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500 run in fourth annual Bridge the Gap race

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first_img Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Bio VERONA ISLAND — Some 500 runners ran across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge on Sunday for the fourth annual Bridge the Gap series of races.Participants took off from Fort Knox at 10 a.m. After crossing over the river, runners separated into three groups, with 223 running the 5K and 152 completing the 10-mile loop around Verona Island. Kids participating in the one-mile Fun Run stopped at the Verona Island Picnic Area.For the 10-mile race, Peter Kraus, 24, of Dresden finished first for the men in 57:51, and Sarah Mulcahy, 29, of Baring Plantation placed first for the women in 1:02:52.In the 5K, Emil Pazdziorko, 47, of Gardiner placed first for the men in 19:51; and Rachael Button, 29, of Dresden took first for the women in 20:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textClick here for results of the 10-miler.Click here for results from the 5K. Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img read more

Pakistan name five new caps for Sri Lanka Tests

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first_img(REUTERS) – Pakistan selected fast bowler Mir Hamza among five uncapped players in their 16-man squad for the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates starting later this month.Batsmen Haris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin have both played one-day internationals for Pakistan but are yet to make their test debuts as Pakistan start life without retired batting greats Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.Long-serving captain Misbah and former skipper Younis retired from international cricket at the end of Pakistan’s Test series in West Indies in May.“We are trying our youngsters. Usman Salahuddin and Haris Sohail have been part of the squad in the last two to three series so that we can play them when the seniors retire,” Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq told reporters in Lahore.“I wanted to give them opportunity in home conditions to boost their confidence. We are hopeful they can fulfil the spots left by the retirements.”Opener Sami Aslam, who last played a Test for Pakistan in December, was also recalled.Left-arm fast bowler Hamza, 25, was picked for his strong domestic form, having claimed 216 wickets in 46 first-class matches.Spin-bowling all-rounder Bilal Asif and left-arm Mohammad Asghar were the other players in the squad yet to play in tests.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah and top-order batsman Azhar Ali have both battled recent injuries but were declared fit and named in the squad.”Yasir was supposed to undergo a fitness test yesterday but he had pulled a calf muscle,“ former captain Inzamam said. ”He’s taken the test this morning and been passed fit.“Azhar Ali has a cyst in his knee and the doctors have advised him to play after taking an injection. He isn’t experiencing any pain, so we’re hoping he’ll remain fit to play.”The series, played in the UAE due to security concerns, will start with the first test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday followed by Sri Lanka’s maiden day-night Test in Dubai from Oct. 6.The two teams will also play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches, the last of which will be played on home soil in Lahore on Oct. 29, subject to security clearance.Squad: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain, wicketkeeper), Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Mir Hamza, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Asghar.last_img read more

Liberty defender scored against Kotoko for fear of losing tilapia bet!

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first_imgWhen Alfred Nelson lashed in the final goal that buried Kotoko on Sunday, fans were bemused by his…fishy reaction.Those who watched the game at the Carl Reindorf Park felt the player was simply thrilled about scoring against the mighty Porcupine Warriors. It wasn’t the sole reason.“My senior brother had called me before the game,” the defender told Joy Sports after the game. “He told me that if I scored, he was going to surprise me. But then if I don’t score, then I had to send him to our favorite tilapia joint!”And there was another pearl.”[If I didn’t score, then] I had to make the tilapia order and do everything,” Nelson said The player is Liberty Professionals’ Alfred Nelson (above, left) and according to him, a mutual love of tilapia with his brother leads to these spicy bets now and again.”I knew I was going to score because it was a challenge and anytime I do that with him, I always score. So when I was playing, I knew I was owing at the back of my mind and I needed to pay!”It’s been a tough few weeks for the youngster, who was part of Ghana’s local Black Stars team that performed poorly at the recent COSAFA Cup tournament in South Africa. The bet, and the subsequent goal, were just the hook he needed.”I was not surprised because I was desperate and hungry for a goal and it happened. So it was a good thing,” he said. It is however not clear if Liberty Professionals will be making more tilapia available to the player to get more goals out of him. That will get his seal of approval, for sure.–Follow on Twitter: Kweku @nana_odum & Gary @garyalsmithlast_img read more

A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR placed on injured reserve

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first_imgESPN reported Monday that Green will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in the toe. Green is expected to be sidelined three to four months as he recovers, though the Bengals expect to have him back and ready for OTAs, the report says. Green, 30, has 46 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns this season. Related News The Bengals have placed A.J. Green on injured reserve because of a nagging toe injury, the team announced Wednesday.The Bengals wide receiver originally suffered the injury to his right big toe in Week 8 against the Buccaneers and missed several games before returning in Week 12 against the Broncos. He appeared to re-aggravate his injury Sunday during the second quarter when he went down without any contact and was then carted off the field. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR will undergo season-ending surgery, report sayscenter_img In a corresponding move, Cincinnati activated cornerback Davontae Harris from the reserve/injured list. Harris had been dealing with a knee injury and was placed on the list Sept. 3. He returned to practice Nov. 14.last_img read more