Grade 7-SR 36, St. Louis 34The visiting Raiders continued their hot streak by defeating the Cardinals 36-34. Zach Gentile lead a balanced attack with 12 points; Nick Schwarte and Dalton Smith each scored 8; and Ryan Miller and Bryce Wrightsman added 4.Grade 8-St. Louis 52, SR 51 (OT)The host Cardinals kept their undefeated season alive by narrowly defeating the Raiders 52-51 in overtime. St. Louis took a 27-21 advantage into the half, only to see South Ripley fight back and tie the game 44 all at the end of regulation. In overtime, the home team out scored the visitors 8-7 to escape with the thrilling win. Lleyton Ratcliff led the Cardinals with 16 points, which included 2 free throws in OT that proved to be the winning points. Cody Samples led all scorers with 19 points; Lane Sparks had 18; Jacob Jines scored 6 on two three-pointers; and Bryce Franklin and Colby Bush each added 4 points.The seventh graders improve to 7-8 while the eighth graders drop to 12-3. Both teams will be in action on December 27 in the Cross Town Shootout in Batesville.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.
O’Brien has saddled four previous Derby winners in Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002), Camelot (2012) and last year’s hero Ruler Of The World. Camelot had previously won the Guineas and almost completed the Triple Crown in the St Leger – but O’Brien feels Australia is even better. Speaking at a press morning at Ballydoyle, the trainer said: “He’s a Derby horse we’ve not had the like of before. “I thought Camelot was the best horse we had for the Derby, but this horse is another step up. The very first time he worked as a two-year-old we knew he was exceptional and the lads always rated him. “I’ve never had a horse like this. I’m not trying to blow him up, I’m just saying how it is. A lot of things have to go right, though. “For a horse by Galileo to be doing what he’s doing, we’ve never had that before. “The reason we were excited before the Guineas (was that) his lead horse was Oklahoma City and he was treating him with contempt every day. “Even in March and April (last year), he was doing half-speeds with horses he shouldn’t have been able to go with. Aidan O’Brien is still pinching himself at training a horse of the “exceptional” quality of Australia as he builds towards the Investec Derby on June 7. “What pricked everyone’s ears was one morning he did four furlongs and it was 11 seconds a furlong for each furlong. “I can’t remember a two-year-old doing that before. It’s very unusual and when he pulls up he would be yawning! “When Frankie (Dettori) was over last year, he jumped off the ground after he sat on him. “He’s very uncomplicated, very relaxed. He has a great cruising speed, a great mind and has speed. “He’s also bred to get the trip well and that makes him exceptional.” It has been a relatively slow start to the season for Ballydoyle team, with O’Brien revealing some of his string were under the weather earlier in the year. For that reason, he is expecting Australia to improve considerably for his comeback run at Newmarket. “At the start of the year we were struggling a bit, it hasn’t been straightforward. We had a bit of a cough around for a long time. I think it’s more or less gone now, we’re happy with where the horses are now. We’ve trained our way gently through it,” said the trainer. “If the horses are going to a Classic, they have to run in a prep race. We’re not complaining about it, everyone gets a run of it sometimes. “Australia was sick six weeks before the Guineas – he was probably the first horse to show signs of the cough and then it spread like wildfire through the yard.” Of the Guineas, which saw the field split into two, with Australia in the near-side group, O’Brien said: “At Newmarket it would obviously have been better if the horses had all been in a bunch. We knew from halfway he was behind so he had to make a move early. Therefore he was getting there early and had to keep going. “It was only in the last half-furlong he spotted Kieren’s horse coming. It was great for Richard Hannon, though, who did a great job.” A son of Galileo out of the brilliant racemare Ouija Board, Australia burst onto the scene with a scintillating victory at Leopardstown last September and despite his stout breeding, was strongly fancied for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month. Although he came up just short on the Rowley Mile, beaten three-quarters of a length into third behind the Kieren Fallon-ridden Night Of Thunder, he ran a perfect trial and is the red-hot favourite for Epsom. Press Association
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.The Sun said the 25-year-old was arrested on Sunday night before being bailed, having previously been questioned over an alleged assault earlier this month.A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “On Sunday 23 August, officers from Havering arrested a man on suspicion of threats to kill and witness intimidation.”A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address in Emerson Park, Hornchurch. He was taken to an east London police station and bailed pending police enquiries to a date in early October.”A spokesman for the player told the Sun: “Diafra Sakho has not been charged with any offence. He vigorously denies the allegations that have been made against him, and has given police a complete explanation of events.”He will not be making any further comment.” Senagal international Sakho joined West Ham from French club Metz in August last year and has scored 10 goals for the team in 26 Barclays Premier League appearances.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Capitals’ Tom Wilson will not be disciplined for blindside hit on Devils’ Brett Seney Capitals winger Tom Wilson exited Tuesday’s matchup with the Golden Knights after taking a big hit from Ryan Reaves, who received a five minute game misconduct and was ejected for the play.A trainer helped Wilson off the ice after the hit in the second period and the Capitals later ruled him out for the rest of the game with an upper-body injury. Wilson recently returned from a 14-game suspension he received due to an illegal hit he delivered in the preseason. The suspension was originally supposed to be 20 games but an arbitrator reduced the punishment in mid-November.Wilson has committed his fair share of questionable hits in his six-year NHL career. No player has accrued more penalties than Wilson since he entered the league in 2013 and he has been suspended by the league multiple times for his conduct on the ice. Related News Capitals’ Tom Wilson ejected for illegal check to the head on Devils’ Brett Seney The severity of Wilson’s injury is unclear.
CECIL LAKE, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has provided an update to a power outage that is affecting customers in the Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas.According to B.C. Hydro community Relations Manager, David Conway, the preliminary estimate suggests power could be out five to seven days.Conway says a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed before they can proceed with working on restoring power.- Advertisement -“At this time, we don’t have a restoration time. A preliminary estimate suggests power could be out 5 to 7 days. Before any work can begin, a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed. A geotech is scheduled to have a first look at the site by helicopter tonight. Once the area is cleared safe to work, our crews will assess the damage and restoration work will begin.”Approximately 100 customers continue to be without power service in the Goodlow and Cecil Lake areas since Monday morning due to a landslide.We will provide more updates when they become available.Advertisement