Pacific games – OTTF http://ottf.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:45:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ottf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T010803.862-150x150.png Pacific games – OTTF http://ottf.org/ 32 32 Pacific vs Mount St. Mary’s 11/22/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds https://ottf.org/pacific-vs-mount-st-marys-11-22-22-college-basketball-picks-predictions-odds/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:37:07 +0000 https://ottf.org/pacific-vs-mount-st-marys-11-22-22-college-basketball-picks-predictions-odds/ Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (2-3) vs. Pacific Tigers (2-2) November 22, 2022 10:00 PM EDTThe Line: Pacific Tigers -4.5 / Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers +4.5; Over/Under: +143.5(Click here for the latest betting odds) The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Pacific Tigers face off in college basketball at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Tuesday. […]]]>

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (2-3) vs. Pacific Tigers (2-2)
November 22, 2022 10:00 PM EDT
The Line: Pacific Tigers -4.5 / Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers +4.5; Over/Under: +143.5
(Click here for the latest betting odds)

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Pacific Tigers face off in college basketball at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Tuesday. Mount St. Mary’s is 2-3 this year following a loss to Cal Poly on Sunday. As for the Pacific, they sit at 2-2 overall and are coming off a loss to CSU Fullerton. Check back throughout the season for free college basketball picks on Sports Chat Place.

Mount St. Mary’s suffered a 76-58 loss to West Virginia in its opener after a 30-18 first-half deficit. A loss to Coppin State came in Game 2, then the Mountaineers beat McDaniel 60-38 before another loss to USC 83-74.

Mount St. Mary’s took on Cal Poly in Sunday’s game. The Mountaineers scored 30 points in the first half and 43 more from there in a 73-68 victory. Jalen Benjamin led the scoring with 18 points and six assists with four rebounds.

On the Pacific side, they faced Stanford in their first game this year. The Tigers trailed 44-32 at halftime and lost 88-78. Pacific, however, managed to win its next two games, eliminating North Dakota State 91-86 and North Dakota 93-63.

In Game 4 against CSU Fullerton on Friday, the Tigers forced overtime with a 43-37 second-half comeback. After two overtime periods, Pacific ended in a 94-91 loss. Jordan Ivy-Curry led the team with 19 points and Cam Denson added 16 more.

TAKE: I’ll take Pacific here. The Tigers come out of a marathon game against CSU Fullerton in an unfortunate loss. Pacific shot 40.3% from the field in that one and rebounded 54-41 (21-13 offensive). The Tigers have scored well this year with 78 or more points in all four games. As for Mount St. Mary’s, they’ve had some good point totals themselves this year and I like that they’ve been hanging around until the end.

Andrew’s Free Pick:

Pacific Tigers -4.5

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Montana State Men’s Basketball Passes Warner Pacific, Unveils Big Sky Championship Banner | Men’s Basketball Bobcats https://ottf.org/montana-state-mens-basketball-passes-warner-pacific-unveils-big-sky-championship-banner-mens-basketball-bobcats/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/montana-state-mens-basketball-passes-warner-pacific-unveils-big-sky-championship-banner-mens-basketball-bobcats/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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The Raro trio join the Cook Islands Sevens teams https://ottf.org/the-raro-trio-join-the-cook-islands-sevens-teams/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:01:50 +0000 https://ottf.org/the-raro-trio-join-the-cook-islands-sevens-teams/ Rima Browne, left, Brian Akava and Nicol Tiaore are the Rarotonga-based players who will play for the Cook Islands in this weekend’s Oceania 7s tournament. The three are pictured at Rarotonga International Airport before departing for Auckland on Sunday. SUPPLIED/22111412 Three Rarotonga-based players will join the Cook Islands 7 men’s and women’s squads for […]]]>


Rima Browne, left, Brian Akava and Nicol Tiaore are the Rarotonga-based players who will play for the Cook Islands in this weekend’s Oceania 7s tournament. The three are pictured at Rarotonga International Airport before departing for Auckland on Sunday. SUPPLIED/22111412

Three Rarotonga-based players will join the Cook Islands 7 men’s and women’s squads for this weekend’s Oceania Rugby Sevens 2022 challenge in Brisbane, Australia.

Rima Browne, Nicol Tiaore and Brian Akava left Rarotonga on Sunday for the two-day tournament starting Friday (Cook Islands time).

They will be joined by the rest of the squad made up of players from Auckland and Brisbane.

Cook Islands Rugby New Zealand Inc. has been tasked with fielding the men’s and women’s national teams, on behalf of the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU), at this year’s regional tournament.

CIRU President Simiona Teiotu said earlier that due to the national body’s “financial statements”, CIRU NZ will be participating in the regional tournament.

Yesterday Teiotu confirmed that Oceania Rugby are helping fund the three Rarotonga-based players’ airfares from Auckland to Brisbane and back.

He said former All Blacks Michael Jones and Matson Shipping came on board to support the players’ journey from Rarotonga to Auckland.

Julieanne Westrupp of Tupapa Maraerenga Rugby Club – Browne’s home club – said: “Rima Browne will be in attendance thanks to financial support from the community, namely Ina, Ron, Vaine and Bank of the Cook Islands, Malcolm, Jessie and Cook Islands General Transport and a few other anonymous sponsors. Moana Minerals also helped sponsor Browne’s trip.

Westrupp also thanked Andrew Iroa and Evolution Sports for helping Browne with his training.

“Rima (Browne) was one of the unsuccessful candidates for the women’s Rugby League World Cup campaign, but she is delighted to be able to use all the intensive training she has done for this 7s campaign.

“She represented the country in the game of touch rugby at the last Pacific Games and has played a number of domestic games both union and league and hails from the Tupapa Panthers Club.

“Browne is looking forward to gaining more experience and, in turn, looking forward to returning home to share this with other future women (players) from the Cook Islands.”

Tiaore, who played for the Raro 7s-winning Arorangi Bears, was also named the most valuable player in the women’s competition.

The men’s national team will be coached by Koiatu Koiatu from Brisbane and captained by Opura Samuel from Auckland. Maia Samuela from Auckland will lead the Cook Islands women’s team which will be coached by Tau Korea Moeke also from Auckland.

The top two men’s teams and the top women’s teams from the Oceania Rugby Sevens Challenge 2022 will qualify for the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023. The winner of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2023 will earn base status on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2024 .

The men’s event will feature Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Australia A. Tonga and Papua New Guinea hope to return to the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series after both competing this year. Kiribati will be the unknown of its first participation in an international event.

On the women’s side of the tournament, Cook Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will all try to prevent Papua New Guinea from returning to the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for a second year. The event is the first outing for any team alongside Papua New Guinea since the 2019 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship.

A total of 42 matches (24 men’s and 18 women’s) will be played over two days of competition.

Cook Islands teams

Men – Repoama Morris-Ponga (Auckland), Junior Kiria (Auckland), Junior Taia (Auckland), Habasaloma Tamarua (Auckland), Kaiya Mareva Tumaki (Auckland), Heimona Potoru (Auckland), King Paulo (Auckland), Kobe Tararo ( Brisbane), Yvahn Allsworth (Brisbane), Brian Akava (Rarotonga), William Ravatudeis (Perth), Zacharius Patai (Auckland), Adam Lewis John Vardey, Simon John Kopu. Coach – Opura Samuel (Auckland), Coach – Koiatu Koiatu (Brisbane), Physio – Roimata Herman (Auckland), Assistant Coach – Terepai Samuel (Brisbane), Assistant Coach – Adam Vardey (Auckland).

Women – Rima Talia Browne (Rarotonga), Nicol Tiaore (Rarotonga), Manea Poa (Auckland), Paulina Morris-Ponga (Auckland), Tamara Ruaporo (Auckland), Kaden Rota-Moeke (Auckland), Marissa Alexis Elenor Moira Iroa (Auckland) ), Myracle Monga (Auckland), Mary Tuaana (Brisbane), Beniamina Koiatu (Auckland), Alekermay Tuaana (Brisbane), Gazelle Tiaremanea Tumu Makara, Moehani Pipiniata Samuel, Alekana Dean, Meika Dean, Ratu Chantay Kiria. Coach – Maia Samuela (Auckland), Coach – Tau Korea Moeke (Auckland), Physio – Preston Matete (Auckland), Assistant Coach – Andrew Grant (Auckland), Assistant Coach – Donald Mill (Brisbane).

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Is the Golden Knights’ elite defense sustainable? Bruce Cassidy’s Story Suggests Yes https://ottf.org/is-the-golden-knights-elite-defense-sustainable-bruce-cassidys-story-suggests-yes/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:39:41 +0000 https://ottf.org/is-the-golden-knights-elite-defense-sustainable-bruce-cassidys-story-suggests-yes/ The Golden Knights answered a lot of questions in the first 15 games of the season. At 13-2, they achieved a league-best record behind a dogged defense, already building a significant cushion between themselves and other Pacific Division contenders. One question that remains is how Vegas will fare against elite NHL teams. At this point, […]]]>

The Golden Knights answered a lot of questions in the first 15 games of the season. At 13-2, they achieved a league-best record behind a dogged defense, already building a significant cushion between themselves and other Pacific Division contenders.

One question that remains is how Vegas will fare against elite NHL teams. At this point, the Golden Knights have played the 12th easiest schedule, facing only one team with a top-five record. It was the Winnipeg Jets 8-3-1, and Vegas handed them two of those losses.

The Golden Knights’ only two losses are to Colorado and Calgary, both of whom were among the preseason favorites to win the Stanley Cup. That’s not to downplay the impressive start, but we’ve yet to see how Vegas’ defense — which has been elite so far — will fare against the best in the league.

Vegas has allowed the fewest goals per game in the NHL (2.27) and is near the top of most defensive metrics. Even in the 3-2 loss on Oct. 22, the Golden Knights kept Colorado’s mighty fifth-ranked offense well below its season average in almost every stat. The Avalanche won on two power-play goals, but Vegas kept their even-strength offense largely in check throughout the game.

Avalanche statistics every 60 minutes

Statistical Avg. of the season vs. Vegas (10/22)

Blows

34.36

25.83

HD odds

11.18

7.38

xObjectives

2.54

1.66

The layered zone defense that Coach Bruce Cassidy uses takes center ice incredibly well. Penetrating the area for high-risk scoring chances may require elite offensive skills. With such a small sample of Vegas’ defense under Cassidy available, it might be worth seeing how his Boston teams fared against the league’s best. He coached at Boston for five seasons, but due to the wacky schedule in 2020-21 when teams only played in their division, we’ll look at the other four years.

Excluding this season, Cassidy Bruins teams have faced a team with a top-five record 53 times in that span, going 21-25-7 (.462 percentage points). That might not sound too impressive, but it’s a respectable record against the NHL’s best.

The Lightning — which had the league’s best record the past five seasons — went 27-24-4 (0.527 point percentage) against the top five teams. That was greatly reinforced by a ridiculously impressive 10-4-0 record in 2018-19 (the second-best regular season in NHL history). In the other three years, Tampa Bay had a .463 point percentage against the top five teams (almost identical to Cassidy in Boston).

The overall takeaway is that Cassidy’s teams performed well against the best in the league. They certainly haven’t dominated, with 11 more losses than wins, but the Bruins have held up as well or better than most elite teams. At the very least, it rules out the idea that Cassidy’s zone defense preys on the weak and fails the good teams.

To dig deeper, we looked at how Cassidy’s Boston teams performed against the league’s best offenses in particular. In 56 games against teams with the top five offenses between 2017 and 2022, the Bruins have gone 26-23-7 for a .527 point percentage. Again, it’s more than solid against highly skilled teams.

This data relates to the first five offenses over four seasons, or 20 different opponents. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that Cassidy’s teams have held 15 of those 20 teams below their season average for goals per game in their meetings with Boston. In short, 75% of the league’s best offenses scored below their season averages against the Cassidy Bruins.

The top five 2021-22 offenses against Cassidy

Rank Crew Goals/Match vs Boston

1

4.11

2.67

2

3.80

5.33

3

3.77

3.00

4

3.76

2.50

5

3.72

3.50

The top five offenses of 2019-20 against Cassidy

Rank Crew Goals/Match vs Boston

1

3.47

3.25

2

3.42

3.00

3

3.39

2.67

4

3.37

4.00

5

3.33

2.33

Cassidy Bruins teams have consistently ranked near the top of the league in defense and have done so against all forms of competition. Now he’s coming to Vegas and the Golden Knights are playing elite defense. It is not a coincidence.

This year, Buffalo is the highest-ranked offense Vegas has faced. The Sabers are second in the NHL with 3.86 goals per game and managed to generate more offense than most against the Golden Knights on Thursday. The final score of 7-4 indicates a shootout, but Buffalo scored three of its four special teams goals (two on the power play and one on the shorthanded).

At even strength, Vegas limited Buffalo to 24 shots and one goal, but the Sabers generated 32 scoring chances — the most the Golden Knights allowed all season. They used their speed to turn turnovers into quick offense the other way, and were able to make multiple passes into the slot for shots on goal – something Vegas has allowed very little of this year.

The Golden Knights also played Seattle on October 15, and the Kraken surprisingly have the eighth offense with 3.57 goals per game. Vegas stifled Seattle in that fight, winning 5-2, and won’t play another current top-five offense until Nov. 19 in Edmonton.

Special teams are always a problem, but so far the Golden Knights have played some of the most structured and disciplined hockey in the league at even strength. It doesn’t matter if they face a top team with scorers in the lineup or not. Will this continue? The defensive talent of this formation, both defenders and forwards, combined with Cassidy’s history suggests as much.

(Photo by Bruce Cassidy: Stephen R. Sylvania/USA Today)

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HOTEL EXECUTIVES UPDATE ON 2023 PACIFIC GAMES – Solomon Star News https://ottf.org/hotel-executives-update-on-2023-pacific-games-solomon-star-news/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:18:19 +0000 https://ottf.org/hotel-executives-update-on-2023-pacific-games-solomon-star-news/ The Government Services Integration Committee (GSIC) held a fruitful and productive meeting with executive members of the City of Honiara Tourism Association, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Honiara City Council on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the Heritage Park Hotel, to discuss collaboration and work. together to prepare Honiara City for the […]]]>

The Government Services Integration Committee (GSIC) held a fruitful and productive meeting with executive members of the City of Honiara Tourism Association, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Honiara City Council on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the Heritage Park Hotel, to discuss collaboration and work. together to prepare Honiara City for the upcoming Pacific Games 2023.

A statement from GSIC said the meeting held under the theme: Safe and Green Games, between OPMC and Honiara City Council with Hotels, discussed areas of cooperation and support, as we prepare our city. for the next Pacific Games.

GSIC President and Coordinator, overseeing the government’s preparations for the Pacific Games at OPMC, Bernard Bataanisia, briefed the meeting on the importance of all stakeholders, supporting the government in sprucing up and cleaning up from the city. Hotels are an important stakeholder, and engaging with them is important, says Bataanisia. This includes hosting the thousands of visitors and sports athletes who come for the Games, as well as helping with city clean-up campaigns.

Meeting participants at the Heritage Park Hotel. Photo provided.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dennis Marita, briefed the meeting on plans to develop and upgrade the museum auditorium and art gallery for the 2023 Pacific Games. The ministry has plans for this upgrade and development plans and has taken it into account. its 2023 national budgets. These are important, as it will be the center of attraction and entertainment during the Games.

Honiara City Tourism Association President Sanjay Bhargava and Heritage Park Hotel General Manager welcome the opportunity to engage with the government and said their association is also keen to support the government in its development plans. embellishment and greening of the City as part of the preparations for the Pacific Games.

“As well as providing accommodation for athletes and officials from the region and overseas, the Association also has a keen interest in ensuring our city is cleaned and greened for the Games,” Sanjay said.

Government Services Integration Committee Chairman Bernard Bataanisia thanked hotel leaders for the meeting and said the government will continue to engage with hoteliers and other stakeholders as we prepare for the Games. of the Pacific in 2023.

The 17th Pacific Games will take place from November 19 to December 2, 2023.

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Nishna finishes 46th at Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, Taipei’s Huang records stunning win https://ottf.org/nishna-finishes-46th-at-womens-amateur-asia-pacific-taipeis-huang-records-stunning-win/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:11:17 +0000 https://ottf.org/nishna-finishes-46th-at-womens-amateur-asia-pacific-taipeis-huang-records-stunning-win/ A triple bogey on the final hole ruined her card as India’s Nishna Patel shot a four-for-76 in the final round to earn a tie for 46th at the Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday. The 16-year-old schoolgirl from Mumbai was struggling with 1-over until she came for her final hole, the ninth. She tripled […]]]>

A triple bogey on the final hole ruined her card as India’s Nishna Patel shot a four-for-76 in the final round to earn a tie for 46th at the Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday.

The 16-year-old schoolgirl from Mumbai was struggling with 1-over until she came for her final hole, the ninth. She tripled the bogey to finish with a four-day total of eight out of 296.

“A disappointing end, but still a good experience,” said Nishna, the only Indian to qualify. The other five Indian girls – Avani Prashanth, Kriti Chowhan, Sifat Sagoo, Mannat Brar and Ceerat Kang – were all on the pitch to see some terrific action on the final day, and had already missed the cut.

Petite but compact 17-year-old Ting-Hsuan Huang, who has often succeeded at crucial moments in her short but impressive career, stunned the local Thais with a superb performance on the last seven holes to claim the championship on Sunday.

Huang (69) finished 11 under the Waterside course at Siam Country Club, while Thai Natthakritta Vongtaveelap (75) was 9 under to sign in second place.

Three players, Lee Hyosong (66), Japan’s Yuna Araki (69) and Rianne Mikhaela Malixi (72), with the former Asian No.1 pro and her coach, Rick Gibson, on the bag finished tied for third place.

Huang, who likes to be called “Tiffany Huang” and carries a yardage book by that name, started the final round with a four-to-8 under lead. Playing with local favorites, top-ranked Thai Natthakritta, and little-known Thai 22nd-ranked Suvichaya Vinijchaitham, Huang produced smart golf.

She remained calm even though Natthakritta constantly chased her, sometimes up to 50 meters away. The final charge began with a bunker hole on the Par-3 12th, where Natthakritta bogeyed and Suvichaya double bogeyed.

Huang built on it and gradually progressed to take the lead on his own. When Natthakritta missed a four-putt birdie on the 18th, Huang made his birdie putt just inside that distance for a two-putt victory.

Huang’s final included four birdies against an eagle in the final seven holes as the leading group finished in the rain. Earlier, co-leader Suvichaya (75) with two doubles and a bogey in the final seven holes, slumped and finished tied for ninth, alongside defending champion and 36-point leader Mizuki Hashimoto holes.

The world’s highest ranked player in the field, Saki Baba (66), after a modest 73-70-73 the first three days, shot a little too late and ended in a three-way tie with Lim Jiyoo, one of the four co-leaders, and another Chinese Taipei player, Lu Hsin-Yu (69) at under 6.

The victory gives Huang starting spots in two major championships in 2023 – the AIG Women’s Open and the Amundi Evian Championship – in addition to the Hana Financial Group Championship and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

“I was nervous, but I just played my game,” said Huang. “I am delighted to go to the Women’s Open, the Evian Championship and Augusta. Huang has an impressive track record. She finished fourth at the recent Junior Girls World Championship; tied for third in the individual standings at the Queen Sirikit Cup (best was 2021 WAAP winner Mizuki Hashimoto).

In July this year she won the North & South Amateurs, played over three courses at Pinehurst. She topped the Chinese Taipei Trials for the 2023 Asian Games and won the Annika Sorenstam Invitational in 2019. She has also finished in the Top 10 in professional events on the Chinese Taipei Professional Circuit, including a second place in Taiwan Mobile. Open to ladies.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pan Pacific Masters Games coming to Gold Coast, sports list https://ottf.org/pan-pacific-masters-games-coming-to-gold-coast-sports-list/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 05:33:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/pan-pacific-masters-games-coming-to-gold-coast-sports-list/ The Pan Pacific Masters Games have arrived on the Gold Coast. More than 13,000 masters athletes will compete in 42 sports at venues across the city from November 4-13. Click here for updates and news on the 10-day multi-sport show. Watch the latest sport on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >> The […]]]>

The Pan Pacific Masters Games have arrived on the Gold Coast.

More than 13,000 masters athletes will compete in 42 sports at venues across the city from November 4-13.

Click here for updates and news on the 10-day multi-sport show.

Watch the latest sport on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >>

The Gold Coast event is the 12th edition of the Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Thousands of participants from across the country will converge on the popular tourist site to take part in the biggest and best annual Asia-Pacific Masters Games.

This year’s sports list includes:

  • Archery
  • Athletics (running, road walking, athletics)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Calisthenics
  • Cricket – Super 8
  • Dive
  • Horse riding – dressage
  • fitness challenge
  • Football, walking football and futsal
  • Golf
  • Gymnastic
  • Hockey
Hockey at the Pan Pacific Masters Games. Credit: Provided
  • Indoor netball, netball and foot netball
  • Indoor rowing
  • lawn balls
  • Motorcycles – enduro and vinduro
  • Paddling – dragon boat and outrigger canoe
  • Pickleball
  • Rugby League, Rugby Union and Tactile Rugby
  • Shooting – clay target
  • Soft ball
  • To crush
  • Swimming and sea swimming
  • taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • ten bowling pins
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
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Stephen and Coffa retain leadership roles in Oceania Weightlifting Federation elections – International Weightlifting Federation https://ottf.org/stephen-and-coffa-retain-leadership-roles-in-oceania-weightlifting-federation-elections-international-weightlifting-federation/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:58:38 +0000 https://ottf.org/stephen-and-coffa-retain-leadership-roles-in-oceania-weightlifting-federation-elections-international-weightlifting-federation/ Marcus Stephen and Paul Coffa were both re-elected unopposed to the top two places in the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF). Other important decisions taken at the OWF Congress in Sydney, Australia this weekend include the awarding of the next two senior continental championships, which feature in the qualifying schedule for Paris 2024. The 2023 Oceania […]]]>

Marcus Stephen and Paul Coffa were both re-elected unopposed to the top two places in the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF).

Other important decisions taken at the OWF Congress in Sydney, Australia this weekend include the awarding of the next two senior continental championships, which feature in the qualifying schedule for Paris 2024.

The 2023 Oceania Championships will be held at the same time as the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, next November-December, and the 2024 Championships will take place a few months later in Auckland, New Zealand, at the end of February.

Stephen, from Nauru, is entering his fourth term as president, a role he will hold until 2024.

Coffa, an Australian who coached Stephen in the 1990s and has been involved in weightlifting in Oceania for more than half a century, remains general secretary.

The next Electoral Congress will take place in less than two years – before or just after the 2024 Paris Olympics – as the Congress in Sydney was two years behind schedule, having been delayed by COVID-related postponements .

Simon Kent from New Zealand is one of the two newly elected vice-presidents.

The other is Della Shaw Elder from Fiji, who was elected unopposed as female vice-president, a role that is required under the OWF Constitution.

Shaw Elder was just a few votes away from being elected to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Board of Directors at its election convention in June and could, if she runs for OWF President in 2024, to become the first female leader of a continental federation in sport.

Dika Toua, one of Oceania’s biggest weightlifting stars, is hoping to qualify for a sixth Olympics in Paris ©Getty Images

Last year, Shaw Elder was among those who complained to Coffa and Stephen about the way the OWF was governed.

Fiji was one of nine federations that wrote in May 2021 calling for elections at an extraordinary congress, but none took place until this weekend.

The debates in Sydney were “very successful and held in a most friendly atmosphere”, said Coffa.

Two vice-presidents were re-elected, Jerry Wallwork from Samoa and Luisa Peters from the Cook Islands.

Three new members of the Executive Council were elected – John Davis from the Northern Marianas, Edgar Molinos from Guam and Stevick Patris from Palau.

The Assistant Secretary is Lilly Coffa, the Technical Chairman is Sam Coffa and the Masters Chairman is Coral Quinell – all Australians.

The medical co-chairs are Dr Lisimoni Kami from Tonga and Dr Lawrence Teariki Puni from the Cook Islands.

Next year, the Junior and Oceania Junior Championships will take place on a date to be determined in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Weightlifters from Oceania, who have been hampered more than any other continent by COVID travel restrictions, have had a successful year, winning 10 medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The continent’s two gold medalists in Birmingham, multiple junior world record holder Eileen Cikamatana of Australia and ever-improving Samoan Don Opeloge, will both be aiming for good results in December at the 2022 IWF World Championships in Bogota, in Colombia.

Another big name from Oceania, Dika Toua, Papua New Guinea, 38, is hoping to qualify for the Olympics for a record sixth time.

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NN Week 8 prediction contest: Can the 49ers pull off a big win against the Rams? https://ottf.org/nn-week-8-prediction-contest-can-the-49ers-pull-off-a-big-win-against-the-rams/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:19:09 +0000 https://ottf.org/nn-week-8-prediction-contest-can-the-49ers-pull-off-a-big-win-against-the-rams/ Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers outscored Sean McVay’s Rams in the regular season, but McVay has the only head-to-head playoff win after last year’s NFC Championship Game. With the Rams at 3-3 and the 49ers at 3-4, neither team is where they wanted to be at this point in the season. Can the Niners sweep […]]]>

Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers outscored Sean McVay’s Rams in the regular season, but McVay has the only head-to-head playoff win after last year’s NFC Championship Game. With the Rams at 3-3 and the 49ers at 3-4, neither team is where they wanted to be at this point in the season. Can the Niners sweep the regular season series for the fourth straight year?

Due to our sponsorship with Tallysight, we have to pick every game. But, as usual, we’ll narrow it down to six for you at the bottom. Odds for all matches are available on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ravens vs. Bucs: Small week, rolling with QB and coaching. Despite Baltimore’s flaws, I give them the edge over Tampa in those categories.

Jaguars on Broncos: This will be Nathaniel Hackett’s last game as head coach of the Broncos.

eagles above Steelers: The Eagles will falter at some point, but I don’t think the Steelers will benefit.

Saints vs. Raiders: Two bad teams, so I’m going to take the Saints home advantage to +100.

Jets on Patriots: This is a defense first game without a good quarterback on either side. While Belichick is a legend, I ride with Saleh.

Falcons versus Panthers: The Panthers could beat the Falcons this week and make me rethink how I feel about them, but I consider their win over Tampa a fluke until they confirm it.

Completed Titans Texas: I was planning to always pick the underdog in this division, but at -130, the Titans’ talent advantage is enough for me to make that pick against the Texans.

sea ​​hawks on the Giants: GENO!

Collars on commanders: I’m not a fan of Sam Ehlinger’s choice, but we’ve done it before with Taylor Heinicke.

bengals on Browns: The Bengals are coming back in the right direction, and I don’t think the Browns will have the firepower to follow offensively.

More bills Packers: Seeing Aaron Rodgers at +300 or better is tempting, but he’s not the same caliber of player as last year and the Bills are a behemoth.

Cowboys vs Bears: I loved what I saw of the Bears Monday night against New England, but on a short week, against a big defense, it’s a tough one. Even with Dallas at -425, I ride with the favorites.

dolphins on the Lions: The Lions offense has fallen off a cliff over the past two weeks, and that tends to happen with Jared Goff. I think they bounce back a bit this week against the Dolphins, but Miami should still win easily.

Cardinals vs. Vikings: The gap between these two teams on paper is smaller than their records suggest. With DeAndre Hopkins back, I like the Cardinals’ chances of upsetting the road, especially at +155.

49ers on Rams: I don’t feel great about this pick, but the 49ers’ early-season struggles make them look like a talented mess. The Rams have been far more consistently mediocre. It could be a sign that the Niners are poorly coached and things will go downhill from here, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt this week.

BYE: ChargersKansas City

Marc’s prediction record:
Week 1: 7-8-1
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 7-9
Week 4: 9-7
Week 5: 8-8
Week 6: 8-6
Week 7: 9-5
Overall: 57-50-1

Here are the six games for this week’s competition:

Broncos @ Jaguars, 6:30 a.m. Pacific (in London, England)

Raiders @ Saints, 10:00 a.m. Pacific

Patriots @ Jets, 10 a.m. Pacific

Titans @ Texas, 1:05 p.m. Pacific

49ers @ Rams, 1:25 p.m. Pacific

Giants @ Seahawks, 1:25 p.m. Pacific

Dimensions/lines subject to change. The T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for more details.

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Phillies vs Padres Score: Live NLCS Game 5 Updates, Highlights & Analysis https://ottf.org/phillies-vs-padres-score-live-nlcs-game-5-updates-highlights-analysis/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 18:42:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/phillies-vs-padres-score-live-nlcs-game-5-updates-highlights-analysis/ The Phillies’ first man (Schwarber) hit another gargantuan home run, sending a timber scout into the forest at Citizens Bank Park in dead center field. It was in the sixth round. No. 3 hitter JT Realmuto finally made his first out-of-the-park homer into his postseason repertoire. It was in the seventh inning. But those were […]]]>

The Phillies’ first man (Schwarber) hit another gargantuan home run, sending a timber scout into the forest at Citizens Bank Park in dead center field. It was in the sixth round.

No. 3 hitter JT Realmuto finally made his first out-of-the-park homer into his postseason repertoire. It was in the seventh inning.

But those were two home runs that “only” added to the lead after the Phillies grabbed it for good in the fifth inning. It was No. 2 hitter Rhys Hoskins who played the role of the Padres’ dream crusher — with two long balls that served as thunderous responses to the Padres’ huge rallies staged moments before.

After the Padres hung that “four” on the board at the top of the first, Hoskins threw Clevinger’s 10th pitch of the night deep into the lower left field deck. It was more than a two-run homer. It felt like Steph Curry nailing a 35-foot three-pointer four seconds after a LeBron dunk.

Then Hoskins did it again in the fifth inning. Juan Soto’s two-run homer had just put the Padres back in the lead. And faster than you could say, “fish tacos,” Hoskins had pumped another two-run homer across the Philadelphia skies. This game was tied and the Padres would never lead again.

So what’s so weird and wild about all this? Here’s what.

They did the 1-2-3. It’s not every day that a team’s 1-2-3 hitters hit home runs in a postseason game. In fact, if you’re talking about Phillies history, it’s not new.

It was the first postseason game in franchise history where this happened. But that, too, isn’t really the Weird and Savage part — because until Saturday, the Phillies had never even had their 1-2-3 hitters all at home in the same postseason series, not to mention the game! But then they all did it, in the middle of that game, on an 11-battering stint, because…baseball!

Read the full Weird and Wild column here.

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