Fiji beat Georgia to claim first win of Rugby World Cup

first_imgFIJI claimed their first win of this World Cup as six second-half tries saw them ease past Georgia in Higashiosaka.The Pacific Islanders took the lead through Waisea Nayacalevu but Soso Matiashvili’s penalty reduced the deficit to four points at halftime.However, second-half tries from Frank Lomani, Josua Tuisova, Semi Kunatani, Api Ratuniyarawa and two from Semi Radradra gave Fiji a bonus-point win.Mamuka Gorgodze got a consolation for Georgia as Fiji moved second in Pool D.Fiji were humbled by Uruguay in their last outing – albeit after only a four-day turnaround following the loss to Australia – but the backs, who scored five of their seven tries, ruthlessly took Georgia apart after the interval.They could have scored more but Nayacalevu dropped the ball with the line at his mercy as Georgia fell to their first tournament defeat to a Tier 2 nation. Their second biggest win at a World Cup means Fiji are likely to finish at least third in the pool – and with that gain qualification for the 2023 World Cup.The Islanders face Wales in their final pool game on Wednesday, October 9, (10:45hrs BST), while Georgia conclude their campaign against Australia on Friday, October 11 (11:15hrs). (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Five Valencia Players, Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgSpain is the second worst-hit country in Europe after Italy and is set to declare a national lockdown on Monday.“It is clear I have started 2020 with bad luck,” Garay, 33, wrote on Instagram.“I am very well and must obey health authorities and stay isolated.”A Valencia statement said the affected players and staff were “in their homes in good health and under isolation measures”.“We are confident that with solidarity, responsibility and good spirits we will beat this pandemic,” the club added.In the case involving Real Madrid, a member of their basketball team – who used the same training facilities as the football team – tested positive, leading to the side’s quarantine.Several players in Italy’s Serie A have tested positive for the virus, including on-loan Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone.Also yesterday,Wayne Rooney insisted that the UK government and football authorities have treated footballers as “guinea pigs” during the coronavirus outbreak.Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least 3 April, with the Premier League saying “conditions at the time” will determine its return.“For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week,” he said.“One in which you felt a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and Premier League.”Writing in his column in the UK’s Sunday Times, the former England captain said: “The rest of sport – tennis, Formula 1, rugby, golf, football in other countries – was closing down and we were being told to carry on.“I think a lot of footballers were wondering, ‘Is it something to do with money being involved in this?’. Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta (Arsenal manager) to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing,” queried the former Manchester United star.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Five Valencia players and staff are “in good health” after testing positive for coronavirus, the club announced yesterday.Valencia and Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay became the first La Liga player to announce a positive test earlier on Sunday.Spain’s La Liga was suspended on Thursday after the Real Madrid squad went into quarantine.last_img read more

NHL suspends Penguins C Evgeni Malkin one game for high-sticking

first_img Bruins’ David Pastrnak undergoes thumb procedure after fall Malkin gets punched. Swings his stick at Raffl.Match penalty.— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) February 12, 2019The three-time All-Star will miss Pittsburgh’s game against the Oilers on Wednesday. His 56 points give him the team’s third highest total in 2018-19.Pittsburgh is 29-20-7 and enters play Tuesday in fourth place of the Metropolitan Division. Related News Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin has been suspended for one game for High-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 12, 2019“I’m not trying to hit his face. … I know it’s dirty, but I missed,” Malkin said about the play, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He just like dived and the referee give me five minutes. [He wasn’t] injured, not bleeding, nothing.”I don’t know why I’m not playing smart with five minutes left. I know it’s scary, but I didn’t touch his helmet or his shoulder. I gave them a five-minute power play. It’s my fault, for sure.” Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been handed a one-game suspension for swinging his stick at Flyers winger Michael Raffl, the NHL announced Tuesday.Malkin, who had missed the team’s previous five games with a lower-body injury, was ejected from Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win Monday in the third period. last_img read more

Narciso “Chicho” Garcia, Wellington: Nov. 2, 1952 – Jan. 14, 2015

first_imgChicho GarciaNarciso “Chicho” Garcia, of Wellington died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas at the age of 62.Narciso was born the son of Julia and Ismael Garcia Cano on Sunday, November 02, 1952 in Montemorelos, Mexico.On April 20, 1979, Chicho and Maria Cortez were united in marriage at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Wichita. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage.In 2000, Chicho and Maria moved their family from the Houston area to Wellington to own and operate Fabiola’s Mexican Restaurant. Whether in Wichita or Wellington, Chicho and his family were loved and respected by many.Survivors include his loving wife, Maria Garcia of Wellington, five daughters: Marissol Montalvo (Tony) of Alvin, Texas, Kristina Garcia (Azael Renova) of Wichita, Mayra Vazquez (Raul) of Wellington, Soffia Garcia of Wellington and Thalia Garcia of Wellington, two grandchildren: Isabella and Antonio Montalvo of Alvin, Texas, sister, Elida Segovia of Mexico, brother, Fernando Garcia (Gloria) of Houston, Texas, sister, Eglantina Robles (John, Jr.) of Spring, Texas, brother, Ismael G. Garcia of Wichita, sister, Eudalia Medrano (Juan) of Donna, Texas and sister, Elsa Alanis of Mexico. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Garcia, father, Ismael Garcia and sister, Rosa Ramos.A viewing will be held at Day Funeral Home from 9 a.m .to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015.Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Vigil Service will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Chicho will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, January 19, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Wichita.Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Wichita.A memorial fund has been established for his youngest daughter, Thalia.  Contributions may be given to the Thalia Garcia Education Fund and can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

NHL All-Star Game 2020: Captains, rosters, coaches for 65th annual game

first_imgThey’re all-stars and they’re about to get their game on and go play at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. The midseason classic is set to take center stage on Saturday, Jan. 25, with St. Louis’ Enterprise Center, home of the Blues, serving as the home.Eleven players from each division (nine skaters and two goalies) will face off in a 3-on-3 tournament with the winner taking all.  Pos.Name Team AppearanceFNathan MacKinnonColorado Avalanche4thFPatrick KaneChicago Blackhawks9thFRyan O’Reilly St. Louis Blues 3rdFDavid PerronSt. Louis Blues1stFMark ScheifeleWinnipeg Jets 2ndFTyler SeguinDallas Stars6thFEric StaalMinnesota Wild6thDRoman Josi Nashville Predators 3rdDAlex PietrangeloSt. Louis Blues2ndGJordan BinningtonSt. Louis Blues1stGConnor HellebuyckWinnipeg Jets2ndNo replacements.Pacific DivisionHead coach: Rick Tocchet, Arizona CoyotesHonorary captain: Wayne GretzkyPos.Name Team AppearanceFConnor McDavidEdmonton Oilers4thFLeon DraisaitlEdmonton Oilers2ndFTomas HertlSan Jose Sharks1stFAnze KopitarLos Angeles Kings5thFMax PaciorettyVegas Golden Knights1stFElias PetterssonVancouver Canucks2ndFMatthew TkachukCalgary Flames1stDMark GiordanoCalgary Flames3rdDQuinn HughesVancouver Canucks1stGJacob MarkstromVancouver Canucks1stGDavid RittichCalgary Flames1stVegas’ Max Pacioretty was named to the team as Jakob Silfverberg was excused from playing with his wife due to give birth.San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture suffered a fractured ankle and was replaced by teammate Tomas Hertl.The Flames’ David Rittich was announced as a replacement for the Coyotes’ Darcy Kuemper (injury).Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury opted not to play and Jacob Markstrom was named to replace him.Who are the head coaches for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game? For the first time in recent memory, there was a head coach controversy. Boston’s Bruce Cassidy (Atlantic), Washington’s Todd Reirden (Metropolitan), St. Louis’ Craig Berube and Vegas’ Gerard Gallant (Pacific) were named as they were the head coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage at the halfway point of the regular season.In a surprising move, Gallant was fired on Jan. 15 by the Golden Knights, and while rumors swirled in regards to who will fill the spot, the NHL announced the following day that Arizona head coach Rick Tocchet will serve behind the bench. TV info: All-Star Skills Competition | All-Star GameHere’s everything you need to know about the 2020 NHL All-Star Game rosters and bench bosses:Who are the 2020 NHL All-Star Game captains?The following players were voted as division captains by the fans : Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak (Atlantic), Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (Central), Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (Pacific).Ovechkin opted to not participate in the weekend for the fourth time in his career, citing a need to “get ready for the second half of the year.” Kris Letang was named as the Metropolitan’s captain in his place.Who were voted as the Last Men In?To round out the rosters, fans were allowed to vote for four players from a list of 31 candidates to determine the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men in. The highest vote-getters were the Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (Metropolitan), Toronto’s Mitchell Marner (Atlantic), the Blues’ David Perron (Central) and the Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (Pacific).What are the rosters for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game?Atlantic DivisionHead coach: Bruce Cassidy, Boston BruinsHonorary captain: Jenna FischerPos.Name Team AppearanceFDavid PastrnakBoston Bruins2ndFTyler BertuzziDetroit Red Wings1st FAnthony DuclairOttawa Senators1stFJack EichelBuffalo Sabres3rd FJonathan HuberdeauFlorida Panthers1stFMitchell MarnerToronto Maple Leafs 1stFBrady TkachukOttawa Senators1stDVictor HedmanTampa Bay Lightning3rdDShea WeberMontreal Canadians7thGFrederik AndersenToronto Maple Leafs1stGAndrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning 3rdThe Boston Bruins’ Tuukka Rask was named but elected not to play. Andrei Vasilevskiy was selected as his replacement. Tkachuk replaces Auston Matthews (injury).Metropolitan DivisionHead coach: Todd Reirden, Washington CapitalsHonorary captain: Jon HammPos.Name Team AppearanceDKris LetangPittsburgh Penguins6thFMathew BarzalNew York Islanders2ndFNico HischierNew Jersey Devils1stFTravis KonecnyPhiladelphia Flyers1stFT.J. OshieWashington Capitals1stFChris KreiderNew York Rangers1stDJohn Carlson Washington Capitals 2ndDSeth JonesColumbus Blue Jackets 3rdDJaccob SlavinCarolina Hurricanes1stGBraden Holtby Washington Capitals 5thGTristan JarryPittsburgh Penguins1stKreider replaces teammate Artemi Panarin.Hischier replaces teammate Kyle Palmieri (injury).Slavin fills-in for Dougie Hamilton who broke his leg on Jan. 16 .Following the Penguins’ Jake Guentzel’s injury , Kris Letang was named as his replacement and then assigned the captaincy. Netminder Tristan Jarry was selected to fill in between the pipes when the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Joonas Korpisalo went down with an injury.Alex Ovechkin was named but opted to skip the All-Star Game.Central DivisionHead coach: Craig Berube, St. Louis BluesHonorary captain: Brett Hulllast_img read more