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By Rawle Toney in Suriname IN dominating fashion, Guyana occupied the top four spots in the male cycling Road Race event to retain their Inter Guiana Games (IGG) Cycling trophy.Exceptional team work by the Guyanese resulted in Curtis Dey being able to have his way on the streets of Paramaribo, as he finished with a time of One hour, 47 minutes and 59 seconds (1:47.59) to finish first.His teammates then followed: Marcus Keiler was second (1:52.17), Jason Cameron (1:59.37) finished third and Adealie Hodge (2:02.52) came in fourth, to hand Guyana a convincing win and continued their rich tradition of winning the event.In the female event, however, Suriname came first while Guyana’s Sheneka Tiexeira was second, Deance Welch took third and Suriname rounded off the top four. Byonka Barker complained that a Surinamese deliberately “took her out” the race, resulting in her bicycle being damaged.Guyana’s Curtis Dey crossing the finish line to win the IGG Road Race yesterday in SurinameMeanwhile, having won the time trial the previous day, Guyana came out highly optimistic and it was Dey, the Trojon Cycle club member, who was urged by his teammates to ‘break out’ of the pack.Dey rode solo for much of the 69 Kilometers road race and so did Keiler who left Cameron and Hodge to hold the fort at the back.Cameron, who happens to be Dey’s teammate at the Berbice cycling club, later broke out and left Hodge to ‘toy’ with the Surinamese cyclist.However, Hodge would later on get tired of playing games and being urged by the Guyanese supporters, he would sprint away from the ‘pack’ and later joined his teammates in celebration.
A day after their surprising acquisition of Marcus Stroman, the Mets stayed busy Monday by offloading veteran left-hander Jason Vargas to the Phillies. ESPN first reported the deal between NL East rivals, while the New York Post reported the Mets will get Double-A catcher Austin Bossart in return and The Athletic said the Mets are also sending cash to the Phillies. MLB trade rumors: Padres’ offers for Mets starter Noah Syndergaard have been ‘especially light’ Yankees trade rumors: Gleyber Torres ‘off limits’ in discussions for starter Vargas, 36, is 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 19 games this season but has been strong lately, winning three consecutive starts including Sunday against the Pirates while allowing six earned runs in 17 2/3 innings during that stretch. The 14-year MLB veteran will be joining his sixth team and brings some postseason experience after starting three games during the Royals’ run to the World Series in 2014. Vargas is making $8 million this year and his contract includes a team option for the same amount next season. The Phillies can buy out that option for $2 million. Multiple reports in recent days indicated Vargas was on the block, and sending him to Philadelphia gives Stroman a landing spot in the Mets’ rotation while boosting the Phillies’ pitching depth. The Phillies enter play Monday 6 1/2 games behind the Braves in the division and one game back in the wild-card race. Related News Bossart, 26, had a .195/.303/.335 slash line in 63 games at Double-A Reading. Moving Vargas might not be the last pitching-related move the Mets make before Wednesday’s trade deadline. The New York Post reported Monday the team is still “looking to deal” Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler from the rotation, and closer Edwin Diaz’s name also has been mentioned repeatedly in recent days.
Haris Seferović will end this season in Italian second league team Novara, because Fiorentina lent him to Novara, and young striker is convinced that he’ll return to Fiorentina in much better shape.”It is hard for me to leave Fiorentina and friends I have there, but now I’m focused on Novara and I hope to score lots of goals, and to return to Fiorentina in summer in much better form”, said Seferović.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association held their 10th Annual Oilmen’s Family Camp over the weekend at Peace Island Park in Taylor.This event was an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a weekend of camping, boating, barbeques and even a duck race.On Saturday, the Oilmen held an awards ceremony where they honoured two of their members for their ongoing involvement and support in the oil and gas industry.- Advertisement -The Oilman of the Year award went to Art Jarvis, with Dave Marshall receiving the Ivor Miller Award.Oilmen’s President Dustin Stirling and Local MP Bob Zimmer were in attendance to congratulate and thank the oilmen for their continued support and involvement in the oil and gas industry.