Stucco gives Weld big double

first_img Press Association Despite carrying plenty of weight, the five-year-old was the 11-2 favourite for the fiercely competitive handicap following a couple of decent efforts over hurdles, and he nudged his way through a gap two and a half furlongs out to set himself up for a challenge. Pat Shanahan’s That’s Plenty travelled strongly against the stands rail and looked poised for victory, but Stuccodor dug deep in the closing stages to get up and take the valuable prize by three-quarters of a length. The formidable Dermot Weld-Pat Smullen combination doubled up in the two big races at the Curragh as Stuccodor ground out victory in the Irish Lincolnshire.center_img Canary Row and Bold Thady Quill finished third and fourth respectively, with the sole British-trained runner, Richard Fahey’s Lord Aeryn, fifth. Weld said: “He’s been a very consistent horse for us and it was a very good ride from Pat. “He was touched off by a stable companion at Galway last year, so he deserved to win a big pot and he’s effective on that ground. He’ll go back over hurdles later in the year.” last_img read more

Presque Isle County reports first death due to COVID-19

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLANSING, Mich. — The  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that Presque Isle County has experienced their first death due to COVID-19. The individual was an adult male.“We wish to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends who have lost their loved one,” said Denise Bryan, Health Officer at District Health Department No. 4. “This is a tragic reminder that COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to our community members and we must all continue to follow all executive orders to help bring this virus to a halt.”The health department reminds everyone that in this difficult time it is critical that we protect each other, support each other, and work together to slow the spread of this virus.Stay current on coronavirus information at; or  and on the DHD4 Facebook page.   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Luzerne resident charged with four counts including brandishing a firearmNext MidMichigan Home Care offers free virtual grief support grouplast_img read more

Warriors lose DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely with torn quadriceps

first_imgThis series represented Cousins’ first playoff action after seven seasons on poor Sacramento Kings teams, followed by a pair with the New Orleans Pelicans, who reached the postseason last year but played without Cousins, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in January of 2018.Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Warriors this past offseason, anticipating that a healthy return to play would promote him among free agents on the market this summer. He returned in a game against the Clippers in January after missing almost a full year of play. Before he came aboard in L.A., Winger worked seven years with the Thunder and their general manager, Sam Presti. Winger began his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.‘MONSTATREZZ’Clippers reserve center Montrezl Harrell’s numbers through two playoff games have been monstrous: The reserve center is 20 for 24 from the field and has scored 51 points. In Monday’s historic comeback win, he was perfect: 9 for 9, which set a franchise playoff record.At shootaround before Game 2, Kevin Durant said Harrell’s success this season has something to do with the organization he plays for.“There’s a lot of guys in the NBA who just aren’t in great positions,” Durant said. “Great organizations that don’t know how to use them, they don’t appreciate what they bring or value, they don’t know how to talk to them or just try to get the best out of them.“Now you’re seeing that Doc has 100 percent trust in him and lets him be who he is on the day to day, and he’s producing.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 His fellow Warriors, stinging from Monday’s loss, were hurting for him too.“It’s tough, for sure,” Steph Curry said after the game. “You feel for him considering what he’s been through this last year. This is a big stage, the playoffs. He’s been looking forward to this. I don’t know the extent of the injury at this point. Hope he gets back sooner than later … it’s tough for sure. There’s no sugarcoating it at all.”In place of Cousins, the Warriors are expected to look to Draymond Green in the post while also leaning on Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and Andrew Bogut, who just re-signed with his former team (with whom he has championship history in 2015) last month after spending a season playing in his native Australia.“Yeah, obviously there will be more minutes,” Bogut, 30, said. “It’ll still be matchup-dependent, but I anticipate probably starting games, playing the first three or four minutes and then coming out.”WINGER TO TALK TO T’WOLVESThe Minnesota Timberwolves have permission to meet with Clippers general manager Michael Winger as they search for a president of basketball operations, as was first reported by ESPN and confirmed by a league source.Since joining the Clippers in August of 2017 following his job as assistant GM with Oklahoma City, Winger has played a key role in the Clippers’ front office under President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. In that span, the Clippers have found a way to remain competitive and to return to the playoffs despite reshaping their roster, stocking up on future draft assets and clearing max salary cap space.Related Articlescenter_img DeMarcus Cousins and the Golden State Warriors got the news they were dreading Tuesday: the All-Star center has a torn left quadriceps and will be out indefinitely, according to a statement from the team.An MRI confirmed the tear, the Warriors said, adding that they will provide updates, “as appropriate,” as Cousins begins immediate rehabilitation.Cousins suffered the non-contact injury on Monday night, in the first quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series, which the Clippers won 135-131 after roaring back from 31 points down.The 6-foot-11 center knocked away a pass from Danilo Gallinari and was chasing after the ball when he tumbled to the hardwood. Joined by Warriors medical personnel, Cousins went right to the locker room and didn’t return. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more

Islanders’ Dormet Wins Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. In a clutch performance Saturday, Dormet helped the Islanders (15-6, 10-1 SLC) clinch a share of the Southland Conference title and the No. 2 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Tennis Tournament in Beaumont, Texas. Corpus Christi defeated Northwestern State (14-8, 8-3 SLC), the No. 3 seed in this week’s tournament, 4-3 to close the season and finish the week 2-0, taking down Central Arkansas (14-6, 7-4 SLC) 7-0 on Thursday.   FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Luna Dormet is the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Fr. – Tours, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Darinka Tiboldi, Stephen F. Austin; Khee Yen Wee, Sam Houston State; Polina Mutel, Northwestern State. Dormet provided the clinch point for the Islanders in Saturday’s 4-3 contest against the Lady Demons. After dropping the first set 5-7, Dormet won the second 6-2 and had the deciding set tied at four a piece. The freshman from Tours, France, took the next two points to secure the three-set win over NSU’s Emilija Dancetovic and earn the team its third consecutive Southland championship. It was Dormet’s second singles win of the week after defeating Central Arkansas’ QiLi Ma 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday. She also picked up a doubles win at the top flight with Hortense Boscher, defeating the Bears’ Pornpawee Pramethong and Marli Van Heerden 7-5.last_img read more