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Queensland’s biggest sale last week in Surfers Paradise

3 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters. 3 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters.THE Gold Coast recorded the biggest sale in Queensland last week when a $2.5 million Surfers Paradise mansion changed hands, CoreLogic records show.The property, at 3 Norseman Court, offers a stunning vista of the Surfers Paradise skyline and waterways.Freshly renovated, the four-bedroom home features open-plan living and dining areas with high ceilings and classic tones throughout.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago3 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters.“An easy flow out to the gleaming waterside pool and barbecue resort, with rich timber decking and a pavilion just perfect for year round alfresco celebrations, is set off by the shimmering water and city skyline,” the listings states.“Located in a highly exclusive residential pocket, so well known for great lifestyle, class and convenience, this is an enticing family option not to be missed.”Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri of Joseph Douglas Realty handled the sale. 3 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters. read more

UW’s hockey veterans finish strong

first_imgAfter devoting at least four years of work, sweat and time to a college hockey program, it seems unlikely that any meaningful conclusions can be drawn from the final game in front of a home crowd just because this particular Saturday was labeled “senior night.”On this rare occasion, however, the symmetry of senior night — all seven members of the graduating class scored at least one point and they accounted for 10 points in all — might have actually summed up the contributions from the veteran group this season.On the season, Michael Davies leads the team in points with 40, while Blake Geoffrion is close on his heels with 36. Fifth-year senior Ben Street is one of three captains along with Geoffrion, while the understated game of Aaron Bendickson — he wreaks havoc on the penalty kill and finishes checks despite his small size — often sets the emotional tone for the rest of the players.In what might be the last game in front of the Kohl Center faithfuls, the collective effort would be a fitting way to go out.“Everybody stepped up and chipped in,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said.“The seniors got the hard hat tonight.”Street, who decided last year not to return from injury and play on senior night, changed the momentum and tone of the game with his buzzer beating breakaway goal to end the second period.“Tonight, I just decided to make the most of it,” Street said. “There is not (a) point in being emotional that it might be the last home game; just seize the moment, and make the best of it.”Gudmandson gets the nodWith playoff time quickly approaching, Eaves has decided to try and figure out who will be between the pipes each night for the stretch run.Despite giving up five goals Friday night, Gudmandson was given the nod based on his body of work this season.The junior netminder struggled again Saturday, allowing several fluky goals and only finishing with 19 saves in 23 chances. Though requested, Gudmandson declined to appear for post game interviews.“Guddy struggled,” Eaves said. “There is no question there. I thought the way he had been playing he earned it… he would be the first one to tell you, for whatever reason he struggled. The thing I said to him after the game: ‘back to work.’”Energy MissingThursday night in Minnesota, the Wisconsin basketball team blew its shot at a conference title with a disappointing showing against the Gophers.One night later against St. Cloud State, the Badger hockey team may have done the same.The Badgers’ slide started when Brendan Smith took a two-minute interference penalty just under 90 seconds into the game. Though UW managed to kill the penalty, Wisconsin lost the jump in its skates and gave up a wrap-around goal to senior Ryan Lasch several minutes later.In a game with heavy conference implications, Eaves was disappointed with his players’ effort in the first 10 minutes.“The first 10 minutes, we didn’t have a great start,” he said. “For whatever reason, we were flat.”Street echoed his coach’s thoughts.“It was kind of a weird start,” Street said. “There was a penalty early. Jordy [Murray] kind of got caught in a long shift… the first 10 minutes only a few players played. No one really got in the flow. It was pretty stagnant on our bench too.”Though Eaves believed UW picked up the intensity for the final 50 minutes of the game, Wisconsin still made enough mistakes to suffer a 5-1 loss.The second mistake came when Gudmandson came out aggressively to prevent a breakaway — but ended up turning over the puck to Garrett Roe for a wide open net.Sloppy on defense for much of the night, Gudmandson was left in no-man’s land when the defenseman let Roe slip between them.“If I didn’t clear that puck he would have had a clear cut breakaway,” Gudmandson said. “It was a gamble… but he knocked the puck out of air and made a good play. If I had to do it again I probably would have gone out and tried to fire it.”Mistakes were also made on the penalty kill — St Cloud’s Tony Mosey was left unchecked near the net — and in the third period when the final tally sapped all energy from the building.Both Eaves and Street believe the Badgers out-chanced their opponent, but were unable to capitalize when presented the opportunity. For the Huskies’ part, no strong chance went to waste.“Every time we made a mistake, we found the puck in our net,” Eaves said. “We didn’t capitalize on our opportunities. I think we will find in the game that we had a lot of good chances and didn’t bury them.”last_img read more

Ware’s horrid injury motivating Louisville teammates ahead of Final Four clash with Wichita State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Related Stories Long and winding road: Beilein arriving at Final Four stage with decades of help, friendship from BoeheimCoaches reflect on Rice video, defend professionNot just yet: Boeheim reiterates he doesn’t plan on retiringBuild up: McGary develops from raw talent into focal point of Michigan offenseTheir game: Syracuse entered the 2002-03 season inexperienced, unranked but they ended it national championscenter_img ATLANTA – The fright eventually turned to relief, and soon after, turned to pride. Rick Pitino watched Kevin Ware crash to the court as Ware’s leg broke in a horrifying way.After Louisville shook the shock of witnessing the injury, the Cardinals put together a dominant performance to bury Duke in the second half to advance to the Final Four. Ever since, it has been a constant outpouring of support for their injured teammate.One that Pitino gushed about on Thursday.“I don’t think I could be any prouder of young men. The outward emotion of love that they showed each other was, for me, just a great thing as a basketball coach to witness,” Pitino said. “Now we are refocused.”It’s a scary thought for the other three teams here at the Final Four. Louisville’s already an explosive team with a stifling defense. Now the Cardinals are even more driven to take the championship trophy home to Louisville after Ware’s injury, which required immediate surgery and will leave Ware with a long, arduous road back to the court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWare was released from the hospital Tuesday and traveled with the team to Atlanta. Louisville plays Wichita State on Saturday at 6:09 p.m., and Ware will be on the bench to support the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Louisville will be doing everything it can to win the game and the championship for Ware.“It’s just incredible how adversity brings out the best in people,” Pitino said. “It certainly brought out the best in Kevin, as well as his teammates.”But Ware’s loss still has a significant effect on Louisville. Without him, the Cardinals are down a guard off the bench. It disrupts a rotation Pitino called “great,” one that helped Louisville earn a No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.With the Cardinals’ fast-paced style and full-court press, having extra bodies to turn to can be key. Louisville’s bench is now so depleted that it will have to turn to a non-scholarship player as a reserve.“Now we can’t change our style of play because we won’t win or have a chance of winning, so now we have to play a walk-on,” Pitino said. “He’s got to do the best job he can do.”Pitino said Thursday that the team learned a lot about Ware this week. The way he fought through the injury and urged his teammates to win the game for him gave this tournament extra meaning for Louisville.The injury, which has captured the country’s attention beyond college basketball, could make the Cardinals a more dangerous team.Said Pitino: “I think it’s going to be a great motivator for us.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse volleyball begins Nebraska Tournament with 3-0 loss to Oregon State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After nearly an entire week of work prior to Syracuse’s trip for the Nebraska Invite, Annie Bozzo set up an Anastasiya Gorelina spike to open the game on top. That one to nothing lead was the last SU would see on the way to a loss in straight sets at the hands of Oregon State.The Beavers (3-1) received an enormous amount of offense up front from Lanesha Reagan who routinely received sets from McKenna Hollingsworth. Reagan recorded 16 of the team’s 38 kills while the latter racked up 29 assists. For the Orange (0-3) mistakes ran rampant.Several SU runs, like a six to three stretch in the first set, were broken up by an overwhelming amount of errors by the team. After Gorelina, who had five of the team’s 17 errors on the day, botched a serve; Oregon State went on a six to nothing run to take set one. On the other side the Beavers only recorded 23 errors..The Orange lost by totals of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-20. Prior to Friday, they had not lost a single set by four or more points all season. SU had surges, such as a seven to five rush down the stretch of the final set, but Reagan often stymied them with kills including one that sealed the game.Syracuse has not started 0-3 to begin a season since 2013, when they finished 16-16 on the year. Back then they played two teams ranked in the top 25 to begin the season. None of the Orange’s opponents so far have been ranked.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s next game is tomorrow at 6 p.m. against Iowa State. Comments Published on September 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm Contact Bobby: rpmannin@syr.edulast_img read more

Tipp clubs continue Munster Junior League campaigns

first_imgDefending Division 1 champions Clonmel travel to take on Richmond, Kilfeacle face Bandon on ‘The Hill’ and Clanwilliam make to the trip to Clonakilty.Thurles have home advantage for their Division 2 clash as do Fethard & District for their Division 3 meeting with Dungarvan.All of the matches kick-off at 2.30pm.last_img

Cameroon’s AFCON 2019 Runs into a Hitch

first_imgThe Comoros Football Federation (FFC) has lodged a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over Cameroon’s participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.A post on social media from the General Manager of the Comoros team, Ben Amir Saadi, confirmed the move.The Comoros believe that Cameroon should be excluded from the 2019 finals after having the hosting rights for the tournament withdrawn from them. Comoros are in the same qualifying group as Cameroon, whom they face in March.The FFC claims that CAF has failed to implement its own regulations concerning the action to be taken.CAF rules (Article 92.3) state that if a nation withdraws from hosting or has the rights taken away one year before the finals, ‘a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) U.S. dollars and a suspension from the next edition of AFCON of it’s A national team, without considering the concerned edition.’The latter words would suggest that Cameroon’s participation in the 2019 finals should not be affected.However, it remains to be seen how the FFC’s claim will impact, if at all, upon Cameroon’s hosting of the 2021 Nations Cup, which it is now set to stage.As things stand, the Nations Cup qualifier in March between Cameroon and the Comoros will decide who joins already-qualified Morocco in reaching the finals in Egypt, with the fourth team in Group B – Malawi – no long able to go through.With Morocco on 10 points, Cameroon 8 and the Comoros 5, a draw in Cameroon will be enough for the Indomitable Lions to advance – while the Comoros must win to advance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sports Minister, Dare Confirms NPFL Kick-Off Date

first_imgThe Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/20 season will kick-off October 20, according to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare.The NPFL league has been on break since June when Enyimba were crowned champions after they defeated Akwa United 3-0 to end the NPFL Super Six Championship Playoffs with 12 points from five matches.According to the Minister of Sports, a notification has been sent out to all the NPFL teams apprising them of the new date. He, however, did not disclose when the fixtures for the season will be announced.“We have been working round the clock in the last one month,” Dare told newsmen during his visit to the Golden Eaglets camp in Abuja.“You will recall that I gave a directive that the NPFL should start on the 15 latest October 20 but after due consultation, it was obvious that the league can’t kick-off on the 15 anymore but definitely the league will start on the 20.“Notification has gone to all the clubs to get ready. We are doing all that is necessary beyond the league announcement.“But while the league starts, the issues that have bedevilled are under x-ray right now and we intend to attack them.“We will be making some changes and we will be talking to a number of people and the federation and those in the past and present in the glorious days of the league.“We have a solution to all these problems. We just need unity of purpose to solve them. I’m trying to unify as many factions as possible. So if their interests in the league are genuine we will move ahead with them.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dodgers beat Rockies behind Yasmani Grandal grand slam

first_imgTHE GAME: The Dodgers racked up 17 hits in a 13-4 win over the Colorado Rockies in front of an announced crowd of 12,640 at Salt River Fields.PITCHING REPORT: Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed four runs, all earned, in 2-2/3 innings in his second Cactus League start. He walked two batters and struck out two. … Ryu allowed a walk, followed by a two-run home run by Chris Iannetta in the second inning. … In the third inning he allowed a single and a walk with two outs, then was replaced by Pat Venditte. … Venditte allowed a two-run double by Trevor Story; both runs were charged to Ryu. … Wilmer Font threw two scoreless innings.HITTING REPORT: Yasmani Grandal and Matt Kemp each went 3 for 3 with a home run. … Grandal’s home run, a grand slam in the fourth inning against Austin House, turned the game into a 12-4 blowout. … Chris Taylor (2 for 4), Justin Turner (2 for 3) and Corey Seager (2 for 3) all contributed to the Dodgers’ attack.DEFENSE REPORT: A throwing error by catcher Rocky Gale allowed the Rockies to score their sixth run. … Matt Kemp dove but missed a sinking line drive in left field in the third inning, which turned into a double by Trevor Story. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error UP NEXT: The Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers (RHP Junior Guerra) at 1 p.m. Monday at Camelback Ranch. (SportsNet LA; 570-AM)last_img read more

Former Predators captain Greg Johnson dies at 48

first_imgAfter signing a one-year deal to return to the Red Wings, Johnson retired before the 2006-07 season when a preseason physical revealed abnormal EKG results.Johnson enjoyed his best season in the Predators’ inaugural campaign, finishing second on the team with 50 points (16 goals, 34 assists). Selected by the Flyers with the 33rd pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, the center toiled in the minors for several years before making his NHL debut with the Red Wings during the 1993-94 campaign. After three-plus seasons there, he joined the Penguins for a couple of seasons before going to the Blackhawks for one year.The Predators grabbed Johnson with the 23rd pick in the 1998 NHL Expansion Draft, and he served as the team’s alternate captain for three seasons before becoming team captain for his final three years in the league before his retirement in 2006. Related News Johnson remained a fan favorite in Nashville years after his retirement.Predators alumni Greg Johnson and Tomas Vokoun signing autographs during Day 1 of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena’s stop in Nashville. #NHL100 pic.twitter.com/eBZTjdpASx— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 11, 2017In 785 career games, Johnson scored 369 points (145 assists, 224 points).Johnson’s younger brother, Ryan, played 15 seasons in the NHL and is now an executive with the Canucks. Hurricanes match Canadiens’ offer sheet to Sebastian Aho NHL players A.J. Greer, Sonny Milano arrested on assault charges, report says Greg Johnson, who played with four teams in 12 NHL seasons and served six years as a Predators captain, died Monday at age 48.The Chronicle-Journal in Ontario, near Johnson’s hometown of Thunder Bay, was first to report the news. No cause of death was given. NHL free agency news: Sabres sign Marcus Johansson to 2-year deallast_img read more

PM’s award for golf ambassador Warren

first_img Golf ambassador Warren Clark has been recognised by Prime Minister Theresa May with a Points of Light Award.The daily awards are made to outstanding volunteers and Warren’s was timed to coincide with the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi, where he is currently representing Team GB in golf.Warren, a leading advocate for disability sport who runs his own charity, is a Young Ambassador for England Golf and the Golf Foundation, helping to give the sport a fresh voice and change perceptions.The 18-year-old from Hampshire has autism and his own experience of golf inspired him to set up his charity, Warren Clarke Golfing Dreams, which has given free golf taster sessions to over 5000 disabled people.In a personal letter to Warren, published on the Points of Light website, the Prime Minister said: “The success of your foundation is testament to your passion for golf and your dedication to seeing more disabled people take up the sport.“Through the free taster sessions you provide, you have enabled thousands of people to participate in golf and enjoy playing alongside others. I wish you the very best as you represent our country in this year’s Special Olympics.”Warren replied: “I am thrilled and proud to be receiving this award and so pleased to receive it. Thanks so much, it’s very exciting at this time especially being at the World Games with Special Olympics, I hope to do well and will be giving my golf my everything, that’s all I can possibly do!”Warren is a past winner of the England Golf Young Volunteer of the Year Award.Points of Light was first established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in 2014.Find out more about Points of Light  18 Mar 2019 PM’s award for golf ambassador Warren Tags: Disability Golf, inclusive, Volunteerslast_img read more