The total donations weren’t fully tallied up by the end of Sunday, but Alexander says whatever was made will be added to what was raised last year. She hopes that the fund will eventually help several cancer patients. The tournament is held annually in Lafleur’s memory, and for the past two years has been in support of a travel fund for families dealing with cancer. “This is our second year putting money into a pot for that [travel fund],” says his wife Velma Alexander. “When Al was sick, he found it was very hard to get any funding to help you out and being up in the north, nothing is here. You’re headed for Edmonton or Vancouver or Calgary.” 23 teams competed, which is the largest turnout so far. Alexander explains that the tournament was switched to the red eye format for exactly that reason: to let as many teams as possible play. – Advertisement -“When we first started it out it was just a regular tournament, and we could only take 14 to 16 teams at a time, and the last year Al was alive in 2008 we had to turn teams away, and that’s when we decided we should go red eye.” However, Allen passed away in 2009, so the format didn’t change until 2010. The registration fee was also kept low – $350 – to encourage participation in the charity event. Advertisement
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1 Steven Gerrard England assistant manager Ray Lewington admits the Three Lions are missing the influence of former captain Steven Gerrard and will struggle to replace him in the side.Gerrard departed Liverpool and the Premier League at the end of the season after 17 years of service, agreeing a deal with MLS side LA Galaxy which begins on July 1.England’s current Euro 2016 qualifying campaign is the first since the ex-Reds skipper announced his international retirement following last summer’s World Cup debacle, and Lewington accepts the void created has been hard to fill.“The one thing that you notice working with Stevie is for one, off the field he’s an incredibly nice fella, very modest, eager to come in and give his thoughts – he’s totally honest,” said Lewington.“The other thing that really strikes you is you don’t realise what a good player he is.“After the first few training sessions I said to Roy “bloody hell he’s good you know”. He’s a special player and someone we’ll miss. He’s hard to replace, but we will.”Lewington, who was speaking exclusively to talkSPORT’s and Carlsberg’s People’s Pundit winner Kevin Clarke, also moved to hail the influence of England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate for the positive atmosphere he has cultivated in the camp.The Under-21 squad are currently preparing for the European Championships in the Czech Republic, and Lewington is convinced the young Lions have every chance of success in Prague.The England assistant cited Southgate’s commitment to the players who were prominent throughout the qualifying campaign, resisting temptation to introduce some of the senior members who still fit the age requirements.Lewington added: “From Gareth’s point of view, he has had a group of players who have worked really well, played together and got England qualified and I think they have got a reasonable chance. I think he didn’t want to spoil that atmosphere that they had built up.“Yes he has taken one or two players that have been in the senior squad, but I think he’s also kept loyal to the players that have actually got them there who are, in themselves, very good players.“So I think he’s tried to strike a balance by staying loyal, but also bringing in one or two faces that perhaps hadn’t played all the games leading up to the tournament in qualification.”
| We have arrived in Tanzania! What a welcome for @YannickBolasie #EvertonInTz pic.twitter.com/IMWiKOxJ68— Everton (@Everton) July 12, 2017 Yannick Bolasie has told talkSPORT he is relishing the chance to learn from ‘world class’ Wayne Rooney.The Toffees re-signed England’s record goalscorer from Manchester United last week as they continued their impressive rebuild under Ronald Koeman.Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane have also arrived at Goodison Park in the close season and Bolasie is excited by what the future holds for the Merseyside club.The winger, who will miss the first half of the new season with a knee injury, said: “I’m itching to get the shirt on.“There are some top quality players that have come in, especially Rooney, who is world class. He will bring a leader’s mentality and it will be good to learn off him.“The signings we have made have definitely made the team stronger. The competition for places is going to be strong, but that is what I live for and I am looking forward to fighting for my place. It will bring another level to my game.”Rooney has traded places with Romelu Lukaku at Everton, with the Belgian striker completing a £75million switch to Manchester United on Monday.Lukaku has been the Toffees’ top goalscorer for the past four seasons and Bolasie wishes him nothing but the best at his new club – but he is confident Everton will thrive without him.“At Everton we have made some great signings that can cover Rom’s goals in all different types of ways,” he said.“We just have to move on and we look forward to the future because the future for us is exciting.”Bolasie was speaking from Tanzania, where Everton are playing a friendly against Kenyan side Gor Mahia on Thursday.The Congo international travelled with the squad as he continues his recovery from injury and received a rapturous welcome from locals on his arrival [see below]. Asked when he expects to be back playing, he replied: “That is my secret!“I’m confident that it will be by the end of the year, but it should be earlier than that.“I’m developing nicely. There have been no setbacks as of yet. I will keep my little return date in my head and probably let you know in a month or so!”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Evans subsequently won the Maintenance Group Civilian Employee of the Month and the Wing Civilian Employee of the Month awards. The Wing award is the highest level for such awards. “I couldn’t have done this alone,” said Evans, an employee of Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector. “I’ve been successful because of the support I get from the entire Northrop Grumman team, both in the field and at home.” He attributed the award to the fact that he took the time to teach Air Force personnel not only about aircraft maintenance but also about launch and recovery procedures. Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector is a subcontractor to the Integrated Systems sector on the Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration for the Navy, providing professional operations and maintenance services. The Northrop Grumman Global Hawk maintenance team has been named Maintenance Team of the Month three out of six months at the wing level. The U.S. Air Force honored an Air Force/Northrop Grumman maintenance team and a Northrop Grumman employee for outstanding support of the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance plane. The service named the Air Force/Northrop Grumman team July Maintenance Team of the Month at the Central Air Force level for its support of the Global Hawk deployed as part of the War on Terror. The team was praised for its success maintaining the system in a mission-ready state. The Air Force also named Eddie Evans, a Northrop Grumman Technical Services aircraft mechanic assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration team, Civilian Employee of the Month for an aircraft maintenance squadron. Through three deployments, the Global Hawk has successfully completed more than 225 missions and more than 4,900 combat flight hours. The Global Hawk flies at more than 60,000 feet for more than 35 hours at a time. During a single mission, it can provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information in near-real time over 40,000 square miles – approximately the size of the state of Kentucky. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Kilburn’s Ashley Theophane says he is determined to challenge for a world title within the next 12 months.Theophane, 31, is due to defend his British light-welterweight crown against Nigel Wright later this year and then wants a crack at Timothy Bradley or Mexican great Erik Morales.American Bradley, the WBO champion, is unbeaten in his 27 fights and has been mooted as a possible opponent for Britain’s Amir Khan, who holds the WBA and IBF belts.Morales is 35 and considered past his best, but is the WBC champion and still a big name in the sport having won titles in four weight divisions and been involved in classic fights against fellow Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera.And Theophane is convinced his recent link-up with promoter Ricky Hatton – himself a former light-welterweight world champion – will pave the way for a shot at the big time.He said: “Ricky was the king of the 140lb division and he has passed the mantle over to me. I want to fight the world’s best and Ricky can make that happen.“Over the next 12 months I want to win the Lonsdale belt outright and fight Erik Morales or Timothy Bradley for the world title.”The fight against Wright will be Theophane’s second defence of the title he won by outpointing Lenny Daws at Wembley in February and retained by stopping Welshman Jason Cook at the same venue in June.He is currently training in the United States, where his sparring partners have included former welterweight world champion and one-time Hatton opponent Luis Collazo.“I feel with Ricky Hatton behind me, I can achieve anything,” Theophane added.“Ricky believes in my talent and I feel like he can get me a shot at the world title. He has been where I want to go on the world scene.”www.twitter.com/westlondonsport
OAKLAND – With the All-Star break on the horizon, the Warriors will try win to win their fifth straight game, while the Jazz, who are in the midst of their own mid-season run, will try to ruin the champs’ good vibes Tuesday night.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m (NBCSBA)Jazz projected starting lineup: Derrick Favors, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell Jazz Stock Report: Since the last matchup between these …
Thanks as always to everyone who submitted questions. You can send questions for future mailbags to [email protected] or on Twitter to @wcgoldberg.Q: If the Warriors do wind up getting the No. 1 pick in the draft, what do you think they should do with it? I know there’s a lot of options with a D’Angelo Russell trade package, drafting James Wiseman, or drafting someone else, like LaMelo Ball. – JJBAYEGI’ve been thinking about this question quite a bit. It’s hard to say what the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Deere introduces its new 5R Series Tractors that leverage existing technologies normally found in large tractors, to provide customers with unrivaled maneuverability, an easy-to-use transmission, increased visibility, loader integration, and operator comfort.A 7.4-foot wheelbase paired with a 60-degree steering angle, provides a tight turning radius of 12.1 feet. Customers working in confined areas such as barns, will be able to easily maneuver in tight areas increasing their productivity.Shifting is virtually effortless with two fully electronic transmission options, CommandQuad Manual and Command8. Using a multi-range selection, the operator can toggle from B range through D range without stopping. “Base equipment also includes AutoClutch, leveraged from our larger row-crop tractors. That means no clutching is necessary, ever. Step on the brake and the clutch automatically disengages,” says Chris Lammie, global product line planner for John Deere.Upward visibility has been improved 80 percent through the Premium Panorama cab roof, compared to a John Deere 5M Tractor with the Premium Cab. Forward visibility is 7 percent better thanks to single-piece front windshield, making it ideal for loader applications.Six halogen work lights (two front, two rear, and two side) are included as standard equipment to shine brightly and improve visibility in low-light conditions. For maximum illumination, owners can choose to replace the halogen lights with optional factory- or field-installed LED lights.An interactive display located in the right hand cornerpost, is placed out of the line of sight from the operator. “Tractor operations can be customized by the operator to best fit their preferences,” says Lammie.A high-back swivel seat features thicker cushions and wider armrests than those found on John Deere 5M Tractors. Options normally found in larger John Deere row-crop tractors also are now available for the 5R. New to the utility tractor lineup, optional cab suspension provides a more comfortable ride for long work days.The 5R can be equipped with the new John Deere 540R Loader. The loader’s automatic mast latch, single-point hydraulic connection, remote implement latch and slide-slung self-leveling links provide an integrated loader experience for the 5R Tractor operator. Removal or installation of the loader can be accomplished with a single trip out of the cab, thanks to a latch system that automatically connects the loader once contact is made between the loader boom and mounting frames, simplifying the connection process.To improve loader operation, a mechanical or electrohydraulic loader joystick option is integrated into the swivel seat. Gear-shift buttons and a joystick reverser are built into the loader joystick control. “Its simple one-handed operation lets you control loader, speed, and direction, all without letting go of the joystick,” Lammie says.For more information about the 5R Tractor and 540R Loader, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.