United’s tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of Thursday morning as they lost 2-0 to PSG in Chicago. Despite being named in United’s party for the final stage of United’s tour, Di Maria was not in the matchday squad. “Manchester United and PSG are two big clubs and negotiations can be difficult but we are close to the end,” Blanc said. Reports in France claim PSG will pay around 65 million euros (£46million) for the Argentina international, who failed to settle at United last year. The midfielder’s form dipped alarmingly after a strong start and he had to move out of his Cheshire home after an attempted burglary in February. Di Maria is not the only problem Van Gaal has at present. Goalkeeper David De Gea has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer. Real Madrid want to sign De Gea this summer following the departure of their long-standing captain Iker Casillas. United are adamant they will only do a deal with the 10-time European champions if they get defender Sergio Ramos in return. With Ramos said to be close to signing a new deal with Madrid, De Gea’s move looks further away than ever before. Van Gaal only played the Spaniard for the opening 45 minutes of United’s defeat in the Windy City and he put in a poor performance, hesitating when coming off his line for Blaise Matuidi’s opener and being easily beaten from close range by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second goal. Van Gaal has praised De Gea’s attitude on two occasions this summer, but the Dutchman appeared to hint that all was not well with the goalkeeper after the defeat to PSG. “We have a situation that is not favourable for David De Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go,” Van Gaal said. When asked what the best solution was for all parties, Van Gaal added: “We have to wait and see. It is the same question as your predecessor.” Van Gaal admitted at the weekend he had signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero because he feared De Gea could still leave. He said on Sunday: ”I think that in our circumstances, with the threat that David De Gea is going to Real Madrid, we have to prepare our season and I think Sergio Romero can fulfil that because you have to handle it very quickly when it may happen with David de Gea.” Van Gaal refused to chastise his players for their weak defensive showing in Illinois. “It’s better when you win but I was rather satisfied,” said the 63-year-old, who guided United to victory in their first three tour matches. The Dutchman and his squad flew back to Manchester directly after the game in Chicago. United’s next match is their first game of the Barclays Premier League season against Tottenham at Old Trafford on August 8. In fact, the 27-year-old’s whereabouts remain a mystery to his manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman claimed he had no idea why Di Maria did not report for duty in the States as expected last Saturday and his stance had not changed when asked about the £59.7million midfielder on Thursday. “I don’t know where he is,” the United boss said after a blunt exchange in his post-match press conference at the Soldier Field. “You can ask that every week but I don’t answer that question.” The only other comment Van Gaal made was when he was asked by a reporter from Kurdistan where Di Maria’s next club would be. “He is not going to Kurdistan,” Van Gaal said. Blanc was slightly more forthcoming on the matter. The PSG boss believes the protracted transfer saga surrounding the former Real Madrid player is finally coming to an end. Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria. Press Association
PRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, has confirmed that Guyana will be hosting this year’s South American Junior Championships, after the event was pushed back from May and will now be held in early June.Hutson yesterday confirmed that Guyana was successful in the proposal submitted at the South American Athletics Confederation (CONSUDATLE) congress which ended yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.It was earlier this month that Chronicle Sport reported that Guyana was approached to host the event after original host of the event, Bolivia, had pulled out of the hosting due to reasons beyond their control.With the event confirmed the next step is for the AAG to hunt down funding to cover the expected US$58 000 (Approx. G$11,600,000) price tag that the event is expected to carry.Over half of the cost will be covered by the International Association of Athletics Federation, which will be pumping US$30 000 into the event.The AAG has already reached out to the government, through the National Sports Commission, as well as the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA).Following a meeting with NSC earlier this month, Director of Sport Christopher Jones did advise that the Commission would be in a better position to help if the event was pushed back.“Of course the government will have to come on board. We started discussions with them and we did indicate to them that ideally we would appreciate it if we had more time.The time, it’s cutting it very close. If the time is pushed back it will give the AAG time to get corporate Guyana on board, (but) the NSC will lend support in whatever way we can to ensure the successful hosting,” Jones told Chronicle Sport.Jones also hoped that the AAG could perhaps even seek a little more funding from the IAAF given that Guyana has so little time to garner sponsorship for the event.With athletes from over 10 countries expected to take part in the Championships, this will be the first time that an international event of such magnitude would be held in Guyana – something Guyana has been talking about ever since the completion of the National Track and Field Centre, Guyana’s first and only synthetic track facility.The South American Junior Championships is a biennial event at which junior athletes (Under-20) from all across South America participate in athletic events. The last Championships, held in Ecuador involved 245 athletes from 11 nations.
… Warner 128 not out, Finch 110 unbeatenDAVID Warner and Aaron Finch have powered Australia to their biggest-ever ODI win in India, thrashing the hosts by 10 wickets in the series opener in Mumbai.Warner and Finch both scored centuries in the largest partnership against India in one-day cricket, for any wicket anywhere in the world, as they easily chased down their target of 255 with 12.2 overs to spare.Warner finished on 128 from 112 balls, while Finch was unbeaten on 110 from 114.The result kept Australia’s unbeaten summer alive, after they cruised through six Twenty20s and five Tests at home without losing a match.But in a summer of maulings, this was close to the biggest.After Mitchell Starc took three wickets and Pat Cummins bowled superbly for 2-44, Warner and Finch put on a show in the first of the three ODIs.It marked just the fifth time in history that two Australian openers have both scored centuries in the same game, and it’s the team’s first-ever 10-wicket win in India.Finch started the faster of the pair, as he put any width away through the off-side early, before his opening partner launched a brutal attack on India’s bowlers.Warner hit 17 fours and three sixes in his knock, bringing up his hundred in just 88 balls.The left-hander was powerful all around the ground, drastically upping the scoring rate from a World Cup last year where he also hit three centuries.It was his fifth triple-figure score of the summer, with his record across all formats now 1 193 runs at an average of 170.42Meanwhile, it marked the fourth century opening stand between the pair in the past year, after they also tore apart the World Cup.Finch brought up his century off 107 balls, with 12 of his 13 boundaries coming through the off-side, while he also whacked Kuldeep Yadav for a massive six back over his head.Starc had earlier taken 3-56 for the Aussies with the ball, while Cummins was arguably their best bowler as he took the key wicket of Shikhar Dhawan for 75.Dhawan had lived a charmed life – with chances missed on one, 31 and 55 – before he fell caught at cover as part of a collapse that derailed India’s innings.Adam Zampa (1-53) also got Virat Kohli caught and bowled for 16, as India lost 4-30 after being in a dominant position at 1-132 after 27 overs.It marked the sixth time in Zampa’s international career that he has removed the Indian superstar, by far his best record against any batsman.Kane Richardson also finished with 2-43 from 9.1 overs after being picked ahead of Josh Hazlewood.Marnus Labuschagne had the quietest possible debut, not required to bat or bowl in the win. (AAP)INDIA inningsRohit Sharma c David Warner b Mitchell Starc 10Shikhar Dhawan c Ashton Agar b Pat Cummins 74Lokesh Rahul c Steven Smith b Ashton Agar 47Virat Kohli c & b Adam Zampa 16Shreyas Iyer c Alex Carey b Mitchell Starc 4Rishabh Pant c Ashton Turner b Pat Cummins 28Ravindra Jadeja c Alex Carey b Kane Richardson 25Shardul Thakur b Mitchell Starc 13Mohammed Shami c Alex Carey b Kane Richardson 10Kuldeep Yadav run-out Steven Smith 17Extras: (lb-3, w-8) 11Total: (all out, 49.1 overs) 255Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-134, 3-140 4-156, 5-164, 6-213, 7-217, 8-229, 9-255.Bowling: Mitchell Starc 10-0-56-3 (w-2), Pat Cummins 10-1-44-2 (w-2), Kane Richardson 9.1-0-43-2 (w-2), Adam Zampa 10-0-53-1, (w-1), Ashton Agar 10-1-56-1 (w-1).AUSTRALIA inningsDavid Warner not out 128Aaron Finch not out 110Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-9) 20Total: (no loss, 37.4 overs) 258Bowling: Mohammed Shami 7.4-0-58-0 (w-2), Jasprit Bumrah 7-0-50-0 (w-1), Shardul Thakur 5-0-43-0 (w-4), Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-55-0 (w-2), Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-41- 0 (w-1)
After winning his appeal against a proposed eight-week ban, Tiernan McCann has been included at wing-forward for Tyrone, who makes just one enforced change from the quarter-final win over Monaghan.Justin McMahon returns to the side centre-back – replacing his brother Joe, who is named on the bench after undergoing surgery on a hernia injury just last week.Meanwhile, Kerry manager Eamon Fitzmaurice makes three changes for the trip to Croke Park. Kieran Donaghy returns at full-forward after he missed the quarter-final win over Kildare through injury.Peter Crowley starts at centre-back, while Johnny Buckley is named in the half-forward line.Paul Geaney, Aidan O’Mahony and Bryan Sheehan are the three players to make way.
Former Asante Kotoko German coach Hans Dieter Schmidt has hit out at Black Stars team doctor Adam Baba over the explanation for young striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom’s inability to feature for the Black Stars at the 2013 Cup of Nations.Speaking at GFA press conference last Friday, Adamu Baba revealed the loaned-out Juventus striker’s involvement in a table tennis match that lasted for two hours at the team hotel during the AFCON 2013 seriously curtailed his recovery from an injury sustained at the Stars’ pre-AFCON training camp in Abu Dhabi hence his lack of game time at the tournament.“Richmond sustained an injury during our last training session in Abu Dhabi on the 15th of January, 2013. On our arrival in South Africa, we had an MRI scan run on him and it revealed that an old injury had been worsened so we asked him to rest so that he could begin light training and obliged. I had declared him fit for the quarter final but I warned him not to bear any weight on the injured ankle. However, the night before the game, he played table tennis all night and got the ankle swollen and that brought us to square one,” Dr. Baba said.Schmidt, who guided Asante Kotoko to the 2004 Caf Confederation Cup finals loss to rivals Hearts of Oak in Kumasi is riled by the Black Stars team doctor’s explanations and has questioned Dr. Baba’s credibility. The coach believes the doctor went overboard and suggests his action could affect the relationship with the player.“It is not a problem to play table tennis in the resting time. It is active resting. I don’t trust this doctor. How can the player trust him in the future? He is only a spice and talking too much,” the German trainer shortly commented on a facebook thread.A further inquiry about what the term ‘active rest’ means as used by coach Dieter Schmidt says: “The term “active rest” or “active recovery” applies to training schedules used by athletes. In the recent past, athletes were encouraged to rest completely after a competition or on a day off. But newer research shows that engaging in low-intensity exercise during “rest” is better for maintaining fitness levels. Low-intensity exercise flushes out lactic acid and delivers healing oxygen to the muscles. Any activity that keeps the target heart rate in the 60 – 65% range is low-intensity exercise. Active rest activities are easy recreational movements like going for a bike ride or a hike, a casual game of tennis, swimming etc.FootyGhana understands Dr. Baba’s disclosure to the media was not pleasantly received by members of the top hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association present at the media briefing last Friday.
The Black Stars continues to attract all kinds of coaches after its latest vacancy but reports are that Italian Marco Tardelli is in a pole position for the job as a result of his rich curriculum Vitae among the numerous applicants.Tardelli, 60 years, reportedly was among the first coaches to submit his application to coach the team. He made 81 appearances for the Italian national team, between 1976 and 1986.The former Juventus defensive midfielder who currently is the coach for championship side Watford and holds a UEFA Pro license coaching certificate and also doubles as assistant coach of Ireland but has also declared his readiness to take up any other role if he does not get the top job in the Black Stars team.“Tardelli has tendered his application to the GFA for the position, for the Black Stars head coach job.“ We are looking to hear from them [GFA], we want to help develop Ghana football,” a spokesman for Tardelli was quoted in the media.
It’s unclear if the plea deal will be accepted by Kraft or any of the other 24 men who were arrested, the Palm Beach Post noted. According to court records, several of the men — including Kraft — have court appearances scheduled for next week.Palm Beach-based attorney Jack A. Goldberger pleaded not guilty on behalf of Kraft on Feb. 28 and requested he receive a non-jury trial.Kraft initially was scheduled to be appear in court April 24, but his arraignment has been moved up to March 27. Kraft, 77, was charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute at a Jupiter, Florida, massage parlor as part of a larger sting operation in Palm Beach County.Charging affidavits claim that investigators have video of a man identified as Kraft paying for and involved in sex acts during two visits to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa on consecutive days in January, including one on the day of the Patriots’ AFC championship game against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Florida prosecutors have offered to drop charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a number of other men charged with soliciting prostitution in Palm Beach County, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited an unidentified person familiar with the matter.However, the reported offer comes with a catch: The men must admit they would have been found guilty had their cases gone to trial. Patriots chaplain resigns amid Robert Kraft scandal, report says “The proposed deferred prosecution agreement calls for completion of an education course about prostitution, completion of 100 hours of community service, screening for sexually transmitted diseases and payment of some court costs,” the Journal reported.However, Kraft apparently isn’t willing to take the deal. According to CNN, Kraft and his legal team will reject the offer, meaning they will take their chances if the case goes to trial. Related News Robert Kraft charges spark petition to remove Gillette name from Patriots’ stadium
What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday — or, in this case, Saturday — when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, the Cup Series’ only visit to the track all season, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Kentucky is 7:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Daytona race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 7:30 p.m. ET start time is the third such start time this season (Richmond and Kansas were the others) since last week’s night race at Daytona was rained out and bumped to Sunday. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBCSN for the second time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC is slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, which will consist of three stages (80 laps, 80 laps, 107 laps), is the 20th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (19th when not counting the All-Star Race). It marks the official start of the second half of the season — 18 races down, 18 to go.Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile oval that features 17-degree banking in Turns 1 and 2, 14-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4, and eight-degree backing on both stretches. The wide track is ripe for good racing with NASCAR’s current aerodynamics package.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Kentucky.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Kentucky raceRace: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky SpeedwayDate: Saturday, July 13Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSaturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway will be the second of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Saturday night’s race at Kentucky is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreKentucky Speedway is still relatively new to the NASCAR Cup schedule. The series’ first race at the track was in 2011 and was won by Kyle Busch; he is one of three drivers who have dominated the field at this particular oval. Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. and Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski have won seven of the eight Cup races at Kentucky. (Matt Kenseth won in 2013.)Of course, all of those drivers are on the board with wins this season, too, and they make up three of the top five in the current Cup Series points standings.Busch and Truex each have won at Kentucky twice, and because Kenseth won in a Toyota, that means Keselowski is the only non-Toyota driver ever to win a Cup race at this track. A Chevrolet driver has never won a Cup race at Kentucky, but don’t be surprised if that changes in 2019.MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule This is the last regular-season race on a 1.5-mile oval for the Cup Series this season, and Hendrick Motorsports earned a confidence-building victory at a similar track a couple weeks ago, when Alex Bowman won at Chicagoland. Bowman also ran seventh at Charlotte and second at Kansas. Jimmie Johnson has finished eighth or better in his last four starts at 1.5-mile tracks. This team is finding speed at the right time.Of course, the three aforementioned former Kentucky winners will still be the favorites Saturday night. They have the three best driver ratings at Kentucky among those in the field. They’re followed closely by Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, who does not yet have a win this season but still sits third in points.Harvick has led the most laps this year at 1.5-mile tracks (383), and he also has the second best average finishing position at 1.5-mile tracks this season. He is among the favorites at Kentucky, too.
USA vs. Finland results: Americans shut out from medal stand in 2020 World Juniors after quarterfinal exit
Like in 2019, the United States (4 seed) and Finland (5 seed) emerged from their respective groups in second and third place. Five players returned from last year’s U.S. team and four from the Finnish gold medal team, including Ville Heinola (Winnipeg Jets), who got the secondary assist on the goal. The primary assist went to Kristian Tanus, who made a ridiculous no-look pass to Oden for the one-timer in the slot on the power play.’IT’S GOLD OR BUST’: NHL players look back on World Junior Championship memoriesAmerican goaltender Spencer Knight (Florida Panthers) once again looked solid between the pipes as he stopped 28 of 29 shots — including at least 12 in the high-danger zone.On the flip side, Justus Annunen (Colorado Avalanche) was phenomenal in net, stopping all 30 shots he faced with almost 20 coming from up close. Defenseman Ty Emberson (Arizona Coyotes) had his best game of the tournament and led the Americans with four shots on net. The best chance, however, came off — you guessed it — a ridiculous seeing-eye pass from Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks) to Jack Drury (Carolina Hurricanes) crashing the net with the U.S. trailing.However, in the end, as captain Mattias Samuelsson told NHL Network’s Jill Savage after the game, “We just didn’t score. You can’t win a hockey game if you don’t score any goals.”The United States leaves the Czech Republic without a medal — the first time it failed to medal since 2015, ending a streak of four consecutive trips to the podium. Finland will face Canada in the semifinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday (NHL Network in the United States and TSN in Canada).Sporting News had all the action as Finland defeated the United States and ended the American’s gold medal hopes at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.USA vs. Finland results, highlights from 2020 World Juniors quarterfinals(All times are Eastern)Final score: Finland 1, USA 02:05 p.m. — Team USA best three players of the tournament: Spencer Knight, Shane Pinto and Trevor Zegras.2:04 p.m. — Spencer Knight named Team USA’s player fo the game. Joonas Oden gets the nod for Team Finland.Third period: Finland 1, USA 02:00 p.m. — Game over. USA again loses to Finland.Finland beats the USA in a WJC knockout game, again.pic.twitter.com/lCEanEYAum— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) January 2, 20201:58 p.m. — Whistle with two seconds left as there is an injured Finn down — Wahlstrom came up high with the elbow. Lots of pushing and shoving at the whistle. Wahlstrom gets five.1:57 p.m. — Last 30 seconds and the Americans set up. Nick Robertson fans on the shot.1:56 p.m. — Americans controlling the puck on the left side but Cole Caufield’s shot is smothered. Nick Robertson had been sitting alone on the right side but they couldn’t get it to him.1:54 p.m. — With one minute and 14 seconds left on the clock Antti Saarela is called for slashing Oliver Wahlstrom. Team USA heads to the power play and it should be a 6-on-4. 1:53 p.m. — Two minutes left and the Americans are having trouble gaining the offensive zone. They have only five shots on goal in this period.1:51 p.m — Three minutes left.1:50 p.m. — John Beecher drives down the left wing and cuts to the net but Annunen with the stick down makes the stop.1:49 p.m. — Under five minutes remaining in the game, the U.S. needs one.1:38 p.m. — Defenseman Ty Emberson cuts down the middle, gets the puck and a quality scoring chance but the same result: Annunen save.1:34 p.m. — Oliver Wahlstrom trying to get on the board gets a shot off despite being a Finnish defender in his face.Wahlstrom and Team USA looking for the equalizer with less than 8 minutes to play in regulation. #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/KZA1CKPx8L— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) January 2, 20201:32 p.m. — Now its Finland controlling the play and keeping the Americans pinned in their own end with just over 12 minutes remaining.1:30 p.m. — United States has picked up the pace. Mattias Samuelsson point shot is stopped with a big kick save. 1:27 p.m. — PP GOAL. Kristian Tanus with the no-look pass to Joonas Oden in the slot and Oden just rips it home. USA trails 1-0.Kristian Tanus with the no-look dish to Joonas Oden, and Finland breaks the deadlock! pic.twitter.com/kYL0k30UNl— TSN (@TSN_Sports) January 2, 20201:26 p.m. — Then Drury called for a questionable tripping call and the Americans will be shorthanded.1:25 p.m. — Trevor Zegras with another ridiculous pass and finds Jack Drury in front but he’s stopped. The puck is left sitting before the Finns clear it.1:23 p.m. — Finland with a couple of early chances but Spencer Knight keeps it scoreless.Great save here by 🇺🇸 Spencer Knight on 🇫🇮 Lenni Killinen to keep this 0-0🎥 @TSN_Sports #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/5frKAZjT4O— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 2, 20201:19 p.m. — Puck has dropped for the third period.1:14 p.m. — USA now outshooting Finland 23-16Second period: USA 0, Finland 01:02 p.m. — The second period ends just like the first: scoreless.12:55 p.m. — Virginia native Zac Jones gets the puck between the circles and rifles the wrister off the crossbar. Team USA comes oh so close. Looking at the replay below may have been deflected at some point but, either way, it did not tickle the twine🇺🇸 Zac Jones off the crossbar.Still 0-0 in the 2nd🎥 @TSN_Sports #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/3BATPdd7fg— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 2, 202012:45 p.m. — Alex Turcott tries to stuff it in shortside but is denied and the power play expires a few seconds later.12:44 p.m. — Nick Robertson with a big shot down low from the bottom portion of the right circle but Annunen makes the stop.12:43 p.m. — U.S. head to the power play. They are 6-for-21 with the man advantage in the tourney. Finland has the second-best penalty kill (85 percent).12:40 p.m. — Another turnover by the Americans and Sampo Ranta breaks in but Spencer Stastney with a fantastic backcheck and defensive play. Ranta, who plays at the University of Minnesota, doesn’t even get a shot.🇫🇮 Sampo Ranta chance. Scrum afterwards.🎥 @TSN_Sports #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/1iX7zXRtgB— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 2, 202012:38 p.m. — The momentum has swung in the Finns’ advantage and they break out 3-on-1 as the Americans get caught deep on a broken play. Spencer Knight with a key stop on a driving Matias Maccelli (Arizona Coyotes).12:37 p.m. — By the way: The U.S. is wearing the white threads the 1960 Olympic team wore when they captured the United States’ first-ever gold medal. Also, the same jerseys they wore when they lost to Canada on Boxing Day . . .12:35 p.m. — Americans getting chances but the Finnish netminder Annunen — a Colorado Avalanche prospect — is getting it done.12:30 p.m. — USA comes out hard but Justus Annunen robs Nick Robertson on a one-timer in the high-danger zone and then Shane Pinto’s backhander from the slot is denied.Annunen coming up big in goal for 🇫🇮! #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/JO3csd8wpm— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) January 2, 202012:29 p.m. — Second period underway.12:27 p.m. — Shots in that first period were: 11 for the United States and 10 for Finland. Pretty even as expected but the U.S. has to stay out of the box.First period: USA 0, Finland 012:09 p.m. — Back to even strength and it’s still scoreless. Americans with some big-time blocks on the kill.Another huge penalty kill and yet another big blocked shot by Jack Drury (CAR). Young man is a Harvard-educated puck eater.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) January 2, 202012:06 p.m. — Just prior to the Beecher hit, Alex Turcotte got leveled.Another angle of the 🇫🇮 Anttoni Honka hit on 🇺🇸 Alex Turcotte. No call.🎥 @TSN_Sports #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/EVchaPUpzw— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 2, 202012:05 p.m. — Big check by John Beecher right near benches that leads to some pushing and shoving. Eemil Erholtz looks to be okay despite the hit from behind and that it looked like his face met the edge of the bench. Beecher just gets two.🇺🇸 John Beecher hit on 🇫🇮 Eemil Erholtz🎥 @TSN_Sports #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/fECLhiW3mW— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 2, 202011:57 a.m. — Players on the United States returning from last year’s silver-medal winning squad: Jack Drury, Oliver Wahlstrom, K’Andre Miller, Mattias Samuelsson and Spencer Knight. Anttoni Honka, Ville Heinola, Toni Utunen and Rasmus Kupari won gold in 2019.11:52 a.m. — Americans kill off the double minor. Still scoreless at Werk Arena1st period in the books! No score between 🇺🇸 and 🇫🇮 #USAWJC l #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/3ptFMChZJd— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) January 2, 202011:49 a.m. — Massive block by Shane Pinto on a rocket from the point.11:46 a.m. — Alex Turcotte called for the high-stick, and he drew blood, so it’s a four-minute penalty kill for the U.S. Finland enters the game with five power-play goals on 17 chances; USA has allowed seven on 20.11:39 a.m. — Jack Drury takes an elbow to the face from Kristian Tanus but there is no call.That’s an elbow straight to the head. #WorldJuniors #U20fi pic.twitter.com/LymXFrOw4l— Lassi Alanen (@lassialanen) January 2, 202011:38 a.m. — Game on.Pregame11:00 a.m. — Full lineups. Lines for USA and Finland. Game begins at 11:30 AM ET. #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/LVjr09ONDT— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisTHN) January 2, 202010:20 a.m. — USA lines are here.About to make my way to Trinec. Here is how USA will line up against Finland in the QF: pic.twitter.com/glklOeMbux— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) January 2, 2020Relevant linksTournamentA team-by-team guide to the 2020 under-20 championshipBreakdown of every NHL teams’ prospectsTop 5 storylines to watch20 draft prospects to keep an eye onCanada’s complete game schedule, resultsDylan Cozens: first player from Yukon Alexis Lafreniere putting up impressive numbers in draft yearBarrett Hayton named captainCanada handed worst-ever tournament loss by RussiaCanada’s captain Barrett Hayton angers Russia, keeps helmet on for anthemCanada’s Alexis Lafreniere ruled out vs. Germany, long-term status unclearCanada bounces back with win vs. GermanyAlexis Lafreniere to return for Canada in quarterfinal, per reportCanada defeats Czech Republic to take top spot in Group BUSATeam USA’s complete game schedule, resultsUSA’ Dustin Wolf making a name for himselfUSA loses to Canada to start tournamentUSA downs Germany to get first winAmericans defeat Russia to maintain top spot in Group BCole Caufield nets overtime game winner vs. Czech Republic Yep, it’s déjà vu all over again.Less than a year removed from a heartbreaking loss in the IIHF World Juniors gold medal game, the United States was handed a 1-0 defeat by the Finns when the two nations squared off in the 2020 edition’s quarterfinals Thursday. Joonas Oden, who was actually born in the United States, netted the lone goal.
Pauline ThomasPauline Thomas, at the age of 97, died October 4, 2015. She gave her life to the Lord at an early age. Pauline was always active in Baptist churches and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She attended Wellington High School. Pauline was active in the Never Fail Club and Woman’s Missionary group at the church. She enjoyed playing golf and bowling until her health wouldn’t allow her.On July 31, 1937, she married the love of her life, Harlan Thomas. They had two children: Carolyn Schwabauer and Gerald Thomas. The two retired in 1988 and moved to Wellington where she has resided since.Â Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Schwabauer; nine grandchildren: Brenda Cochran (Dick) of Wellington, KS, Becky Hill (C.R.) of Highland Ranch, CO, Jerry Watts Â (Grisel) of Scottsdale, AZ, Michelle Kauffman (Kenny) of Wichita, KS, Michael Watts (Flavia) of Scottsdale, AZ, Teri Allen (Mike) of Republic, MO, Kimi Palacio (Mike), Tami Thomas, Connie Campbell (Troy) all of Wichita, KS; 22 great-grandchildren: Chad Remey, Justin Adams, Traci Smith (Ryan) of Wellington, KS, Ryan Cochran, Cristy Mann (Scott) all of Wichita, KS, Chris Hill and Taylor Hill of Denver, CO, Colten Hill of Highland Ranch, CO, Derrick Fisher of Longton, KS, Dustin Fisher of Anchorage, AK, Sydney Fisher of Wichita, KS, Carleigh Kauffman of Wichita, KS, Jacob Michael Watts of Scottsdale, AZ, Brad Allen of Republic, MO, Brian Allen of Jefferson City, MO, Brook Allen of Dallas, TX, Staci Christians of Wichita, KS, Aron Palacio and Josh Palacio of Wichita, KS, Gage Shook, Lexie Campbell and Brice Campbell all of Wichita, KS and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Deanna Thomas; parents, Tom and Mrytal Stamm; sisters, Marjorie Slothower and Wanda Beason and her brother, Russel Stamm.Â Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015 with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Pauline will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2015 in the chapel of Cornejo|Day Funeral Home, Wellington, KS.Â Interment will follow at the Bethany Cemetery in Perth, KS.Â A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory to the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment Foundation. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.Â To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS.