BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Although there was little that anyone could do against the Don Bosco cross country team on Nov. 17, Christian Brothers Academy did little to harm its reputation for coming up with its best when it counts the most. ANDREW MILLER staff Runners in the Girls Championship race move as a pack up a hill just past the start at the Meet of Champions cross-country race at Holmdel Park on Nov. 17. Christian Brothers Academy did not add on to its state record NJSIAA Meet of Champions wins (15) at Holmdel Park, but the Colts collectively had their finest race of the year finishing second to powerhouse Don Bosco, 69-150. Their team average 16:50.20 was their best of the year. Tom Heath’s Colts emerged from the pack of contenders behind Don Bosco by getting four of its five runners under 17:00. Vin Ferrer (16:44), Brendon Pierson (16:45), Kyle Havard (16:49) and Ben Horel (16:50) finished 23-25-28-29 in team scoring and fifth runner Rich Grandelli (17:03) was 45th. There are no moral victories when you are the best high school program in the state, but the Colts can be pleased by the way they again rose to the occasion. Don Bosco simply had one of the best days in MOC history. The Ironmen dominated the race as expected with Robert Molke (16:08) and Anthony Belgiovine (16:13) starting the victory parade placing fourth and eighth in the team competition. The Ironmen had a team average of 16:25.80. Mater Dei’s Curtis Jenson had the best finish outside of CBA’s harriers (placing 29th overall (16:33). He stood 17th in the team competition as the Seraphs, the Non-Public B state champions, were 19th (450). Holmdel was 17th (406) led by George Galasso who was 35th overall (16:37). West Windsor-Plainsboro South’s Brian Leung won the individual state title posting a 15:33, which put him fifth on the all-time Holmdel Park performance list. In the girls race, Holmdel was led by freshman Shannon Nelson, 48th overall (19:52) and sophomore Cathay Zhao in 72nd (20:16). The Seraphs were paced by Marie Walsh (19:43) who was first among the area harriers in 38th. Not far back was teammate Liz Shaw in 41st (19:44). Voorhees was even more dominating that Don Bosco in winning the girl’s team championship. The Vikings broke their own Holmdel Park team average record with a remarkable 19:01.00. Their 60- points beat Roxbury (122) by 62 points. They were led by Melanie Thompson, the individual champion who upset pre-race favorite Jillian Smith of Southern Regional, 18:02-18:03.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt moved up eight places and is now ranked as the seventh most popular athlete in the world according to latest ESPN’s World Fame 100 List. Bolt, the eight – time Olympic champion and 11 time World Championships gold medal winner is listed behind leader Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, NBA star LeBron James, Argentina’s Barcelona star Lionel Messi, tennis star Roger Federer, golfer Phil Mickelson and Barcelona and Brazil striker Neymar. The Jamaican, who boasts 30 million followers on social media (Facebook – 19 million; Instagram 6.4 million; Twitter 4.6 million) holds the world records in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay. He will hang up his spikes later this year at the World Championships in London, England. Bolt brought in an estimated US$30 million in endorsement funds. Bolt was ranked as the 15th most popular athlete in the world in last years ESPN World Fame 100 list. The ESPN World Fame 100 is a statistical analysis, of the most famous athletes in the world. Things taken into account include the annual Forbes’ list of the highest paid athletes with weight also going to endorsement deals, social media following and Google search popularity.
IMPROVING IN EVERY RACE Though Nunes and Subratie have numbers in their corner, Richard Azan’s lone runner, CAPTUREMYSHIP, has been improving with every race, winning three of four starts, the last being a five-and-a-quarter length romp at 1500 metres in June, suggesting he should have no problem at a mile. BILINGUAL, however, should be able to cope with Azan’s improving colt. In addition to being seven pounds lighter, she has faced the best of the three-year-olds this year, whereas CAPTUREMYSHIP has dodged those bullets by not competing in any of the classics. Nunes’ BILINGUAL faced the best of the best, finishing two lengths third behind SHE’S A MANEATER and MONEY MAGNET in the Thornbird Stakes, and returned to chase home the eventual Triple Crown winner in the fillies’ Guineas – which, by the way, was 1.2 seconds faster than the colts’ 2000 Guineas – the same afternoon. However, the brave filly’s stamina limitations, bred Fearless Vision-Electrifying, was exposed at 10 furlongs in the Oaks when she finished distressed, but far from disgraced, 12 lengths behind MARLENE MY LOVE after being five off at the furlong pole. Far from being short on class, BILINGUAL will certainly enjoy an easier pace, no tearaway LOOSE CANNON to contend with, and should outclass the expected leader, WESTERN WARRIOR, whenever Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas decides to ask her to run. BILINGUAL now has the distance in her favour – a mile – and should use her class to make amends in this afternoon’s ninth race after losing to speedster LOOSE CANNON when returning off a near-five-month lay-up two weeks ago. Still in classic-distance mode when reporting off a rest on September 16, BILINGUAL was left flat-footed by LOOSE CANNON at 1100 metres. Her three previous races were middle to long distances, a run which started with the seven-furlong Thornbird Stakes in March, the fillies’ Guineas at a mile in April and the 10-furlong Oaks three weeks later. Though BILINGUAL showed real dash at exercise, galloping 59.2 on the round course a week before the race, LOOSE CANNON’s terrifying speed was simply too much for the filly coming off the long break, leaving her well behind in splits of 22.4 for the opening quarter and 45.3 into the lane, where she gradually closed inside the last furlong, finishing two-and-a-half lengths adrift in a final time of 1:05.4. Anthony Nunes has crowded the 11-horse field with five runners, including BILINGUAL, going up against a trio from Gary Subratie’s barn – SARAH LEE, GREATH FAITH and BIBLICAL LEGEND.
Nimba County, particularly the vote-rich city of Ganta, has petitioned Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) political leader Senator George M. Weah to contest for the presidency in the 2017 elections.During a political rally in Ganta City over the weekend, chiefs, elders and traditional leaders gathered to pay special recognition and petition the soccer legend to stand in the ensuing presidential elections.Speaking on behalf of the petitioners, elder Franklin Sayetokpah encouraged the CDC Senator to be their leader and represent them at the highest level in government.He described Weah as a “true son of the soil,” adding that they were glad to receive him at such a critical period of the country’s history.According to the elders and traditional chiefs, the former Peace Ambassador’s father originated from Nimba, and as such, the county was pleased to welcome their son back home.As a sign of honor and respect, Senator Weah was named Saye Korzie, a name that embodies love, friendship and peace, one of the elders said.“Saye is the name of the first boy child in the family while Korzie means ‘our own’ in the local Mano tribe in Nimba,” elder Sayetokpah explained.In a joyous mood, Weah received the petition and thanked the traditional leaders for making such a decision.However, the CDC leader declined to give a definite position as to whether he will accept or decline their petition. “CDC and all its partisans appreciate this move and we will respond to your request at a later date. The consultation is ongoing and I have to speak with my wife, party officials and others in order to address this properly,” the Montserrado County lawmaker declared.Meanwhile, the Association of Southeasterners residing in Ganta also petitioned Weah for the top post in 2017.Petitioning Senator Weah for the presidency was paramount to raising the profile of the political landscape of the country, according to the Southeastern group.Receiving a petition from one of the most populated counties in Liberia could mean a political advantage for the CDC if only the petitioners are truthful to their words, a political commentator hinted. In the 2005 Presidential and Legislative elections, Weah accumulated 32,710 amounting to 23.8% of the total votes cast in Nimba, signaling his popularity in the region. The two petitions were merged with the CDC’s 10th anniversary that was celebrated in Ganta.The event brought together scores of partisans from other parts of the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Nine fires appear to have been set in dry grasses along coastal roads early Sunday, Hosaka said. The evacuation order affected an estimated 400 people. The fires were apparently started within minutes of one another by one or more motorists who lit dry grasses, Hosaka said. The blazes covered more than 2,000 acres, or more than 3 square miles, near the northwestern tip of the island and were not contained, Hosaka said. More than 60 fire departments were involved. “It’s still burning out of control,” Hosaka said. Many of the beachfront homes whose residents were told to leave were used as vacation rentals, Hosaka said. By Karin Stanton THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Brush fires that appeared to be the work of arsonists burned out of control Sunday along the coast of Hawaii’s largest island, sending hundreds of people fleeing inland, officials said. No homes were damaged and no one was injured, but officials on the Big Island worried the fires could approach residential areas with a slight change in Hawaii’s temperamental breezes, said Duane Hosaka, staff officer for Hawaii County Civil Defense. Police and firefighters went door to door early Sunday telling sleeping residents they had to leave, he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Marcus Rashford (Watford) v Watford on Tuesday – Without a goal in a month, the England forward will be hoping to sting the Hornets with a strike this week. Watch out for an improved performance. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) v Southampton on Wednesday – He came off the bench against Huddersfield Town so a start against the Saints should be on the cards. Hes got 10 goals in 18 appearances this season, so far, so dont bet against him bagging another strike. 10 10 10 Salomon Rondon (West Brom) v Newcastle on Tuesday – Back among the goals against Tottenham, the Venezuelan looked a real handful. He will face a Magpies team which has shipped seven goals in two game and might fancy another for himself. Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) v Swansea on Wednesday – He didnt get on the scoresheet against Liverpool but he did nab two goals and an assist in his previous two starts for the Blues. A troubled Swansea side could be ideal opponents for him in midweek. Harry Kane (Tottenham) v Leicester City on Tuesday – Even though a knee and hamstring issues have stifled his performances in recent weeks, the Spurs star has managed two goals in his last two games. Kane hit four goals against the Foxes at the King Power Stadium last year, and he might fancy himself to inflict similar damage. 10 Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) v Brighton on Tuesday – Since his injury, the Ivorian star has put in some brilliant performances for the Eagles and has hit three goals as their form improves under Roy Hodgson. Up against Brighton he may find it tough but could also produce a moment of brilliance. 10 10 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) v Huddersfield on Wednesday – The Frenchman may not be prolific for the Gunners just yet but he is beginning to link up with his team-mates on higher level. He should have had an assist to his name against Burnley but Aaron Ramsey couldnt put his shot on target. With Huddersfield up next he will fancy his chances of notching. 10 10 10 Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) v Everton on Wednesday – Argentine midfielder Lanzini hasnt quite taken over from Dimitri Payet as many thought he would. But, as David Moyes implements his plans at West Ham, he may now be able to impress, in a deeper playmaking role. Hes also decent from set-pieces as he proved against Leicester City. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) v Swansea on Wednesday – Click the right arrow above for more Fantasy Premier League captaincy options… – The brilliant Belgian is truly back in his stride with the Blues. In all competitions hes got three goals and two assists across his last three games. With Swansea in a bad run of form, he could run riot. 10 Sadio Mane (Liverpool) v Stoke on Wednesday – Having been benched against Chelsea, the Senegal star may feel he has a point to prove against the Potters. The Fantasy Premier League action is coming thick and fast making your captain an important choice. Since the international break, a number of players have experienced mixed form, which has derailed some title bids, but who will you pick this time? FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS: THE TRANSFERS YOU SHOULD MAKE IN GAMEWEEK 14Will it be worth captaining out of form Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku or could you spring a surprise and select a wildcard?We’ve collated 10 players you might want to consider to get double points for your team. Click the right arrow above to see who we think could be a great captain for Fantasy Premier League gameweek 14…
The Celebs have selected a new Camp Leader and Deputy! Will @TheVampsJames and @OfficialRita make a good team? 🤝 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/qR5FisZeAH— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) December 1, 2018Harry has also been handed a new duty around the campsite – to wash the dishes.Worryingly, he said he hasn’t done the dishes in 54 years so how this could affect the campsite we’ll have to see.After explaining how he jet-washed his wife Sandra’s plants this could produce yet more hilarious Harry Redknapp moments! I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here has been a learning curve for Harry Redknapp.He’s said how he has made friends with people he would never usually mix with, but perhaps the biggest change has been to what he eats. Harry is one of the favourites to win this series of I’m a Celeb The Jungle hits just keep on coming! 😂 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/NjJo9qKPVL— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) December 1, 2018 As well as drinking pig penis smoothies in Bushtucker Trials, Harry has been forced to broaden his dietary horizons with whatever meals have been provided for camp at dinner time.Harry has sampled meals including crocodile, which he appeared reluctant to eat, but the dinner in last night’s episode was a lovely piece of nostalgia for him.The campmates were treated to eels for dinner, a lovely throwback to the former West Ham player and manager’s beginnings in London’s East End.Understandably, Harry was chuffed at this and so much so he sung a song alongside Fleur East and Malique Thompson-Dwyer to celebrate – and it caused other campmates to chime in too! However, the celebrities didn’t wait too long to search through Noel’s camp gear he left behind to see if there was anything they could use!Harry grabbed Noel’s bar of soap after losing his own one a few days earlier!Last night’s show also saw guitarist for The Vamps James McVey elected camp leader, with actor Rita Simons as his assistant.And while it’s not clear whether these roles will be any more than figurehead status, Harry has befriended James over the last few days so it could work in his favour! Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcastIt was a great ending to an episode which started showing Harry’s reaction to Noel Edmonds’ surprise exit from the jungle.Harry and Noel forged a friendship after the TV personality, who arrived late as camp emperor, appointed the ex-Tottenham, Bournemouth, West Ham and Southampton boss as his trusty adviser.And Harry had some kinds words for his friend as he left the campsite, saying: “It’s been great meeting you. I love you to bits.”He then went onto say in the Bush Telegraph that Noel was a “lovely guy.” Noel and Harry bonded on the show 2 2
talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… The Charlton players celebrated wildly after Ilic’s match-winning penalty save Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sasa Ilic was Charlton’s hero in their last visit to Wembley Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Sasa Ilic hopes to celebrate with Charlton’s players if they beat Sunderland in Sunday’s League One play-off final – 21 years after his Wembley heroics.The Addicks legend will be cheering on his former club with some of his old team-mates at Wembley this weekend. REVEALED 4 ADVICE 4 tense 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker huge blow 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “I had a brief word with [my old Charlton team-mate] Steve Brown and [former Addicks assistant] Keith Peacock, but I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody on Sunday. We’ll have a nice little reunion.”Charlton goalkeeper Dillon Phillips denied 26-goal striker John Marquis in their shootout victory over Doncaster.Phillips has established himself as the Addicks’ No.1 this season, helping them record the second meanest defence in League One. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Getty REPLY “I saw a 10p coin and I flicked it for a couple of penalties and for the one that I saved, it landed on heads which was me diving to my left, and fortunately for me, it was the right decision. And the rest was history.“If somebody had watched us from afar [at the hotel], they would’ve thought we’d lost the game.“We were so mentally and physically drained, so once we got to the hotel, we all sat down, there were a few speeches, we had a meal and a couple of drinks, but we were all exhausted. I was in bed by 11pm! Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Getty Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LIVE ON talkSPORT shining Ilic saved the decisive penalty in a shootout victory over the Black Cats to send his side into the top-flight in 1998.He revealed he and his team-mates were too exhausted to party into the night following the emotions of the game, which ended in a 4-4 draw, but wants to make up for lost time with Charlton’s current stars.Ilic told talkSPORT: “You tend to remember the feelings more than the memories.“It was overwhelming, especially with me coming from nowhere, knocking on Charlton’s door and within 12 months playing at Wembley and saving the decisive penalty.“I just hope Charlton will have the same result as we did 21 years ago.“During the shootout, we were scoring, they were scoring, so it got to a point where I said ‘what can I do to make a save?’ And after Doncaster’s Tommy Rowe put his penalty wide to book Charlton’s place in the play-off final last Friday, Ilic bought a plane ticket to London ‘two minutes after the game’.He said: “I watched the game and I was very confident Charlton would win.“I was on the internet booking my flight to London, but as the game progressed Doncaster scored and then there was a penalty shootout.“I could barely watch it, but luckily for us, we won and now it’s up to the final. I booked my flight immediately, literally two minutes after the game.“Charlton have confirmed tickets for us ex-pros and we’ll be going. Getty Ilic has been impressed by the 23-year-old’s performances and wants Lee Bowyer’s men to enjoy the club’s first trip to the new Wembley.He added: “It was a very good penalty save. He’s a very decent goalkeeper. He looks the part, definitely. Fingers crossed he’ll do the same on Sunday.“The advice I’d give to the players is to thoroughly enjoy the moment because it’s not every day you get to play at Wembley in a crucial game like the play-off final.“My advice would be to leave their heart and their soul on the pitch, try their very best and whatever the outcome, try to enjoy the day.”The League One play-off final between Charlton and Sunderland is LIVE on talkSPORT on 26 May at 3pm. LATEST Charlton will need their talisman Lyle Taylor on top of his game on Sunday “We celebrated when we had the tour bus around Greenwich, Charlton and Blackheath, but I don’t think we ever got together to specifically celebrate that victory on that day.“On the day we were supposed to celebrate, we were all pretty much exhausted to do that.“But maybe we can do it on Sunday if Charlton win, and join the two teams together.”Ilic, who owns a boutique hotel called the Monte Bay Retreat in Montenegro, made 62 appearances for Charlton between 1997 and 2002. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Charlton will be hoping to overcome Sunderland in a play-off final once again England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
His first came from a run down the left before he cut inside to roll the ball past Scott Fox and into the opposite corner.Three minutes later, the Nigerian striker doubled his tally when he capitalised on good work by Dario Zanatta, curling home a left-footed shot from the edge of the box. Hearts cemented their grip on third place in the Premiership table with a win over fourth place Ross County in Dingwall.Goals from Jamie Walker and Abiola Dauda sealed a 3-0 win for Robbie Neilson’s side in the Highlands as they extended their unbeaten run to nine games.The first breakthrough in a closely-contested match came eight minutes into the second half when Walker got the last touch to put the ball over the line following a corner.With County working hard to get back on level terms, Hearts introduced recent signing Dauda and he proved to be decisive when taking two late chances to extend the visitors’ lead.
Daniel Candeias ran straight for the under-fire boss when he scored in the 4-1 win over Hamilton Accies.And Alan Archibald is still without a win this season. He’s the longest-serving manager in Scotland’s top flight but hasn’t picked up a victory since beating St Johnstone in the League Cup at the start of August.On the bright side, there was a feel-good story from the weekend – Falkirk’s Alex Smith was the oldest manager in Europe, taking to the dugout at the age of 77.Craig Gordon will be feeling good about himself this Monday morning. SNS GroupThe Celtic keeper has come in for some criticism this season, none more so than from television pundit Chris Sutton who has not been shy in expressing his feelings about him.But Craig Gordon pulled off an incredible save on Saturday to prove some of the doubters wrong, denying Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker from close range.Neil Lennon described the save as world class and said you wouldn’t see a better one again this season.The reaction from Gordon and his teammates spoke volumes of how much the save meant to him. It was huge for Celtic, huge for his confidence and could prove huge for Scotland as well if he takes this form into the World Cup qualifying double header. Treble yell: Adam Rooney hit three against St Johnstone. SNSDerek McInnes said Adam Rooney’s hat-trick against St Johnstone underlined his importance to Aberdeen despite it only being his second start of the season.The Irish striker netted all the goals in a 3-0 win at Pittodrie on Saturday as they joined Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and McInnes praised the “nuisance” factor Rooney provides.“We had a good chat with him through the week,” he said after the game. “I feel his all-round game was very good.“We’ve had in the past players who can get us up the pitch in Niall McGinn and Jonny Hayes, who could get Adam where we needed to get him in front of goal. “In our new team we need his contribution to win us headers to get us up the pitch, being a nuisance and being aggressive.”He added: “Him and Stevie May bounced off each other well. When you get Adam between the sticks, you wouldn’t swap him for anyone else. “He anticipates brilliantly and he’s always on the move. He’s a natural finisher.“I was really pleased with his overall performance. When he plays like that he’s so important to me and the team.”Dale Hilson celebrates after making it 2-1 for St Mirren. SNSThere was further movement at the top of the Scottish Championship table after another dramatic weekend in what is yet again proving to be a tight and exciting league.St Mirren fittingly moved top considering how big a weekend it was for the people of Paisley. They submitted their 2021 City of Culture bid and the team celebrated in style 24 hours later.They didn’t make it easy for themselves, though, stumbling against bottom side Brechin City and not finding a winner until 12 minutes from the end.Dundee United pulled off a win over Dunfermline to put themselves second and move the Fifers down to third.Considering the hiccups they’ve had in the league so far, the 3-1 win was a huge step in the right direction for Ray McKinnon. The manager had been getting heat from the supporters but with two wins on the trot they’ll now be looking to go on their best run of the season.They’ve yet to win three league games on the bounce but before they can focus on that they take on Linfield in the Challenge Cup next weekend.Carlos Pena was booked for an earlier incident but not the clash with Greg Docherty. SNSThe aftermath of Friday night’s game between Rangers and Hamilton Accies could rumble on into this week if the Scottish FA decide to take action on Carlos Pena.The Rangers striker allegedly elbowed Greg Docherty in the face in an off-the-ball incident but was already on a booking from earlier in the game.The incident went unnoticed at the time but television replays could land Pena in trouble with the governing body even if it is left out of the referee’s report which is due in at Hampden on Monday. Domestic football has been put to the back burner but before we get into full international mode let’s look back on the weekend action. There was another managerial casualty, more drama in the Championship and yet again the Scottish FA’s compliance officer could have a busy week. Two players will be flying this morning, though – Celtic’s Craig Gordon and Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney – after their heroics at the weekend. Here’s what everyone has been talking about.Lee McCulloch said his goodbyes to Kilmarnock at the weekend. SNS It’s Monday morning, it’s never a fun day to be at work but spare a thought for some of Scottish football’s managers at this tough time. Lee McCulloch became the latest boss to face the chop after leaving Kilmarnock by mutual consent on Sunday. He’s the third manager in seven days to lose his job, following Falkirk’s Peter Houston and Ross County’s Jim McIntyre. And his struggles can be felt by some still in their roles as well. Rangers’ Pedro Caixinha is feeling the heat after some roller coaster results and off-field problems but took heart from his players showing a united front on Friday.