Darkside Wednesday Pool League

first_imgQueen Maxima2121980235-1556 Mary Lou’s211011147168-2130 Apple Bar2121987228-1416 Pin House201551861147245 Black Moonies21813158157124 Lek’s Bar211651901256548 Diva Devils211561941217345 Diva Sports20119152148433 Moonies Kitchen201731921088451 Moonies Magnet21516143172-2915 Results: Diva Devils 7 – 8 Honey Bees, Full Moon 7 – 8 Pin House, GB Bar 11 – 4 Mary Lou’s, Honeypot 7 – 8 The Pride, Lek’s Bar 12 – 3 Blue Moonies, Moonies Kitchen 13 – 2 E.I.S. Bar, Moonies Magnet 6 – 9 Diva Sports, Queen Maxima 8 – 7 Black Moonies,Ponderosa 8 – 7 Apple Bar GB Bar211741981178151 E.I.S. Bar1899138132627 Results & Standings Wednesday, Oct. 11 (week 21) Honey Bees211922239213157 Ponderosa2112068247-1793 Blue Moonies21912155160-527 Full Moon211011160155530 Honeypot201010154146830 The Pride20911150150027 TeamPWLFA+/-Pts.last_img read more

Enright strikes with thunder at the Valley

first_imgPSC golf from The Golf Club Sports BarMonday, March 21, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Bob Newell 38pts 2nd Jez Lees 37pts3rd Michael Whelan 37ptsB Flight1st Gabriel Enright 44pts2nd Mick Beresford 38pts3rd John Lawton 36pts Near Pins:  Mick BeresfordThirty plus golfers assembled today for our regular Monday fixture.The A Flight winner was none other than the golden voice of ‘The Sin Bin’, Bob Newell.  A count-back was required for 2nd and 3rd with Jez Lees having a B9-19 to Micheal Whelan’s B9-18.‘Kaptain Klipboard’ Brad Sproxton (left) with the winner of the coveted Monthly Medal and shirt, Eddy Beibly.B Flight had a clear runaway winner with ‘The Thunder from Down Under’ Gabriel Enright taking top honors with an incredible 44 points.  Well done Gabriel.  Best dressed Mick Beresford was a distant second on 38 points while John Lawton, playing his last game before heading off to Africa for work, finished 3rd on 36. Travel well John and come see us again.Wednesday, March 23, Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford1st Brett Chan 35pts2nd Nigel Flanagan 34pts3rd Vic Hestor 34ptsThe cooler weather and steady drizzle chased a few of those signed up to cry off.  None the less, 16 brave souls continued out to Khao Kheow for a soggy but enjoyable game.Brett Chan proved to be the best mudder and finished at the top with 35 points.  Nigel ‘Colts, Colts, Colts’ Flanagan fired a 21 on the B9 to edge out Vic Hestor who came in with a respectable B9-19.  Thanks to all that joined us.Friday, March 25, Phoenix Ocean & Lake – Medal/StrokeA Flight1st James Bracket net 732nd Alan Thomas net 733rd Micheal Whelan net 74B Flight1st Eddy Beilby net 722nd Marlene Prudden net 733rd Vic Hestor net 732’s:  Eddy Beilby, Peter LeNoury, James Bracket, Peter Larrsen, Gabriel EnrightThirty-six players gathered to contest the Monthly Medal winner’s shirt.  Eddy Beilby was the man of the match today, mustering a fine net 72 and top spot in B Flight.  Second place went to our ‘Aussie Queen’ Marlene Prudden who nipped Vic Hestor on count-back.A Flight honors went to the count-back winner James Brackett who had a net 73.  Alan Thomas was second on net 73 and Micheal Whelan third on net 74.The presentation back at The Golf Club Sports Bar & Grill proved a loud and boisterous affair.  Many shots were replayed and there were those that were left wondering what had happened out there.  Most it seemed had struggled on the greens.  Many a libation was sunk, unlike the putts that didn’t.  Thanks to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you again at The Club.Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and Soi Diana junction.  We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or pattaya4golf@gmail.com and our new website is www.golfclubpattaya.com.last_img read more

Double victory for Stuvik at Silverstone

first_imgThai racing ace Sandy Stuvik dominated the EuroFormula Open round 5 at the British Silverstone Circuit last weekend.  With two victories in a row, Stuvik moves up to 188 points in the championship, against second placed contender Alex Palou from Spain with 168. The victory was hard fought for Stuvik though, as the Italian RP Motorsport Team struggled for pace during Friday’s testing, but by Saturday morning Stuvik was again the man to beat in the rain.  For the wet qualifying session the Thai driver held pole position until the very end, when Palou managed to go slightly faster and take the top starting position.  In the first race however, Stuvik shot into the lead and pulled away from the following group almost immediately.  He would take the checkered flag with an 8 second lead over Palou while Israel’s Yarin Stern finished in third.Sandy Stuvik (center) celebrates on the podium after double success at Silverstone.For Sunday’s second race, which was run in dry conditions, Stuvik secured a solid pole position, over two tenths ahead of P2 sitter Yarin Stern.  As the red lights went out, it was Stern who would make the best start and claimed the lead into the first corner.  Stuvik gave chase immediately and mid way through the first lap he was able to overtake the Israeli driver, allowing Palou to get past as well.  What followed was a long intense race between Stuvik and Palou, as they would be locked in an intense battle until the last lap.  In the end, Thailand’s young driving hope scored his second win of the weekend, with Palou having to settle for second and Stern third. Stuvik commented after the race: “I was very happy to take my second win for the weekend, with my rear tires fading fast towards the end of the race I knew Alex would be pushing me hard.  I am delighted to take two victories with me from the legendary Silverstone Circuit.  The next circuit Spa Francorchamps is definitely one of my favorite circuits, but so is Silverstone.  I look forward to continuing the championship fight in Belgium.”The championship now takes a summer break before moving on to Spa Francorchamps in Belgium for the 6th Round from 6-9 September.Stuvik steers his RP Motorsport racecar to yet another victory in the 2014 EuroFormula Open season.last_img read more

King Power sponsors new football facility at Pattaya school

first_imgDirectors of Pattaya School 9 follow up on the progress of the new football stadium.King Power has thrown a 2,110,000 baht budget at creating a state of the art football stadium for Pattaya School 9.The company’s goal is to promote youth sport around the nation and King Power has so far pledged over 200 million baht to sponsor construction of 100 similar football stadiums.At Pattays School 9, the recreation area measures 33 x 53 meters and will be suitable for staging up to 7 a-side football games.  The school is one of the first to be chosen as part of the King Power project, with 20 other stadiums also currently under construction.Work on the Pattaya project is coming along quickly and the facility should be ready to stage its first football game in February 2018.last_img

At The Finish Line…Top ten forwards of all time definitive list

first_imgPhila. 76ers Julius Erving in action against the LA Lakers. (AP Photo/File)Where Only the Truth Matters•    And the truth about “Dunkers” is this, Dunkers – Know – Dunkers!  Sure there’s pretenders and wanna bees, but the real ballers know and anybody that saw John “J.B.” Blanton throw it down, knows he was the truth.  An  outstanding player at Pitt and a standout in the Connie Hawkins League in East Hills.  “J.B.” welcome to the Top 10•    Pitt basketball . . . . . . . I got nothin!!!Bill Neal•    I don’t know much about hockey . . . well, let’s face it, I don’t know anything about hockey, but I know this, the Pens are in trouble and looking like a fizzled out team again.•    Every now and then you need me to help you flash back because you apparently have a hard time doing it yourself.  Please don’t let the gray hair Julius Erving is sporting in the NCAA commercials fool ya.  There was a moment in time when Julius “Dr. J.” Erving was the baddest man on the planet and the planet came to a standstill to watch him play.  If he’s not in your top five greatest forwards of all time, you need to go pull out the old VCR and be reminded of the greatness of the man who took the mantle from Elgin Baylor and Connie Hawkins and gave it to Michael Jordan.•    While we’re at it, here’s the top ten forwards of all time definitive  list.  “City Slicker” pay attention here.1.    Elgin Baylor2.    Julius “Dr. J.” Erving3.    Karl Malone4.    Charles Barkley5.    Connie Hawkins6.   Tim Duncan7.    Scottie Pippin8.    Larry Bird9.    Dominique Wilkins10.   Kevin McHale(Oh shut up please . . . Michael Jordan was a two guard by nature!)< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more

Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

first_imgThe Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that’s not even their biggest problem at the moment. They will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason this year after losing two of the National League’s top players this past week. Pittsburgh will be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was suspended 80 games because of a positive drug test, and San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner was injured in a dirt bike crash .A slow start at this stage of the season isn’t the end of the world, but the Pirates (8-10) and Giants (6-13) will now be missing key players.“We get the angst. We get the concern. Unfortunately, in a small market, there’s going to be angst and concern about a number of different things,” Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington said. “We like the group we have.”Starling Marte (Courier File Photo/William McBride)Huntington said the Pirates would consider external options when dealing with Marte’s absence, but it won’t be easy to replace a player who hit .311 last year with 47 stolen bases. Pittsburgh went 78-83 in 2016 and needed some things to go right to have a good season this year. Marte’s suspension was obviously an unexpected setback.The same can certainly be said for Bumgarner’s mishap. The left-hander is on the disabled list for the first time in his career after bruising his ribs and spraining a joint in his pitching shoulder in the bike accident. It’s not clear how long he’ll be sidelined.Only six NL teams finished above .500 last year, with five of them making the postseason. With such a clear gap between the haves and have-nots, those five playoff teams — the Cubs, Dodgers, Nationals, Mets and Giants — all looked like decent bets to return.Bumgarner’s injury, however, is certainly a blow to San Francisco’s chances, and the Giants already have a hole to climb out of. They have the worst record in the NL.The Mets and Dodgers are also below .500, so perhaps there’s hope for some of last year’s also-rans. Colorado (13-6) and Arizona (12-8) are off to strong starts in the NL West, a sign that maybe the NL won’t be as predictable as it seemed.Here are a few more developments from around baseball:OUCHJosh Harrison is one Pittsburgh hitter who can help make up for Marte’s absence if he can start getting on base more consistently. He did that in unusual fashion recently when he was hit by a pitch in four consecutive plate appearances. Harrison was plunked by Jon Lester and Justin Grimm of the Chicago Cubs last Sunday, then Lance Lynn of St. Louis hit him twice a day later.POWER SURGEThe April leaderboards often include some unexpected names, and that’s certainly the case right now. Eric Thames of Milwaukee leads the NL with eight home runs and 21 runs.Thames hit 12 homers as a rookie for Toronto in 2011, but after playing in 86 games for the Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners in 2012, he vanished from the major league scene. He ended up in South Korea, where he spent three seasons crushing the ball for the NC Dinos. That helped earn him a $16 million, three-year contract with Milwaukee this past offseason, and so far at least, it’s paying off for the Brewers.HIGHLIGHTThe Oakland Athletics are off to a nice start. They’re in second place in the AL West, and Khris Davis already has seven homers.Adam Rosales only has two home runs on the year, but he has his own way of making them memorable. When Rosales went deep against Seattle on Saturday, he was clocked zooming around the bases in just 15.9 seconds by MLB’s Statcast.LINE OF THE WEEKWei-Yin Chen, Marlins, held Seattle hitless for seven innings in a 5-0 victory Tuesday. Miami nearly completed a combined no-hitter, but Kyle Barraclough allowed a one-out double to Mitch Haniger in the ninth.___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball___Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister,They will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason this year after losing two of the National League’s top players this past week. Pittsburgh will be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was suspended 80 games because of a positive drug test, and San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner was injured in a dirt bike crash .A slow start at this stage of the season isn’t the end of the world, but the Pirates (8-10) and Giants (6-13) will now be missing key players.“We get the angst. We get the concern. Unfortunately, in a small market, there’s going to be angst and concern about a number of different things,” Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington said. “We like the group we have.”Starling Marte (Courier File Photo/William McBride)Huntington said the Pirates would consider external options when dealing with Marte’s absence, but it won’t be easy to replace a player who hit .311 last year with 47 stolen bases. Pittsburgh went 78-83 in 2016 and needed some things to go right to have a good season this year. Marte’s suspension was obviously an unexpected setback.The same can certainly be said for Bumgarner’s mishap. The left-hander is on the disabled list for the first time in his career after bruising his ribs and spraining a joint in his pitching shoulder in the bike accident. It’s not clear how long he’ll be sidelined.Only six NL teams finished above .500 last year, with five of them making the postseason. With such a clear gap between the haves and have-nots, those five playoff teams — the Cubs, Dodgers, Nationals, Mets and Giants — all looked like decent bets to return.Bumgarner’s injury, however, is certainly a blow to San Francisco’s chances, and the Giants already have a hole to climb out of. They have the worst record in the NL.The Mets and Dodgers are also below .500, so perhaps there’s hope for some of last year’s also-rans. Colorado (13-6) and Arizona (12-8) are off to strong starts in the NL West, a sign that maybe the NL won’t be as predictable as it seemed.Here are a few more developments from around baseball:OUCHJosh Harrison is one Pittsburgh hitter who can help make up for Marte’s absence if he can start getting on base more consistently. He did that in unusual fashion recently when he was hit by a pitch in four consecutive plate appearances. Harrison was plunked by Jon Lester and Justin Grimm of the Chicago Cubs last Sunday, then Lance Lynn of St. Louis hit him twice a day later.POWER SURGEThe April leaderboards often include some unexpected names, and that’s certainly the case right now. Eric Thames of Milwaukee leads the NL with eight home runs and 21 runs.Thames hit 12 homers as a rookie for Toronto in 2011, but after playing in 86 games for the Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners in 2012, he vanished from the major league scene. He ended up in South Korea, where he spent three seasons crushing the ball for the NC Dinos. That helped earn him a $16 million, three-year contract with Milwaukee this past offseason, and so far at least, it’s paying off for the Brewers.HIGHLIGHTThe Oakland Athletics are off to a nice start. They’re in second place in the AL West, and Khris Davis already has seven homers.Adam Rosales only has two home runs on the year, but he has his own way of making them memorable. When Rosales went deep against Seattle on Saturday, he was clocked zooming around the bases in just 15.9 seconds by MLB’s Statcast.LINE OF THE WEEKWei-Yin Chen, Marlins, held Seattle hitless for seven innings in a 5-0 victory Tuesday. Miami nearly completed a combined no-hitter, but Kyle Barraclough allowed a one-out double to Mitch Haniger in the ninth.___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball___Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)last_img read more

Willy Caballero admits Man City players wanted to avoid the Spanish sides

first_imgManchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero says that the last thing the Premier League champions wanted in Monday’s Champions League draw was a Spanish side.  “I don’t know if Barça are irregular,” he continued. He recognised that Barcelona are not an easy rival and certainly not one City desired to meet at this stage of the competition. “We weren’t able to watch the draw together, but after the last game we spoke and the last thing we wanted in the dressing room was a Spanish team,” the former Malaga man admitted to ‘Esports Cope’. Upd. at 18:50 15/12/2014 CET “I see their style of play differently to how it was before, but they continue to be very attacking – it will be difficult.center_img “But any of the group winners would have been difficult rivals. City already played Barça last year and despite the result it wasn’t easy [for Barça]. On Barça, Caballero wouldn’t be drawn on the debate which surrounds Luis Enrique’s side’s form at the moment. “But we are much stronger now than last season.” Sport EN “It will be a well-fought match. “We hope that Sergio Aguero will recover in time. He was in great form [before the injury]. Against Bayern his performance allowed us the chance to qualify and we hope he will play against Barça.”last_img read more

Former Santos president reveals just how close Neymar was to Chelsea deal

first_img The former Santos president asked Neymar Sr. for 15 days to present a counter-offer. This included a career plan for the young forward, which didn’t just include his wages and progession, but also his image rights. They formed a group of professionals who would be dedicated to the player ‘full-time’. Overseeing the operation was Kia Joorabchian, who is well-known in Brazil for his involvement with Grupo MSI and Corinthians. CET Upd. at 19:00 Santos began to work hand-in-hand with Neymar Sr., looking for additional ways to generate income.  Chelsea were the first of Europe’s biggest clubs to make a move for Neymar. In August 2010, coinciding with Neymar’s first call-up to the Brazil squad, the Premier League club went on the offensive in a bid to sign Santos’ teenage star.  Laor has explained that Abramovich was to have a meeting with Neymar Sr. and Neymar Jr., with the player’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, a lawyer from the English club and two more Chelsea representatives set to be there.center_img 26/02/2015 “I knew that Chelsea’s offer was going to include school for Neymar’s sister, work for the family, card and a load of benefits,” Laor said.  Joaquim Piera Luis Álvaro de Oliveira (known as Laor), who was Santos president at that time, has revealed Roman Abramovich made an offer of around €30million, which was €5m less than the clause in Neymar’s contract.  Despite this project, Laor has revealed that Neymar was very close to heading to London: “We knew that Chelsea were going to pick him up at the airport after a game in the south of Brazil, so we sent a car to take Neymar to the home of one of our directors. There he signed the new contract.”last_img read more

Blow for Sevilla as Krohn-Dehli ruled out for up to eight months

first_img Krohn-Dehli, who turns 33 in the summer, was operated on on Friday and the Andalusian club have since confirmed that the Danish international has suffered a “fractured kneecap”, adding that the player is OK after surgery.  Sevilla midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli will be out of action for up to eight months after getting injured in his side’s 2-2 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League on Thursday.  CEST It means he will miss the remainer of the current campaign and is unlikely to feature again in 2016. He left the pitch on a stretcher in Ukraine, replaced by Yevhen Konoplyanka in the second half. Upd. at 18:52 29/04/2016 EFElast_img

PSG and Ibrahimovic are waiting on Ronaldo’s future

first_img PSG’s priority is to sign Real Madrid’s Ronaldo, but the signing is not guaranteed and the club’s owner, Al-Khelaifi, does not then want to miss out on the chance to renew Zlatan’s contract. The striker has a formal proposal to extend his deal for one more year on identical terms to his current contract. Another year on top has not been ruled out, either, although that would imply that he would then move straight to Qatar, where he would become the promotional image of the country and their 2022 World Cup. CEST Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his agent, Mino Raiola, will have to be patient and await the outcome of Cristiano Ronaldo’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain before knowing how likely it is that the Swede will renew with the French club. At the moment, the positions of both parties are far apart. Sport ENcenter_img 11/05/2016 at 13:06 Ibrahimovic and Raiola are not in agreement. Both understand PSG’s ambitious move for Ronaldo, but their patience has a price superior to the club’s current offer. The Swedish striker accepts waiting and if and when the renewal arrives he would want a 12 million euros salary for two years. And a second year without conditions or exotic adventures.last_img read more