Teen smashes Michael Phelps’ long-standing 200m butterfly record

first_imgChad le Clos, who eventually finished third behind Daiya Seto and Milak, touched first through 50m and 100m, but the Hungarian stormed back to take the gold and break Phelps’ decade-old record.”It’s a tremendous honor to beat such a great men’s world record,” Milak said after the event (via the Olympic Channel).”When I turned back and I saw the time, 1:50.73? All the pressure and tension just went off my back and all the joy came out.” Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ long-standing world record in the 200-meters butterfly was broken Wednesday by Hungarian teen Kristof Milak at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.Milak, 19, won the event final in 1:50.73, breaking Phelps’ record of 1:51.51 set in 2009. Phelps, who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals with 23, had held the world-leading time in the event for 18 years in total, having become the youngest male to break a swimming world record at the age of 15 in March 2001.last_img read more

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Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Nadal won a record 10th French Open championship Sunday after also winning clay-court titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid over the last two months.The Queen’s Club event is one of the major grass-court tournaments leading up to Wimbledon. This year’s field includes defending champion Andy Murray and runner-up Milos Raonic, as well as French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal won the event in 2008. An emotional Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy as he celebrates winning his tenth French Open title against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in three sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, during their men’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen’s Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon, saying he needs to rest.Nadal said Tuesday in a statement: “After speaking to my team and doctor, I have decided my body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon.” He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s been no offer from China for Wilfried Zaha.Hodgson has claimed Crystal Palace know nothing about a Chinese mega-money offer for Zaha in the January window.And Hodgson said: “The speculation we have had so far I have got to say I find it hard to take seriously but who knows? Perhaps I shall be very surprised.“I don’t know if you sign a new five-year contract in the Premier League and then go to China at the age of 26. But who knows? Perhaps I am naïve. Perhaps it does happen.”All I do know is that no-one at the club knows anything at all about this story.” last_img read more

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9 months agoDONE DEAL: Ex-Tottenham defender Steven Caulker joins Alanyaspor

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Ex-Tottenham defender Steven Caulker joins Alanyasporby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham defender Steven Caulker has joined Alanyaspor in the Turkish top flight.The 27-year-old has been without a club since leaving Dundee in September 2018.Caulker started his career at Tottenham, joined Cardiff for £8m in 2013 and moved to QPR for the same amount a year later.”He has his own goals. He is only 27 and hopefully he will take his career to a higher level,” said Alanyaspor president Hasan Cavusoglu.”He is big in our expectations,” said club president Hasan Cavusoglu.Caulker had loan spells at Southampton and Liverpool in the 2015-16 season. last_img read more

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a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve had

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve hadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a dig at his players.After two transfer windows without signing a single player, Spurs returned to business this summer and secured the services of Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndomele and Jack Clarke.And although only a handful of key players left, with Kieran Trippier and Fernando Llorente moving on, Pochettino remains unsure just how good the side can be.”We will see at the end of the season. At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad,” Pochettino said.”But I think if you only see the results, playing in the final of the Champions League, it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final.”We will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy maybe we can talk about this being the best squad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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DHX Media signs deal to sell Halifax animation studio terms not disclosed

first_imgHALIFAX – DHX Media Ltd. has signed a deal to sell its Halifax animation studio to IoM Media Ventures.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.DHX says the sale is part of its ongoing strategic shift to focus and streamline its production operations.The children’s entertainment company noted the sale does not include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which continues to be owned by DHX Media and produced in Halifax.The sale is expected to close by the end of the year, subject to customary closing conditions.DHX completed a strategic review earlier this year that ended with a deal to boost distribution and sales of its Peanuts brand in China and elsewhere in Asia. The company also suspended its dividend, cut staff and streamlined operations.Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX)last_img read more

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Taylor to turn Peace Island Park into licensed marijuana growop and dispensary

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — The District of Taylor announced this morning that it will be closing the campgrounds at Peace Island Park effective immediately to turn the 109-hectare park into the Peace Region’s first licensed marijuana cultivation and dispensing facility.In its announcement the District said that it ahead of the planned legalization of recreational cannabis this summer, it had chosen to convert the park into the grow-op and dispensary to capitalize on both tourism and tax revenue. The announcement explained that the island was chosen because of its incredibly fertile soil in the floodplain of the Peace River. Having served as the host venue for music festivals in the past was also factored in to the decision.“Man, this is going to be soooooo dope,” said Mayor Rob Fraser in a release. “Like, we’re going to have the dankest strains of kush this side of B.C. If you thought they were good at this on the Coast, well man, you better wait and see this.” The District explained that the park’s campground facilities, especially those with electrical hookups, are perfect for setting up hydroponic equipment and ultraviolet lights. The plans are to renovate the current park caretaker’s house to become the grow-op’s retail facility, which will also include a demonstration room complete with incense, bead curtains in lieu of doors, along with a catalogue of LP vinyl records from such artists as Steely Dan, the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane.If all goes according to plan, the District says it anticipates having the new “Peace” Island Park open for business the same day that the federal government legalizes recreational cannabis.If you’ve read this far and still didn’t realize today is April 1, then start at the beginning of the article and try again. Happy April Fools.last_img read more

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for the BC Peace

first_imgFlooding seen in Beaverlodge near the Esso gas station on Wednesday afternoon. Photo submitted by Tabitha MoffattSee the full weather warning that has been issued for the B.C. Peace below.Issued at 2018-08-02 02:33 UTC by Environment Canada:Severe thunderstorm watch continued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this evening. These storms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Peace is under a severe thunderstorm watch.  Environment Canada says current weather conditions could create severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening.The storms could have strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.A thunderstorm watch continues in the Alberta Peace.  According to 2DayFM, Beaverlodge received over 45.5 mm of rain in two hours Wednesday causing flash flooding in the community.  Highway 43 was closed for several hours due to the flooding seen below.  The Highway is now open.last_img read more

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Ohio State mens soccer team sets program record with 7th straight victory

OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa (23) kicks the ball during a game against Louisville on Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Breanna Williams / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team made school history by extending its winning streak to seven with a 2-0 shutout victory over Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon.The Buckeyes improved to 8-4-2 overall and 3-1-1 in Big Ten play while moving up to first place in the conference, while the Badgers fell to 3-9-2 on the season and 1-2-2 in Big Ten play.“I’m really happy for the guys, and so now to go into the record book as the team that has the longest win streak in program history is good,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “It’s a really good accomplishment for the players and I know it meant something to them today.”After losing two key players — sophomore forward Marcus McCrary and redshirt senior forward Kenny Cunningham — because of injuries, other members of the team stepped up to the plate to triumph over Wisconsin.OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson and junior forward Christian Soldat were both instrumental to the win with a goal apiece.“We really do come together as a team and always fight for it,” Soldat said. “If one guy is not having a great day passing or a great day attacking, everybody else pumps him up and picks up the slack until he gets in his groove. It feels great having a team that’s always behind you.”After a rough couple of weeks, Culbertson was able to get it going for the Buckeyes when he scored the first goal of the game off an assist from junior forward Danny Jensen. Culbertson launched the ball into the back of the net in the 13th minute for his third goal of the season.Culbertson said although it was tough in the past couple of weeks for him, it was nice to see some of his other teammates step up and form a chemistry to keep the team rolling without his contributions.Soldat’s goal came in the second half when he knocked in a shot off the near post in the 65th minute, marking his third goal of the season. Jensen and junior forward Yaw Amankwa were credited for the assists.“Jensen gets the ball and I’m coming through and the ball slides to Yaw. I see him staring at the goal and I know he’s hungry for a goal too,” Soldat said describing the play. “I’m just screaming in my head asking for it. Luckily, it was on his left foot so he kicks it off to me and I just have an easy placement of the ball.”The Scarlet and Gray defense was another factor in the history-making win on Sunday. The Buckeyes’ defense was able to keep the Badgers away from the net to prevent Wisconsin from threatening for much of the afternoon. However, when Wisconsin did come close to scoring, OSU redshirt senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer came out with the saves to keep the clean sheet.Froschauer had a total of three key saves on the afternoon, contributing to his fifth shutout of the season and third consecutive.Overall, shots were 13-8 in favor of the Buckeyes, who also held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.The Buckeyes, who have not lost since Sept. 11, will next look to extend the school-record winning streak to eight when they are set to host Cleveland State on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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