Dramani: ‘Kingston does not deserve Ghana call-up’

first_imgDramani Mas Ud Didi coach of Ghana premier league side,Asante Kotoko claims Hearts midfielder Laryea Kingston has not done enough to merit a call-up to the senior national team, the Black Stars.Kingston, 31, received rave reviews for his displays in Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Dramani’s side in the Ghana Premier League derby.Experienced coach J E Sarpong was impressed with the output of the former Heart of Midlothian player and clamoured for his return to the Ghana squad ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.But Dramani, who guided the Ghana U17 girls team to win bronze at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals, believes Kingston’s performance was ordinary.”Many have asked me that some coaches are calling for Laryea to be introduced into the Black Stars.I say we should be serious with our football,” Dramani told local radio station Angel FM.”We need to be really serious about our football. You ask yourself what positive football did he play. ”Football has gone pass the level where I play to myself okay. How many final passes did he give?,” he added.”He had some individual brilliance, of course yes. Technically, he is a good player but he needs to have the conditioning to be able to play with the team; moving forward and then moving back as the team loses possession,”Kingston has not played for Ghana since he was snubbed for a place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.last_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits for first-of-its-kind cycle vs. Rays

first_imgCycles in #Angels history:Shohei Ohtani, todayMike Trout, 5/21/13 vs. SEAChone Figgins, 9/16/06 at TEXJeff DaVanon, 8/25/04 vs. KCDave Winfield, 6/24/91 at KCDan Ford, 8/10/79 vs. SEAJim Fregosi (2): 5/20/68 vs. BOS & 7/28/64 vs. NYY— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) June 14, 2019″I’m simply very happy that I was able to accomplish this,” Ohtani said through interpreter Ippei Mizuhara (via MLB.com). “There have been so many other great Japanese players that have come before me. Being the first one to accomplish it, I’m really happy and it’s going to lead to a lot of confidence down the road.”Trout was happy to see Ohtani join the list of cyclists. From MLB.com:“It’s tough; I needed a homer, and he needed a single,” Trout said with a chuckle. “He got the three hardest ones out of the way, and then obviously got that single. [I’m] just happy for him. He was excited, I was excited.”Better still for the Angels, they won the game 5-3. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNShohei Ohtani is the first Japanese-born player in @MLB history to hit for the #cycle. pic.twitter.com/lW1fkqzYR5— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 14, 2019Ohtani homered against Ryan Yarbrough in the first inning, doubled against Yarbrough in the third and tripled against Yarbrough in the fifth.The Angels announced Ohtani is the seventh player in franchise history to hit for the cycle and the first since Mike Trout did it in 2013. Shohei Ohtani on Thursday became the first Japanese-born player in MLB history to hit for the cycle.The Los Angeles Angels two-way player completed the feat with a seventh-inning single against Rays reliver Hunter Wood at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016

first_imgJose Verenzuela403238%20%$115,321 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer14724141716%37%$1,717,298 Martin Garcia13821141515%36%$1,194,766 Mike Smith971191811%39%$1,649,875 BALDWIN AVE. CLOSED MORNING OF SANTA ANITA DERBYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 9, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE. William Spawr42107424%50%$288,732 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux49861016%49%$351,974 (Current Through Saturday, April 2) Mario Gutierrez17621312412%43%$1,267,069 Ron Ellis37102527%46%$251,835 Gary Stevens6512111118%52%$1,607,898 Drayden Van Dyke17417172710%35%$1,061,212 Alonso Quinonez9571067%24%$336,590 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Flavien Prat26344484417%52%$2,725,516 David Lopez17924162213%35%$759,436 Robertino Diodoro3478321%53%$210,390 Michael Machowsky4187520%49%$312,151 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 -30- Bob Baffert10722181721%53%$1,649,210 Abel Lezcano858559%21%$576,849 Tiago Pereira123713106%24%$509,913 Brice Blanc6676911%33%$568,865 Tyler Baze28130454111%41%$1,554,496 FINISH LINES: Agent J.R. Pegram has Edwin Maldonado booked to ride multiple stakes winner Sunday Rules for Phil D’Amato in next Saturday’s Madison at Keeneland, and Rocket Heat for Vann Belvoir in the Shakertown. With 41 victories and a 20 percent winning average, Maldonado is enjoying a solid Winter Meet, fourth in the standings behind runaway leader Rafael Bejarano (71), Santiago Gonzalez (47) and Flavien Prat (44). The trainers’ race seems destined to go down to the wire, as Doug O’Neill and D’Amato were tied at 32 wins each with five days remaining in the meet that ends next Sunday . . . With two winners Saturday, including one by rejuvenated claimer Guns Loaded in the Grade III San Simeon Stakes, O’Neill enjoyed a banner day from coast to coast, capped by Nyquist‘s smashing triumph in the Florida Derby . . . Jason Levin, host of Inside Racing on KEIB AM 1150 Saturdays at 7 a.m., will hold a handicapping seminar next Saturday in Santa Anita’s Baldwin Terrace room at 10:30 a.m. Joining Levin will be Jay Friedlander and 2014 NHC king Jose Arias. Cost is $25 and includes program, coffee, donuts and a full card analysis . . . Congrats to longtime racing photographer Bill Mochon, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. Martin Pedroza1121513713%31%$411,710 Edwin Maldonado20241212220%42%$1,350,050 Agapito Delgadillo10214111114%35%$394,172 Jeff Bonde4274717%43%$193,590 Doug O’Neill19332282617%45%$1,571,127 BALTAS HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY AGAINST SONGBIRDHorsemen who hope to win next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks have to accomplish something no one has ever done: defeat unbeaten champion Songbird.That said, Richard Baltas plans to double-team last year’s Eclipse Award winner as the best two-year-old filly, sending out Forever Darling and Mokat, who have been prepping well for their assignment in the prestigious 1 1/16-mile race.“They worked separately last week and finished up good,” Baltas said. “We’re going against a special horse in Songbird, but I’m happy with how they’re doing.“You know you’re up against it, but both times I shipped Forever Darling out of town, she didn’t run well, so my owner and I decided to stay here and try for second. She’s two for two at Santa Anita.”The chestnut daughter of Congrats broke her maiden at Santa Anita by nearly two lengths last Sept. 26, and won the Grade II Santa Ynez by a half-length on Jan. 2.She was beaten nearly 18 and 19 lengths, respectively, in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Keeneland Oct. 30 and the Grade II Rachel Alexandra at the Fair Grounds Feb. 20.“Mokat has a different style,” Baltas said. “She’ll probably come from way off the pace, make one run and hopefully we can get a piece of it.” SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN ON SATURDAYNext Saturday, the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k run/walk will kick off a world-class day of racing at Santa Anita. Organizers expect to have over 6,000 runners and walkers enjoy one of Southern California’s most picturesque and unique courses that include a romp through the LA Arboretum and a tunneling into Santa Anita’s manicured Infield capped by a photo finish captured on the Infield big screen.A race with a rich 22-year history has attracted many followers over the years. Always a crowd favorite with runners, walkers and racing fans, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be leading the way through the LA Arboretum, while Chantal Kruse has been a perennial favorite in the jockey’s division for years.A unique aspect to this year’s race will be the 150-plus participants over the age of 70.  Included will be 93-year-old resident of Azusa, Margaret Davis.At 92, Davis won her age group in 2015 with a blazing time of 45:56 for 5k, averaging 14:46 per mile. Davis barely missed the American Age group record despite a challenging finish on the dirt track.This year’s elite field of runners will include members of Pasadena’s “Run with US,” running club, including Mark Bartres (29:24 10K PR), Rosario Castenada (18:12 5k PR) and Natalie Miano (17:37 5k PR).The event has experienced a steady growth since its inception, due to the passion of Santa Anita’s Special Projects Director, Pete Siberell. It has been embraced by a team of fabulous sponsors, including Methodist Hospital, which expects to field a team of over 300 employees, friends and family.Westfield Santa Anita, the LA Arboretum, Yoobi, Run with US and Saucony will be represented as well.Registration is available online at derbyday5k.com, at Westfield Santa Anita on Friday, April 8, or the day of the event at Santa Anita’s Gate 3, starting at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Kinane Events at (760) 434-5255, or email [email protected] George Papaprodromou5796816%40%$310,015 Fernando Perez18419202310%34%$968,612 Rafael Bejarano30171583324%54%$3,343,031 Victor Espinoza921212913%36%$922,095 -more-3/3/3/3 Richard Baltas12121201517%46%$1,343,919 NYQUIST: HOMETOWN BOY MAKES GOOD IN FLORIDAIT’S SONGBIRD VS. THE WORLD IN SANTA ANITA OAKSSANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN AND WALK ON SATURDAY Steven Miyadi7513151017%51%$410,727 Peter Eurton9615231216%52%$1,061,657 John Sadler901410916%37%$873,324 Peter Miller14019152214%40%$817,795 Kristin Mulhall53118321%42%$410,190 Kent Desormeaux13520262315%51%$1,660,214 Jeff Mullins35108329%60%$271,839 Alex Solis2230514%36%$246,783 Mike Puype87913610%32%$423,175 Brayan Pena7555147%32%$187,460 Vladimir Cerin5096818%46%$359,169 Joseph Talamo25031273012%35%$2,072,833 Art Sherman4172417%32%$353,580 Carla Gaines5386315%32%$647,700 Stewart Elliott474549%28%$211,500 NYQUIST ‘LOOKS GREAT’ AFTER FLORIDA DERBY ROMPCalifornia is on a roll, and we’re not talking sushi here.American Pharoah, Beholder, California Chrome, Songbird, Stellar Wind and nowNyquist, recent champions all, six of them based at Santa Anita and all in Southern California.The Golden State glittered even more after Nyquist turned Saturday’s touted Florida Derby match with previously unbeaten Mohaymen and eight others into a victory almost as one-sided as Villanova’s 44-point Final Four destruction of Oklahoma.At 8:30 Pacific Daylight Time Sunday morning, Nyquist was about to leave Ft. Lauderdale for Keeneland, where the undefeated son of Uncle Mo trained by Doug O’Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam will do the majority of his training prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7.“My crew said he looks great,” O’Neill said by phone from his home in Santa Monica Sunday morning. “So far, so good. He’ll train at Keeneland and ship to Churchill about a week before the Derby.”Nyquist won the Florida Derby under regular rider Mario Gutierrez by 3 ¼ lengths for his seventh and richest victory. In addition to earning the winner’s share of $589,000, he picked up a $1 million bonus offered by Fasig-Tipton to any graduate of its 2015 sale at Gulfstream Park that went on to win the 2016 Florida Derby.Earnings for the $400,000 bay colt now stand at $3,322,600, but more important, Nyquist stamped himself as a clear-cut favorite in the 142nd Run for the Roses.“You’re always surprised when your horse wins as easy as he did,” O’Neill said. “But as quick as he broke and with an easy run to the first turn, we were very optimistic at that point.“It unfolded perfectly, and 100 percent credit for that goes to Mario and Nyquist. Horses came to him, challenged him and definitely went at him. It was no pedestrian trip, but all that should help us down the road when there’s a full field in the Kentucky Derby.”Tom Knust, the agent for Gutierrez, obviously has a vested interest, but the former Racing Secretary and a race tracker for 48 years cited three reasons for the dazzling performance by Nyquist in the Florida Derby.“He’s a great horse, Doug did a great job training him up to the race, and I thought Mario rode a great race,” Knust said. “You can’t ask for any more, that’s for sure.“This next five weeks will be real exciting. Paul and Zillah Reddam are really good sportsmen. They had no problem going to Florida to run. Mohaymen is a great horse and probably had his excuses Saturday.”Mohaymen finished fourth, beaten 8 ¼ lengths as the 4-5 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile race.“Hopefully,” Knust said, “he’ll make it to the Derby and they can face each other again.” -more-2/2/2/2 Mark Glatt1001012910%31%$497,495 Philip D’Amato14532232422%54%$1,675,865last_img read more

FACT

first_imgFACTFormer Olympian Herb McKenley was one of the most prominent sportsmen to run for a seat in the House of Parliament. In 1972, he contested the St Andrew Northern constituency for the Jamaica Labour Party against the People’s National Party’s Allan St Aubyn Isaacs and Cecil A. Nelson of the Christian Democratic Party. Isaacs won with 10,610 votes, while McKenley got 2,822 votes. Nelson secured 49 ballots.last_img

Manchester United v Chelsea preview: Bet365 free bets offer

first_imgIt’s the first heavyweight clash of the Premier League season – and right on cue, Bet365 have decided to run an exclusive free bet offer.Place a pre-match bet on the Manchester United v Chelsea game and Bet365 will give you a free In-Play bet to the same stake during the big match.To qualify for your free In-Play bet, simply place a bet before kick-off, then once the game starts place another bet on any In-Play market.If your FIRST In-Play bet loses we will refund this stake, up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (max £50).It’s the latest offer for new customers from the online gaming giants and one which has proved very popular with punters in the past. The chance to lock in some profit through in-play betting has never been so enhanced.The rapid rise of in-play betting has revolutionised the opportunities available to punters. When logging onto Bet365’s in-play betting engine, you’ll have over 70 In-Play markets to play with, including Next Goal, Match Goals, Total Corners, Half-Time Result and Full-Time Result.Chelsea and United have been involved in some heated exchanges.Where has all the money been going in the build-up to this clash, then?Simple: it’s been piling on Chelsea’s chances.Jose Mourinho’s men have been all the rage in the betting markets all week with Bet365’s price of 9/4 still proving popular with Chelsea backers.The Special One and Chelsea, back together after a messy divorce, look a potentially destructive combination at Old Trafford.United have suffered 14 Premier League defeats against Chelsea – more than against any other side – while Mourinho has lost just two of his seven competitive games as a manager at Old Trafford (W3 D2 L2).Stopping the threat of Robin van Persie will be high on Mourinho’s agenda and past trends suggest that the Dutchman struggles when the pressure is on him to deliver against Chelsea in front of his own fans.Despite being in sensational form and scoring nine goals in his last eight Premier League appearances, van Persie has never scored a goal in a home game against Chelsea.That’s nine games in the colours of Arsenal and United where the deadly Dutchman has struggled to find his shooting boots.Van Persie is 4/1 to score first with Bet365 and 21/20 to bag at any time but the focus from punting circles regarding goalscoring betting has been firmly on one of the three Chelsea midfield musketeers that Mourinho will deploy behind the striker.In the opening half against Hull City last weekend, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Kevin de Bruyne were unplayable at times. The Red Devils may decide to stick an extra defensive body in that area of the field in order to try and quell the threat; however, the prices on Hazard and Oscar to score look very appealing.The Belgian international is 4/1 to score at any time, while Oscar has been very well backed with Bet365 around the 7/2 mark.last_img read more

ADI: biological and chemical sensing interface IC

first_imgAnalog Devices announces a new sensor interface IC that enables the next generation of intelligent electrochemical sensors. As the only solution available to incorporate potentiostat and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) functionality on a single chip, the ADuCM355 precision analog microcontroller with bio-sensor and chemical sensor interface is an ideal solution for applications such as industrial gas sensing, instrumentation, vital signs monitoring and disease management.The device features the industry’s most advanced sensor diagnostics, best-in-class low noise and low power performance, and smallest form factor. This new microcontroller platform offers increased reliability, utmost flexibility and significant cost savings.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous IBASE: slot-in digital signage player running on Window 10 and Linux UbuntuNext Key driving technologies for industry 4.0last_img read more

Exciting Finish To Deciding Matches

first_imgBy BEN HARRISQueensland’s Men’s 40’s player-coach Scott Notley thought his team did not stand a chance against New South Wales in the State of Origin series.Well, Notley was celebrating a series win after his group of Queenslanders won the deciding match 7-6.Down by one at half-time, Queensland scored four touchdowns to two in the second half to help them collect their first Men’s 40s series in a decade.“I was very proud of the boys’ effort,” Notley said. “The boys dug deep.“We lost the first one so the second game was do-or-die but we won it, and we had a bit of momentum.”It was Queensland’s fourth division win of the State of Origin series but New South Wales soon claimed their fifth division of 2012 with a nail-biting win in the Men’s 30s.After two intense matches, New South Wales and Queensland left nothing in the tank at the end of the third game.The match went touchdown-for-touchdown and they could not be separated at half-time.The second half saw both sides show their attacking skills and produced sensational touchdowns.Shannon Warren scored a double for New South Wales while his teammate Elijah Van Der Kwast scored five touchdowns in the deciding match.Queensland’s John Andrews bagged four but it wasn’t enough as New South Wales won the game 10-8 and the division 2-1.New South Wales made it a clean sweep in the Women’s 20s’ with a 6-3 victory in the third game. Emma Tonegato scoring two touchdowns for the Blues.Having wrapped up the Men’s 50s division, Queensland were looking at making it 3-0.However, New South Wales had something to say about that and came out firing in the opening stages.They took a 5-3 lead into half-time and marched on in the second half to win 8-4.In the Men’s 45’s, New South Wales claimed a 3-0 division win following their 6-2 victory in the third match.Graham Beale scoring two touchdowns in the final game.Only one touchdown separated Queensland and New South Wales in the first two matches of the Women’s 30s, but it was not the case in the dead-rubber.Having already won the series, Queensland came out and dominated New South Wales in the first half by scoring four touchdowns to one.They went on to win the match 6-3.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksState of Origin game threelast_img read more

Video: Deion Sanders Addressed The Florida State Team Today

first_imgDeion Sanders walks into the Florida State team facility.NFL Hall of Famer and Florida State legend Deion Sanders was back at his alma mater today. While Sanders was there, he gave a speech to the current crop of Seminoles. The central message of Sanders’ talk was the expectations players should have for themselves. There’s also some footage of Sanders’ NFL Network interview with FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a projected top-10 pick in next month’s draft. “What do you expect from yourself?”@DeionSanders spoke to the team before practice.https://t.co/tyPuqF4vsT— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 30, 2016The ‘Noles would be wise to listen to Sanders and heed his advice.last_img read more