Volleyball: Badgers set to bounce back from HotelRED

first_imgThe No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team (2-2) isn’t used to losing streaks. In their 2018 campaign, the Badgers strung together consecutive losses only once and followed up those losses with nine consecutive victories. Those victories carried them all the way to their heartbreaking loss in the NCAA regional final against Illinois.The Badgers hope to start a similar streak Friday night against the South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3).South Carolina has rattled off a few wins following a losing streak of their own against Kansas, Albany and Charlotte. The Gamecocks also made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year and return all their usual starters from a year ago.Women’s Volleyball: Wisconsin looks to take a step forward after Elite Eight exit last seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team just got their season underway following the Big Ten/ACC Challenge against Florida State Read…The Badgers are in a similar position of maintaining depth from a year ago, but a brutal non-conference schedule caught up to them with consecutive losses against No. 7 Marquette Golden Eagles and No. 5 Baylor Bears.Their schedule lightens up with the Gamecocks, but the Badgers can’t take an experienced team like South Carolina for granted.Wisconsin will look to assert their dominance through their size. Two-time All-American middle blocker Dana Rettke will have plenty of opportunities against a South Carolina front without significant size opposite the 6-foot-8 Rettke.Despite monster performances in their first three contests, Rettke notched only 11 kills in the loss to Baylor on Friday, a stat line only average for a player of her caliber.Volleyball: Wisconsin falls to Marquette, Baylor in HotelRED InvitationalThe No. 9 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (2-2) struggled at the HotelRED Invitational this past week, falling to Read…After South Carolina, Wisconsin will finish off their weekend against the Clemson Tigers (5-2). Clemson will face the Badgers Saturday afternoon but not before their own contest with the Gamecocks on Thursday.Clemson enters the tournament following a sweep at home against Appalachian State on Tuesday. The duo of Kaylin Korte and Brooke Bailey lead the offensive charge for the Tigers with each of them averaging more than 2.5 kills/set.Korte missed the entire 2018 season with a knee injury after a successful 2017. Korte and Bailey transferred to Clemson from Illinois and Ohio State, respectively.The Badgers will look to maintain their blocking prowess while improving their poor back row defense. Wisconsin currently ranks 15th in blocks/set but 267th in digs/set out of the 332 eligible teams.Badger volleyball to take on Marquette, Baylor at homeThe No. 4 University of Wisconsin volleyball team will be participating in the HotelRED Invitational at the UW Field House Read…Head coach Kelly Sheffield spoke about his team’s weaknesses.“The areas we were exposed [were] defensively,” Sheffield said. “We felt like we got a lot of blocks this weekend, but teams were still scoring at too high of a clip. Our ball control was probably a little shaky at some big moments.”Wisconsin will look to show its resilience and turn this losing streak around starting with a renewed defensive effort.The Badgers take on South Carolina at 5 p.m. on Friday and Clemson at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM.last_img read more

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Nikhat Zareen on bout against Mary Kom: I am excited and I will give my best

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE READ | Time Paine Baffled With DRS As Review Grants Taylor Lifeline In Boxing Day Test(With ANI Inputs) FOLLOW US First Published: 27th December, 2019 23:20 IST Nikhat Zareen, who has been demanding a bout against ace Indian boxer Mary Kom to ensure ‘transparent’ qualifications for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, finally got one as she advanced to the finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers on Friday. Zareen, defeated Jyoti Gulia, a youth world gold-medallist and the reigning national champion, in a unanimous verdict in the opening bout of the two-day competition, which will end on Saturday, December 28. Ahead of the bout against Mary Kom on Saturday, Zareen said that she is eagerly waiting for the clash and will give her 100 per cent. READ | Nikhat Zareen Advances To Finals Of Trials For Olympic Qualifiers’I am excited and I will give my best’Nikhat Zareen, a gold-medallist from the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, when queried about the pressure ahead of the big match said, “There is no pressure right now because I was demanding the fight against her (Kom), which is now happening. I’m excited and I will give my best. Irrespective of the result, I will get an opportunity to face her.”Earlier, Zareen had demanded a ‘fair chance’ to contest the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers as she wrote to the Union Sports Ministry challenging the Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI) decision to accommodate world champion Kom by changing its rule of exempting gold and silver medallists from the World Cup.Kom had won a bronze in the 51kg semi-final at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude in Russia losing out to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on October 12 this year.READ | I Want Fair Olympic Trials, Which Should Be Televised Live: Nikhat ZareenZareen demands trials to be televisedNikhat Zareen had also demanded a fair Olympic selection trial and asked the national federation (BFI) to telecast live the fight after her much-anticipated showdown against MC Mary Kom in the Indian Boxing League was cancelled. “I wanted to play the league just because everyone would have seen the bout on TV and know me. Now I have to prepare for the trails but I want the trials to be televised live on TV and not in close doors so that people can know what happened in the bout,” she added.READ | Now, Mohammed Yousaf ‘condemns’ Discrimination Claim By Danish Kaneria & Shoaib Akhtar LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 23:21 IST Nikhat Zareen On Bout Against Mary Kom: I Am Excited And I Will Give My Best Ahead of the bout against Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen said she is eagerly waiting for the clash and added that she has no pressure since she has been demanding it Jitesh Vachhatani SUBSCRIBE TO US When asked that the trails will be videographed by the federation, Nikhat said, “Yes, it will be videographed but it will be under BFI’s custody. I am not worried but still someone where down the line there remains a doubt whether it will be a fair decision. Being a boxer and after going through such troubles you can’t easily trust anyone.”last_img read more

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Lakers come to Lonzo Ball’s aid in OT win over John Wall’s Wizards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We defend each other,” Walton said he told his players. “So if people want to talk about our players, we should be offended. We should go into that game saying, that’s not all right. We’re not going to stand for that. We’re not just going to … let that happen.”Walton added: “I don’t know if that was part of it, but our guys were much more locked in tonight.” Metta World Peace joins South Bay Lakers as player development coach For Lakers teammates, it’s all about sharing court with Lonzo Ball The victory came hours after Coach Luke Walton addressed his team about the war of words that began on Sunday when LaVar Ball guaranteed a Lakers victory against the Wizards. Washington center Marcin Gortat responded that Wall would “torture” Ball. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, center, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, celebrate Randle’s dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson reach for a loose ball in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is defended by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal shoots while Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall puts up a reverse layup over Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat drives the lane and is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Corey Brewer smiles after a foul call in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. puts up a shot in the paint in the third quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat is double teamed by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez and K. Caldwell-Pope during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat celebrates after a foul is called on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards guard John Wall shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures down court after an assist in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball wears his signature shoes during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has his shot blocked by Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson dunks in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat talks with Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bogut in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson tries to get past Washington Wizards guard John Wall in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Lakers forward Brandon Ingram tries to drive the lane while being pressured by Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots over Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. in the first quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. shoots over Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball warms up before a game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, blocks the shot by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott, top, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, shoots the ball over Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, right, slams a dunk as Washington Wizards guard John Wall looks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott, top, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, shoots under pressure by Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., right, dunks as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, looks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates his shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, top right, and forward Larry Nance Jr., left, leap to intercept a pass as Washington Wizards guard John Wall watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton yells instructions to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, left, loses handle of the ball under pressure by Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, slams a dunk past Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, center, goes up for a basket as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. look during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, shoots a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, tips the ball for a basket over Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, blocks the shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, tries to defend Washington Wizards guard John Wall shooting during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, drives the ball as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, center, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, celebrate Randle’s dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Lakers won, 102-99. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 44Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott in the second quarter during a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — John Wall had one last shot at vindication. His previous effort had been wrested from his grip by Julius Randle. The one before that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope answered with a 3-pointer.But at the end of overtime on Wednesday, it was just Wall and the rookie he had vowed to show “no mercy.”Lonzo Ball hounded Wall into hoisting a half-hearted 3-point attempt as time expired, preserving a thrilling, albeit unlikely, 102-99 victory over the previously undefeated Wizards (3-1) – just like LaVar Ball promised.Related Articles With the Lakers (2-2) in baby blue and gold Minnesota throwback uniforms that evoked memories of the duds Lonzo Ball sported at UCLA, the Lakers point guard finished with six points on just 2-of-11 shooting, but added 10 assists and eight rebounds.“Even when he misses his shot he still impacts the game in such a positive way,” Walton said.Wall finished with 18 points and nine assists, while Bradley Beal led all scorers with 28 points.The Lakers vowed to have Ball’s back after hearing Gortat’s comments, and Ball said that “100 percent” made a difference Wednesday.“Started at practice,” he said. “Everybody bought into it, we were ready for this game. You could see it on the court. The way we were guarding tonight we were all playing for one another, no one was playing selfish.”For the second consecutive game, the Lakers stormed back from a double-digit hole. Unlike Sunday against New Orleans, in an eventual loss, Ball was on the court this time.The Lakers forced overtime when Brandon Ingram put back his own miss with under one second left in regulation. Ingram overcame a sluggish start to finish with 19 points and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds. Luke Walton says it ‘would be silly’ for Lakers to alter Lonzo Ball’s shot Jordan Clarkson steps into Lakers’ sixth man role with confidence After Wall gave Washington a two-point lead with just over a minute left in overtime, Ball rifled a pass to Caldwell-Pope in the corner for a 3-pointer that gave the Lakers a one-point lead. With 15 seconds left, Randle greeted a driving Wall in the paint, stripping the ball from the All-Star.The Lakers trailed, 85-75, with 7:08 remaining, but rattled off 10 straight points, tying the score on a jump shot by Ingram less than four minutes later.Larry Nance Jr. tied his career high with 18 points, adding 10 rebounds in 24 minutes. In the fourth quarter, however, Randle and Kyle Kuzma were on the floor, with Randle hitting the 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation to pull the Lakers within one at 91-90.“Julius was great for us,” Walton said. “Last year he did the same thing in a lot of those types of games we needed to win. He’s just got that inside of him.” When Wall tried to beat the shot clock with the score tied at 94 two minutes into overtime, it was Randle, rejuvenated as a reserve, who forcefully rejected his shot to force the violation.Randle finished with 11 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes. Kuzma scored 15 points and Caldwell-Pope added 14.LaVar Ball watched from a baseline seat, grinning widely as the Lakers stole the win. His usual perch is outside the tunnel to the visitors’ locker room, and he warmly greeted Wizards players as they headed to the bus.Earlier in the day, Walton again shrugged off the notion that LaVar Ball’s loaded remarks affect the Lakers’ progress.“Doesn’t make my job tougher,” Walton said. “Makes Lonzo’s job tougher. … Why should (Wall) show another player mercy? That’s everyone’s mentality. When you get to be as good as John Wall is you don’t get there by showing other players mercy.”Washington Coach Scott Brooks recited the story of his own father leaving when he was 2, leaving his mother in charge of seven children.“I think everybody’s missing the boat,” Brooks said. “Does he say some crazy things? Yeah. Does he really believe he could beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one. No. But I guarantee over dinner his sons are killing him for saying things like that and they’re having fun.“To me laughter is an important part of life, and I think they get it. They probably laugh a lot at the dinner table and probably a lot of them are laughing at all of us.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Craig Kimbrel on track to join Cubs by end of June

first_img Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A ‘a tough pill to swallow’ Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Veteran reliever Craig Kimbrel is set to join the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa affiliate and make his debut Tuesday against the Sacramento River Cats, according to The Athletic.Kimbrel, 31, earlier this month signed a reported $43 million deal with the Cubs that runs through the 2021 season but has yet to pitch in live games. He has made it clear he won’t rush back to the field. Although Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has not provided a timetable for when Kimbrel might make his Cubs debut, the Des Moines Register reported that the right-hander is expected to appear in around five games with Iowa before heading to Chicago. He has been at the Cubs’ Arizona training facility, getting ready for live games after missing spring training and the start of the 2019 regular season as an unsigned free agent. Related News Justin Upton injury update: Angels slugger to be activated, make season debut Monday “It’s not about getting on the field as quickly as possible,” he said at his introductory press conference in Chicago. “It’s about being the best that I can.”  Kimbrel had 42 saves and a 2.74 ERA en route to his seventh All-Star selection last season, his third with the Red Sox after previous stints with the Padres and Braves.He owns a career 1.91 ERA and ranks 14th all-time in saves with 333.last_img read more

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Dalesia Booth Named Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dalesia Booth is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday.Booth closed out the regular season in impressive fashion, laying down 15.5 points per game on 41.4-percent shooting. The guard’s balanced play pushed the Islanders (23-7, 17-3 SLC) to their first Southland regular-season title in program history. Booth added seven steals and 12 rebounds over A&M-Corpus Christi’s final two games in order to lock up her second weekly honor of the season.The Islanders look to capture a tournament title at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.Basketball Player of the Week – Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Guard – San Antonio, TexasBooth averaged 15.5 points and six rebounds in the Islanders’ final two regular-season wins. She collected a season-high four steals against the Bearkats on Thursday to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks. She also moved up to No. 3 on the Islanders’ all-time scoring list with 12 points against SHSU, bringing her career total to 1,278 points. In A&M-Corpus Christi’s finale, Booth scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting along with a trio of steals. Booth has reached double scoring figures in each of the Islanders’ last seven games and 23 times throughout the season.Honorable Mention: Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian; Kacie Fountain, Nicholls.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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The Stronach Group Programs Carry Weight with Bettors

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Bettors have a new handicapping tool in their programs at all Stronach Group tracks – the weight of horses.The Stronach Group is the first Thoroughbred racetrack operator to include the weights of horses in the past performance lines of its handicapping programs. This includes Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.“We’re always looking for innovative handicapping tools to help our bettors, and this is something bettors domestically and internationally began asking for last year,” said The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo.The Stronach Group tracks began collecting the information last spring. The information has been shared with bettors on the track simulcasts since last summer.“This is data-driven world, and we’re excited about adding this data to our programs as we continue our growth internationally,” Ritvo added. “Bettors and horsemen have used this information in the past to find out a horse’s optimum racing weight. We believe you can never provide enough information.”Horses at all Stronach Group tracks have been weighed on a scale located in the paddock areas. That information has been shared on each track’s daily simulcast since last summer.The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, home of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact david.joseph@gulfstreampark.comlast_img read more

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Astonishment in Germany: Klinsmann has not renewed his license

first_imgJürgen Klinsmann may not take his usual place on the bench of Hertha Berlin this weekend in the match facing Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capitalAna. According to Bild, the German coach has an expired license and it is possible that he will not be allowed to train the Berlin team. This German newspaper says that, on Tuesday, Hertha received a notification from the DFL warning of this situation endangering the presence of his coach in the band of the Olympiastadion in Berlin before the Bavarian team. In that statement, the DFL reminds Hertha of its commitment to present the documentation before the meeting of this day and Bild assures that this situation has not yet been resolved. In order to train in Germany, the Federation requires its own license or an equivalent obtained in another country and that they consider valid. Klinsmann has it, and taken out in Germany more than two decades ago, but he cannot prove that he has carried out the process necessary for its renewal. These licenses require a renewal every three years demonstrating an additional 20 hours of training that, according to Bild, Klinsmann would have done in Mexico and Brazil but it is still necessary to present the documentation that proves that everything has been done according to the rules and that allows him to continue exercising . The DFL does not want this situation to lengthen and in its statement it assures that it “relies on a quick solution.” In fact, the Bild newspaper itself considers it “unlikely” that Klinsmann does not feel before Bayern although it is an option that exists. Dfrom the Federation, cAs a solution to prevent this from happening again, they have offered Klinsmann to participate in a congress of elite coaches to be held in February in Mainz in order to prove the necessary training for renewal.“The documentation is in my home in California”Jürgen Klinsmann himself wanted to explain the case in Bild and that is because this whole situation is due to forgetfulness. The German coach left the documentation at his home in California, which is currently empty. “When I got on the plane to Berlin I didn’t think I would need my trainer license and my accreditation for additional training because I didn’t think I was going to coach Hertha. At Christmas, I forgot the documents and now there is no one in my house in California because my wife is living in the city where our daughter studies. I am trying to present all the necessary documents, “said the coach.last_img read more

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Stay with Legal Arena

first_img (1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

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Greatwich assumes new role with Azkals

first_imgCHRIS Greatwich challenges Turkmenistan midfielder Didar Durdyýew. August dela CruzFormer national team great Chris Greatwich gets a shot at redemption, albeit in a different role.The hero of the Azkals’ 2010 AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup run and current Kaya Iloilo coach has played in some of the biggest matches in the country’s recent history.ADVERTISEMENT Having scored twice in the Azkals’ miraculous run in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi in 2010, Greatwich also endured setbacks with the squad, the last of which came in the AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives where the Azkals missed out on the prestigious Asian Cup.Convinced by coach Thomas Dooley to assist him in calling the shots for the Azkals in their biggest game yet against Tajikistan in the final AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday, Greatwich can finally fulfill one of the dreams he started nurturing 14 years ago when he represented the country for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“With the importance of the upcoming game, he (Dooley) really pushed me if it was viable to assist him for this upcoming game and training camp,” said Greatwich, whose teammates in the 2010 run—Phil and James Younghusband and Neil Etheridge—are all expected to feature against the Tajiks.“It’s an incredible feeling to be back, being on the bench, singing the national anthem especially with such an important game coming up.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Mendez topples Reed in Alveo IronMan 70.3 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I think being able to pit your wit against some of the stronger teams in Asia. It will be a really incredible achievement first and foremost because if you would have said this 14 years ago when I started that we’d have the potential to go and play against Australia and Japan and Korea, we would have said you are crazy and we would have no chance, but the fact that we’re one game away from that, I think its incredible.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Greatwich said his familiarity with players have come in handy in his job assisting Dooley, who has led the Azkals to an unbeaten record in qualifying, although the team’s last three games all ended in draws.“It’s nice to see things from the other side,” he said.“I think the players know the magnitude of the game. Our job is to let them go into the game relaxed and confident so they can perform to their capabilities.”Having witnessed the sport’s popularity stall the past three years, following a huge rise in following due to their exploits in the Suzuki Cup, Greatwich hopes qualification to the Asian Cup will “reawaken” football in the Philippines again.“In the grander scheme of things, this game will have huge significance because we’ve come a long way,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more

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‘Do Not Settle for Mediocrity’

first_img“In your performance do not settle for mediocrity, for this world is increasingly becoming competitive. What is modern today may so quickly become obsolete by daybreak tomorrow,” Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai cautioned 518 individuals who graduated from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) Round 4 over the weekend in Monrovia.VP Boakai told the graduates to consider their learning as a privilege, which they should cherish rather than letting it become out of date by failing to apply the best or average of what they learned over the years.Boakai wants the young graduates to understand that learning has no limitation and therefore, they should not be complacent with what they had acquired to qualify them to graduate.“I know that this step comes from the hard reality that both males and females share similar needs when it comes to preparing themselves to serve their country. This is a positive and welcoming shift in the direction of gender balance that will never remain the same,” Boakai said.He commended the Gender Ministry for what he called its collaboration with service providers such as the National Adult Education of Liberia (NAEAL) and EDUcare-Liberia to implement the project, which has so far witnessed the successful graduation of 970 adolescent girls and 200 adolescent boys from the EPAG program.Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell said she was pleased that young girls and boys willingly showed up to learn something for their own benefit.The program was introduced in 2009 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to empower young girls and boys to be able to rely on themselves after receiving skills training that will enable them to successfully contribute to the rebuilding of the country.Of the 518 graduates, 100 were from the Pipeline Community in Paynesville, while the rest of the girls came from Grand Bassa, Margibi, and Montserrado counties.The graduates were awarded certificates in their various disciplines.The EPAG is the Ministry of Gender’s pilot skills training program geared towards enabling girls and young women in particular, as well as a small portion of the male population, to gain access to self-empowerment after acquiring skills training.It is part of the World Bank Global Girls Initiative, which is implemented in Haiti, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Laos, Rwanda, Nepal and Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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