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Annika Sorenstam feels the time is now right for her to lead

Par jokergreen0220, 24 Aout 2018, 11:15 (0 commentaire)
Annika Sorenstam feels the time is now right for her to lead Team Europe at the Solheim Cup. Alan Trammell Jersey . The Ladies European Tour (LET) announced last week that Sorenstam will step up from her role as vice-captain to captain Europe at next years tournament at the De Moines Golf Club in Iowa.Im extremely excited but Im honoured as well, Sorenstam told Sky Sports News HQ.Its a kind of a dream come true. I hoped this would happen and it did.Sorenstam racked up 72 LPGA Tour wins and 10 major championship victories as a player and was part of two Solheim Cup winning sides, in 2000 and 2003.Ive played in eight of them (Solheim Cup tournaments) and I still wanted to be involved in the game but I wasnt ready to put in the time and the commitment that it takes, she said. USA won the Solheim Cup at St Leon-Rot in Germany last year Its a lot of work and I just wasnt ready with a young family and my businesses but fast forward six years and here I am. My kids are a little bigger and I am ready and I want to do this now.Sorenstams record of winning 22 Solheim Cup matches has been equalled only by Britains Laura Davies, and she thinks the Swede is the ideal candidate to lead Europe into the next tournament.Davies said: I think its great news for us, especially playing in America, because shes lived a lot of her life over there and she obviously brings massive experience. Laura Davies thinks Sorenstam is a good candidate for the captaincy Shell get the team together. Shes got a year and a half to worry about it and think about it and shell do a very professional job.I think it will all be very regimented - that is Annikas way. That is how she played her career as a player and I dont see any reason why that would be any different as a captain. Also See: Ko claims major title Zuel: Hull comfortable Sorenstams record tough Golf live on Sky James McCann Jersey . UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations "that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past -- allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the UCI and our sport. Wholesale Tigers Jerseys . This is the final meeting of the season between these teams.? The Capitals were 5-4 winners in a shootout Oct. .com) - Oregon wasnt going to let Arizona ruin its national title dreams for a second straight season.IRVING, Texas - Dallas defensive tackle Josh Brent will miss Sundays game at Philadelphia with a calf injury.Brent was downgraded Saturday from doubtful to out after sustaining the injuring during practice Wednesday.He played for the first time in two years last week against Chicago, taking 22 snaps and finishing with two tackles. Brent was suspended for the first 10 games following his intoxication manslaughter convicction in January. Lance Parrish Jersey. Before his return, Brent hadnt played since Dec. 2, 2012, six days after the drunken-driving crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown.The injury put Brents return this season in question because the Cowboys only have two regular-season games left. He has a non-guaranteed contract for next year.___AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Orioles Jerseys Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Indians Jerseys Cheap Rockies Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Astros Jerseys Cheap Royals Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys ' ' '

TORONTO - After guiding Ontarios horse-racing industry throu

Par jokergreen0220, 24 Aout 2018, 11:10 (0 commentaire)
TORONTO - After guiding Ontarios horse-racing industry through its darkest days, Nick Eaves is handing over the reins. Rasheem Green Jersey .Eaves announced Thursday hell step down as president and chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment Group on March 31, ending a 20-year run with the company. When the 46-year-old Eaves departs, Woodbine chairman Jim Lawson will take over on an interim basis.Its largely personal, Eaves said. Its been over 20 years for me and the fact that things are stable and will be better in the days ahead is what gave me the sense it was time.If things werent stable and hadnt been turned around then it would be critically important for me to help to continue to evolve that. But now that weve moved into a better place, Im young and got to think about what the rest of my life and career look like although, frankly, I dont know the answer to that.Eaves has been with WEG since 1994 and held a variety of jobs. In 06 he was named president and chief operating officer before replacing David Willmot as the companys chief executive officer in 2010.It was during the 2012 Queens Plate draw that Eaves dropped a huge bombshell, stating Woodbine might be forced to close following the Ontario governments controversial cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program. The initiative generated $345 million annually that was split between track operators and horse owners and breeders.The cash shortfall resulted in some track closures and forced those that remained to make do with substantially less. Many in the industry had to dramatically scale back operations, including WEG.After reaching a two-year transitional funding deal with the government to continue racing at its two tracks — Woodbine in Toronto and Mohawk in Campbelleville, Ont. — WEG laid off more than 100 employees, roughly 25 per cent of salaried positions.Fort Erie Racetrack wasnt expected to open after the 12 season but earned a reprieve with a one-year transitional funding deal with the government.In October 2013, premier Kathleen Wynne announced Ontario would spend roughly $500 million over five years to help the struggling horse-racing industry. Eaves believes the sport is on stable ground and well on the road to recovery.To have to rationalize the business was obviously a very, very difficult thing for all of us, Eaves said. But to now see it beginning to move in a good direction and see people being attracted back into the industry again and that were hiring again because our business is growing again, thats very very fulfilling.Obviously its going to require a long-term, committed leadership to carry these things forward. Im proud of what weve been able to transform over the last three years but its time for somebody else to lead for the longterm.Coincidentally, Lawson is currently serving as the interim CFL commissioner as the league looks to replace Mark Cohon, who left the post Friday. He said the Eaves and Cohon situations are very similar.These are young, talented guys who want to try that next thing so I wasnt surprised (with Eaves decision), Lawson said. I feel like were on the cusp of really turning the corner for the industry.Ive worked very closely with Nick the last couple of years and hes put his heart and soul into this. I think he feels like weve turned the corner, were there.Lawson said Woodbines next CEO will need to be a multi-talented individual.I think people underestimate what a complicated business this is, he said. Its a company with sophisticated parimutuel wagering and Internet wagering.We have 1,700 full-time employees and probably 7,000 to 10,000 people in the GTA who are dependant on this business. Weve got a big food and beverage business and we have Woodbine and Mohawk (racetracks). Its a big, complicated job . . . you name it, this business has it. Theres a whole lot going on here.And then theres the matter of overseeing the year-round business of horse-racing.First and foremost, were a horse-racing business and our mandate is to promote and have horse-racing thrive in this environment and country, Lawson said. I think we have a duty and responsibility to the province and country to ensure horse-racing is sustainable for the approximately 30,000 people this industry employs in Ontario.You have to understand the horse industry, you must have a passion for it. Its someone who can run a big business and is knowledgeable and passionate about the horse industry because we have a big role to play in it.Eaves has some friendly advice for his eventual successor.Think long term, he said. Its never that easy but certainly having a long-term perspective is vital.Had we been thinking short term, both as we were growing and changing the model, we wouldve made different decisions that I think probably wouldnt been as good. Theres no single piece of good advice but certainly that approach would serve anybody well.Eaves said while he doesnt have a new job on the horizon, he doesnt plan on taking the summer off.I like to be active and fulfilled and no matter what Ill be doing that, he said. I just dont know exactly how.Regardless of his next challenge professionally, Eaves said his time at Woodbine has prepared him well.Im certainly battle hardened, he said. Weve had to look critically at how we run the business and how we make decisions and I think thats always valuable.Weve also had to decide how to re-organize the business and thats not necessarily something I want to have to do again but when you look at the experiences I and others here have had, thats the wonderful thing about a racetrack and the horse-racing business. Its a very varied business and theres all kind of aspects to it and Ive been lucky to be a part of most of them if not all of them. Thats a great foundation that Im very lucky to have.Eaves said the sport and businesses of horse-racing have both dramatically changed over his 20-year tenure at Woodbine and hes very bullish on racings future as well as WEG.When I started, racing in Ontario was almost entirely live at the racetrack, he said. The evolution has been incredible and Ive had the unbelievable good fortune of having a different role in almost every step in the evolution of the business.To have made it through what we as an organization made it through, frankly, was the highlight. I know as this organization moves ahead, which it will, only great things are before it. Michael Dickson Seahawks Jersey . The ongoing funk on penalty kill and an unusually quiet night on home ice for the power play divided the Leafs from the Bruins at the ACC in a rare Sunday night affair. Sebastian Janikowski Seahawks Jersey .com) - Real Madrid claimed its 20th consecutive win across all competitions by cruising to a 4-1 victory at Almeria on Friday. . Campbell, playing on loan with Greek club Olympiacos, found the net with a left-footed shot in the 44th minute off a pass from second-half substitute Jorge Rojas to open the scoring at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.Twenty-four-year-old Jacques Villeneuve drives out of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the world at his feet. It is the Monday after the day before, a day that forever changed the life of the young Canadian. That day Villeneuve, fittingly driving the number 27 that become so synonymous with his father Gilles at Ferrari, comes from two laps down to win the 1995 Indianapolis 500. He had spent the day smiling and posing for hundreds of photographs that are beamed all across the world. By the end of the year he has a multi-year contract in his pocket at the best team in Formula One, Williams-Renault. Within two years Villeneuve is World Champion and is a star everywhere he goes. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis 500 continues on without him. As Villeneuve departed for Europe, IndyCar split in two and has never fully recovered from the bitter divorce. The Indy 500s list of drivers in the late 90s lacked real star power and it lost a grip on being the biggest race in the world. Slowly the giant teams like Penske, Ganassi and Andretti returned and with them came world class, elite drivers. For some ten years now, the Indy 500 is back to what it once was, testing some of the greatest single-seater drivers the world has to offer. It is the second Sunday in May and Jacques Villeneuve, now 43, drives back inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dressed in a yellow race suit with Dollar General written all over it he looks nothing like what many would expect a former F1 World Champion to look. He doesnt have the amount of hair he once had but he is back at Indy as a driver, the first time in 19 years. He stops to sign autographs and pose for photographs as he makes that famous walk, paved by greatness, that the likes of A.J. Foyt, Jim Clark, Rick Mears and other stars have taken, alongside Gasoline Alley to the pit lane. The diehard fans stare and flock towards him but he is far from the main attraction at the Speedway. Villeneuve, not a regular on the IndyCar circuit, does remarkably well with attention but here he is just another driver, one that doesnt travel in packs with fellow drivers. He is a man from past glories back to recreate new memories of his own. "I hardly know anyone to be honest. I know (Takuma) Sato, but I never raced against him and I have never raced against anyone who is a regular in this series. That is weird because I dont know what to expect, I dont know how they race. Which one is clean? Dirty? Crazy? So its definitely a bit strange, yes." The answer is typical Jacques. He talks of not knowing anyone but immediately he means as drivers, not as men. Our conversation immediately turns to scenarios that can take place on the track. Villeneuve doesnt talk in clichés and for someone who has done as much media as he has in his life, he remains a refreshingly deep-thinker who can take you on the same journey as his mind. We talk about this upcoming Sunday and the Indy 500, and the point when he will be travelling in excess of 230 miles per hour with cars all around him. His eyes squint as he dictates word-for-word his precise thoughts as he gets set to compete in what he describes as the biggest race in the world. "The complexity of this race now is running in traffic. The cars have two hundred horsepower less than 19 years ago and much more grip and to be able to stay super close to the cars, while everyone is running flat out, the key is to stay close to someone else, (ready for) when he has to lift, back out a little bit because of the traffic in front of him, then you steal his momentum. "Thats really tough, ass you get in the turbulent air behind someone, your whole car is shaking and thats when the car starts sliding and you can lose the front end or the rear end a little bit and, at that point, do you have the guts to keep your foot down or not and is your car working in that situation?" This is a world he has little control in, a frightening thought for even the greatest of race drivers. Michael Dickson Jersey. Villeneuve, who will start, fittingly, in the 27th spot for Sundays race, continues: "I will be surrounded by guys who respect the danger and others who think its a video game and, at those speeds, its risky and thats what I still dont know, who to trust and who not to trust out there. With more grip and less horsepower, the cars are very forgiving. I have got sideways a few times already this month and if I did that 19 years ago I would have been in the wall. "I think they give a false sense of security for some of the drivers and thats why you see kids coming in and, within three laps, they are flat out because I dont think they respect how dangerous it is. Once you get caught out, then you start respecting it and at Indianapolis there are two kinds of drivers, the ones who have hit the wall and the ones who havent hit the wall." It is clear Villeneuve is almost as concerned about those who havent hit the wall than hitting the wall himself. "This is not a track where you want to make a mistake. The speeds we go is exciting, it is unparalleled. It is a long race and my approach (in the past) was to mind your own business and it will come to you. You have to know when to take a risk and when not to. Normally in the first half, the idiots will crash themselves out so if you can stay clean to 100 laps then that can be useful!" There arent too many drivers in IndyCar who will refer to some of the colleagues as idiots but this is what comes with the honest, direct Villeneuve who survived the world of Formula One without turning into a robot, something very few have done in recent years. He admits he still watches Formula One but not the same way he once did: "I dont like or understand the reason behind the new rules but we have had some amazing races this year. Why? Only because the teammates have been allowed to fight. When you had Prost and Senna (at McLaren in the late 80s) they would lap the field but everyone was happy so we have a bit of that now with Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg). "The rules themselves, though, are not F1. The sport should be out of this world, not reality. You should look at it and say thats crazy how do these guys manage to drive these kinds of cars at those speeds. In the original turbo engine era they would do qualifying and then throw the engine in the garbage. Thats F1. It should be so extreme that when you are at home, and you are not a racer, you know thats another world. Now you are at home and think I could do that. There is nothing special about it anymore." The man who won 11 Grand Prix races has never been one to focus too much on the past but it is clear he knows those eras were far superior to modern day F1. He smiles when asked about the 1997 season but moves off from it as quickly as it comes up. "It was fun but I dont dwell on the past, I never have and thats why I want my kids to see me drive. I dont want to be for my kids, the guy that used to race that they can see in books." Those books tell a remarkable tale of one of the finest Canadians to ever compete in any sport. On Sunday at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing another chapter is to be written. 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The Vancouver Canucks may be without one of their top scorer

Par jokergreen0220, 24 Aout 2018, 11:08 (0 commentaire)
The Vancouver Canucks may be without one of their top scorers for the time being. Sam Darnold Jets Jersey . TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that forward Daniel Sedin is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of a leg injury. Dreger says that the injury is not believed to be knee-related and there is no clear timeframe for his return. Sedin has 13 goals and 27 assists in 63 games and is tied with his brother Henrik for the Canucks scoring lead. Henrik missed eight games earlier this season with bruised ribs. Daniel Sedin left Sundays game against Vancouver after playing two shifts in the second period and did not return. Clive Walford Jets Jersey . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson. Trenton Cannon Jets Jersey . Among the six changes: Drivers are now eligible if they have competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR or turned 55 in the calendar year before nominating day. Previously, drivers were not eligible until they had been retired for three years, so drivers can continue to compete and still reach the hall. . Then again, he really was at his home away from home. "It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night," Shields said after pitching Kansas City past the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday.SAN DIEGO -- Everth Cabreras sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored the games only run, and the San Diego Padres topped the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Monday night despite managing just one hit. Tommy Medicas single in the second was the only hit for the Padres, who got solid pitching behind rookie Jesse Hahn (4-1) and four relievers to end Cincinnatis season-high five-game winning streak. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in as many chances for the Padres, who won for the second time this season after getting just one hit. They defeated Pittsburgh 3-2 on June 4, with Cabreras bunt single being the lone hit. Mat Latos (1-1) allowed one run, a hit and a walk over seven innings in absorbing the tough-luck loss against his former team. He struck out four. The Padres broke the scoreless tie in the fifth without the benefit of hit as Cabrera drove in Medica, who walked to open the inning and then stole the first base of his career. He took third when Cameron Maybin flied to centre, then scored on Cabreras deep fly to centre. Leaning on his slow curveball, Hahn struck out five straight batters in the first four innings and set his career high of nine through five innings. Over one stretch of 10 Reds put outs, nine were strikeouts. Hahn, who threw 97 pitches, didnt allow a run, with three hits and two walks in five innings. The Reds had the tying run in scoring position in the seventh inning when Devin Mesoraco doubled with one out to left-centre. Ryan Ludwick fflied out to right, then Carlos Quentin made a sliding catch on his knees on Zack Cozarts fly ball to end the threat. Nathan Shepherd Jets Jersey. In the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker flied deep to centre with Maybin making the catch while crashing into the wall. The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the second inning when Hahn hit Mesoraco, allowed a single by Ludwick and walked Cozart. But Latos struck out to end the inning. The Padres had only three baserunners in the game. Medica singled and advanced to second base on a wild pitch in the second inning, but was stranded when Maybin lined out and Cabrera flied out. Cabrera was left on base after a one-out walk in the eighth. NOTES: The Padres interviewed Logan White for their vacant general manager position. White is the Dodgers vice-president of amateur scouting. Cubs executive Jason McLeod, an ex-member of the Padres front office, removed himself from consideration for the job. . 2B Jedd Gyorko will have his cast removed from his left foot on Tuesday. Gyorko is out with plantar fasciitis. . RHP Andrew Cashner (sore right shoulder) was to meet with the teams medical staff to determine if he can resume throwing. . Reds 1B Joey Votto continues to play despite his strained left knee compromising him. "Hes certainly not 100 per cent," manager Bryan Price said. "We all know hes limited." . Reds Mike Leake (6-6, 3.41) faces Padres RHP Ian Kennedy (5-9, 4.01) on Tuesday night. Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Orioles Jerseys Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Indians Jerseys Cheap Rockies Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Astros Jerseys Cheap Royals Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys ' ' '


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