Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match online from anywhereEdinburgh may have unveiled their new stadium this week but it is the more familiar BT Murrayfield that will stage their Guinness Pro14 fixture against Munster this evening (kick-off 7.35pm).Edinburgh and Munster led the way in Conference B in the 2019-20 season before losing in the semi-finals, but they have experienced contrasting fortunes in this campaign.When these two sides met at Thomond Park in October in round two, Munster snuck home 25-23 thanks to Ben Healy’s conversion of a late CJ Stander try.Munster have built on that performance to sit comfortably at the top of Conference B with nine wins from 11 games while Edinburgh are down in fifth with only four victories from ten.Both sides are without most of their internationals for this fixture at BT Murrayfield. Here are the two line-ups and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Edinburgh v Munster wherever you are.Edinburgh: Damien Hoyland; Jack Blain, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Eroni Sau; Jaco van der Walt, Henry Pyrgos (co-captain); Pierre Schoeman, David Cherry, Lee-Roy Atalifo, Andrew Davidson, Grant Gilchrist (co-captain), Nick Haining, Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata.Replacements: Mike Willemse, Boan Venter, Murray McCallum, Magnus Bradbury, Ally Miller, Charlie Shiel, Nathan Chamberlain, Matt Currie.Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (captain), Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Sullivan, Nick McCarthy, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from the UKEdinburgh v Munster, which kicks off at 7.35pm this evening, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Check out Express VPN.Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show Pro14 matches live, including Edinburgh v Munster (kick-off 7.35pm on eir Sport 1), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player. Edinburgh’s Jaco van der Walt tries to make ground v Munster (Sportsfile/Getty Images) Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €14.99 a month for four months (€29.99 after that) or for €149 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.If you’re from Ireland but are abroad when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN.Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Edinburgh v Munster (kick-off 8.35pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from the CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Edinburgh v Munster in Canada. It will kick off at 2.35pm EST and 11.35am on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN herecenter_img Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Edinburgh v Munster from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 8.35am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ Select.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first two months free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Edinburgh v Munster live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport came on board as a Pro14 broadcast partner when South African franchises Cheetahs and Kings joined the competition in 2017.Edinburgh v Munster kicks off at 9.35pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. 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Lloyds Banking Group chooses Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland for charity of the year partnership

first_imgLloyds Banking Group chooses Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland for charity of the year partnership Howard Lake | 13 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Paul Turner, Group Community & Sustainable Business Director at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Our colleagues voted overwhelmingly to partner with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland in support of their first ever national dementia carers programme. Lloyds Banking Group is part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia and is committed to understanding the needs of customers living with dementia to ensure they are given as much independence as possible while supporting their financial needs.” Leonard Cheshire Disability was the runner-up in the staff vote and received a donation of £10,000 from the Group.www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/community/charity_of_the_year.aspcenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds Banking Group has chosen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland as its Charity of the Year Partnership for 2013 and 2014. The charities were selected in a staff vote. The funds raised during the partnership will help the charity to launch ‘Live Well’, its first UK-wide dementia carers programme.Lloyds Banking Group’s previous two year charity of the year partnership was with Save the Children. Having set a target of £2 million, it raised over £3.4 million to fund the charity’s Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme in the UK. Successful fundraising activities in this campaign included an Everest Base Camp trek, which raised £250,000, and a one-day takeover of 100 Save the Children charity shops which raised £70,000. Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporatelast_img read more

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$10,000 is top IMCA Modified prize at Marshalltown’s World Nationals

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – World Nationals wraps up the season at Marshalltown Speedway Sept. 12-14, with the IMCA Modified winner going home with a hefty $10,000. The Thursday, Sept. 12 Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff to the World Nationals practice session runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win during Friday and Sat­urday, Sept. 13 and 14 programs. Friday spectator admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. On Saturday, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Kids 10 and under get in free and pit passes are $30 both days. center_img Saturday’s Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark plugs State points will be awarded.  Camping is $20 a night and showers and limited electri­cal hookups will be available. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444. The track website is www.marshalltownspeedway.com.last_img read more

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Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Coppin State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After back-to-back victories at home last week, No. 20 Syracuse (6-3) looks for its third straight nonconference win when it hosts Coppin State (0-7) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Orange handled Michigan State and Central Connecticut State in a pair of double-digit wins last week.Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday’s matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 4-0Last time they met: On Dec. 9, 2015, SU improved to 6-2 with a 32-point blowout win over the Eagles. Alexis Peterson scored 15 points, Julia Chandler totaled 11, Briana Day netted eight points and Brittney Sykes scored four in the 88-56 win. Forward Isabella Slim was SU’s only player to see at least 10 minutes of action and not score. Then-senior guard Cornelia Fondren dished out seven assists.The Coppin State report: The Eagles last made the NCAA tournament in 2008 and haven’t had a winning season in three years. Their one common opponent with SU is George Washington, a team CSU lost to 31 on Nov. 16. Syracuse nearly blew an 18-point lead against the Colonials but escaped with a 74-71 win last month. Coppin State has played one ranked team this year, then-No. 21 West Virginia. The Mountaineers won convincingly, 69-39. Against unranked Virginia, CSU lost 103-40.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Eagles are struggling this season, scoring only 48.4 points per game and giving up 73.9. Just one player, senior guard Keena Samuels, averages more than 10 points per outing. The winless Eagles get down early — opponents have outscored the team 133 to 70 in the first quarter — and stay down. Their closest loss came on Saturday, a 69-65 loss at Towson.Opponents shoot 42 percent against CSU, which hits only 27.4 percent of its shots from the field. Genesis Lucas (9.3 points), Vanessa Neal (7.6) and Tiara Goode (7.4) round out the Eagles’ top scorers.How Syracuse beats Coppin State: CSU has yet to even win a game. Peterson, Sykes and the rest of the Orange will likely have their way as SU gets its seventh win with its usual formula of pressure and 3s.Stat to know: 9.56 — Syracuse’s turnover margin, fifth-best in the countryPlayer to watch: Keena Samuels, guard, No. 21The 5-foot-7 senior is Coppin State’s best player even though her 29.1 minutes per game average places only fourth on the team. She leads Coppin State’s starters in points per game (11), free throw percentage (74 percent), 3-point percentage (33.3) and field goal percentage (32.5). As a junior last year, Samuels started in 30 games, averaging 11.7 points, which led the team and placed 12th in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Comments Published on December 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

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Pellegrini says Man City win proves doubters wrong

first_imgLast night’s win means Manchester City are now up to second in Group D.That’s the same position that Manchester United occupy in Group B, despite them only drawing 1-1 in Russia against CSKA Moscow.Tonight….Liverpool, Tottenham and Celtic are all in action in the group stages of the Europa League.Spurs will be first onto the pitch – they’ve travelled to Belgium to face Anderlecht in a 6pm start to their Group J contest.Later tonight, Liverpool host Russian out-fit Rubin Kazan at Anfield and Celtic are away to Norweigan club, MoldeAll games will kick-off at five-past eight. Kevin de Bruyne scored an injury-time winner to give them their second straight win in the competition.It’s their second straight win in the competition.Pellegrini says it shows his players have what it takes to compete at that level:last_img read more

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UAAP: FEU claims solo fourth, thwarts NU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Axel Iñigo added 12 points to help FEU while Barkley Eboña had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.J-Jay Alejandro had 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead NU while Matthew Aquino added 13 points.FEU outmuscled NU in the boards coming away with a 55-44 rebounding edge and a 24-14 margin in the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took sole possession of the fourth spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after tripping National University, 90-83, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws scored their second straight win and improved to 3-2 while the Bulldogs dropped to fifth with a 2-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme View comments FEU head coach Olsen Racela praised his team’s offensive consistency as they were able to sustain their the momentum up until the final buzzer.“It was a hard-fought game, and we needed this win badly,” said Racela who momentarily steered his team to the upper half of the ladder. “We didn’t start slow, and we were able to sustain our tempo for 40 minutes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Tamaraws held a 12-point lead, 84-72, midway through the fourth but the Bulldogs managed to stage a late rally with Nico Abatayo capping off a 9-2 NU scoring run to cut the lead to 86-81 with 2:02 left.Arvin Tolentino, who scored a career-high 23 points, restored balance for FEU banking home a layup over the outstretched arm of Issa Gaye to put the Tamaraws up 88-81 with 1:08 left in the game. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READlast_img read more

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Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just tried to stay at the moment during the game-tying three and the last shot,” said Lassiter who finished with 22 points. “Just being in the moment and just being ready if the ball comes to me, just being ready to shoot and that’s what happened.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving San Miguel (8-2) and the Picanto (1-10) were tied at 106 with 1.8 seconds remaining and Ross was given the task to inbound the ball.Ross, listed at a generous 6-foot-2, had the 6-foot-6 Jon Gabriel in front of him in the sideline when he whizzed past a pinpoint bounce pass to Lassiter who banked the ball off the glass for San Miguel’s game-winner in the 108-106 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLassiter said the play was never practiced and it was his chemistry with Ross, his teammate for almost five years, that allowed for the play to be completed.“We don’t practice that, good thing we have chemistry,” said Lassiter Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I’m just glad that he was able to make the pass and I was able to convert it.” Dawn of a new era: Vargas unseats Cojuangco in POC elections reboot Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCount on San Miguel to draw up one final intoxicating play.With the Beermen pressed for time in finishing off bottom-dwelling Kia, the reigning Philippine Cup champions turned to the crafty partnership of Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next LATEST STORIES Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ “Marcio and I talked about it before he went out, he said that he was going to push his man up some more,” said Ross. “Usually, when Marcio and I run some of our sets, he’ll put a guy on his back and I’ll just throw it to him.”Before Ross bounced the ball under Gabriel’s right arm, Lassiter first muscled his way against Jan Jamon in the lane to get a good position under the basket.And just like clockwork, Lassiter turned the play into an alley-oop that kissed the glass with the softest of touches.“I had the ball over my head, I couldn’t throw a chest pass, I had to put enough power on it to get it there and luckily it bounced right to him,” said Ross, who had nine points and 10 assists.Before Lassiter made the game-winner, though, he first made a three-pointer from the corner with 47.5 seconds left that tied the game.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View commentslast_img read more

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VAWDON CUP SET TO COMMENCE IN STYLE

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) 32nd Annual Vawdon Cup is set to commence at the Bankstown and Tempe venues this Friday 20 July 2007.At a time when the NSWTA celebrates its 35th Anniversary, and hosts a State Conference for affiliates and the “Blues Dinner” to recognise outstanding statewide achievement and service to the sport at all levels, it is only fitting that the prestigious tournament commences for 2007 on such an important weekend. Friday afternoon around 3.00 pm players from all over Sydney will start getting edgy, they’ll go over game plans in their heads, eat a small pre-game meal (that is if the butterflies in their stomach haven’t taken up too much space,) they’ll visualize making the touch that really matters, or scoring the touchdown that really counts… and most importantly, not mistiming the celebratory “Hi-five”, and getting nothing but air.I believe it’s called a “Billy” after a certain Australian Women’s Open Captain who suffered this unfortunate fate several years ago…Players will also use their Friday afternoon wisely by thinking up a good sledge to throw at Garry Sonda; you’re not playing him tonight, but if you jog past on the warm-up and he’s defending the line you’ll give the new material a run, it’s six months since he got you at the State Cup, so yeah, you’ll go with it …You try it out at home on the dog first, it doesn’t fly, so you concede that you “really do have nothing” and “GS7” is still the Sultan of Sledge…Then there’s the psychological preparation – left sock on before right, (everyone knows that’s the secret to having a good game).Players will calmly dust off the boots, rug up for the expectant winter chill, pack the bananas, red frogs, and PowerAde in the kit bag, and walk out the door hoping against hope that the traffic will be kind to them on the way to “The Show”… You don’t get far, you remember you’ve forgotten your playing shirt and have to go back inside to retrieve your uniform.You then proceed to turn the house upside down for the next 30 minutes trying to locate the missing shirt…It’s all part of opening night preparations for players in Sydney’s premier affiliate based Touch Football competition.Elite representatives in NSW have had a long lay off from higher-level Touch Football with the National Touch League in March their last big foray into the competitive cauldron.For some elite players, their last serious game of Touch Football was at the 2007 World Cup in January, and for others it was further back to the State Cup in December 2006…. no wonder you can’t find your playing shirt…The Vawdon Cup is named in honour of Ray Vawdon, one of Touch Football’s founding members in Australia. The competition caters for Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed grades across 10 divisions including Premier, Division 1 and 2, Masters and Seniors and is played over ten weeks plus a finals series across five key Sydney venues; Parramatta, Bankstown, Tempe, Penrith and Blacktown. New South Wales Touch Association Operations Manager Rob Summers said the weekly-based challenge of the Vawdon Cup provided participants with a level of competition unsurpassed at affiliate level.As opposed to knockout competitions, the Vawdon Cup’s format tests teams over an extended period of time. Summers said the experience and skills that players gained through the competition was invaluable. “It’s probably one of the best groundings for players to improve on a week-to-week basis. They basically start training six or eight weeks out from the competition. It’s unlike a knockout or a State Cup where they do the same but it’s all over and done with within a week. Their performances have to be much better; the players have to be more on their game than they would in a knockout competition. Basically we’re looking at testing the players’ mettle against each other,” Summers said.  The Vawdon Cup has a reputation for having fierce competition throughout the divisions. 2007 will be no different. Friday night’s action in the Premier Division in Men’s and Women’s Open is sure to produce some fantastic clashes as players look to get their team’s 2007 season off to a flyer.At Bankstown in the 7.00pm clash in the Premier League’s Men’s division, the Parramatta Eels will take on last year’s surprise packets Easts Roosters.2007 Australian Men’s Open World Cup star Jamie Stowe, and the talented Jai and Troy Malcolm will spearhead the Eels campaign in ’07, and the addition of Dean “Pumper” Wilbow is sure to give the Eels more potency on the scoreline.Easts will look to the likes of Christian Frost and Chris Johnson, and Jarrat Wood to lead the way in 2007.Last year’s Premier Division Men’s Grand finalists Canterbury Bulldogs get their campaign underway when they take on the Manly Sea Eagles at 7.50pm at Tempe.The star studded Doggies line-up features 2007 Australian World Cup Open representatives Garry Sonda, Joel Willoughby, and Steve Roberts who are sure to provide the framework for the Canterbury combination’s tilt at this year’s title.Manly, who are in a rebuilding phase, will lean on the experience of Jamie Chan and a host of Scorpions National Touch League representatives to lead their charge.Defending Premiers the Penrith Panthers get their title defence underway with an intriguing clash with competition newcomers the Hornsby Lions at Bankstown at 8.40pm.The Panthers have lost 2006 Captain Jason Yee to the Western Suburbs Magpies, but have retained their core of young guns who will be hell bent on going back to back in 2007.Under the astute coaching of David Collins, the Panthers will look to the three Springfield brothers Adam, Dean, and new boy Daniel to headline the campaign, with the experience of Chris Benfield and Scotty Danswan sure to be an invaluable asset to the Panthers hopes of back-to-back titles. Collins was ecstatic with his team’s epic 8-7 Drop-off victory in the 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Final against Canterbury and believes he has a team capable of pressing for the title again.He said winning the title had made his players more confident, but he expected tougher competition again this year.“It seems to get stronger every year. Any one of the eight teams could beat anybody on any given night, which makes it really interesting each week. It will be tough to win. The best thing about the Vawdon Cup is the strength of the competition week in week out as well as being with your closest mates every Friday night and trying to achieve a common goal, ” Collins said.Hornsby have an equally impressive Youth driven line-up, with the fleet footed Kennedy brothers John and Maurice, and the talented Dylan Hennessey providing the backbone to a team that is sure to trouble a lot of outfits and play an exciting brand of Touch Football in 2007.The gifted Dave Roberts provides the impetus and knockout punch for the Hornsby team and will be a potent weapon when most needed for the dangerous combination.In the late game in the Premier Division, 2006 State Cup champions, the Western Suburbs Magpies, will get their Vawdon Cup campaign underway when they square off against the Cronulla Sharks at Tempe at 9.30pm.The Magpies welcome Jason Yee into the fold, and the likes of 2007 Australian World Cup players Jason Stanton, Daniel Rushworth, Scott Mitchell, and Anthony Ziade give the Wests line-up an imposing “World 14” look across the park.Cronulla, led by 2007 Australian World Cup Mixed Open stars Brad “BJ” Holden and Matt Tope will be looking to get out of cellar dweller city in season 2007.Australian Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad, the former long time mentor of Wests, and in his second season in charge of Cronulla, will do his utmost to devise a game plan to counter the slick Western Suburbs combination on Friday night.In the Women’s Premier League, Manly and Canterbury get the season underway when they clash at Tempe at 7.00pm.Last year’s Grand finalists the Canterbury Bulldogs ooze class and skill across the board with the star-studded line-up featuring 2007 Australian Open World Cup stars sisters Clare and Louise “Squeeze” Winchester, Belinda Gretch, and the tireless Kelly Woods, who also has the best head snap in the business.Manly have a core of solid soldiers and a number of players of New Zealand origin who are capable of causing headaches to teams who underestimate them. The marquee clash on Friday night however, will be Premiers Easts Roosters against newcomers to the Premier League division, the Woolongong Devils.Easts, who have been the benchmark of the competition for many years, will again look to their stable of National World Cup Open representatives to lead the way in 2007. Easts have retained the majority of their premiership winning team from 2006 and will be looking to build into the season and put their well-heeled combinations together to impose themselves on the competition. Mercurial wonder twins Amanda and Kristy Judd, the inspirational Melissa Pitfield, Australian Mixed Open players Selene Thornton and Stephanie Sorensen, and the evergreen Giselle Tirado all offer guidance and guile to the champion outfit who will want to continue their impressive domination of the Vawdon Cup.The Wollongong Devils won the Division 1 Women’s in 2006 and their host of talented National Youth stars have made the quantum leap to Premier League to test themselves against the best.The three musketeers Nicole “Sero” Beck, Ash Dobbins, and Amanda Skwarko will lead the charge of the young brigade, with impressive National Youth squad members Stephanie Jackson and Biannca Mounsey also looking forward to the challenge of testing their games in the big time.Western Suburbs Magpies take on the Cronulla Sharks at Tempe in the 8.40pm timeslot.Led by Australian Women’s Open World Cup star Bo de la Cruz, the Wests combination will be looking to get the season off to a winning start against a young Cronulla combination.Australian Women’s Open player Dom Barlow, Jess Howe, and Jo Nelson will be the guiding lights for Cronulla, whilst de le Cruz, has young guns Tina and Tara Mohi in the ranks to bolster the Magpies aspirations.In the late game at Bankstown at 9.30pm, Penrith Panthers take on the Central Coast Dolphins, in what shapes as a close contest.Central Coast turned in a solid season in 2006 finishing fifth, and will be looking to the likes of their Australian Mixed Open squad member Karina Castle, and former Youth World Cup National player Kristy Jenkins, to lift them up the competition standings in 2007.Penrith are in a rebuilding phase and have a line-up that features a plethora of Mets 20s Women’s players who will be striving to build and grow as a team during the season.Action also commences in Division 1 and Division 2 Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, as well as Seniors and Masters Mens grades on Friday night.To all competitors in the 2007 Vawdon Cup, best of luck for a rewarding season.And if you can’t find your playing shirt on Friday afternoon after searching for it for five solid seconds, ask your Mum, that’ll ensure you at least get to the game on time…. And remember, left sock before right sock…Touch Football Australia will feature regular weekly wraps with all the news and views from the New South Wales Touch Association’s Vawdon Cup in 2007.last_img read more

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Video: Notre Dame Freshman Guard Rex Pflueger Is Pretty Good At Dunking

first_imgA closeup of Notre Dame's mascot during a basketball game.PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 19: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot, the Notre Dame Leprechaun, performs in the first half against the Northeastern Huskies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)We’ve seen several videos this off-season featuring college basketball players throwing down ridiculous dunks at their school’s practice facilities. Notre Dame freshman guard Rex Pflueger is the latest to record his aerial exploits and share them with the world. Pflueger posted this video, featuring three dunks, on Twitter today. The first one is the best, in our opinion, but all three are pretty impressive. Dunks DuLac!!! @NDmbb #dunkweek #flightbrothers pic.twitter.com/5jllt5F6rB— Rex Pflueger (@rexpflueger_1) August 30, 2015last_img read more

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Ohio State Still No. 1 In Latest Coaches’ Poll

first_imgCoaches Poll shows numbers 4 through 8.Coaches Poll Ohio State Still No 1 tarean folstonInstagram/Malik ZaireThe first weekend of college football is officially in the books. What did we learn? Well, Ohio State, despite looking a bit shaky in the first half against Virginia Tech, is going to be very difficult to beat, given the plethora of weapons it has at its disposal. But a number of other top squads – including Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida State and Texas A&M – may give the Buckeyes a run for their money this year.Only three teams ranked in last week’s Coaches’ Poll – No. 15 Arizona State, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 21 Stanford – lost this past weekend. Both the Sun Devils and the Cardinal were left out of the rankings this week.In the latest Coaches’ Poll, released Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State remained the No. 1-ranked team in the country, notching all but one of the first place votes. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, TCU, Baylor and Oregon. Utah and Texas A&M are the only two teams to enter the poll.Here’s the entire list, via USA Today:1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Oregon6. Michigan State7. Auburn8. Florida State9. Georgia 10. USC11. Notre Dame12. Clemson13. UCLA14. Ole Miss15. LSU16. Georgia Tech17. Oklahoma18. Arkansas19. Texas A&M20. Arizona21. Missouri22. Boise State23. Tennessee24. Wisconsin25. UtahYou can check out last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

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