a huge challenge. Life is very tough in Europe but if you are talking of making the cut for the Olympics, there is no short cut,” she said.advertisementApparently, the judges were very impressed with Denighttron, her mount.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Shruti VoraFollow Equestrian Shruti wins second positionShruti Vora won a rare second place for India in a dressage Grand Prix held in Stadi Paura in Austria.advertisementlast_img read more

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