COOPERSTOWN (WBNG) — After months of hard work, the new Susquehanna SPCA site is making noticeable construction progress. The brand new shelter will be right up the road from its current one in Cooperstown. To donate to the $5 million project, click here. While the shelter hopes to be finished with the project in about a year, they say the animals still need your help. Courtesy: Stacie Haynes The shelter says the new site will feature sound proofing for dog kennels, more privacy for high energy dogs and a specialized air ventilation system to enable even better care. This new facility will move the shelter, which cares for countless animals, out of the floodplain they’re currently in.
NICHOLS (WBNG) — Tioga Downs is demanding the state allows casinos to open after remaining closed even after phase four of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan went into effect for the Southern Tier on June 26. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar asks, “If Walmart can open, why can’t Tioga Downs?” Additionally, horse racing officials say if the racetrack at the casino is not allowed to reopen, they will be forced to take 200 to 300 horses to kill pens. On July 16, Tioga Downs sent a WARN Notice to employees saying that if the casino’s racetrack does not open before Oct. 1. 2020, it will be forced to close. State Senator Fred Akshar was also in attendance at Friday’s news conference. Garnar says he was able to provide a tax cut last year due to the $1.5 million revenue the casino brings into the county. More than 600 employees will be affected should that happen. At the conference Union workers also called upon the state to end of the difference between Tioga Downs and casinos on Native American territory, addressing the fact that the Turning Stone casino has been allowed to reopen. The casino says if the governor offers guidance, one thing it will do to ensure everyone’s safety is to take the temperature of all guests who enter the facility. In a news conference on Friday, Tioga County officials asked the governor to provide some guidance so they may reopen.
Comment Paul Pogba reacts to United’s draw after the final whistle (Getty Images)‘This is Huddersfield Town who’ve struggled all season,’ Neville said after Mbenza had equalised following a poor mistake by Luke Shaw in the second half.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When you watch this Huddersfield team they haven’t got the quality. I actually like watching them more than the ones in red shirts to be honest with you. At least you can identify with them. There’s nothing about this United team I like at all. Just awful.‘Look at them, there. They’re a despondent group of people. Luke Shaw doesn’t know whether to go with his left foot or his right foot.‘He’s [Solskjaer] smiling at them they’re that bad. I have to say Manchester United’s away support will never stop singing, but this group of players have drained the energy out of them. He’s [Ed Woodward] seven of them already so maybe it’ll be better this time.‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s got the job and they’ve just switched off. There can be no other explanation.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnited enjoyed an incredible resurgence under Solskjaer when he replaced Jose Mourinho as manager in December, however, results have taken a sharp downturn since the Norwegian was appointed permanently in March.The draw against Huddersfield means that United have won only two of their last 11 games in all competitions.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 May 2019 6:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link229Shares Advertisement Manchester United will play in the Europa League next season (Getty Images)Gary Neville launched a stinging criticism of Manchester United’s players during their abject 1-1 draw against already relegated Huddersfield Town.United took an early lead when Scott McTominay’s speculative shot from the edge of the box somehow deceived Jonas Lossl in goal, however, Huddersfield hit back in the second half though Isaac Mbenza.The result means that United have no chance of finishing in the top-four and consequently will miss out on Champions League football next season with Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal left to battle it out for the two remaining slots.Neville, who was extremely critical of United’s players before and after their 4-0 humiliation by Everton last month, rounded on the players once more by stating that there was ‘nothing’ about the current side he likes.ADVERTISEMENT Gary Neville tears into Man United’s players during costly draw with Huddersfield Advertisement
By BRIJ PARASNATHGajanand SinghGAJANAND Singh showed that he has not lost much of the class that once made him a favourite Guyana youth player who displayed the class and aptitude to do big things in his cricketing career.He produced two scintillating half-centuries in back-to-back matches and in the process sparked Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to two convincing victories which pushed the Guyanese club to the St Augustine Campus UWIT20 quarterfinals round.DCC will clash with Police in the second match of the double-header today. This will be a day-night encounter starting at 18:00hrs.Merryboys will do battle with DHB United in the first match at 14:00hrs.DCC had to play both Group D matches on the same day at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial ground, St Augustine Campus and showed that they will be a major force to be reckoned with during the tournament. It is their first outing and they made a strong impression that they are capable of doing well and vie for top honours.Gajanand Singh was the batting hero in both matches. He top-scored with an unbeaten 64 and skilfully guided DCC to an impressive seven-wicket victory over Moosai Sports which mustered only 101 all out in 18 overs in the second match played under floodlights.DCC replied with 103 for 3 in 12 overs. Guyana’s national Under-15 captain Sachin Singh also contributed 16. Adrian Geeban picked up two wickets for 21 runs.Gajanand Singh collected the man-of-the-match award for his positive attacking stroke-play which ensured that DCC maintained their winning ways and topped their group in the preliminary round matches.DHB United defeated Moosai Sports by 103 runs in their first match. They were led to victory by former T&T opening batsmen Nicholas Sookdeosingh, who smashed an unbeaten 102; and William Perkins (58) as they amassed 229 for 2 in 20 overs. Moosai Sports were restricted to 127 for 8 in 20 overs. Former Trinidad and Tobago pacer Uthman Mohammed captured four wickets for 25 runs.Sookdeo was voted man-of-the-match.Group D (First Round)Match 2: DBH United – 158 for 8 from 20 overs (William Perkins 56, Yannick Ottley 31; Shurfane Rutherford 2 for 19, Cohen Ismond 2 for 26, Keemo Paul 2 for 31) vs Demerara Cricket Club 162 for 4 in 16.5 overs (Gajanand Singh 64 n.o., Kemol Savory 58; Uthman Mohammed 2 for 29, Stephawn Solomon 1 for 11).Result: DCC won by 6 wkts.Man-of-the-match: Kemol Savory (DCC)Match 3: MOOSAI SPORTS 101 all out in 18 overs (Johann Lezama 41, Alden Daniel 14; Keemo Paul 3 for 18, Kellon Carmichael 2 for 20, Sherfane Rutherford 2 for 26) vs DCC 103 for 3 in 12 overs (Gajanand Singh 55, Sachin Singh 16; Adrian Geeban 2 for 21).Result: DCC won by 7 wickets.Man-of-the-match: Gajanand Singh (DCC)Match 1: DBH United 229 for 2 wickets in 20 overs (Nicholas Sookdeosingh 102 n.o., William Perkins 58, Yannick Ottley 37 n.o.) vs Moosai Sports 127 for 8 in 20 (Lyndell Nelson 27, Ryan Inniss 20, Adrian Geeban 16; Uthman Mohammed 4 for 25, Stephawn Solomon 2 for 10, Dillon Mungal 2 for 29).Result: DBH United won by 102 runs.Man-of-the-match: Nicholas Sookdeosingh (DBH United)
StumbleUpon Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Following the decision to move greyhound racing behind closed doors, pool betting operator Colossus Bets has backed a number of kennel sweepstakes events at Central Park.Starting next week, heats will be staged on the Kent track’s SIS-covered Monday and Tuesday cards with the finals live on RPGTV on Sunday night.The operator was initially due to sponsor the longstanding greyhound sprint competition, the Kent Silver Salver. However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the sport will take place without spectators. Continuing to support the sport, Colossus Bets will now support the track’s graded strength.Bernard Marantelli, the CEO and founder of Colossus Bets, expressed his excitement at the event: “Everyone knows my love for the sport of greyhound racing. My father has been a bookmaker for 50 years, has always loved the greyhounds – and the focus is very much on them now.“It is good to support trainers and an independently owned track in Central Park. They are under immense pressure at the moment, as many people are. It’s a good time to mutually support each other.”Dan Homewood, Central Park’s racing manager, added: “This is a real boost for our owners and trainers. They have been very supportive and understanding given the current situation.“We had to cancel our Friday and Sunday cards this week in light of the suspension of open racing, but have a strong kennel strength and are staging these competition across different grades.”“It’s great to have the support of Colossus in these difficult times,” said Central Park promoter Roger Cearns. “We still intend to stage the Silver Salver later in the year but this is a tremendous news.“We are racing behind closed doors, but still operating and racing for the wider betting industry, our staff, our trainers and kennel hands – and, of course, the greyhounds themselves.” Related Articles SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover June 29, 2020 Share
How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The NBA’s official policy is to not identify players who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 without their consent, due to health privacy laws.The commonly cited trait of Morris is toughness, but he said Monday, “I’m a little bit more than just tough.” His stretch forward positioning gives the Lakers flexibility at the three forward positions with some outside shooting touch. Of course some rust needs to be knocked off: Morris was just 2 for 7 from the floor Monday.Morris believes between the time he spent prior to the hiatus and the time he’s getting now, it won’t be long before he feels fully blended in.“It’s an easygoing team. It’s easy to get acclimated,” he said. “You see a lot of guys going, just getting shots up. We just gotta find the right lineups and keep that team camaraderie high.”Lakers get a good glimpse at backcourt rotationBetween Avery Bradley’s absence and Rajon Rondo’s fractured thumb, someone in the group of Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith is about to see a minutes boost in the guard positions behind starters Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.That quartet got a huge role in Monday’s scrimmage, with each clocking over 24 minutes and scoring in double figures. Smith had the most explosive offensive performance with 20 points thanks to a 6-for-7 shooting night behind the arc. Caruso (17 points) and Waiters (18 points) each had six assists. Cook had 12 points, but also had five turnovers.Given that so many Lakers were resting, and Green and JaVale McGee each only played a half, those numbers don’t really scale to what the Lakers expect from any of those reserves. But seeing them play big minutes has allowed the coaching staff to see them adjust to instruction, particularly with the two newcomers.Smith was asked to be more aggressive as a catch-and-shoot threat, while Waiters was asked to make more plays. Vogel was heartened that the scrimmage offered proof that they’re listening.“We know they’re talented,” he said. “For me, it’s been an opportunity to shape their play the way we want them to fall into their roles.”Caruso is likely the largest piece in that equation given that he’s been ingrained throughout the year as a backup playmaker and defender. But with Rondo missing, he could take on more of a role as a point guard — which he’s played more in the G League in the past few years than with the Lakers. He’s typically been off-ball in lineups with James.He had a bumpy start in the bubble: A hard fall in Wednesday’s practice kept him out of Thursday’s first scrimmage with a back bruise. Caruso had five fouls in the second scrimmage and played less than 12 minutes.So a strong offensive stat line and a plus-16 rating is a much more confident effort headed into Thursday’s re-opener.“I’ve played point guard since my sophomore year of high school. This team is one of the first times where I’ve played a little more off the ball,” he said. “Obviously with Rondo out, I’m gonna carry a little more of the load playing point guard with the second unit, so just finding my rhythm. I didn’t foul as much today so I got to actually be on the court, which was fun.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersEven in a game the Lakers played without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard — all rested in preparation for Thursday’s season re-opener against the Clippers — Morris was a bit player in the team’s final exhibition at the Visa Athletic Center.The strategy is in part to give him time to condition after a long layoff. Morris didn’t arrive to the bubble until Tuesday, and didn’t clear quarantine until Thursday. He pointed out that Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith, both of whom have zero official Laker appearances to his eight, have now accumulated more practice time than him.Frank Vogel seemed confident that Morris, once he reaches “basketball shape,” will be a factor in the rotation.“We’ve been able to coach (Waiters and Smith) on some of the system things, defensive scheme things, maybe more than Markieff,” he said. “But ‘Kieff, when we don’t work in practice, we’re watching film every day, setting clear expectations of what’s expected of each player in our system. And I don’t believe it’s going to be very hard to remind those guys at all, once he gets his legs under him.”It’s still unclear exactly what kept Morris from joining the Lakers in the bubble for several days. Marcus Morris’ similar delay with the Clippers has provoked some intrigue, but both have vaguely cited family matters that kept them home. Markieff said he and his brother are neighbors, and they spent at least three months in the hiatus in each other’s company. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Markieff Morris has been playing catch-up for a few days.When his twin brother, Marcus, was at the NBA bubble practicing with the Clippers, he was still en route. While Markieff was waiting to clear quarantine, Marcus was playing almost 20 minutes and scoring 10 points against the Magic.Even though he made his bubble debut in the Lakers’ 123-116 scrimmage win Monday over Washington, Markieff is still a little behind: His six minutes of play produced six points and five rebounds in a robust but short first appearance. But he’s not frustrated that some might say he’s falling behind in the sibling rivalry.“He’s a little more agile than me,” Markieff quipped of Marcus. “His muscles and his bones are a little more looser, so he was able to do that.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The Patriots can’t expect to keep Tom Brady happy enough to re-sign with them without making some pleasing personnel upgrades that can help him rebound from a tough 2019 NFL season.Brady, 42, showed some decline with his worst combination of passer rating (88.0) and QBR (52.5) in six seasons. His 6.6 yards per attempt was the second-lowest mark of his career. But when looking at his pass protection, receiving corps and other broken-down parts of the offense around him, he arguably was working with his worst overall supporting cast. The Patriots’ defense and special teams carried the team as far as it could go, to another AFC East title at 12-4 and a wild-card playoff exit. But to go back to the standard of competing for another Super Bowl — and convincing Brady they are still the best place for him to compete for a seventh ring — the Patriots need to have a great offseason of catering to him in NFL free agency and the draft.Here are six such moves New England can make to ensure No. 12 returns in 2020.MORE: Ranking Tom Brady’s best fits in free agency if he leaves Patriots (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a2/a/tom-brady-102119-getty-ftrjpg_iuggtkp4qzw8125do9oe6qrj6.jpg?t=-277047627&w=500&quality=80 1. Re-sign LG Joe ThuneyThe Patriots have some other key non-Brady free agents, but Thuney should be highest on that list over linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who might price himself out of New England, anyway. The Patriots’ offensive line struggled at times with the injuries to center David Andrews and left tackle Isaiah Wynn, but Thuney remained a rock, earning second-team All-Pro honors. Should he return between Wynn and Andrews to flank Shaq Mason and Marcus Cannon, the cohesive, consistent strong blocking will return inside and out.2. Sign Hunter Henry or Austin Hooper in free agencyThe Falcons and Chargers have tough decisions to make with their talented pass-catching tight ends and there’s a chance one or both won’t be re-signed. The Patriots tried to get by with Matt LaCosse and Benjamin Watson as their main two-man committee to try to replace Rob Gronkowski.Other than a few flash games for Watson, who chose to retire right after the 2019 season, New England got little in the passing game from its tight ends, especially in the red zone. Hooper and Henry were productive all around for their teams. They are smart, tough, sure-handed players built like Gronk.Hooper, only 25, is 6-4, 256 pounds and a Bay Area product like Brady. Henry is the same age at 6-4, 250 pounds and reestablished himself as a force after a torn ACL wiped out his 2018 season.MORE: Where will Tom Brady play in 2020? Breaking down his options3. Consider Breshad Perriman or Robby Anderson in free agencyThe Patriots drafted N’Keal Harry, who was disappointing overall with limited immediate first-round impact. Along the way, they had to cut ties with Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon. That left them with no experienced big-play receiver outside, as the trade for the Falcons ‘ Mohamed Sanu fell flat in simply adding another slot option to flank Julian Edleman, and undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers faded down the stretch. Brady is at his best when he has a home-run hitter, even a Brandon Lloyd-type.Perriman showcased himself well down the stretch for the Buccaneers when the team saw Mike Evans and Chris Godwin go down with hamstring injuries. Working in a Bruce Arians downfield-passing offense tailored to his strengths, the Ravens’ 2015 first-rounder (6-2, 215 pounds) finally lived up to being fast and explosive, looking like a seasoned deep threat. Brady could use an outside option from his ilk instead of multiple slot types.Anderson, with the rival Jets, was often held in check by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore. But at 6-3, 219 pounds, he’s known for using his size and speed to take the top off a defense. Both Perriman and Anderson are only 26.4. Sign WR Rashard Higgins away from BrownsHiggins likely won’t be re-signed by the Browns behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. He should easily pique the interest of the Patriots as a good route runner with versatile possession skills. At 6-1, 198 pounds, he could be a lot more valuable “doing his job” for the Patriots as a reliable technician.Phillip Dorsett is a free agent, Meyers may not be in the mix and Sanu is entering his age 31 contract season. Edelman is going into his age 34 season after playing through knee, rib, shoulder injuries. The Patriots need once again reshuffle their depth and Higgins is only 25 as a good addition to it.NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020: Patriots reload after disappointing playoff exit5. Draft another wide receiver in Round 3 or 4The Patriots may be reluctant to go wide receiver in the first round at No. 23 on the heels of drafting Harry. But they don’t need to do so to get some good value at the position in a deep and talented class. They gave up their second-rounder to the Falcons to acquired Sanu, but they still have a third-rounder. And after trading one fourth-rounder to the Bears, they got another one back from the Ravens.In that range, for now, among the players to target at the position include Penn State’s K.J. Hamler and Michigan’s Donovan Peoples-Jones. 6. Upgrade the QB room behind Tom BradyThe Patriots moved on from longtime veteran backup Brian Hoyer, turning the No. 2 duties behind Brady to rookie fourth-rounder Jarrett Stidham. The third-stringer, Cody Kessler, was added early in the season. Stidham got a little mop-up playing time in Week 3 against the Jets, and was promptly benched again for Brady after throwing an interception that Jamal Adams returned for a touchdown. Although he has some developmental promise, Stidham by no means earned being Brady’s successor. Kessler has been on four teams in four years since being drafted by the Browns.However you look at it, this is a far cry from the 2016 Patriots, who had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett behind Brady. He was stellar in the season after his post-Deflategate suspension and ended up leading the big comeback over the Falcons to win Super Bowl 51.This is more of a subtle move but signing a true veteran backup and/or drafting someone who feels more like the future at QB — such as Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts or Georgia’s Jake Fromm on Day 2 — can help Brady, too. Adding more experience gives him a sounding board on one hand, and getting a more talented and accomplished young option can reinvigorate him on the other hand.
By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno stopped by the borough’s downtown business district Wedneday afternoon, offering her support for the work being done in the public and private sectors.Guadagno was joined by state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli, Borough Councilwoman Susan Sorensen and Borough Administrator h.The officials toured River Road Books, 759 River Road; Fair Haven Hardware, 752 River Road; and Tavolo Pronto restaurant, 610 River Road, where Guadagno met with the three business owners, inquiring how they were moving forward after Sandy and informing them about the state programs that may be of assistance to them.“This is what government is suppose to be doing,” she said, “helping people, helping businesses.”
What could go wrong, went wrong Monday for the West Kootenay Wildcats.Juan de Fuca, a team the Wildcats beat 2-1 earlier in the year, scored all the goals en route to a 3-0 win Monday at the B.C. Hockey Bantam Female Championships in Vernon.Castlegar, with 21 shots on goal could not get one past Juan de Fuca goalie Hailey Martens Scoring in the physically played contest.The Wildcats, win one point in two games, face must wins Tuesday when the team plays Prince George and Tri Cities in final round robin action.Late goal by Bonacci lifts West Kootenay Wildcats into tie with host VernonJessica Bonacci of Trail scored with just over a minute remaining in the game to lift West Kootenay Wildcats to a 3-3 tie against host Greater Vernon Sunday at the B.C. Hockey Bantam Female Championships. West Kootenay sits fifth overall with a single point following Day one of the tournament.Trailing 3-2 West Kootenay pulled its goalie for the extra attacker. The strategy worked as Bonacci ripped the twine to secure at least one point on opening day.Emilie Tebulte of Castlegar and team captain Merissa Dawson of Nelson also scored for the Cats with assists going to Emma Wheeldon of Nelson, Bonacci and Trail’s Julie Sidoni.Greater Vernon held a slim 26-25 shots advantage.West Kootenay meets Juan Fuca Monday at 2 p.m. as round robin play continues.The Cats close out the preliminary round Tuesday with a pair of games against Tri Cities and Prince George.The top two teams in each division qualify for the playoffs Wednesday.The West Kootenay Wildcats consist of a collection of players from throughout the region.
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita Park’s all-new turf course got its first “close-up” in advance of its Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30 as trainer John Sadler and jockey Mike Smith teamed with Hronis Racing’s 3-year-old Curlin Rules to work four furlongs in 48.80 Thursday morning.Accompanied by a Sadler stable pony, Curlin Rules came onto Santa Anita’s main track at 9:49 a.m., entered the turf course near the finish line and was kept well off the inside rail as he broke free from the pony heading down the turf course backstretch.“This is just like Augusta (National Golf Club, home of the Masters),” joked Smith as he came off the course. “This colt seemed to really like it. It’s like a brand new putting green and it’s only going to get better and better. We’ve got two more weeks (before opening day) and that’s going to help even more.”Santa Anita’s official clocking team had Curlin Rules striding through an opening quarter mile of 24.40.Comprised of a Bandera-Bermuda Turf mixture, the new course was installed this past June and will be ready for racing on opening day, day one of the 23-day stand which will be highlighted by the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5.“We’ve had optimal growing conditions over the summer and we’re anxious to demonstrate this course is ready for prime time,” said Joe Morris, Vice President of West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group. “This grass is close knit and uniform and it’s designed for this climate. We’re pleased with the way both the hillside course and the oval look and with how the grass has taken root. With the Breeders’ Cup coming in November, we can’t wait to get started.”A maiden special weight winner going 1 1/16 miles on dirt here Feb. 21, Curlin Rules, a Kentucky-bred colt by Curlin, comes off a one mile turf allowance win at Del Mar on August 6.The public is encouraged to attend daily morning workouts at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner, which is located at the top of the stretch via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave. Admission is free and a full breakfast menu is offered from early morning training hours until 10 a.m. each day.First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. For more information on Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet and the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.