Seth Rollins eliminated Braun Strowman to win the men’s 30-man Royal Rumble.Becky Lynch lost to Asuka but won the 30-women Royal Rumble challenge.Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan retained their titles. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The 2019 WWE Royal Rumble witnessed plenty of twists, turns and drama but in the end, the crowd of 48000 got their money’s worth at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday as they saw some unexpected results. Seth Rollins won the 30-man Royal Rumble challenge while Becky Lynch won the women’s challenge. The common factor was both wrestlers won it in dramatic circumstances. Brock Lesnar dominated over Finn Balor to retain the Universal championship while Asuka held her own to win against Becky Lynch to retain the Smackdown Women’s championship. Daniel Bryan was helped a disruption from Eric Rowan to pin AJ Styles for the Smackdown title while Ronda Rousey defeated Sasha Banks to continue her reign as Raw Women’s champion.However, if one has to look at the results in a broader spectrum, the women’s division looks settled. Rousey’s win over Banks has set up a potential match of the year in Wrestlemania against Lynch. Both wrestlers had their skirmishes in the Survivor Series in 2018 but Lynch’s nose was broken in a skirmish with Nia Jax and that delayed the contest between the two wrestlers considered to be the benchmark in aggression. Banks capitalised on Rousey injuring her arm and she used the armbar against her but in the end, Rousey’s power proved to be too much. However, the rivalry was not over after the match as Banks used the ‘Four Horsewomen’ gesture which offended her. Brock Lesnar’s contest against Finn Balor was dubbed the classic Goliath vs David match. Balor employed speed and took it to Lesnar initially but the power of the Beast ensured that he retained the RAW Universal Championship. Asuka survived an onslaught from Lynch but the Japanese superstar held on to retain the title.Drama in over-the-top rope challengeThe women’s section saw plenty of drama and it boiled down to Charlotte Flair, Lynch and Jax. Lynch was a late entrant after Lana had injured herself. When Lynch eliminated Jax, the powerful wrestler responded by attacking Lynch and injuring her knee. For a brief moment, it looked like Charlotte would be declared the winner as Lynch struggled with her knee. When the referee was about to raise Charlotte’s hand, Lynch jumped in and said she was ready for the fight. Charlotte attacked the knee of Lynch but the Irish superstar held on and with both wrestler on the edge of the ring, anything could have happened. But, Lynch pounced on a mistake from Charlotte to win the Women’s Royal Rumble.In the men, the drama was similar. Seth Rollins eliminated intercontinental champion Bobby Lashley immediately but Lashley took out his frustration on Rollins, putting him through the announcer’s table and knocking him out cold. Braun Strowman’s entry changed the dynamics and he immediately eliminated Baron Corbin. Dolph Ziggler eliminated Drew McIntyre but there was drama regarding No.30. R-Truth was the original contestant but he was attacked by Jax who was the only female to participate in the men’s section.Although Jax was eliminated, the contest boiled down to Strowman and Rollins. The Monster among Men dominated but in the end, he was undone by some quick thinking from Rollins to be eliminated. It will be interesting to see whether Rollins challenges Lesnar or Daniel Bryan, who had to count on some outside interference from Erick Rowan to win a brutal clash against AJ Styles.It will be interesting to see what could be the storylines for Wrestlemania. For the WWE universe, the ideal match would be Becky Lynch challenging Ronda Rousey in the women’s division while Charlotte Flair has a go at Asuka. Despite losing, WWE could do well to pit Strowman against Lesnar while Rollins has a go at Daniel Bryan after six long years. highlights
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Save a Cat, Wash Your Car: Feline Friends to host second annual summer benefit to help homeless cats.OLYMPIA– People who like cats often say do just about anything for their furry companions, including getting a little wet and dirty. A group of those cat-lovers will be doing just that, in hopes of raising money for charity.Volunteers for the Feline Friends Cat House and Adoption Center are having their second annual charity car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Walgreen’s in Tumwater, 702 Trosper Rd. SW.All proceeds from the event support goods and services to stray cats in the Feline Friends rescue program. Types of goods and services include foster care, spay and neuter needs, food and supplies. There’s no set fee; customers are encouraged to donate any amount they can.Larry the “cat guy” will also be on site dressed in a cat suit collecting donations.The organization is also taking donations of car wash-related supplies such as rags, buckets, sponges and towels. Organizers are also accepting any volunteers who wish to help staff the event.For more information or to find out about volunteer opportunities, go to www.feline-friends.net.
The Nelson Leafs needed some late-game heroics to steal a point from the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Jack Karran scored with 11 seconds remaining in the third period to pull the Leafs into a 3-3 tie with the Eddie Mountain Division squad.The single-point allows the Leafs to complete an early-season home stand with a 2-1-1 record.After netting a dozen Friday against Fernie, the Leafs fell behind early against the Rockies as Brennan Nelson and Joshua Antunes scored less than four minutes into the game to give the visitors a quick 2-0 advantage.Jackson Zimmermann, with his first of two on the night, cut the margin in half, with a goal on the power play late in the opening frame. Despite out shooting the Rockies 18-5 in the second period, Nelson failed to solve goalie Ben Kelsch. The former Leaf continually frustrated the home side shooters with some amazing saves.In the third it appeared Columbia Valley would have just enough offence to steal the road victory when Robert Butterwick put the puck past Quinn Yeager in the Leaf nets to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.However, Zimmermann scored with seven minutes remaining to set the stage for Karran to pot the equalizer.Nelson dominated the Rockies during the final 50 minutes of the game, out shooting the visitors 42-12 for a 52-21 game advantage.Kelsch was the obvious game star for Columbia Valley, which earned its first point of the season in four games.Karran took the player-of-the-game honour for the Leafs.Nelson, third in the Murdoch Division, now sets out on a three-game road trip with stops Friday in Spokane and Saturday in Creston.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks Friday, September 29th before returning home Saturday, September 30th to face the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
TRAINER QUOTES PETER EURTON, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: Did you see how he came out of the gate? He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back.”“He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7 in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I had a beautiful trip. I didn’t really know how much he would eat the dirt, but I watched the replays from his dirt races and it looked like he had handled dirt in the face just fine. I really kind of let him run his race. I wanted to be patient with him going from six and a half down the hill to seven eighths, I think the distance is never a question with him, but I wanted to make sure I timed it right – especially when I had to thread the needle through a haystack. He ran really good.” JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, CALCULATOR, THIRD: “I had a good race, he [Calculator] had his shot and he was a little bit aggressive on the back side. That’s my only regret but overall, we had a good trip. He’s a good horse and he’s going to improve anyway so I’m happy with that race.” GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, WINNER: “It was the best he’s ever broken. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings, before his last race and again last week and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner but he’s a good turn runner. And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers he seems a lot more focused.“He’s running on the turn so he’s gaining ground and doesn’t have to work so hard in the stretch. It gives me a lot of confidence. I knew at the half-mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”“Pete’s got him figured out.” NOTES: The winning owners Lee and Susan Searing of Rancho Cucamonga who race as C R K Stable.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016)–With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Hillhouse High broke alertly from her number two post position and cruised to a front-running one length win under Santiago Gonzalez in Thursday’s $55,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Exchange Rate got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.96.Based in New York prior to shipping west to Baltas this past summer at Del Mar, Hillhouse High ran a big second in her Southern California debut going one mile on grass Aug. 20.The (Richard) Mandella filly (Into The Mystic) that beat her down there is a nice horse and she only got beat a head,” said Baltas. “This is a nice mare and I’ve always thought that. Today, with her speed and the rail being out, I thought she would be very tough.”Off at 7-2 in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up, Hillhouse High paid $9.20, $4.40 and $2.60.Owned by Golden Eagle Farm Investment, L.P. she picked up $33,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $268,487. She improved her overall mark to 19-3-6-4.Fifth and on the move leaving the three furlong pole, runner-up Amboseli cut to the rail and was moving well at the wire as she finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of favored Barleysugar. Ridden by Mike Smith, Amboseli was off at 2-1 and paid $3.20 and $2.60.Irish-bred Barleysugar, ridden by Gary Stevens, rallied three-wide turning for home but was no match for the top two. Off at 9-5, she paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.43, 47.09, 1:10.35 and 1:22.01.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita for an eight-race card is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.