O’Neill backs Keane as manager

first_img O’Neill said: “I would say that he would make a good manager, I have always said this about Roy Keane. I think the experiences he has had at Sunderland and Ipswich will stand him in good stead. “He is naturally disappointed by the Ipswich affair, and it’s not something he wants to leave. “He has this opportunity to come with me as my assistant here at this moment, but I have often said to you that he will be a manager, he will be a manager. “I think this particular element – it’s just my view – is good for him. It gives him a chance to look at it, maybe work with somebody with a bit of experience like myself. “But he will become a manager, there’s no question about it. “Naturally having brought him in, I’d be disappointed if it went through that he’s gone, but I wouldn’t really be standing in his way in that sense. “I’d speak to him, I’d speak to [FAI chief executive] John Delaney as well – I think Roy mentioned that the other day – if that’s the case, but it is honestly pure speculation at this minute. “But it doesn’t bother me too much at all – or at least I am trying to show that.” Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has insisted he would not stand in Roy Keane’s way if he was offered the chance to manage Celtic. O’Neill’s 42-year-old assistant has been heavily linked with the post vacated by Neil Lennon earlier this week despite distancing himself from the role on Friday. However, as the former Manchester United skipper jetted out to Lisbon in his role as a television pundit for the Champions League final, the Ulsterman was unequivocal when asked what his reply would be should he be asked by Hoops’ majority shareholder Dermot Desmond about Keane. Desmond, of course, helped broker the deal which established the unlikely partnership between former Celtic boss O’Neill and Keane as the Football Association of Ireland looked for a replacement for Giovanni Trapattoni. There were more than a few raised eyebrows when the younger man accepted the subordinate post having previously managed in his own right at both the Stadium of Light and Portman Road. He was not being mentioned in dispatches for vacancies at the time, but O’Neill has no problem with the fact that his name now appears to be back on the horizon. He said: “When I took him on in the first place, I can’t say I had really thought that particular element of it through. “It wasn’t top of list at the time because he wasn’t being mentioned for jobs, but such is the profile of the man that really I probably should have expected it. “He was linked also as assistant to [Louis] Van Gaal at Manchester United, he is being linked everywhere. “It genuinely isn’t a problem to me. Obviously it may well be when he is actually specifically asked for a managerial job. I will deal with that when it comes, if it comes.” O’Neill’s relaxed attitude may stem in part from the fact that the focus of attention has already shifted markedly in the few days since Lennon ended his four-year stay at Parkhead. Henrik Larsson was swiftly installed as the bookmakers’ favourite, prompting a series of questions about him to his one-time manager as he held his press conference on Thursday afternoon, although the Swede has since slipped in the reckoning. O’Neill said: “When we were doing a press conference, Henrik Larsson was nailed on for it, and then suddenly he was nailed off again, so I don’t know how serious it is at all. “If it arrives, then I’ll deal with it, if that’s the case.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Pakistan’s Shadab ruled out of England ODIs with illness

first_imgKARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan faces a race against time to be fit for the Cricket World Cup after he was ruled out of the limited-overs series in England with an illness.The 20-year-old has played 34 one-day internationals for Pakistan and was included in their 15-man squad for the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales.The 1992 champions will play a lone Twenty20 international and five ODIs on their tour of England, which begins on May 5.“Wrist spinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.The board said it would set up appointments with specialists in England to help Shadab, who is also a useful lower-order batsman, recover in time for Pakistan’s World Cup opener against West Indies on May 31.All teams are allowed to make changes to their World Cup squads until May 23. Pakistan selectors have already put batsman Asif Ali and seamer Mohammad Amir on standby should they have to make changes to their squad.last_img read more

WDFW Approves 3-Day Razor Clam Dig Beginning April 6

first_imgFacebook620Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a three-day opening beginning Saturday, April 6 and extending through the following Monday.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on morning low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and low tides:April 6, Saturday, 8:05 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 7, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 8, Monday, 9:20 a.m.; 0.0 feet; MocrocksBeachgoers should note a change from the tentative schedule announced earlier. Shellfish managers canceled the April 6 razor clam dig at Copalis and replaced it with a dig just down the road at Mocrocks beach.“Our razor clam-loving population has been hitting Copalis beach hard in recent months,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Based on our projections, we need to make this shift to ensure a healthy population of razor clams for the fall and coming years.”Ayres recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. 2018-19 licenses will no longer be valid for this dig. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.htmllast_img read more

Hastings, Elmore top 30th Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun

first_imgStephen Hastings of Calgary and Malindi Elmore of Kelowna breezed over the  picturesque Heritage City triathlon course to capture the top prizes in the respective men’s and women’s division at the 30th annual Cyswog’n’Fun Sunday at Lakeside Park.Hastings finished under two hours, crossing the finish line at Lakeside Park in a time of one hour, 56.15 minutes.Elmore, who had hoped to be in London at the Summer Games competing for Canada but is happy to have Nelson as her second choice, was the top female as the Okanagan triathlete came in at 2:12.53.Elmore, a track specialist, failed to make the Canadian Olympic standard and was not promoted to Canada’s Track team even though the 32-year-old won Nationals in her event this year.Yes I’d say I’m happy . . . because it’s always nice to win,” Elmore said after cooling down from the race in the transition area.”It was a fun course today. It was a little hilly, tough run . . . tough swim.”Joe Radench of Grande Prairie, Alta, was second behind Hastings with Eddie Smith of Penticton third.Kyle Moore of Calgary was fourth with Seth Bitting of Rosslad coming in as the top local in fifth. Defending champion Dallas Cain of Rossland did not enter the 2012 race.Sarah MacArthur of Calgary was second behind Elmore.The Okanagan’s Elmore, openly admitting the swim is not her strength, passed MacArthur at the five kilometer mark on the run to grab the women’s crown.Top local athletes in the Olympic distance race were Ron Sherman in the men’s and Denise Uhrynuk for the women.Long course racers jumped into the waters of Kootenay Lake at 8 a.m. for the 1500 meter swim along the Nelson waterfront.Stage two is the 39 km cycle along beautiful Kootenay Lake to Kokanee Park and back before completing the race with the 10 km run along the waterfront, around Anderson Street and then Nelson Avenue and across the orange bridge onto the rolling hills of Johnstone Road.In the sprint event — 500 meters swim, 22 km ride and five km run — Graham Hood of Kelowna came in first ahead of Kirk Vandeweghe of Penticton.The Locke boys — Julian and Peter— finished third and fourth with Duncan Banks of Penticton and John DeVries of Nelson fifth and sixth, respectively.Stacy Osmond of Quesnel was the top female short course winner.Jennifer Koga of Kelowna was second and Kathryn Noiles of Nelson third in women’s short course.Team Caron won the Olympic Distance race over Tachophillics while Team Yolo topped Under 16 Division and Team Stupar won the Open division.The race attracted more than 300 competitors for the 30th annual event, which, once again, was held under sunny skies.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar

first_imgMallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the work of the students with Team of the Week honours.Prior to the classes hitting the streets, students stopped for a team photo by Madeleine Guenette. Three Kootenay Lake schools banded together to raise awareness for Earth Day 2013.Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar took to the streets of Nelson to stencil warnings on storm drains and pick up garbage on streets, tracks and parks in the city.last_img

Did 49ers make right move as Josh Gordon goes elsewhere?

first_img“They did more than we did,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday of the … SANTA CLARA — Josh Gordon isn’t coming to catch Jimmy Garoppolo’s passes on the 49ers, who made a play for the Cleveland Browns castoff Monday.Instead, the New England Patriots swooped in and acquired Gordon for a 2019 conditional fifth-round draft pick, NFL Network reported.We’ve traded WR Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/2eYO4A69jq— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 17, 2018last_img

Who does Klay Thompson prefer to play in the first round?

first_imgThe Warriors (48-22) enter Thursday’s game against the Indiana Pacers (44-28) at … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!In a little less than a month, Klay Thompson hopes to go to Los Angeles. Then, the Warriors could play a first-round playoff matchup against the Clippers.“I would like to stay close to the Bay,” Thompson said. “L.A. would be nice because we don’t have to travel far.”last_img

In search of the 2017-18 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The search is on once again. Help us round up the next Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. The queen serves as a spokesperson for the industry throughout her year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state and will be selected by judges at the Ohio State Fair.Contestants will attend an interview and answer an impromptu question from a panel of judges live at the conclusion of the Guys and Gals lead competition. The selection of the queen is based on personality, presentation, poise and knowledge of the Ohio Lamb and Wool industry.Contestants are encouraged to participate in the Guys and Gals Lead competition and we encourage all ladies between the ages of 17-22 who are involved in the industry to consider applying for this position. This is a tremendous opportunity to build a wealth of knowledge of the Ohio sheep, lamb and wool industry, expand communication skills, and network within Ohio agriculture.If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the 2017-2018 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen, please download the application by visiting www.ohiosheep.org. All applications must be postmarked to the Ohio State Fair by June 20, 2017.If you would like more information on the Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen contest or would like the Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen to make an appearance at your local event, please contact Roger A. High at 614-246-8299 or [email protected]last_img read more