Japan wins world junior ski jump title

first_img“Everyone was doing good things, one after the other, so when I took off, I was only focused on my own jump,” said Takanashi, who is the favorite to win the first Olympic medal for women in the sport next month in Sochi.The victory comes two days after Takanashi won an unprecedented third straight individual junior worlds gold. In the team event, Takanashi landed jumps of 104.5 and 99 meters on the HS-106, K-95 hill as Japan edged second-place Slovenia by 48.8 points.“Because this is a gold medal we all won together, I’m happier with this than my individual win,” Takanashi said. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 VAL DI FIEMME, ITALY – Japan won the women’s team event in ski jumping on Wednesday at the junior world ski championships.The team of defending World Cup champion Sara Takanashi, and fellow Sochi Olympians Yuki Ito and Yurina Yamada, and Haruka Iwasa seized gold with 919.0 points. It was Japan’s second junior world team title and its first in two years after finishing fifth a year ago.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Video: Willie Kirk Pre-Yeovil Ladies home

first_imgKirk insists the style of the play that the team employ is ever evolving and that they have been working hard on it during pre-season in order to compete in WSL 1.City Women face Yeovil this Saturday at the Stoke Gifford Stadium (5:30pm kick-off).The Vixens boss is pleased with the way his squad has reacted this week and he paid testament to his captain Millie Turner for lifting the spirits of the squad.He said: “Everyone including me was disappointed in the result at the weekend, but we have certainly taken positives from the performance in terms of what we are trying to do. It’s just a case that against the best team in England it didn’t work out how we would have liked.”“Our style of play is something we will continue to work on and adapt, the principle will always be the same but we will tweak aspects of it week on week depending on personnel available and the opposition we have.“In terms of lifting morale this week I have had to do very little, the squad were fairly down in recovery on Monday, but when we returned for our double session on Wednesday they were excellent in terms of attitude and work rate. That attitude has come from within, led by Millie, which is testament to her as she is still new to the role and learning the intricacies of it.”Bristol City Women achieved one of the highest average attendances during the Spring Series and Kirk paid tribute to the impact the fans have.The City Women boss commented: “I have said it time and again that I don’t think the fans appreciate how much they give the players a boost on match day.“They give them a lot of energy, especially when we hit those big crowd numbers and I hope we can continue that into the winter season, we can then hopefully give them something back in terms of performance.”Yeovil tickets are on sale now, buy herelast_img read more

Possible game times for Arkansas-Mississippi St

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Two possible game times and networks have been announced for Arkansas game at Mississippi State.The University of Arkansas said Monday that the Nov. 1 game in Starkville, Mississippi, will kick off at either 6 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. and be broadcast by either ESPN or ESPN2. The time and network broadcast decisions will be announced after games this Saturday.The Razorbacks host Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday while the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs are at Kentucky.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

Saturday was Championship Day at Dossett Stadium

first_imgA cold, wet day at L. Hope Dossett Stadium was the setting for Championship Saturday.By David GrahamIn the 1A championship game, Robbins won over Oakdale.In the 2A championship game, the Indians of Oneida defeated Rockwood.In the 3A championship game, Cherokee of Kingston outscored the defending champion Jacksboro Eagles.TOP PHOTO:   #3 Tyrus McCulley runs outside while #24 Blake Roberts clears the way.Although the Eagles lost, they still have accomplished some amazing things this year with a team that nobody thought would be in the playoffs let alone the state championship game.JMS Assistant Coach Cody Parker directs the EaglesJMS lost 24 eighth graders from last year’s title team, and before Saturday had won 17-straight games.  JMS has posted back-to-back undefeated regular seasons.Brent Peel (L), JMS head coach, accepts his team’s plaque from Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price.The Eagle coaching staff is led by Head Coach Brent Peel with assistant coaches Scott Webb, Derek Turner, Travis Leach, Brent Lester, Cody Parker and Justin Crabtree.(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/29/2018-7AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID GRAHAM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Shining bright like a diamond: Niecy Nash receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

first_imgPhoto by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Claws star Niecy Nash was cheered on by fans during the ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees on Wednesday.“I am very, very grateful for this moment. I love my fans,” Nash said at her ceremony. “I love all of you who have shown up, but I am warning you now, this star right here is just the beginning, not the ending.”Nash, who received her star on Hollywood Boulevard in the television category, said she’d dreamed about the honor since she first visited the Walk of Fame from Compton when she was 9 years old.According to actress, actor Ed Asner happened to be there and Nash informed him then that she’d also be getting a star one day, just like him. “And he walked away, and I was yelling, ‘Remember my name,’” she said.Asner did remember. He, including producer Ryan Murphy, and Cedric the Entertainer showed up at the ceremony to celebrate with her.“She not only deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, she deserves a star on the walk of life,” Cedric the Entertainer said. “Niecy is, she really is, all things.”“She is literally a breath of fresh air in this world,” Murphy said.The Californian native has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and won a Daytime Emmy as the producer and host of Clean House.In addition to Claws, Nash’s credits include Reno 911!, Getting On, The Soul Man, Dancing with the Stars and Scream Queens.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more