Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert claims stage win as Julian Alaphilippe sees rivals suffer

first_imgWout Van Aert claimed Stage 10 of the Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe saw several of his rivals for the yellow jersey lose ground on a dramatic day.Van Aert secured his first Grand Tour stage win as he proved to have the most left in his legs at the end of a brutal 135-mile ride from Saint-Flour to Albi that featured a trio of category three climbs and one category four ascent. 1. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) 432. Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) 373. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) 30WHAT’S NEXT?After a manic Monday, Tuesday’s rest day will come as a welcome relief before a flat stage from Albi to Toulouse on Wednesday. He edged Elia Viviani in a crowded sprint to the line but, while Van Aert can celebrate a career first, Alaphilippe may reflect on this stage as a decisive one if he becomes the first Frenchman to win the yellow jersey since Bernard Hinault in 1985.After a six-man breakaway was caught with 15 miles to go, the peloton split, allowing Alaphilippe to get himself in the front group to build a significant advantage over those behind them. While Alaphilippe finished with the sprinters at the head of the race, Thibaut Pinot, Rigoberto Uran, Richie Porte and Jakob Fuglsang all came home one minute and 40 seconds off the pace.Mikel Landa, whose cause was hindered by a mechanical issue, finished two minutes and nine seconds adrift, as did Giulio Ciccone, who had started the day only 23 seconds behind Alaphilippe.Alaphilippe’s lead stands at one minute and 12 seconds from defending champion Geraint Thomas, whose Team INEOS colleague Egan Bernal is a further four seconds back.Another look at @WoutvanAert’s lung-busting final sprint to win!Regardez le sprint final et la victoire de Wout Van Aert ! #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/RlYFrMuMyU— Tour de France (@LeTour) July 15, 2019’ONE CENTIMETER IS ENOUGH’The day belonged to Van Aert, who had never competed in a race longer than seven stages prior to making his Tour debut this year but prevailed for Jumbo-Visma despite Team Sunweb getting a four-man lead out going into the final kilometer.”I can’t believe that I’ve won a stage of the Tour de France. It’s above anything else,” Van Aert said. “Winning at my first attempt is incredible. It became quite nervous in the finale. Luckily, we stayed at the front with Steven Kruijswijk and Dylan Groenewegen.”I went 250 meters from the finish. It was close with Viviani at the end, but one centimetre is enough as long as I won it.”Tour de France Stage 10 results1. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 04:49:392. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) – same time3. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) “4. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) “5. Peter Sagan (BORA – hansgrohe) “Tour de France 2019 standingsGeneral Classification1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 43:27:152. Geraint Thomas (Team INEOS) +1.123. Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) +1.16Points Classification1. Peter Sagan (BORA – hansgrohe) 2292. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) 1673. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 153King of the Mountainslast_img read more

St. Mary’s to Present Family Lenten Mission

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Parish of St. Mary will offer a family Lenten mission called “Hope and Transformation for Families.”The mission will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, and continue at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, through Wednesday, March 20.The Rev. William Gaffney, a Redemptorist priest, will lead the mission, assisted by Gloria Anson, a lay Redemp­torist missionary. Both are members of the Sacred Heart Apostolate, whose goal is to renew and revitalize families through the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They have conducted family missions in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean since 1996 and were part of the Global Sacred Heart Congress in France in 2011.Gaffney will preach at each of the Masses that weekend as a prelude to beginning the mission. The topics of the mission are different each evening, and all will include prayer, song, scripture, preaching by Gaffney and presentations by Anson.There will also be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction on Sunday and Tuesday evenings, Veneration of the Cross and the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday night and consecration to Our Lady on Wednesday evening. All those attending will have the opportunity to participate in the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. Children and youth will have an active role each night of the mission.For those unable to attend the evening mission on Monday through Wednesday, Gaffney will say weekday Mass followed by a teaching by Anson.Refreshments and fellowship will conclude each evening. Books, tapes and icons will be available for purchase each evening as well.The mission is open to all who want to experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ, including young and old, parents and their children, teens and adults.Registration is not necessary. For further information, please call the St. Mary Parish Office at 732-671-0071.last_img read more

DESORMEAUX BROTHERS TEAM TO WIN GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BY A ROMPING 6 ¼ LENGTHS AS EXAGGERATOR COVERS 1 1/8 MILES OVER A SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:49.66

first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 27,821 BRAVES LIGHT RAIN AS SANTA ANITA DERBY IS RUN FOR 79TH TIME ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Exaggerator finally confirmed the belief trainer Keith Desormeaux had all along in his 3-year-old colt.Making an impressive move on a sloppy track in taking the lead in the upper stretch, Exaggerator won the $1 million Santa Anita Derby by 6 1/4 lengths Saturday, beating 7-5 favorite Mor Spirit in their final showdown before the Kentucky Derby next month.“For me, this is like a dream,” Desormeaux said. “The (Kentucky) Derby is what everybody in this business dreams of.”Desormeaux has his younger brother, Kent, along for the ride. Kent piloted Exaggerator over 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.66 after they were next-to-last early on in the eight-horse field.“I don’t think it has soaked in yet, I’m pretty much in shock,” Kent Desormeaux said. “He was the fourth horse that I rode in the mud and the others felt like they had ice skates on. Exaggerator felt like he had track shoes on. He really liked the going and that was part of his incredible effort. He enjoyed the mud.”Exaggerator paid $8.80, $3.60 and $2.80 at 3-1 odds.Trained by Bob Baffert, Mor Spirit returned $2.80 and $2.40. Uncle Lino was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $5 to show.“We got hit by the first wave of water and mud going into the first turn,” Gary Stevens said of Mor Spirit. “He slipped with me and started lunging.”Danzing Candy, who had led going into the clubhouse turn, finished fourth as the 8-5 second choice under Mike Smith.“I felt like I was on roller skates out there,” Smith said. “He just didn’t grab hold of it the way we hoped.”Exaggerator made a similar bold move on the far turn in the San Felipe on March 12, only to finish third by 2 3/4 lengths to winner Danzing Candy and runner-up Mor Spirit. Keith Desormeaux wasn’t sure why his colt was unable to finish.“We had a good pace in the San Felipe, but not a really fast pace,” he said. “Today we had a great pace scenario and he took full advantage.”Exaggerator earned 100 points to move into third place in qualifying for the May 7 Derby. Mor Spirit earned 40 points and is in seventh place. Uncle Lino received 20 points, but is in 22nd place and not currently in the Derby field, which has a 20-horse limit. Danzing Candy earned 10 points and is ninth.Exaggerator swerved coming away from the starting gate while Danzing Candy sped to the lead. Exaggerator entered the stretch three-wide and circled the field in taking the lead before drifting to the inside, where Desormeaux went to a left-handed whip in drawing clear.“He was ultra-confident,” Kent Desormeaux said. “He’s so mature and he walked to the gate like an old pony.”It was Kent Desormeaux’s second career Derby win, and first since Free House in 1997. His brother won the race for the first time.Diplodocus was fifth, followed by Denman’s Call, Smokey Image and Iron Rob. Rare Candy and Dressed in Hermes were scratched.Heavy rain fell early in the day, with fog mostly obscuring the San Gabriel Mountains, creating just the fifth off-track in the race’s 79-year history and the first since Point Given also won in the slop in 2001. The weather affected attendance, with 27,821 on hand.Earlier in the day, Keith Desormeaux scratched Texas Red, who was set to make his 4-year-old debut on turf in the Thunder Road Stakes. The colt hasn’t raced since finishing fifth in the Travers Stakes last summer. He won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, but got injured and was unable to run in last year’s Triple Crown races.“I’m just going to pray that unlike Texas Red we make it there,” Kent Desormeaux said.In other stakes:— Songbird improved to 7-0 in her career with a 3 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Mike Smith, Songbird ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.14 and paid $2.20 to win as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite. A whopping $751,734 was bet to show on Songbird, triggering a minus show pool of $138,844, that was lost by national wagering entities. Smith’s red-and-white silks didn’t have a drop of mud on them with Songbird leading all the way in the Grade 1 race. Mokat was second and She’s a Warrior third.Songbird is headed to next month’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks.“If it doesn’t make an owner smile the way she’s been running, maybe you should try another business,” owner Rick Porter said. “It’s so fun to watch.”— Tough It Out won the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths under Joe Talamo. The 3-year-old gelding ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.60 and paid $12.20 to win.— Pacific Heat won the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths under Flavien Prat. The 3-year-old filly ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.38 and paid $4.40 to win as the 6-5 favorite.— Decked Out won the $150,000 Providencia Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths for the Desormeaux brothers. Decked Out ran 1 1/8 miles on a turf course listed as good in 1:52.72 and paid $8.60 to win the Grade 3 race.— Kent Desormeaux won his third stakes on the card with What a View, who won the $100,000 Thunder Road by a length. Trained by Kenneth Black, the 5-year-old dark bay ran a mile on turf in 1:39.01 and paid $3.80 to win as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade 3 race.Sunday is closing day at Santa Anita, as the track’s 63-day Winter Meet, which began on Dec. 26, draws to a conclusion with an 11-race program. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Donegal gambler scoops €6,000 on spectacular €20 bet!

first_imgA lucky Donegal punter has won close to €6,000 from an absolutely ridiculous football bet.The canny gambler placed a €20 bet in a Boylesports shop in the county last July.And this week his bet paid off with his seven selections ranging from Scottish League Two to the Dutch Eredivise. Firstly, they correctly predicted that Ross County (5/2) and Peterhead (6/4) would win the Scottish Championship and League Two respectively.A top 6 finish for Barnsley in League One (Evens), and a top 7 finish for MK Dons in League Two (4/6) also landed, as did Bolton’s relegation from the Championship (4/5).West Ham’s final day victory over Watford saw them pinch a top 10 finish in the Premier League by a whisker at 11/10 to leave the wager one leg away from the jackpot.They only needed Ajax to secure a point from their final game in the Dutch league to land the money, and despite a wobble before half-time, the Amsterdam side ran out 4-1 winners against Graafschap to win the league title and trigger the champagne popping in Donegal. With all seven predictions coming true, the punter won an eye-catching total of €5,788.13.Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Congratulations to our Donegal customer for scooping such a tidy amount from selections that didn’t even look that unlikely in retrospect.“They had to sit on the bet over the whole season, but the wait proved well worth it and their patience has paid off in the best way possible.”Donegal gambler scoops €6,000 on spectacular €20 bet! was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:betBoylesportdonegalsoccerlast_img read more

DNA Is a Code Operated by Another Code

first_imgThe discovery in the 1950s that DNA stored a coded language was amazing, but recently a new level of complexity has come to the awareness of biochemists.  Apparently, another code determines which DNA genes will be opened for expression and which should be suppressed.    The Feb. 14 issue of Science News1 describes the history of the discovery of the so-called “histone code.”  These are patterns of “tails” attached to the histones around which DNA is tightly wrapped.  Within the last eight years, scientists have been discovering that the histones do not merely spool the DNA, they regulate which genes get expressed.    The pattern of acetylation and methylation on the histone tails appears to form a code that is heritable through cell divisions.  Compared to the well-known DNA genetic code, “A histone code may be much more complex,” writes John Travis.  Shelley Berger (Wistar Institute) exclaimed, “There are all kinds of sites [on histone tails] that can be modified.  The possibilities for a code are quite enormous.  It’s not going to be a simple code.”  After summarizing the literature, Travis concluded, “With such designer histones, it seems that researchers are on their way to having in their hands all the words of the histone code.  But, it may still be a stiff challenge to figure out what those words mean.”For a previous story on the histone code, see 11/04/2002, “Cell Memory Borders on the Miraculous.”1John Travis, “Code Breakers: Scientists tease out the secrets of proteins that DNA wraps around,” Science News, Vol. 165, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2004, p. 106.Evolutionary biologists had their hands full explaining the origin of the DNA-protein language, and now this.  As usual, there is no description in the article about how this code might have “emerged” through an evolutionary process.  There is only the following quip, that not only fails to explain the code’s origin, it adds another problem: apparently the code has not evolved at all: “From species to species, he [C. David Allis, U. of Virginia] notes, these tails are nearly identical, implying that they are important to the cell.  ‘Nature has held these things constant for a reason,’ says Allis.”  Certainly.  Give me a working histone code in the beginning, or give me death.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

10 months agoRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is heating up.Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma are considering an approach for Batshuayi.They are considering an approach for the Chelsea striker in a loan with an option to buy deal.Batshuayi is currently on loan at Valencia but has been linked with a switch to Serie A with AC Milan.Valencia coach Marcelino was non-committal last week when discussing whether the Belgian would still be with the club beyond the January market. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

LSU S Jamal Adams Blasts Tigers’ Fans For Leaving Basketball Game Early, Says They “Show No Loyalty”

first_imgJamal Adams rips LSU fans on Twitter.These LSU fans aren’t loyal. That’s what Tigers’ safety Jamal Adams thinks, anyway. Wednesday evening, LSU’s men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee, 78-63. Many Tigers’ fans were seen departing from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with minutes to go in the contest. This did not please Adams, a 6-foot, 206-pound rising sophomore on the LSU football team. I can’t hold my tongue. LSU fans show no loyalty. You expect so much from us athletes,but won’t stay and support through the whole game.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015LSU has been known for having such prideful and loyal fans, and I hate to see people ruining that image. The game’s not over until it ends.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015While it’s probably not smart for Adams to call out his school’s fan base on Twitter, he’s not wrong in expressing some frustration. It’s the final home game of the season – you can stay in your seats until the final buzzer sounds, LSU fans.last_img read more

Jerami Grant Posts Cool Photo Of Himself In Brother’s Jersey

first_imga general view of the floor at notre dame basketball arena(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Syracuse and Notre Dame are rivals on the hardwood, but former Orange star Jerami Grant, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, is rooting for the Irish Thursday afternoon. That’s because his older brother, Jerian Grant, will be finishing up his senior season in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Grant showed some love for his brother by wearing his No. 22 Notre Dame jersey ahead of the contest.Grant made sure to remind Orange fans that he’s still “Cuse Nation” though. Very cool.last_img

Video: Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson Slams Home Crazy Alley-Oop vs. Duke

first_imgTyler Roberson slams home alley-oop dunk against Duke.Vine/Chris StoneFor whatever reason, Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson plays incredibly well whenever the Orange take the floor against Duke. In 2015, Roberson went for 19 points and 10 rebounds against Duke at home, and 16 points, nine rebounds at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tonight, he has six points and two rebounds midway through the first half, and two of those points were the loudest of the game thus far. Gbinije to Tyler Roberson. Got up. https://t.co/nJTQHgVBaI— Chris Stone (@cstonehoops) January 19, 2016At first glance, Michael Gbinije’s pass looks off-target, but it doesn’t matter. Roberson can really jump, and he got up for that ridiculous one-handed finish.last_img

Ohio State Penn State mens hockey split offensively charged series

OSU junior forward David Gust attempts a shot during a shootout in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in the shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team went to Happy Valley this weekend for a two-game series, but it is heading home feeling nothing more than content after an up-and-down weekend.The Buckeyes were thoroughly defeated on Friday, losing 6-1, but they were able to recover the following day, taking care of the Nittany Lions 7-4.In Game 1, the Nittany Lions struck first after junior forward David Goodwin dispossessed the Buckeye defense behind the goal and laid off the puck for senior forward David Glenn, who fired it behind junior netminder Christian Frey.The first period was quite physical, as both teams were handed penalties. At two points, the teams played four-on-four hockey. Penn State junior goaltender Eamon McAdam demonstrated why he leads the Big Ten in save percentage, stopping a flurry of shots from sophomore forward Luke Stork and senior forward Anthony Greco. The Buckeyes appeared to be knocking on the door after a strong finish to the first period. That, however, would not be the case, as Penn State illustrated why it has the nation’s fifth-ranked offense.Penn State would double its lead with a long shot from freshman defenseman Vince Pedrie. Redshirt senior forward Eric Scheid brought the puck up the right side of the rink and completed a cross-ice pass, which Pedrie collected and converted. Goodwin made it 3-0 with just over six and a half minutes left in the period after some nifty build-up play with freshman forward Andrew Sturtz. This forced OSU coach Steve Rohlik to make a switch inside the pipes. He replaced Frey with junior goalie Matt Tomkins, marking Tomkins’ first appearance in seven games. The substitution would not make any difference.Just three minutes later, Penn State senior defenseman Luke Juha made it 4-0. The nightmare continued for the Buckeyes just over a minute later when freshman forward Alec Marsh pushed the puck under Tomkins’ right skate, making it 5-0. Junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey broke McAdam’s shutout with a power-play goal just over two minutes into the third period. The goal, however, did little to turn the tide, as Penn State coasted to the victory. Junior forward Zach Saar took advantage of an empty net with less than 30 seconds remaining, ending the match 6-1. Tomkins would remain in goal for the Scarlet and Gray for Game 2 on Saturday. Senior goaltender Matthew Skoff took over for McAdam in the Nittany Lions’ goal. It became quite clear early on that the Buckeyes were not going to allow a repeat of the previous night’s performance.Just a minute and a half into the first period, Schilkey laid the puck off to junior forward David Gust, who converted for the power-play score. It was Gust’s 17th point in 17 games, although his 15-game point streak ended the night before.The Buckeyes doubled their lead just six minutes later after freshman defenseman Tommy Parran netted his first career goal for the Buckeyes. Another freshman, forward Freddy Gerard, made it 3-0 for the Buckeyes less than halfway through the period. With just over two minutes remaining in the period, Penn State got on the board. Scheid centered a pass for freshman forward Chase Berger, whose shot was deflected in by Tomkins. Sturtz cut the lead to one goal just past the halfway point in the second period after a great solo effort from the Penn State defensive zone. Emotions began to run high after a few altercations between the two sides. One conflict behind the Buckeyes’ net resulted in junior defenseman Drew Brevig and junior forward Ricky DeRosa being sent to the box, resulting in some four-on-four hockey similar to the night before. An interference call on Parran resulted in a four-on-three advantage for the Nittany Lions, and they would swiftly take advantage with an equalizing goal from Goodwin. Penn State would then grab its first lead of the afternoon when Kevin Kerr fired a shot from long range above Tomkins’ glove just under three minutes into the third period. The Buckeyes finally responded after Penn State’s four straight goals, courtesy of sophomore forward Matthew Weis’ eighth goal of the season. Then, just 42 seconds later, a shot from senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple trickled underneath Skoff, which left freshman forward John Wiitala with an easy empty-net goal to put the Buckeyes back in front 5-4. Weis would grab his second goal of the game after a two-on-one breakaway and doubled the Buckeyes’ lead with just over five minutes remaining in the encounter. Senior forward and Co-captain Anthony Greco put the game to rest with just under 30 seconds left with an empty-net score, ending the match at 7-4. OSU is set to get back in action on Friday against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. read more