Cavendish not automatic selection for Tour de France

first_img(BBC) – Mark Cavendish’s chances of being selected for this year’s Tour de France have been hampered by the coronavirus, says his team manager Rod Ellingworth.Cavendish, 35, has 30 Tour stage wins – four behind the record held by Eddy Merckx – but his last two seasons have been plagued by injury and illness.With races postponed since March, he has had no chance to prove his fitness.“He doesn’t have automatic selection and he doesn’t want it,” said Bahrain-McLaren team principal Ellingworth.“He doesn’t want it just handed to him. But we made an agreement that if he was winning races that would be enough to go to the Tour.“Unfortunately that changes, and with so little racing beforehand it cuts his chances of being able to prove he’s back at a decent level.”Cavendish joined Bahrain-McLaren in October 2019 on a one-year deal, joining forces again with former coach Ellingworth, who spent almost a decade at Team Sky.Ellingworth’s team will target the yellow jersey in the rescheduled Tour – set to take place from 29 August-20 September – but he says that does not mean there is no room for Cavendish in the line-up, particularly with the first stage expected to finish in a bunch sprint in Nice.“Technically he’s one of the best sprinters in the world, and if he’s got the form he’s proved many times he can do it with or without a lead-out train,” he said.“Mark brings a lot of value to the team, just in terms of his mindset and his goal-setting.”last_img read more

Syracuse football player file No. 2: Chris Slayton

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 1: Backup quarterbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 1: How Syracuse adapts to Dino Babers’ spread offenseSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 2: Defensive endSyracuse football preseason player file No. 3: Antwan CordySyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 3: Michael Lasker vs. Cody Conway Published on August 5, 2016 at 9:55 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse football training camp opens Saturday. The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, analyzed the top 10 preseason storylines and top 10 position battle heading into camp. Here are the final three of 10 player files in the series. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.Chris SlaytonPosition: Defensive tackleYear: Redshirt sophomoreHt.: 6-4Wt.: 296Chris Slayton is the only returning defensive tackle from 2015 — he was just one of two on the roster. So it’s no surprise that he’s in line to be the starter at that spot in the coming season.He’s made a name for himself as one of the strongest players on the team and showed vast improvement prior to training camp last year, according to former defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE PRESEASON PLAYER FILES:No. 3: Antwan CordyNo. 4: Dontae StricklandNo. 5: Zaire FranklinNo. 6: Steve Ishmael Slayton played in all 12 games during the 2015 campaign, starting five of them. He finished with 22 tackles (14 solo) and was fourth on the team with six tackles for loss.He was a standout during the spring football game with six tackles, three for loss, and a sack.Slayton is the only returning defensive lineman to record a sack last year and the Tampa 2 will require even more disruption created by Slayton and the defensive line. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hotel manager killed, four others injured in hotel explosion

first_imgHotel Rui Reggae Tragedy struck at the Hotel RIU Reggae in Montego Bay, Jamaica when an explosion killed one worker and injured four others on Thursday afternoon.The dead employee has been identified as Maintenance Manager, Seduro McIntoshThe police report that the five members of the hotel’s maintenance team, were working in a boiler room close to the kitchen when an explosion occurred.They were taken to hospital where one was pronounced dead and the others admitted, two of whom are said to be in critical condition.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, was saddened by the incident and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased while hoping for the speedy recovery of the injured persons.“I am deeply saddened about the unfortunate accident that occurred at the Hotel RIU Reggae, which resulted in several injuries and the loss of a life. I offer my sincere condolences to the staff of the hotel as they cope with the aftermath of this tragic incident. I also offer my support to the families and friends of the other injured staff members who are all receiving treatment in the hospital,” said Bartlett.The adults-only property officially opened in November of last year with some US$60 million invested in the construction of the hotel by the proprietors of the chain.last_img read more

One of the greatest Legends of BH Football Asim Ferhatovic Hase was born on January 24

first_imgAsim Ferhatovic Hase is one of the greatest legends of FC Sarajevo. He played a total of 600 football matches and scored 400 goals for FC Sarajevo.He made his debut in the jersey of FC Sarajevo in the match against Zagreb back in 1952. Despite the fact that he was the best player of FC Sarajevo and one of the best players in Yugoslavia, he played only one match for the representation of the former country.He was chosen as one of the best athletes of BiH several times. In the season 1963/64, he was the best scorer of former First league of Yugoslavia with 19 goals, and he was the member of generation of FC Sarajevo that won championship of Yugoslavia in 1967.There are numerous legends about him. People used to say that he had dribbled past five players and goalkeeper, came to goal line, turned towards his selector, who did not like him, shoot the ball into the field and said to selector: “Now you score it!”His moves were topic of all conversations for days. One anecdote related to him was a comment of radio reporter Mirko Kamenjasevic: Dear listeners, until they take ball from our Hase, feel free to listen to the music from our studio!Asim Ferhatovic passed away on January 24, 1987 in Sarajevo. His influence has not been forgotten, and today, the Olympic Stadium Kosevo is named after him, as well as the street near that stadium.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more