Booy Hails Impact Of Ashton Gate Faithful

first_imgThe attendance of 16,258 was the biggest crowd of the Aviva Premiership weekend and the second time Bristol have broken the 16,000 barrier during the campaign.“The supporters were fantastic on Sunday. It was a proper derby atmosphere, with real passion on show, on and off the field. Yesterday underlined just how important a role the supporters play,” Booy said.“This season, our average attendance of 13,750 is higher than the Premiership average of 13,602 which is really encouraging. Also, we’re attracting an increasing number of the next generation of Bristol supporters.“Nearly 20% of the crowd were younger than 19, and there were 2,700 group booking tickets and experiences, as well as 31 combination clubs in attendance. With three massive home games remaining, it’s vital that our supporters wear the hoops with pride and back the team as we bid for survival.”Tickets are available online by clicking here and via Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 for the local derby versus Gloucester on Friday, 24th March (7.45pm KO).last_img read more

Video | Calipari shares feedback he got from combine

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:cf3fad1e2863ae5734c08a3e Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-897604-3845257855001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.“You have to build your own swagger,” Calipari said of Alex Poythress.last_img read more

Q&A: Kentucky DC D.J. Eliot previews MSU

first_imgGet your D.J. Eliot quotes while they’re hot. Kentucky’s defensive coordinator talked about what went well – more than most think – and what didn’t at LSU. He offered up some thoughts on the seemingly impossible task of stopping Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott. He talked about a bunch of other things, too, and they’re all here:D.J. ELIOT (D-coordinator)Opening statement: “We had a good practice. Guys were communicating, playing hard, flying around. We weren’t perfect; it wasn’t a perfect practice, but it was a good effort and good enthusiasm, something we can build on and clean up for the next couple days.”On stopping Dak Prescott: “He’s an excellent player. He’s a veteran player. He’s been there. He’s gotten those reps that’s made him such a great player. He can run it; he can throw it; he makes good decisions. It’s going to be a huge challenge for us. We’ve been working really hard to defend him this week, but we know they’re a great offense and it’s going to be a huge challenge for us.”On what characteristics Prescott has and maybe that are different than last season: “I think that he’s making better decisions and he’s getting rid of the ball quicker than he did last year. He’s always been a great runner and they’ve always had a great quarterback run game plan, but now he’s added that dimension of being able to throw the ball and make great decisions as well.”On what you can key in on with a player who can do both so well: “Well, when you’re good at both, you’ve got to be able to defend both, so there’s not just one certain area that I’m emphasizing on. I’ve got to emphasize on all aspects of an offense to defend that offense and a quarterback like this.”<!–iframe–>On Jabari Johnson getting into rotation: “Well, probably one of the biggest reasons why he’s been able to work his way into playing time is we found a spot for him. We run a lot of 3-4 now and moved him to an outside backer and that fits his abilities the best and then he’s put his nose down and gone to work and earned playing time.”On if you have to rush a QB like Prescott differently: “Definitely. You can’t give him a window. You give him a window, he’s going to take it. And when he takes it, he’s usually successful.”On if teams are playing Dupree differently: “Yes. On pass plays, he’ll very rarely have one guy blocking him. And then on run plays, it’s kind of the same thing. People are doubling up to him and he’s going to face that. He’s a good player and that’s just part of it.”On Bud Dupree has been frustrated at all by teams scheming against him: “No, not at all. Bud is one of the greatest team players I’ve ever worked with or I have ever coached in my entire career. The only thing Bud is concerned about is helping the team. He doesn’t care about individual stats. He just is a Kentucky football player through and through, and he just wants to do what he can to help the team.”On his praise for Bud Dupree sounding like coaches praise for Avery Williamson last year: “I feel very much like they’re similar in a lot of ways. We needed a leader to step up this year, like we had last year with Avery, and he’s done that.”On how Jabari Johnson played against LSU: “I thought he did some good things. You know, Jabari has length and has size. And you know, when you play bigger teams and bigger sets then you need to make sure you’ve got some people that you can put in there that fit that need.”On length becoming a priority in recruiting: “Size, length and speed are the three main aspects that you need in a lot of positions on defense. And Mississippi State as a team, they have a lot of players like that.”On the attitude of players after loss at LSU: “I felt like that obviously they were upset and disappointed and discouraged Saturday night. And then Sunday some of that started to wear off, but for the most part by the time we came over here on Monday and watched the game and pointed out the corrections and moved on to the next opponent I thought they were ready to play and they came out and had a good practice.”On if he thinks corners are better prepared to face big wide receivers this season: “I think the corners – like I mentioned before, the good thing is they were young last year but they got all those game reps. So I think that they’re better in general, and a lot of that is because of their experience that they had last year and then the more reps that they got throughout training camp and into this season.”On if he saw progress in run defense against LSU like Mark Stoops despite the stats: “Our biggest problem in that game defensively was what’s called explosive runs. So, run efficiency we were good, which that means how many runs they run did you hold them to a certain amount of yardage? And so, they had 51 runs and for the most part we met our run efficiencies, but on the ones we did not meet our efficiencies they were explosive. They were 10, they were 20, they were 30. And so, we did have something that we can say, ‘Hey guys, you did some good things,’ but we can’t let these long runs get out.”On if the long plays sort of ruin all the good plays in between: “It does. But first-down efficiency for us, we met our goals. We did not meet our goals on third-down efficiency. We’ve been pretty good at that throughout the year, so our biggest issue on defense from that last game was explosive runs and third-down efficiency.”On Josh Forrest playing more physical against LSU: “Yes, yes, I saw improvements with him, and I was very pleased to see that. The first play of the game, he had a tackle for a loss. It was a very physical and violent tackle, and I was glad to see some improvements from him in that aspect.”On the long plays if it was different things that hurt UK on each of those or a common thing: “Actually, this time it was different things. There wasn’t one area that I could point to and say, ‘This particular thing we have to get fixed.’ It was different things. It was different people. It was different calls. It was an array of things. And they had a lot of opportunities in the run game. They ran the ball a lot, you know? It was 51 runs, so …”On the idea that if a team runs it 51 times, they’re going to break one: “Well, I’d like to have a defense that they don’t break any. I’d like to have one where they don’t break any. But sometimes that happens, yes.”On needing to rest some guys and if they have backups he trusts: “We need to. We need to continue to build our depth and we need to continue to rotate our players, especially in games where they start to get worn down, so that we’re fresh in the fourth quarter.”On preparing for a team that’s as balanced run/pass as MSU is: “You know, it’s tough. It’s when they have a quarterback that’s a runner that makes it even harder, because a lot of your keys that you teach defensive players are based off of the running back being the runner, so you have to kind of adjust some of that for the week and then on top of that, you just have to be really sound in the pass game. Because as soon as you tighten up for the run game, that’s when they try to get one over your head.”* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at ktucker@courier-journal.com.last_img read more

T-Wolves Beat Utah With Ridnour Buzzer Beater

first_imgThe Timberwolves won 100-98 at home against Utah Wednesday night on a Luke Ridnour floater at the buzzer to break the 98-all tie.  J.J. Barea led the Wolves with 22 points, Ridnour added 17 points and Nikola Pekovic added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota.  The Wolves trailed by as many as 18 points in the 4th quarter before coming back.Minnesota is 17-17 and is off until next Tuesday when they play at Los Angeles against the Clippers at 9:30, hear the game on WJON.  Kevin Love, Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio will participate in the NBA All Star festivities in Orlando, Florida. Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 1/1 1080p HD 360p 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892last_img read more

Anna Regina Multilateral lift Essequibo District Championship title

first_imgANNA Regina Multilateral School have taken the Essequibo District title of the Guyana Cricket Board/Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/National Sport Commission/National Secondary Schools Cricket League.By virtue of beating Essequibo Islands Secondary of Wakenaam by 51 runs at the Imam Bacchus ground, they have advanced to the semi-final of the Inter-school phase of the tournament.Anna Regina, having won the toss, decided to bat. However, the visiting team of Essequibo Islands were equally buoyant, having won the District that covers the region of Bartica, Wakenaam, Leguan and East Bank Essequibo.The Essequibo Islands team who appeared well prepared for the contest, exhibited great team work ethics in the field, which was aptly demonstrated through their accurate bowling and excellent fielding.Nevertheless, Anna Regina’s opening pair of Kamesh Lall and national youth player Sheldon Charles demonstrated resilience to rally their team to 76 without loss at the end of their allotted overs.In reply, Essequibo Islands were restricted to 25-5 off their allotted overs with Davindra Hamraj, 12, the only batsman to reach double figures.Bowling for Anna Regina Multilateral, Badesh Parsatom grabbed two wickets, while there was one wicket each for Raphael David, Lance Roberts and Kamesh Lall.last_img read more

Time to sign up as a sponsor for the Santa Trot 5K

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter Pastors Sam Schaus, 463, and Bob Finch, white shirt, lead off last year’s Santa Trot 5K (above)LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – There’s still room for more sponsors for December’s sixth annual Santa Trot 5K.  Call Mandi Rodriguez at 423.562.4961 or email to mrodriguez@lafollettetn.net to join the growing list of sponsors.  Find more details HERE.All walkers and runners are invited to join Santa in a race to the finish line on Sat., Dec. 7 in Downtown La Follette.  Put on your favorite festive running gear and join in the fun beginning at 9 am on South Tennessee Avenue.Early registration of $25 runs through Nov. 24.  After that, the cost is $30.  All registered participants receive a Santa Trot 5K T-shirt and a Christmas ornament.Santa Dave welcomes you to take part in the 2019 Santa Trot 5K.The 2018 winners were Tim Rutherford in the male division and Renee Black in the female division.  Both are from Knoxville.  A total of 74 runners/walkers took part in the race on the 51-degree day. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/20/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)last_img read more

Brno – Bohemians 0: 0, domc made a point, the guest…

first_imgBrno last year failed to enter the league against Spart, which lost 1: 4. Against another crack, the opponent at least fixed the impression. The Bohemians did not collect even in the second round. Last time they defeated Mladá Boleslav 4: 0.ONLINEWe followed Utkn minute by minute.After two matches at home, we have a lot of questions in the table of truth, it’s not a very nice balance. However, we wanted to rehabilitate and apologize to the fans in the fight against the Bohemians for the first half with Sparta, which we fulfilled in terms of commitment, fighting spirit and hard work, said Brno coach Miloslav Machlek in a media report.Mandatory tests for coronavirus revealed a bird in the darkness of the Bohemians of one nakaenho, but it did not endanger the end of the league duel. In brnnsk brn this time he got anci usstr, who covered in the first round whether from Floder.He got into the water twice, Le Gianga’s goal was tonk Rsek, but in both cases his end was lacking in force. On the other hand, Bartek, who signed a new contract with the Vrovice club during the week, worked out a jump at the border, and his attempt set off with a glimpse and big problems.Zbrojovka was in the direction of forward danger after the turn of the water, although they could go to the guided guest before the break. In the 37th minute, Hronek did not hit the half-empty Brno on the handle of the noise, and the brothers managed to deal with usko’s emergency volley. On the other hand, you were on the ground of Le Giang pi ermkov rn k tyi.code that we did not use n pressure and adjust the standard situations in the first half. If we put in a glide, we would bring it to a close end, said Machlek.The truth is that we have not been able to prevail in football. We got into the game and sometimes after 30 minutes. There were a lot of mistakes, added Ludk Klusek to Bohemians 1905.The open game continued even after the change of sides and with the taste of the new competition. In the 54th minute, Hladk was close to water and his first league glu Hladk, an uncompromising goal on the front, but he hit only the line between clubs and ordinary.In the twist of the twenty-minute period, both units of the kiln just fell in love with hitting the same account and saw the spectators at the spectators at the stadium in Serbia. Brank Praan Le Giang and even after the second match of the season, Dr. Ineligibility.I also threw a thump before the waist, and they are humble. When it comes to a point, we take a point. When we play time, we are able to win. But this time our game was not the same as last time (at 4: 0 over Mladá Boleslav) and we did not deserve to win, Klusek said.last_img read more

Glmansk family in Slavia: pichz Stejskal, young Mark goes to guest

first_imgNineteen-year-old Mark will work in the new club until the winter, Slavia will lend him to Mlada Boleslav without an option.We decided to take this step in order for the promising Mark to be able to fight for the league games. In the clear position of Ondej Kol and Jakub pichz to the age when the game practice should prevail. We know that Mlad Boleslav is fighting for her and that the guest will move him, explains the sports director Ji Blek for the clubs’ website.Mark sailed to Prague at the age of fifteen from Olomouc, where he was on Sunday and Monday as a bite of improvised representative darkness for the duel of the League of Nations with Scotland. In Slavia, pay for great talent, with two leagues from Kole and two leagues, he kept the same account in both matches with Jablonec and Bohemians.Stejskal is ronk 1997, a billionaire representative, a pupil of Hradec Krlov. He made his debut in the top competition last year in May in the Mladá Boleslav jersey, during the end of the season he caught a tinct back.Brank Jan Stejskal plays in the Slavia football jersey, where he sailed from Mlada Boleslav to a plron of guests with opc.I wondered if this was true, Stejskal admitted, when he had to describe the moment when he learned about Slavia. He is the biggest club in the Czech Republic, a big club, and he also plays well in Europe. Don’t go away, I didn’t grind at all.In Eden, of course, he will be a stable support of darkness in the goalie hierarchy and behind Ondej Kol, an intractable leader. The representative with a great digging technique and a new record holder in the sweat of the catches of zeros in the leagues of the seasons (23) is in the eyes of European clubs and sweat will not last long with the EU in Slavia. French Nice failed in the winter with an offer of 400 million crowns.We want Mark to take a big start in the league, because he probably wouldn’t get many of them here. We had long-term references to Stejskal, and we have been following him for some time together with one other glman. In the future, we will have to go to the goalie situation, said the coach of tpn Kol.Let’s see how Marky’s inn will do, what Honza will look like at us. In winter, let’s evaluate the situation, he added.last_img read more

Organisers in overdrive as 100-day countdown begins

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Atmosphere is building ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, as the region prepares to mark 100 days before the November 9 start of the tournament later this year. According to Tournament Director, Jennifer Nero, organisers were on track for a successful hosting of the first global cricket event in the Caribbean since 2010.“We invite all cricket fans to participate in the 100-day countdown to the first ever stand-alone ICC Women’s World T20 event.The host countries are buzzing with excitement and we believe the momentum has started as we get ready,” Nero said. Wednesday, August 1 will mark 100 days to the official start of the tournament on November 9. Matches will be played at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua; Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia; and the National Stadium in Guyana.“On Thursday July 26, a burst of festive tournament launch activities set all three host countries alight,” Nero continued.“The Governments and people of Guyana, St Lucia, and Antigua & Barbuda took the opportunity to showcase to the cricket world just how committed and passionate we are about cricket here in the West Indies. “The launch events were a mix of West Indian action – addresses by government and cricket officials, comments from cricket fans, unveiling of jumbo ‘Watch This’ cricket bats, flash mob dancers, and the pulsating rhythm of the ‘Watch This’ tournament song performed by Patrice Roberts and Shenseea.“This is just a small bit of what is to come as we continue the road towards November 9.”The Women’s T20 World Cup will run until November 24 and feature 10 teams. West Indies are defending champions, having beaten Australia in the final of the 2016 edition in India when the men’s team also lifted the corresponding title in a clean sweep for the Caribbean.Group A will feature West Indies, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while Group B will comprise Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland.last_img read more

Tipp ladies look ahead to Wicklow clash

first_imgTipp ladies footballers have a short turnaround ahead of their clash against Wicklow.The Premier had a comprehensive win over Longford in Tipperary yesterday – 7-22 to 2-4.They’re away to the Garden County next weekend, hoping to continue on to the quarter final’s against Clare on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Speaking after the game yesterday Tipp manager Shane Roynane says Tipp will continue to develop their game.last_img