The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):12:25 p.m.What makes a championship obedience dog? The Westminster Kennel Club knows it by Heart. A Labrador retriever named Heart won Westminster’s obedience contest Sunday, extending her sweep of the five-year-old competition.With that, handler Linda Brennan says they don’t plan to enter the contest next year. “I think it’s only fair” to step aside, said Brennan, an obedience trainer from Columbia, New Jersey. The competition requires dogs to sit, stay, retrieve a toy on command and stick by their handlers’ sides while walking around other people, among other skills. Finalists used to do complex six-minute routines of their own devising, but Westminster changed things up this year to align more closely with other obedience trials. Heart, age 7, executed the maneuvers with her tail wagging. The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title February 10, 2020center_img Associated Press “She loves this environment — she really does. She finds it very exciting and very stimulating,” Brennan said. Don’t lose heart, owners of everyday dogs: Even Heart misbehaves from time to time outside the ring.“She has her little naughty habits,” Brennan said with a smile.,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

270 Medals Up for Grabs in Wike Wrestling Championship

first_imgNo fewer than 270 medals are up for grabs at the maiden edition of Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling championship billed for Port Harcourt from November 23 through November 30, 2017.This was disclosed at a press briefing held in Port Harcourt by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) headed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, alongside other members of the committee. According to him, no fewer than 600 wrestlers from 24 states have so far registered to compete for honours, while more states are expected before the deadline for registration.The LOC chairman further disclosed that Rivers was not just hosting, but is prepared to do battle, as no less than 90 wrestlers from the state would be seeking for honours on the podium.He stressed that adequate arrangements have been made for security, adding that the state has hosted numerous events in the last two years without a single security being recorded.Also speaking, the Alternate Chairman of the Media/Publicity Sub-committee, Honour Sirawoo, who read the schedule of programme, stated that the LOC has made necessary arrangement for a hitch-free championship, pointing out that Rivers has always been known for hosting credible events.He urged sports journalists to play their roles as a way of engendering a successful championship and emphasized the need to cross check issues before going to press, noting that the image of Nigeria is sacrosanct.Sirawoo, who is also the president of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), explained further that wrestlers, officials, journalists and members of the public are assured of good time as Governor Nyesom Wike has provided the necessary logistics for a successful championship.On the issue of doping, the chairman of the Medical subcommittee and Rivers Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike said appropriate medical facilities have been put in place to checkmate drug cheats and other medical issues.Teams and technical officials are expected to arrive on the November 23, the challenge commences on November 26, while the official opening and unveiling of logo for the 2018 African Wrestling Championship is scheduled for November 27.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more