By The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade joined a long list of Senators who did not take to the ice Tuesday for Ottawa’s 5-0 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center.Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, Chris Phillips and Pascal Leclaire joined Kinrade, who re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators in the summer, on the sidelines as players, who didn’t make the trip from Ottawa.Kinrade, 25, spent the 2009-10 season with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, recording professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27) while accumulating 59 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games. He ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating.He is one of 15 defencemen remaining in camp with Ottawa.Earlier Tuesday the Senators announced they have reduced their training camp roster by two forwards, re-assigning 2010 draft choices Jakub Culek and Mark Stone to their junior teams.The Senators and Leafs return to action tonight in Toronto in a game that can be seen on TSN.firstname.lastname@example.org
BETTYS BAMBINO: Rallying from off the pace, he was a convincing 2 ¼ length winner of the Grade III San Simeon Stakes over the course on opening day, Dec. 26, which was his first start since taking the Sensational Star in February, 2015. A winner of the Grade III Daytona Stakes two starts back on Dec. 28, 2014, this Unusual Heat gelding will be bidding for his sixth consecutive win over the course in a run that began on Sept. 27, 2014. Bred in California by his owners, Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Joseph Ciaglia, Bettys Bambino is 11-7-0-3 overall with earnings of $378,036. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017)–Trainer Peter Eurton’s recent graded winner Bettys Bambino will take on Marty Jones’ comebacking Ambitious Brew as this pair heads a field of five older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, to be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. The one-two finishers in the 2015 Sensational Star, these 7-year-old geldings have accounted for 11 wins over the course throughout their highly successful careers.Second in this race a year ago, trainer Peter Miller’s speedy Richard’s Boy comes off a stakes win versus state-breds on dirt and should be very tough transitioning back to a course he’s enjoyed considerable success over. Bettys Bambino–Corey Nakatani–124Richard’s Boy–Victor Espinoza–124Acceptance–Stewart Elliott–124Ambitious Brew–Mike Smith–124Forest Chatter–Flavien Prat–120First post time for a nine-race card Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. AMBITIOUS BREW: Idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here on Nov. 5, this Pamela Ziebarth homebred son of Tizbud was an impressive 1 ¾ length winner down the hill of the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes two starts back on Sept. 30 and should be plenty tough off the bench for Jones in what will be his 11th career start down the hillside. With Mike Smith back at the controls, Ambitious Brew should be attentive to the pace as he bids for his eighth career win. With earnings of $499,225, he has an overall mark of 21-7-7-0. RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES RICHARD’S BOY: Head and head for the lead early, he comes off a game nose victory on the main track in the California Cup Sprint going six furlongs here on Jan. 28 and was a close third from off the pace behind Bettys Bambino in the Grade III San Simeon down the hill two starts back on Dec. 26. Second, beaten a head in last year’s Sensational Star, this 5-year-old Idiot Proof gelding has been no worse than third in his last seven starts and can be counted upon to force the issue on Saturday under Victor Espinoza. Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, Richard’s Boy is 7-2-2-1 over the course and he has an overall mark of 19-8-5-2, with earnings of $536,080. THE SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 3 of 9 Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PT
Lexus Cain2 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Amarillo, Texas 3.25 Information Technology Anderson, now a two-time Southland All-Academic selection, was selected for the top distinction, earning her second conference accolade after being named the Player of the Year in November. The right side from Tyler, Texas, is an elementary education major who currently holds a 3.90 GPA. This season she was the only player to finish in the league’s top 10 for hitting percentage (3rd – .331) and kills per set (6th – 3.35). The performance came in a season that saw the Sugar Bears win the Southland Tournament and become the first conference team to win a set at the NCAA Tournament since 2006. Kristyn Nicholson1 A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Lewisville, Texas 3.22 Marketing 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball All-Academic Teams She is one of three UCA players named to the all-academic teams, joining three-time all-academic selection Megan Nash on the first team and Elizabeth Armstrong on the second team. Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also each garnered a trio between the teams. The Lady Jacks earned first-team distinctions in automatic selections Haley Coleman and Ann Hollas while Lexus Cain earned a spot on the second team. Hollas is the only Southland student-athlete to be recognized as a CoSIDA All-District and All-American selection. The Islanders are represented by automatic selections Brittany Gilpin and Kristyn Nicholson on the first team, and Madison Green on the second team. Jacey Smith2 Abilene Christian Jr. Wimberley, Texas 3.95 Kinesiology Reagan Rogers1 Northwestern State Jr. Blanco, Texas 3.73 Hospitality Management Major Kaitlyn Grice New Orleans Jr. Valrico, Fla. 3.95 Pre-Medicine University The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for the all-academic squad. First Team GPA Brittany Gilpin1, 3 A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Houston, Texas 3.50 Psychology Houston Baptist, Northwestern State and Sam Houston State each claimed two automatic selections on the first team. Abilene Christian, McNeese and New Orleans each had one player selected to the second team. The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member universities, voted for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to the one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees shall have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Samantha Anderson^1, 2 Central Arkansas Jr. Tyler, Texas 3.90 Elementary Education Jessica Wooten1 Houston Baptist Sr. Humble, Texas 3.30 Marketing Jordyn Vaughn1,3 Sam Houston State Sr. Huntsville, Texas 3.64 Accounting FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Samantha Anderson is the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. CoSIDA Academic All-District/All-American selections and First Team All-Conference athletes who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic. Megan Nash1,3 Central Arkansas Sr. Oakville, Ontario, Canada 3.96 Exercise Science Second Team Name Taylor Cunningham1, 2 Sam Houston State Jr. Huntsville, Texas 3.82 Accounting Ann Hollas#% Stephen F. Austin So. Longview, Texas 4.00 Biology Adison Giambrone McNeese Gr. Richmond, Texas 4.00 Business Management Name University Class Hometown GPA Major Class ^2017 Southland Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year1All-Conference First Team selection2Two-time all-academic selection3Three-time all-academic selection#CoSIDA Academic All-District%CoSIDA Academic All-America Elizabeth Armstrong Central Arkansas So. League City, Texas 3.08 Undecided All 12 picks to the All-Academic First Team were automatic selections. Eleven Southland All-Conference First Team members claimed spots while Hollas was the lone Southland player to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Madison Green A&M-Corpus Christi So. Dripping Springs, Texas 4.00 Biology Between the two teams, three players boast a perfect 4.00 GPA: Hollas, Green and McNeese graduate student-athlete Adison Giambrone. Bailey Banks1, 2 Houston Baptist Sr. Missouri City, Texas 3.68 Marketing Three players are making their third appearance on the Southland all-academic teams in Nash, Gilpin and Sam Houston’s Jordyn Vaughn. Seven players are making their second appearance: Anderson, HBU’s Bailey Banks, Coleman, Sam Houston’s Taylor Cunningham, Northwestern State’s Channing Burleson, ACU’s Jacey Smith and Cain. Channing Burleson1, 2 Northwestern State Jr. Midland, Texas 3.80 Nursing Haley Coleman1, 2 Stephen F. Austin Jr. Rockwall, Texas 3.96 Kinesiology Hometown
It was the home of the 2013 and 2015-17 Southland tournaments and will serve as the host site through 2019. Fireworks will accompany each home run and the final trophy presentation. The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter beginning at 6:35 p.m. SUGAR LAND, Texas – The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT. The head coach of each tournament qualifier will select one hitter to represent his squad in the Southland home run derby. Sam Houston (21-7, 9-0 SLC) currently leads the league standings with Southeastern Louisiana (22-10, 9-3 SLC) and Central Arkansas (17-11, 9-3 SLC) tied for second. The Bearkats’ Blake Chisolm and Hunter Hearn, McNeese’s Shane Selman, Houston Baptist’s Spencer Halloran and Stephen F. Austin’s Josh Evans each have six home runs on the season to lead the Southland. This event is scheduled for the eve of the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament, which returns to Constellation Field for the third consecutive year and fourth overall. Sam Houston State won the 2017 tournament with a 9-4 win over Central Arkansas in the championship game, sparking an NCAA Tournament run which saw the team advance to the league’s first ever Super Regional appearance. Constellation Field, home of the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters, is a 7,500-seat park which opened in 2012. The dimensions are 325 feet to left field, 348 feet to right field and 405 feet to center. The home run derby will provide opportunities for local youth players to participate and interact with college student-athletes, as teams will be allowed on the field to shag balls. Youth baseball groups interested in being a part of the event may contact Emily Honeycutt in the Southland Conference office (972-422-9500, ext. 100).
LADY PRANCEALOT, APACHE PRINCESS & TRUFFALINO ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 PROVIDENCIA STAKES RACE IS PART OF 11-RACE CARD THAT INCLUDES $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY & GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME IS AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2019)–Separated by one length when last they met, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot and Truffalino, along with classy California-bred Apache Princess, head a field of 10 three year old fillies going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita.The Providencia, one of seven stakes, five graded, which are headed by the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap, has been carded as the ninth race on an 11-race program.LADY PRANCEALOTOwner: Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone and Jerry McClanahan Trainer: Richard BaltasCampaigned through her first five starts in England, she made her U.S. debut for Baltas at odds of 17-1 on Sept. 3 at Del Mar in an ungraded one mile stakes in which she demonstrated an impressive turn of foot, rallying for second from far off the pace. Subsequently second, beaten a head in the one mile turf Surfer Girl Stakes Oct. 8, she was then well beaten on yielding turf in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs Nov. 2. In what appeared to be her best race to date, she rallied from far back as the 8-5 favorite in a one mile turf allowance here on Feb. 1, winning by one length while leaving the impression she may appreciate an additional furlong. With top jock Joel Rosario set to ride her back, Lady Prancealot, who will be making her 11th career start, figures to get plenty of attention at the windows.APACHE PRINCESSKMN Racing, LLCTrainer: Keith DesormeauxA disappointing fifth as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile turf California Oaks on Feb. 18, this California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat was a 3 ¼ length winner of the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong (dirt) Sweet Life Stakes two starts back on Feb. 10 and is the only graded stakes winner in the Providencia field. Favored in four out her last five starts, Apache Princess, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Puskita, is 7-3-2-0 overall, with earnings of $177,960.TRUFFALINOOwner: Calumet FarmTrainer: Richard MandellaSecond, beaten one length by Lady Prancealot in a one mile turf allowance here Feb. 1, this Kentucky-bred daughter of English Channel broke her maiden going a mile and one eighth on turf two starts back on Dec. 29 and is thus the only Providencia entrant to ever compete at this distance. Although the Providencia will be her first stakes assignment, Truffalino appears on the up-escalator for Mandella and should be plenty tough in what will be her fourth career start.THE GRADE III PROVIDENCIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 11 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT Apache Princess–Kent Desormeaux–120Lady Prancealot–Joel Rosario–120Truffalino–Joe Talamo–120Lakerball–Rafael Bejarano–120Ladymidtown–Martin Garcia–120Colonial Creed–Geovanni Franco–120Maxim Rate–Flavien Prat–120Hostess–Drayden Van Dyke–120Miss Flawless–Tiago Pereira–120Killarney Lass–Edwin Maldonado–120Special early first post time for Saturday’s 11-race program is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
MAURICO POCHETTINO is facing a mini injury crisis ahead of their crunch North London derby with Arsenal.The Argentine boss will be without £68million summer signing Tanguy Ndombele who remains sidelined with a thigh injury.6 Tottenham face a mini injury crisis ahead of their clash with ArsenalCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Serge Aurier could come back into the mix against ArsenalCredit: Getty – ContributorNdombele, 22, missed the defeat at home to Newcastle and failed a fitness test to be thrown in the heart of midfield to face the Gunners.He is joined by Eric Dier, Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth who are all on the treatment table.Summer signing Ryan Sessegnon will also have to wait to make his Spurs debut as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.Poch’s biggest concern will be who to start at right-back in Walker-Peters’ absence.After flogging Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid in the summer, outcast Serge Aurier could come back into the fold.The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from the club having fallen out of favour with the manager.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMoussa Sissoko could come in as a makeshift full-back if Aurier doesn’t get the nod.Midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso is set to start on the bench with Poch admitting he is still finding his way to full fitness.The boss said: “Lo Celso arrived at the last moment after a very difficult period when he was involved in Copa America and was on holiday for a long period. When he arrived here he was not in a great condition.”He’s working hard to try to get to the level of the rest of the team. I don’t believe he has the chance to be involved from the beginning but we are happy with him. For sure he needs time, like Ryan Sessegnon who is still not working with the team.6most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on it”Tanguy suffered a small injury and I think will be available after the international break. I am happy with them. All these players who arrive at the last moment, need time to work and know their teammates. It’s not easy the adaptation with different players.”You need experience here. Sometimes you need six months, one year, it’s not to put pressure on the new signings.”They’re still young and they need to find their place in the team and the changing room and in London. Everything is new for them.”6 Ndombele is one of five players that have been ruled outCredit: EPA6 Spurs players looked in good spirits ahead of the derbyCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Tottenham head into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat against NewcastleCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash
Now Walters wants Holmes to show him how much a Maroons jersey means to him after a controversial NFL trial in the United States.Cronulla’s Holmes is again eligible for Queensland duty after being included in Walters’ 2017 Emerging Maroons squad.Holmes was among eight players slapped with 12-month Origin bans for breaking curfew at January’s Emerging Maroons camp.Walters said there were no hard feelings with Holmes over the camp controversy.But he wanted Holmes to indicate that Origin and not NFL was his priority after his much publicised trial with Jason Taumalolo in Los Angeles.”If he does make the Queensland side next year it has got to be really important to him,” Walters said.”I have had every indication in the past that he wants to play for Queensland.”We will assume he will be ready to go next year if called on.”Walters warned Holmes that his 2016 heroics would be hard to follow.Despite being banned from Origin, Holmes made his international debut for Australia in their triumphant Four Nations campaign after featuring in Cronulla’s historic NRL premiership.”Valentine is one of those rare ones who has played for his country before his state,” Walters said.”The pressure will be on for him to repeat the form he showed this year, to break his way into the Origin line-up.”Walters welcomed back Holmes, Cameron Munster, Ben Hunt, Anthony Milford, Edrick Lee, Dylan Napa and Jarrod Wallace to the squad despite the early 2016 controversy.The seven players plus Penrith’s Chris Grevsmuhl all copped Origin bans for breaking camp curfew.Grevsmuhl was not considered for the 2017 camp after leaving the NRL last month to deal with personal issues.Walters believed the players returning from their bans had all learned their lesson.”They showed that on the field and in the conversations we have had with them post-Origin,” he said.”We have seen lots of good progress from all of them.”
The 22-year-old made his NRL debut for the club in the opening round of the 2016 season and has not missed a game this year.After excelling in the NYC and NSW Cup ranks, the Bega product has been a real find in 2017.His consistent football has seen him rewarded with a Country Origin jersey early in the year, as well as a regular starting spot in the Bulldogs line-up.Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle was delighted at being able to re-sign the hard working forward.“We are very pleased to have secured the services of Adam for the next three years. Adam has made tremendous strides this year and has secured a regular starting spot after developing through our 20’s programme. We expect to see him continue to grow his footballing ability over the term of the contract,” said Castle. The back-rower was pleased to have his future secured for a further three seasons at Belmore.“I have been with the club since I was a teenager. Canterbury has been a second home for me ever since I moved from the country. To sign for another three years and have my future at the Bulldogs is something I am very proud of,” he added.
BSP batted first in what was the top of the table clash held at Colts Ground on Saturday.They soon found themselves in trouble at 3/27 after the morning session.However Bau’s unbeaten 206 runs gave BSP a total of 8/361 after the close of their innings. His knock included 22 boundaries and eight sixesBau’s double century was the highest individual score in a National Championships, surpassing Vani Vagi Morea’s 186 in what was the 2010 Constantinou ShieldVanua was the pick of the ANZ bowlers, taking an impressive five wicket haul (5/57).In their reply the next day, ANZ fell 100 runs short in their run chase, despite a brilliant 95 from PNG Barramundis captain Jack Vare.At Amini Park in the other two day match, the Digicel Dragons defeated the Paradise Foods Pistons by only 2 runs in a nail biting finish.In the women’s division games, the Swire Shipping Sharks won both their matches on Saturday against the Pure Water Diamonds by 52 runs and Remington Rhinos by 5 wickets in a T20 encounter.In the only T20 match on Sunday, the Rhinos easily defeated the Diamonds by 40 runs, thanks to a half century from veteran PNG Lewas player Pauke Siaka (52).Finals for the Gabba Champions Shield will take place this weekend.
Speaking at a press conference after yesterday’s 38-8 loss to the SP Hunters, the mix PNG (Milne Bay) and Australian Butterfield said it was a very physical game when playing the Hunters, especially at home.Butterfield, who has played for the Kumuls, added the team had an amazing experience coming to Port Moresby.“Just playing in this stadium, you can see how far rugby league has come. It’s amazing.“It shows the quality of rugby league and what Michael Marum is doing with his squad. You can see where the Hunters are heading.”On the game, Butterfield said the effort from the Tigers was not there.“When the Hunters are completing sets at 89 percent, they’re always hard to stop. We didn’t complete enough of our sets to be in the game.“We had trouble winning the ruck and the Hunters kept rolling forward. They also have a good halfback and hooker who are quick and agile.“We have a week off so we’ll come back bigger and better in the next game,” he said.