In the final, the boys rallied from an early 1 goal deficit against Calgary Foothills to win the gold 7-1. Goal scorers in the final were Mushumanski and Markin-Hellekson with two each, and Ezra Foy, Baxter and Noah Laroque with one each. Coach Lyle Hill said, “I was proud of the team’s efforts on the weekend. “Obviously, we dominated two of the games, and even in the 1-1 tie, we controlled the match with a majority of the possession and outshot them by a two to one margin” Dyck explained. Finally, in the Cranbrook Sam Steele Tournament this past weekend the squad picked up their fourth gold of the season, with a tie and three wins. They started strong with a 6-0 victory over Okotoks (goals from Jaden Dyck, Josh Fogal, Yasek, Baranyai-Sheppard, Mushumanski and Markin-Hellekson) and then a 2-1 win over their familiar rivals, Kootenay East Rovers (goals from Grayson Hill and Mushumanski). They followed this with a 2-2 tie against Coaldale (Both goals supplied by Markin-Hellekson) and a 1-0 win over the NYSA U15 Boys, who played up (goal by Jaden Dyck). Player of the Game Awards for those four games were given to Mushumanski, Hill, Markin-Hellekson and Dyck, respectively. “Looking at this stretch in which we’ve won three gold medals, we’ve scored a lot of goals. But it’s noteworthy to me that in that span, we’ve only conceded five goals in eight games, a real testament to our team defense. But in particular, I want to highlight the unsung heroes playing on our defensive line, Jesse Thurston, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Jacob Erickson, Liam Jones and Noah Laroque (and Ezra Foy and Josh Fogal, who have also taken turns).” “It’s been a great stretch for us, and the boys have been playing very well,” added coach Hill. “Now, we look forward to the Provincials in a few weeks, and hope that we can keep our level of play high, and see what results we can get.” The Nelson Selects U16 Boys continue to build for the Provincial Tournament after the local squad captured three gold medals as well as a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in West Vancouver.“The boys played fantastic, their best game of the year against a strong opponent,” said coach Kerry Dyck of the 2-0 win over Kootenay East Rovers in the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone Play Downs gold medal game.“We played a perfect possession, passing game, and controlled the match. This was the big one, our primary target, to qualify for Provincials.” Added the NYSA Technical Director, “I thought the team was fantastic. They passed the ball very well and played with great intensity.”Milo Baranyai-Sheppard and Markin-Hellekson provided the offence for the Selects against Kootenay East.Nelson won the gold at the Invermere Clash of the Titans tournament at the end of May. On route to the final, the boys tied Kootenay East Rovers 1-1 with a goal from Josh Yasek, and defeated Calgary Rangers 7-0, with Blake Markin-Hellekson contributing a hat trick, and Aidan Mushumanski, Thomas Baxter, Jahmal Truth-Verville and Arnau Espinalt a goal each.
Ben Stokes had at least 7 vodka drinks and 3 beers before Bristol pub brawlBen Stokes had at least 7 vodka drinks and 3 beers before Bristol pub brawl
Ben Stokes took to the witness stands for the first time in his trial on Thursday where he admitted to have had at least seven vodka and mixer drinks and two-three beers before the brawl outside the Bristol pub in September last year.Stokes is standing trial at the Bristol Crown Court after being accused of knocking out two other men outside a nightclub in the southwest English city.Prosecutors say Stokes was the “main aggressor” in a fight that broke out outside the nightclub. Stokes had gone out with teammate Alex Hales after England’s win over West Indies in an ODI in Bristol.Ben Stokes, amid legal battle, sends out emotional message for EnglandBut in a statement provided to police and heard in court Wednesday, Stokes said he only stepped in after hearing two men being homophobic toward two other men.Stokes said “matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene.”Stokes himself is accused of earlier mocking the gay men outside the club and flicking a cigarette butt at them. Stokes denies taunting them, telling police they “thanked me for preventing them from being beaten up.”Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men’ before Bristol pub brawl: ProsecutorStokes had been partying with Hales at the Mbargo nightclub but left the club at 12:46 am but the pair returned at 2:08 am and was refused entry because the club was closed. Stokes allegedly hurled insulting comments at the door supervisor.Stokes then spoke to two men – Kai Barry and William O’Connor – who were described by the prosecutor as “flamboyant, extrovert and openly gay.” Security camera footage, which had no audio recording, showed Stokes flicking the end of a cigarette toward one of the men.advertisementCiting testimony from the doorman, Corsellis said Stokes was “mimicking their voices and mannerisms … making fun of their camp behavior” before leaving the area in an “angry state of mind.””As the group came to my attention, I heard some of what was being said. Although I can’t remember anything specific now, I do recall that the language being used was homophobic in nature and was being directed at Kai and William by Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali,” ESPNCricinfo quotes Stokes as saying in a written statement.”What Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale were saying was far from harmless banter, it was nasty homophobic abuse.”I decided to intervene and asked Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale to stop abusing Kai and William. I said something like ‘leave it out – you shouldn’t be taking the piss because they’re gay.'”In response one of the guys said ‘Shut the f*** up and f**** off or I’ll bottle you.’ At the time he was holding a bottle in his right hand.”I decided at this point matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene to stop Ryan Ali. I struck Ryan Ali with my right hand just after he had delivered the blow on Kai and as he came at me with the bottle and had it raised.”At this point, I felt vulnerable and frightened. I was concerned for myself and others. We knew that they were prepared to use weapons that could do serious injury and I feared they could have other weapons with them.”The force I used in defending us was reasonable and entirely justified when the circumstances are viewed objectively. Amongst other things, Ryan Ali attacked Alex and Kai, with a weapon, when asked simply to stop using the homophobic abuse he was giving to Kai and William. This was an extreme act of aggression in the circumstances and informed my assessment of the situation,” Stokes’s statement further added.The trial continues.(With agency inputs)
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (PTI) Actor Joey King has called out a fellow passenger who rudely behaved with her on a flight.The 19-year-old actor, who is sporting a bald look for a new series, recalled the horrific incident on Twitter, saying the man sitting next to her clicked her photo without her consent.”Y’all I’m on a plane and this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face and took a photo of me as if I wouldn’t notice and texted his wife that he’s sitting next to a girl who has cancer (just cuz I’m bald) and that he’s scared to ‘catch it’,” she tweeted. In another tweet, the “Kissing Booth” star said, “I read his text over his shoulder it said ‘Some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna catch it’… Um ya jokin?”.King has shaved her head in order to play real-life Munchausen victim-turned-murderer named Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s upcoming true crime series “The Act”. PTI RB RB BKBK
India will miss Rishabh Pant in 2019 ICC World Cup: Sourav GangulyIndia will miss Rishabh Pant in 2019 ICC World Cup: Sourav Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday once again rued that young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant would be sorely missed during the ODI World Cup, commencing on May 30 in UK.”India will miss Pant in the World Cup. I don’t know in whose place but he will be missed,” Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens.The explosive 21-year-old Pant was a notable omission from the India’s World Cup-bound squad as the national selectors picked an experienced Dinesh Karthik as the second choice wicketkeeper.Pant had a stupendous season amassing 488 runs from 16 matches at an average of 37.53 and with a strike rate of 162.66.With Kedar Jadhav sustaining a shoulder injury during an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, the medical staff is opting a wait and watch policy on his availability for India’s World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5.Asked whether Pant’s name can crop up in case Jadhav fails to get fit, Ganguly said: “He is injured. It’s difficult to say whether he will get fit or not. I hope Kedar gets fit.”Ganguly is the advisor of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, a team for which Pant recently scored massive runs although it failed to make the final.”We played exceptionally well but two other teams made the final. The season just got over, we have not thought about it (the way forward),” Ganguly said about their loss to Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2.Ganguly rated CSK’s MS Dhoni and Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma as two best captains of the IPL.advertisement”Two best captains of the IPL and one of them won. Everyone will learn under pressure. Both CSK and Mumbai were fantastic teams,” said Ganguly.Also Read | Want to lift World Cup as well: Hardik Pandya after Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL titleAlso Read | At times MS Dhoni goes wrong with his tips, says Kuldeep Yadav in jest