Nikolay Goldobin to leave Canucks, join KHL team

first_imgHe became something of a cult hero during his time in Vancouver due to his everpresent smile and positive attitude in interviews, but ultimately it seemed a matter of time before he left the team. According to TSN 1040’s Rick Dhaliwal, he did leave the door open for a return to the NHL in the future.”The Canucks did not want to sign me,” he said. “I was disappointed how it turned out in Vancouver but I am happy to sign in the KHL and will try NHL again in 2 years.” It appears Nikolay Goldobin’s time in Vancouver is finally coming to an end. Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko reported on Saturday that the winger is set to leave the Canucks to return to his native Russia, signing with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.  Per source Nikolai Goldobin is set to sign a 2-year deal with CSKA of the KHL #Canucks— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 11, 2020Goldobin was acquired by Vancouver at the 2017 trade deadline and appeared in 114 games for the team over the past four seasons. However, his playing time dropped dramatically starting at the end of last year after he failed to win over his coach, Travis Green. After regularly being a healthy scratch towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign, he played just once in the NHL this season against Pittsburgh in November. He did end up putting together a very solid season in the American Hockey League this year, with 50 points (19 goals, 31 assists) in 51 games for the Utica Comets. MORE: Canucks’ J.T. Miller wants a “fair season” if the NHL returnsThe Russian’s best stretch with the Canucks came early last season when he was put on the same line as Elias Pettersson. Playing alongside the talented young Swede, Goldobin tallied 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) over the first half of the year before falling out with Green and posting just four points (two goals, two assists) the rest of the way. last_img read more

Anhydrous ammonia leak on Mason City’s south side leads to evacuation, road closure

first_imgMASON CITY — Emergency authorities are working on Mason City’s south side after an anhydrous ammonia leak at the Five Star Co-op on 245th Street. Cerro Gordo County authorities were called to the co-op at about 9:30 this morning when a valve on an anhydrous tank was sheared off, with employees not able to stop the leak. The Mason City Recycling Center and Cartersville Elevator were evacuated but no homes in the area adjacent to the co-op were impacted. With winds blowing from the northeast to the southwest, authorities were planning to allow the ammonia to dispense out of the tank. Roads in the area of the co-op have been closed for the time being.last_img read more

Former UConn forward enters state drug program

first_imgVERNON, Conn. (AP)—Former Connecticut forward Jamal Coombs-McDaniel was admitted Wednesday into a state drug education program that could leave him without a criminal record.Rockville Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini accepted Coombs-McDaniel’s application for the program for first-time offenders and ordered him to take 10 drug education classes and perform 75 hours of community service. Misdemeanor drug charges will be dismissed if he complies with the requirements in the next year. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Coombs-McDaniel was arrested in April on campus and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say Coombs-McDaniel and two friends were found with 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a package of cigars used to smoke marijuana. Outside of court, he told The Associated Press that he wanted to apologize to UConn fans and especially his former teammates.“The team knows I’m sorry, and the coaching staff knows and that’s what really matters to me,” he said. “If they’ve accepted it, so should everybody else. I had a good ride at UConn, and I know they are going to have a great season next year.”Connecticut lawmakers just passed legislation that will decriminalize the possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. When the law goes into effect on July 1, it will become an infraction, resulting in a $150 fine for a first offense.Coombs-McDaniel was charged under the current law, which makes possession punishable by a possible jail term and larger fines.Coombs-McDaniel and the school announced shortly after his arrest that he would be transferring from UConn. The 6-foot-7 junior said he wants more playing time, and the decision had nothing to do with his legal problems.Coombs-McDaniel played in all 41 of UConn’s games during its national championship season. He was a favorite with the UConn student section, which broke into a chorus of “Coooombs” when he scored. He had a three-game stretch in February during which he averaged more than 21 points per game, but was never a consistent threat off the bench after that.UConn coach Jim Calhoun issued a statement when Coombs-McDaniel announced he was leaving the team that wished him well.“He was a very important part of our national championship this season,” Calhoun said, “and I know is capable of great success in the future.”last_img read more

“Playing against Athletic was special, but not the most important game of my life”

first_imgHappy to give continuity to the victory of the Madrid Cup?Yes, because we continue with the good dynamics and the good feelings, the good run, the people plugged in, the hobby with us, it’s like being very happy.Real people are super excited about what they are doing …We’ve done a lot, it’s true, but I really have to say we haven’t done anything. The experience in the Basque derby will be unforgettable for the support of the people, as they have stayed at the end of the game. That the fans and the players go in the same direction is wonderful. We thank you very much for your support.It seemed that the Basque derby were thinking both teams more in the semifinals of Copa …Nerd. We all like to win, and more a derby. The start of the game we take a little measure both teams and not much has happened. But in the second it was a true derby, with its chances, fights, tickets … For a moment I thought we were going to finish a draw, but we have taken advantage of a great play and it has been expensive. He has already taken the measures to the goal of the Royal …Yes. I am at ease. Having minutes, seeing that the opponent has occasions and they do not score a goal, all that has gone well, I am at ease, in distances and with the ball I look good. Although at certain times I can do something else. I am enjoying day to day and games.What has it been like to face Athletic for the first time?Man, another rival is not. Of course But for me it was not the most important game of my life. Yes it was special, because I come from there, I have been there for ten years and they are players that you have always seen. But you focus on focusing on your own and helping your team win nothing more.Does Thursday consider it the most important game of the season?It is very important for us to play a final, as for the fans. Because it’s been a long time since a semifinal has been reached in the Real. But luckily and with the hard work of the coaching staff and all the players we have come here. With good football we are here, and other factors such as the rivals that touch you. There is a lot, you have to value it and enjoy it. The most important game is the one that plays now, prepare it well. We are focused only on Mirandés and that the stands are like in the Basque derby so that everything goes well.Now, maximum respect for Mirandés, right?Obviously. All teams have to be respected, but when a team achieves these feats in the Cup, perhaps it must be taken into account. They generate, above they are strong and move very well. Sevilla and Villarreal beat us, and Celta made things complicated for us … and the three have eliminated Mirandés. So that says it all. Very cautious, but if we show ourselves as we are, and with the support of the people, surely everything goes great. onecenter_img Alex Remiro played his first Basque derby on Sunday defending the goal of the Royal Society. It was his first confrontation against Athletic after his controversial march last summer. Cascante’s goal detracts from that fact and focuses on how much important lies ahead.last_img read more

They denounce irregularities in the electoral process of the Extremaduran Federation

first_imgThe candidacies of Sancho Bejarano and Ventura Pozo has demanded this Wednesday the paralysis of the elections to the presidency of the Extremadura Football Federation and the intervention of the autonomous Administration so that the process is clean and democratic.At a press conference held in Mérida, They have justified this request in a series of irregularities that have detected and that have occurred even before the electoral call. In his opinion, the process is “flawed” with the intention of benefiting one of the candidates.Both applicants have ensured that There have been irregularities in the capture of the vote, in the appointment of the members of the Electoral Board and in the electoral roll, among others. Bejarano has said that they have challenged the members of the Electoral Board for their “very direct” relationship with the president of the federation and candidate, Ramón Rocha, and the legal services of this organization.In addition, it has denounced non-compliance with the obligation to publish the census annually and the errors included in the one finally published earlier this month, with included voters who do not have to be and others with the right to it who have been left out. Without checking the number of players, 600 census records have been studied and 200 of them have been used, has pointed. In this sense, it has also criticized the maneuvers to hinder the claims to the census. Bejarano has also warned that, before the elections were even called, Federation employees asked for the vote for Rocha using the official model that had not yet been published. The other candidate has asserted that in “in football democracy does not exist” and he recalled that in the 2008 elections he was “played” and the irregularities that occurred in the 2013 elections, which ended up in court. Now they do not rule out going to court if the Junta de Extremadura does not take action on the matter.Pozo has indicated that in December he requested an interview with the counselor of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Nuria Flores; and the General Director of Sports, Dan de Sande, but they still haven’t answered him, and has asked the regional authorities not to be “complicit” in this situation. They have criticized Rocha for running for re-election when he said he was only going to be eight years.Bejarano has demanded that the process go back to the beginning, that it be democratic and that the “bad image” that occurred in 2013 at the national level not be repeated. “Here we all have the right to present ourselves, not just the one who is there,” he stressed. The civil, criminal and administrative litigation complaints filed for irregularities in the 2013 electoral process finally did not prosper.The elections called now will be held between April 29 and May 6 next, although before there is an important assembly, on April 8, in the middle of Easter, something that they have also criticized. In it, the 50 assembly members are elected – 28 representing clubs, 12 players, 5 referees and as many coaches – who are ultimately the president.last_img read more

“If you play again, we will try to have the level before the break”

first_img-The anecdote of the Bernabéu. “It will remain in the memory that we achieved something historic. I knew it was going to be very difficult, that we had to dance with the ugliest, but we were convinced that it could be won. It was an unforgettable night. Those last minutes are from the ones that have suffered the most or I have been able to suffer in a field. I had been inactive for two months, I played 90 minutes on Sunday in Leganés and in the Bernabéu another 90. I like that Merino is there because in the second or third goal of them I could not even with my soul, the three changes were already made and I insisted that I could not, and he replied that I had to endure as it was. Luckily we resisted and it was something unforgettable. It remains for everyone’s memory. “-Aritz’s step forward. “When you arrive in preseason and see that the club has placed a lot of trust in you, with the departures of players like Héctor Moreno or Raúl Navas, who due to age or seniority were behind, I felt that I had to take a step forward, that I should leading that line. I had a lot of bad luck because I broke the abductor, I relapsed, I had a hard time recovering, but when I had the option to play I felt like one of the leaders behind to help the team, the goalkeeper and the defense. I broke again and it was difficult for me to return, but it is true that these last games I have found myself getting better and better, with a lot of confidence and now this break has come. I hope I will not get hurt again and end up on the field with the rest of my teammates. “ -Friend with Yuri. “I have a very good relationship with Yuri; when we passed in Miranda he congratulated me. Of course he was happy for all the close people he has in the club, and the next day, when they passed, I also sent him a message. I have had no more messages, and if they don’t write to you, I don’t write either. “-The Cup, priority if the league resumes. “The Cup is the most important thing, but we will try to reach the level we have had so far and get as many points as possible to stay on top, in European positions. It will be difficult because it is not only us, but we must be convinced that We can do it even though we are a young staff. We have to grit our teeth, try to work at home as the physical trainers ask us and then in Zubieta prepare ourselves to death for that final stretch. “ -Without doubts about the level of the Real. “We have no fear of not recovering the performance we had achieved. From the beginning it has been seen that if we press we can achieve the level we have reached and this is part of what has happened. We have had to stop and when it is our turn We will come back and we will see the time we have to prepare. We are aware that we have to work now at home, clench our teeth so that when the time comes to return to Zubieta, it will be like the last day. “-Mentalized to win the final. “The finals are not played, they are won. It is clear that we had a lot of merit in reaching the final, achieving victory in every game. It was going to be played this Saturday, but it could not be and we were psyched that it was going to be A great day. Let’s hope it arrives and we can go out for everyone. We are faced with the opportunity to do something historic and the dream of many could be fulfilled by achieving that Cup, which would be something unforgettable. “last_img read more

Isa Molde rues UP’s lack of mental toughness in loss to Ateneo

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Ateneo, which entered the game tied with UP at 3-1, wound up taking sole ownership of the top spot after a resounding, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, giving the Lady Eagles a 4-1 record.UP star Isa Molde, who was limited to just six points, rued her team’s lack of mental fortitude against the Lady Eagles who showed that they wanted the win more than the Lady Maroons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The problem is the team’s mental toughness and that’s, what I think, was missing from us,” said Molde in Filipino.UP showed a semblance of fight in the third set when it went tit-for-tat with Ateneo but Deanna Wong ended the Lady Maroons’ persistence with a well-placed kill. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Molde, who’s averaging 16.8 points heading into the game, added her team just couldn’t hold on and eventually gave in against the Lady Eagles.“I think we fell short and I guess Ateneo wanted this more than us,” said Molde, whose Lady Maroons dropped to fifth spot in the standings.Molde also said that they can’t let the losses affect their emotions and they know that they have to win their remaining two games in order to get momentum entering the second round.“The coaches always tell us that we shouldn’t feel sorry for ourselves because if we let our morale down in the next two games it would be harder for us to bounce back,” said Molde.“They told us to just forget about this loss and we have to recover for our next match.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra tops Phoenix, climbs to 4-3 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines had the chance to claim sole possession of first place in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when it faced Ateneo Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons entered the game against the Lady Eagles with so much anticipation but instead of reaching the top, they floundered down to the lower half of the league.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Curling teams invited to compete for cash

first_imgEntries are still being accepted for the 2009 Ryason Contracting, Tidy Trucking, PCA Cash spiel in Fort St. John. Only seven rinks entered the event last year, and organizers are hoping new divisions, larger prizes, and a new format will bring in more teams. This year’s event will feature play in three divisions: a competitive division (for those looking to play at the top level), a challenge division (for those who may not be able to ice four players able to compete at the highest level), and a junior divison.  – Advertisement -Cash payouts range from $4000 in the junior division, up to $8000 in the competitive division.  As well, the top eight teams will qualify for the season ending Pomeroy Inns and Suites PCA bonspiel in Sexsmith. Entry fees are $600 for the Competitive division, $300 for the Challenge division, and $140 for the Junior division. Anyone interested in registering can visit the curling club, or call Laurie at 250-785-2037.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gor to face Espérance in Champions League first round

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players jostle for space with Leones Vegetarianos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will take on Espérance de Tunis in the first round of the CAF Champions League after eliminating Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegetarianos 3-1 on aggregate in the preliminary stage.This is after K’Ogalo rallied a goal down to hold Vegetarianos 1-1 in the return leg played away in Malabo on Wednesday. The first leg staged in Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium 10 days ago, ended 2-0 in favour of the Kenyan champions. Gor now has a mountain task in handling Espérance who have been a hard nut to crack with the last time the two sides met seeing the North Africans thrashing the record 16 time KPL champions 8-2 on aggregate.Esperance de TunisEsperance had earlier dumped out ASAC Concorde of Mauritius with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win.K’Ogalo will host the first leg between March 6-7 before travelling to Tunis for the return leg a week later.The winner between Gor and Esperance will grace the lucrative group stages – with the draw set for March 21.-Gor too sweet for Vegetarios-Gor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng in action against Vegetarinos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor coach Dylan Kerr made eight changes from the team that beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 in a Kenyan Premier League match on Thursday last week with Boniface Oluoch returning to man the post as captain Harun Shakava partnered Joash Onyango in central defence.Wesley Onguso, Meddie Kagere and Shakava were the only faces that featured against Zoo while Ernest Wendo and Humphrey Mieno resumed their midfield roles.Godfrey Walusimbi started on the flanks alongside Francis Kahata with Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi – who scored in the 2-0 first leg win in Machakos – playing behind lead striker Kagere.Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi in action against Leones Vegetarianos’ Jesus Tomasosngong during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAfter a cagey start, Gor settled in the match towards the end of the first half which ended goalless.Leones took the lead in the 55th minute and pushed for another goal which would have taken the match to penalties.But Gor levelled after Francis Kahata’s corner was redirected into the net by a Vegetarianos player, making matters harder for the hosts as they now required to score three unanswered goal to progress.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Has Xavi ever done it on a wet night in Stoke?’ – Liverpool fans praise the League Cup performance of Joe Allen

first_img Joe Allen [View the story “‘Has Xavi ever done it on a wet night in Stoke?’ – Liverpool fans praise the performance of Joe Allen” on Storify] 1center_img Liverpool beat Stoke in poor conditions on Tuesday night thanks to a first-half goal from Jordon Ibe to take control of the League Cup semi-final.However, it was Joe Allen who received most of the plaudits on social media after a sublime displace in the middle of the park.Allen, who is beginning to look (facially) more and more like Italy legend Andrea Pirlo, adjusted well after two injuries caused Jurgen Klopp to reshuffle his pack and move Lucas back into centre back.See below for the best reactions to Allen’s performance at the Britannia! last_img read more