Tennis: Sharapova, Bouchard into French semis

first_imgMaria Sharapova and Genie Bouchard have staged comebacks to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.Spaniard Garbine Muguruza had Sharapova struggling, taking the first set 6-1, and pushing the Russian deep into the second before wilting.Sharapovaâ s experience and mental toughness came to the fore in a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 win to reach her fourth straight French Open semi-final.Sheâ ll play Bouchard, the Canadian 20-year-old, who fought back from a break down in the third set to beat another Spaniard, Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6, 2-6, 7-5.last_img read more

PRESS RELEASE: Media Accreditation for 2015 AFCON

first_imgThe Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has announced that the media accreditation process for the final tournament of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015 has opened and will close on Sunday, 7 December 2014.The tournament will be held from 17 January to 8 February 2015 in Equatorial Guinea in four cities namely Bata, Malabo, Mongomo and Ebebiyin.Ghanaian Media interested in attending the Final Tournament can apply for accreditation through the CAF Media Channel via www.cafonline.com.Approval to access the CAF Media Channel does not mean you have been granted accreditation.All applications are subject to confirmation. Confirmation will NOT be on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with further information in due course.Furthermore, please be advised that international applicants are responsible for securing their own visas. For complete competition details on the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015, please visit the CAF website www.cafonline.com.last_img read more

Karen Kathleen Pelkey, 53, Wellington: Oct. 23, 1962 – Dec. 16, 2015

first_imgKaren PelkeyKaren Kathleen Pelkey, of Wellington, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 53. Karen was born the daughter of Robert L. and Delpha Jane (Stallion) Kirstatter on Tuesday, October 23, 1962 in Denver, Colorado.On April 23, 1982, Karen and Darryl Pelkey were united in marriage in Mulvane. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband, Darryl Pelkey of Wellington; daughter, Shauna Kirstatter of Wichita, Kansas; son, Dane Kirstatter and his wife Shannon of Waco, Kansas; grandchildren: Bryleigh, Kennedy, Isaiah, Ella, Brandi, Laney and Jaiden; her brother, Tim Kirstatter and his wife Tammy of Clearwater, Kansas and her beloved puppy, Oreo.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Kelvin Kirstatter and daughter, Melissa Pelkey. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The family asks that contributions be made to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation, PO Box 102, Wellington, Kansas 67152. All contributions will be used towards the costs of services. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Watch: Shikhar Dhawan plays terrace cricket with his family – and gets out!

first_imgAdvertisement s5gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa2phgfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8eq7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) we34Would you ever consider trying this?😱sloCan your students do this? 🌚1fik5Roller skating! Powered by Firework You can take Shikhar Dhawan out of cricket, but you can’t take cricket out of him. On Tuesday, the left-handed batsman shared a video of him playing cricket on the terrace of his house with his relatives and wished all his fans a Happy Bhai Dooj. The Indian opener will be back in action for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh which starts November 3 onwards.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FB/ShikharDhawanOn the occasion of Bhai Dooj, Dhawan posted a picture with his family captioning,“Had a good time with the family today. Such days always make me so happy. Happy Bhai Dooj to everyone.”Advertisement  He then uploaded a video in which he can be seen playing cricket on the terrace with his relatives. The Delhi batsman defended a couple of deliveries before getting out and he captioned the video as “Family waali cricket ka mazaa hi kuch aur hai” Since his injury in the group game against Australia at this year’s World Cup, Dhawan hasn’t been in the best form. During his comeback, he managed to score just 38 runs in two games. And in the T20I series against South Africa his slump continued as he scored 76 runs at an average of 38.However, the 33-year-old will look forward to regain his dangerous form in the T20I series against Bangladesh. Feroze Shah Kotla now renamed as the Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the first match on November 3, while the other two matches will be played in Rajkot and Nagpur on November 7 and 10, respectively. Advertisementlast_img read more

Balfour golfers play 360 holes on ALS Longest Day of Golf fundraiser

first_imgThe two Balfour golfers played for 15 hours on the Balfour Golf Course to to raise awareness and funds for ALS, which is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that can affect anyone at any time.The Balfour duo played from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and golfed a total of 360 holes.Combined, the golf professionals got 72 birdies and 6 eagles. The pair raised around $1,800 and are still accepting donations for the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”It was a great day,” Wilkinson said.Balfour Golf Course is one of 37 golf courses located across BC participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS. On the longest day of daylight of the year, Craig Wilkinson and Braden Chown gained a few blisters on their golfing hands.last_img read more