After a rampaging climax to Sunday’s race provided by Alaphilippe, this stage was a more leisurely run through a national park located between the Mediterranean and the foot of the Alps, winding through oak and pine-forested hills.With around a third of the peloton nursing grazes and bumps from that bruising first stage, and with Sunday’s speedy stage in their legs, the teams took it slowly before the Tour was treated to its first real sprint.”Today was one of the few real sprint opportunities, so we weren’t going to give that up,” Ewan said after stepping from the podium.Superstar sprinter Peter Sagan was again in the mix and gleaned enough points from his fifth position to take the green jersey he has won a record seven times. Ewan, known as the ‘Pocket Rocket’ and standing 1.65 meters, bided his time and overtook Bennett right on the line.The timely win gave Lotto a double boost after the team was reduced from eight to six riders on stage one when Philippe Gilbert broke a knee while John Degenkolb was thrown off the race for missing the time cut after a nasty fall.”It worked perfectly to plan, I had to move just at the right moment. It was disappointing to lose two riders on day one, but everyone has pulled together and we’ve done quite well,” Ewan said.”The world is watching and everyone would like to be here at this, it’s the biggest race in the world and I’m delighted.” Sweet moments for Alaphilippe Despite the Covid-19 resurgence in France, the roadsides in this pastoral part of France were packed with fans on Tuesday.Schoolchildren were out in force chasing the sweets and goodies thrown from the publicity caravan, which is about 70 percent smaller this year, and many were cheering home hero Alaphilippe.”Winning yesterday really relaxed me,” said Alaphilippe. “It’s a great honor to wear the jersey and I’ll be defending it day by day.”Tuesday’s stage features a summit finish and a tricky hill-laden route from Sisteron to Orcieres where Alaphilippe faces a real fight from British rider Adam Yates for the overall lead. Just four seconds separate the two.”I know it’ll be interesting with Adam Yates tomorrow,” said Alaphilippe, who now surpasses former winner Geraint Thomas in days wearing the yellow jersey.”It’s a difficult stage, I hear. I haven’t really studied it yet, but we’ll keep an eye on him [Yates],” Alaphilippe added.Yates, who has signed a deal to switch to Ineos, came fourth in the 2016 Tour de France where he also won the white jersey for the best under-25 rider.Frenchman Anthony Lopez broke a shoulder in a collision with a Cofidis team car that is being investigated, but amazingly, given how many falls there have been each day, he was just the fourth of the original field of 176 to leave the Tour so far. Australian rider Caleb Ewan produced an irresistible late burst of speed to pip a stunned Sam Bennett of Ireland on the finish line of stage three of the Tour de France on Monday.France’s Julian Alaphilippe retained the leader’s yellow jersey after the 198-kilometre stage from the Nice football stadium to the hilltop town of Sisteron in Provence.Ewan, 26, won three stages on the 2019 Tour but started this edition on his backside after a fall on the crash-strewn opening stage. Topics :
The Batesville Boys Tennis team defeated Milan 5-0 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe defeated Peyton Cann 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- George Ritter defeated Ethan Honnert 6-2, 6-2.#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer won 6-1, 6-0.#1 Doubles- Cooper Williams & Lane Westerfeld defeated Brent Quatman & Carter Wade 6-2, 6-3.#2 Doubles- Sam Giesting & Adam Scott defeated Bo Wade and Cameron Herkel 6-0, 6-0.The Batesville JV beat Milan 4-1. Winners in singles were Lane Oesterling and Grant Story. In doubles, the teams of Brayden Worthington & Ben Rodgers, Sam Voegele & Jonathan Hoff also won. Both teams are 2-0 on the season and play at home against Connersville on Thursday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
INDUSTRIAL Supply Guyana (ISG) has come on board in support of the upcoming International Drag race event called 1320 Heat.The 1320 Heat drag racing event is being run off by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) with the club proclaiming that this will be its largest event of that kind.In a release, the club stated that “ISG has been on board for a lot of our circuit racing events and their venture into this international Drag race meet is welcome.”“We feel that companies such as ISG are not often given the recognition that they deserve and we want to say thank you to the management of the company”“Industrial Supply of Guyana Inc. became a subsidiary of MACORP on the 1st March, 2003 and is the Sole Distributor of National Petroleum products,” the release stated.“We at GMR&SC look forward to more fruitful partnerships with ISG especially given the popularity of its Ultra Lubricants,” the release concluded.Apart from ISG, the other event sponsors are DEL CO ICE, R. Kissoon Contracting, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat, Prem Electrical, E-Networks, Trans-Pacific Auto Sales, Cyril’s Taxi, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Tropical Shipping and Hand-in-Hand.Adults’ tickets for the August 25 event are $2 000 while children’s tickets are $1000.
Briana Day strutted toward the Syracuse bench after a timeout with her eyes peered into an almost-empty Carrier Dome crowd. The center’s teammates gathered to talk strategy, but Day wandered for a moment near the end of the SU bench. Somewhere she was searching for an answer.It never came.On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, Miami (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) feasted for 44 points in the paint — many against Day directly — and cruised to an 85-71 victory over No. 23 Syracuse (17-8, 7-5). Though SU’s centers shot 50 percent from the field and missed just one free throw, they combined for seven turnovers and five fouls.“There’s no way you can win a game giving up 44 points in the paint,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “That’s not a formula to win a basketball game.”Just 42 seconds into the game, Day had already committed two turnovers — the second of which was a three-second violation that Miami answered with a Suriya McGuire 3-pointer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight minutes later, when Day looked into the stands after her second foul, SU trailed 17-12, and the center had four turnovers that led to five Hurricane points.“You gotta be kidding me,” Hillsman yelled in the general direction of Day, Taylor Ford and Brianna Butler, before calling for reserve center Bria Day to sub in for her sister.“I felt I was letting my team down,” Briana Day said after the game.But a minute later, Hurricanes forward Khaila Prather scored around Bria Day with a move that made the SU center’s headband fly off. Prather scored again a minute later with a strong move, giving Miami a 23-14 lead with nine minutes to go in the half.Six minutes later, Bria Day corralled rebounds on two Alexis Peterson misses on the same possession, but failed to make a layup put back attempt.On the ensuing possession, Butler fouled Miami guard Adrienne Motley, putting the Hurricanes guard on the free-throw line. But thinking possession had changed in SU’s favor, Day headed up-court to play offense.“Bria, come on!” Hillsman yelled.“My b,” the center responded, putting her head down and rushing to her position in the paint.Day was taken out moments later and replaced by SU’s third-string center, Amber Witherspoon. The Hurricanes took advantage of the freshman, scoring its final four points of the half with two easy layups from Erykah Davenport.Miami head coach Katie Meier said after the game that the Hurricanes ran a lineup with two post players for “maybe two minutes,” but spaced the floor with multiple four-guard lineups, allowing room for its centers inside. The coach also attributed its 49 percent field goal percentage on Briana Day being in foul trouble.Day made four free throws early in the second half to chip at UM’s lead but, once again, the miscues and mistakes outshined any positive plays from the SU centers.“We can’t have 16 turnovers and (Briana) has five of them,” Hillsman said. “That’s not acceptable. She has to do a better job.”As a sign of the night that was, Day missed Syracuse’s second free throw with 2:54 left in regulation, all but putting the game out of reach with the Orange trailing by nine.And with SU struggling mightily with its post defense, that’s as close as SU would come.“They were just walking in the paint and turning around and shooting layups,” Hillsman said. “It really wasn’t anything too tricky … We’re in the best conference in the country. If you give any post player in this conference that deep a catch, they’re going to make shots.” Comments Published on February 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
Guntur: The MRPS president Manda Krishna Madiga has made sensational comments on Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy that in these two months we have seen how YSRCP governance is going to be in the state. Speaking to media in Guntur on Saturday, Krishna Madiga said that CM YS Jagan should withdraw his comments over the SC classification which he made during the Assembly session. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The MRPS chief slammed the Chief Minister for not permitting his Padayatra. He said if CM YS Jagan tries to suppress by using the police forces then he’ll also get the same situation which Chandrababu Naidu has got. Manda Krishna Madiga said that CM YS Jagan should show his commitment to keeping up the promises. He said that the MRPS will hold the protest at the district collectorates from 22 to 27 July.