Badgers beat MSU in finale

first_imgWomen\’s basketball guard Jade Davis scored 11 points as the Badgers topped Michigan State at the Kohl Center.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, plagued by recent late-game collapses, was able to hold off Michigan State and send senior center Caitlin Gibson out on a winning note, beating the Spartans 54-51 on Senior Day Sunday afternoon.Leading 54-51 after two Jade Davis free throws, Wisconsin survived three Spartan 3-point attempts as time eventually ran out. Four Badgers scored in double figures, with Alyssa Karel leading the way with 12 points. Lin Zastrow, Tara Steinbauer and Davis all chipped in with 11 points. Gibson started the game, played eight minutes and recorded two rebounds in probably her last home game as a Badger.Lykendra Johnson led the Spartans with 12 points while Allyssa DeHaan and Kalisha Keane chipped in with 11 points apiece.“I’m very proud of this basketball team,” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “They have fought and clawed the entire year, and this was a team victory over the top team in conference. We did what we had to do to get it done today.”Maybe the two biggest points of the night came when Davis hit two free throws with 24 seconds left after grabbing the rebound off a DeHaan miss. Ironically, this came after missed free throws down the stretch cost Wisconsin in their games against Purdue and Indiana.“When I went to the line, I thought about the free throws like it was the beginning of the second half and they weren’t going to mean much,” Davis said. “I just thought about them as practice.”Stone was impressed not only by Davis’ clutch shooting but also with her play throughout the game.“Those were big free throws,” Stone said. “Jade gave us a tremendous spark, not just with her free throws. She made a couple 3-pointers and had a nice drive to the basket. I told our freshmen that they were no longer freshmen. We’re far beyond that now and they should step up and be ready to play. So far, they’re doing a really good job.”However, Michigan State still had multiple opportunities to tie the game with only seconds left. Mia Johnson, Aisha Jefferson and Keane all had decent 3-point chances after grabbing offensive rebounds, but their shots didn’t fall.“I thought we were doing a pretty good job,” Steinbauer said. “We boxed out, but they were just long rebounds. At that moment, you’re frantically trying to get the rebound, but I wouldn’t call the missed shots lucky because we fought all game long and we definitely deserved this one.”After starting a game on the bench for the first time in her college career the last time the Badgers played Michigan State, Rae Lin D’Alie was back in the starting lineup Sunday.“Rae really helped us when there was pressure,” Stone said. “We really struggled with that when we were at their place and did much better today. Rae was great in terms of being aggressive and attacking their pressure.”Wisconsin’s defense, which had struggled the past few games, also got back on track. The Badgers held the Spartans to only 36.5 percent shooting, including only 32.1 percent in the second half, and forced 23 turnovers. Those turnovers led to 18 points for Wisconsin.The Badgers were also able to contain DeHaan, who at 6-foot-9-inches, is almost a half-foot taller than Wisconsin’s tallest player. Though DeHaan had a productive day, she was never able to dominate down low thanks to Zastrow.Senior Day also brought out the largest crowd of the season with over 14,000 fans packing into the Kohl Center.“It was awesome,” D’Alie said. “If we could get a crowd like that every game, it would be great for us. They got behind us, and I really think they gave us some energy, too.”“The crowd’s energy was just infectious for us,” Steinbauer said. “I think in the second half, we felt some of that energy surging through us. It was just a great feeling.”last_img read more

Steelers Recap: Another field goal game betweentwo bitter rivals

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, left, paces the sideline in front of some of the defense during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)It was another classic Ravens vs. Steelers game. It came down to the team with the ball last and it was decided by a field goal. More than just a classic game between these two bitter rivals; it was a look at the past and possibly the future for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The black and gold got back to smash mouth football and while it may have been nail biting and nerve wracking, the result was a notch in the wincolumn.  LeVeon Bell, the rookie sensation making only his third career start, brought back memories of the Steelers that used to run the ball successfully on a weekly basis. He bruised and battered the Ravens defense for 93 yards on only 19 carries. He showed an ability to find the holes and cut back through them for additional yards, something the other backs on this roster have been unable to do.  It wasn’t just about Bell however; the offensive line really played up to expectations and protected Big Ben all day long. He was sacked a few times, but overall the line kept him safe and clean, something that is a major key to the team’s potential success.  When you can hold Terrelle Suggs to 1 sack and 1 QB hit and the Ravens team to 3 sacks and 4 QB hits, you did your job. Not to mention the Steelers were able to pound the ball on the ground for 141 yards, the most they’ve had in almost a calendar year.  To add to the “return” of the Steeler way, the defense played extremely well and aggressive. They failed to collect a turnover but they held the Ravens to field goals almost all game long. The most outstanding player on the field was far and away Lawrence Timmons as he boasted 17 tackles. That is an amazing feat that should not be overlooked. Troy Polamalu added 8 tackles and a little entertainment when he jumped over both the defensive and offensive lines trying to block a game tying extra point. The play resulted in a penalty but it was a true sign that Troy is back to his old form athletically.  It’s safe to say that LaMarr Woodley is back to old form too. He added 4 tackles and collected his team leading 5th sack. He’s been far more disruptive this season than the last two.  Smash mouth football, hard nosed defense and a low scoring win is reminiscent of the old Steelers. It’s also a hopeful glimpse into the re-born Steelers. The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time after the 0-4 start. Thus far they have come off of that off week with a resurgence and a display of young talent. LeVeon Bell is clearly a key on the offense, Jarvis Jones (who missed yesterday’s game) is a play maker on defense, Shamarko Thomas the Steelers rookie safety added 7 tackles against the Ravens and appears to be a true force, Vince Williams, the rookie inside linebacker is now a starter and added 3 tackles of his own and it cannot be overlooked that Markus Wheaton should be returning to the team to take his role as the 4th wide out again soon.The end result for the season is yet to be seen and there is a lot of football to be played but currently the team finds themselves on a two game winning streak and are within striking distance of the Ravens and Browns for second place in the division.  One step at a time but things look a lot better in Pittsburgh than they did a mere 2 weeks ago.NEWS, NOTES and SUPERLATIVES:Game Ball: Lawrence Timmons-17 tackles, enough said.Play of the Game:  Emmaunel Sanders kickoff return for a touchdown that wasn’t. It turned out it wasn’t a touchdown but Sanders obtained great field position and enabled Big Ben and the offense to push the ball into game winning field goal range.  Questionable Coaching move: At the end of the first half the Ravens were content to let the Steelers run the clock out. Pittsburgh elected to throw the ball and Heath Miller fumbled inside the team’s own 50, enabling the Ravens to kick a field goal at the end of the half. Why not just run the ball and the clock along with it?Notes: Jarvis Jones didn’t play due to concussion symptoms suffered in the Jets game. Marcus Gilbert left the game due to injury. Mike Adams played a significant number of downs as a tight end.The Steelers ran 4 wildcat plays with LeVeon Bell in the QB position.  2-4, up next at OaklandMike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

OCA presents 2016 awards at annual banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Industry Excellence Award was presented to Henry Bergfeld (left)The Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Pete Conkle (Center). The Seedstock Producer of the Year award was presented to Charlie, Jordan & Scott Diehl of Diehl Cattle Company (not pictured).The Young Cattleman of the Year Award was presented to Randy HollowellThe Commercial Producer of the Year Award was presented to Jamey & Jody Rauch and FamilyThe Industry Service Award was presented to Jim, Jackie & Jarrett MurrayThis year’s Ohio Beef Ambassadors are: Samantha Norman (Fulton), Nick Erf (Bellevue) and Mackenzie Chamberlain (Napoleon)last_img

Lomachenko and Rigondeaux to meet Dec. 9

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after defeating Nicholas Walters, of Jamaica, in a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Las Vegas. APNEW YORK — Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, who both own two Olympic gold medals, will meet Dec. 9 in the latest in a series of Saturday night fights on ESPN.Lomachenko will defend his 130-pound title against Rigondeaux, a defensive specialist who will be moving up in weight from 122 pounds to challenge for the belt. Promoter Top Rank said Friday that the fight will be held in the theater at Madison Square Garden.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Lomachenko won gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics fighting for Ukraine, while Rigondeaux won his golds in 2000 and 2004 for Cuba. Both are widely regarded as two of the best amateur fighters in history.Rigondeaux is 17-0 with 11 knockouts as a pro, while Lomachenko is 9-1 with seven knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ex-NBA player sentenced to prison for selling stolen guns LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgRound Two of the PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) produced some close and exciting results at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s White Hill Reserve Complex on Friday 15 June 2007.In balmy conditions, teams across all six divisions settled into the second week of the season well to conjure quality performances across the board.In the Premier Men’s Open division, University-Rebels (Uni-Rebels) and Dodgers played out a tense 2-2 draw on field one in the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Match of the Round.2007 Australian Men’s Open World Cup hero Nathan Jones was outstanding for Dodgers, whilst veteran Graham White produced an inspirational game for the Rebels boys.In the 8.10pm game on field seven, Colts continued on their winning way with an impressive 5 –2 victory over the Southern Storm. Colts, with Barry Denduck leading the way, had too much firepower for a willing Storm side that was spearheaded by Queensland Men’s Open Origin player Ryan Pollock, who did not deserve to be on a losing team.In the late game at 9.00pm on Field One Country Club United (CCU) disposed of Tigers 5-1 in emphatic fashion. Young gun Michael Baartz stood out for CCU, whilst Josh Cattell never stopped trying for Tigers.In the second Round of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open competition, Uni-Rebels, Crushers, and CCU emerged victorious from some absorbing contests.In the early game at 7.20pm on field seven, Uni-Rebels got home 3-0 over Colts in a very willing contest.The scores were locked at 0-0 at half time, but defending champions Uni-Rebels did best to finish off their second half opportunities to claim the three premiership points.Lauren Mc Donald and Australian Women’s Open star Teena Mc Ilveen were best for Uni-Rebels, whilst Colts 2007 World Cup representatives Peta and Hayley Rogerson and youngster Savannah Pratten gave their all for Colts.In the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Match of the Round on field one at 8.10pm, Crushers defeated Dodgers 6-3 in an entertaining encounter.Crushers, inspired by an outstanding performance by current Australian Women’s Open Vice Captain Amanda Judd, banded together to produce a great team effort to claim their first victory of the season.Judd was in scintillating form with the football in hand, and led the way defensively with several big plays to pilot her team to victory.National Youth Squad member Bindi Hammett, Sharon Searston, and Melissa Cragg also played strongly for Crushers whilst Michelle Gilpen, Rachel Stevenson, and Emma Giarola tried hard to lift Dodgers.In the late game on Field Seven at 9.00am CCU got home 4-3 in a tense battle over former archrivals Southern Storm.These two great clubs battled in eight consecutive Grand Finals from 1997-2004 and history demands that these games are always keenly contested.CCU, with a strong list of players on their roster were always going to be tough to toss once they clicked, and their victory over a talented Southern Storm combination adds further weight to this contention. Queensland Open Schoolgirls star Lizzie Campbell was the standout for CCU, whilst National Youth Squad star Ali Brigginshaw was the Storm’s most dangerous player.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Men’s Open Round Three action on Friday 22 June 2007, Southern Storm confront Tigers on Field One at 7.20pm.Dodgers and CCU will meet in the 2006 Grand Final rematch on Field Seven at 8.10pm, whilst Uni-Rebels will tackle Colts on Field One at 9.00pm to complete the round.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Round Three fixtures, competition front-runners Uni-Rebels will look to continue on their winning way against a confident CCU outfit on Field Seven at 7.20pm.Southern Storm will meet Crushers at 8.10pm on Field One, and Colts with an edict from Coach Craig Morrow to improve their ball control and rucking intensity, will battle with Dodgers in the late game at 9.00pm on Field Seven.Round Three PowerAde Isotonic action also continues in the Men’s and Women’s Two and Three A/B divisions on Friday night with first games commencing at 6.30pm.For full results and fixture schedule please visit the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association web-site at: read more

10 months agoSkriniar? Godin? Why Man Utd owe Solskjaer a defensive deal

first_imgSkriniar? Godin? Why Man Utd owe Solskjaer a defensive dealby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: So blank it? Let this transfer window pass? No chance. Manchester United will be active this month. Indeed, they already are. Though whether it’s a ruse for a longer term target. Or one to get in immediately. Only Ed Woodward can tell us that…The idea that United’s vice-chairman exec is going to sit this one out. That he’ll wait until the summer. Wait until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discarded for the more acceptable, marketable name. Well, given his history, that just doesn’t stack up.Louis van Gaal never asked for Angel di Maria nor Radamel Falcao. Jose Mourinho had no idea about Eric Bailly until they were being introduced at Carrington. If there is a deal to be done, then Woodward – and to be fair, in consultation with Jim Lawlor – will pull the trigger. From Italy, it’s broke in the last 48 hours. They’re in for him. Diego Godin. Turned down once in August after a beat the deadline offer. Woodward has moved late – again – with an attempt to rumble Inter Milan’s month-long negotiations with the Uruguayan’s minders.The latest is Woodward has matched Inter’s contract offer of around £2m-a-year. And with his current deal to expire in June, both clubs believe Atletico Madrid will sell for a bargain basement £3m.For the moment, those in the know – specifically in Milan – believe Godin is ready to commit to the Nerazzurri. The great irony being, it was Woodward who set this whole thing in motion six months ago. Need an explanation? Well, let’s turn to the defender’s biographer Jose Navarro, who declared on Saturday night: “Godin has not closed any deal with Inter. But the reality is that Atletico made some promises to the player, after the Manchester United bid, and they never respected it. And then they made no effort to renew Godin’s contract.”So promises broken and a deal still alive. Woodward could be in here. We know – sans Jose – United still want that cheap, experienced centre-half signing. The enquiries after Andreas Granqvist, the Helsingborgs captain, had Lawlor’s finger prints all over it. With the opportunity again raised, Inter’s intermediaries can’t be surprised by United’s eleventh hour attempt.But there’s another factor to be considered. Another player in this mix. Milan Skriniar. Inter Milan’s Slovakian centre-half. Admired by Jose Mourinho. Approved by Woodward. Before Godin, a bid of €70m was lodged for Skriniar and flatly rejected by the Italians. The player stating at the time: “I’m happy about the interest in me, but Inter decided how they decided, so I cannot say anything more about it.”And the same source making that €70m revelation is now insisting Inter’s move for Godin would be to replace Skriniar, not complement him. Further strengthening United’s hand is Barcelona – their nearest rivals for the defender – taking Jeison Murillo on-loan from Valencia just last week. Find that €70m and Woodward could have his man – so long as he steps aside for Inter to take Godin.So where does this leave Solskjaer? Well, simply in the same place as all those before him. Van Gaal, Mourinho, David Moyes… even Ryan Giggs. They had their say. Sure. But they didn’t really have power of veto. For his part, Solskjaer will surely welcome a defensive signing. He didn’t make light of having to move Matteo Darmian inside for Saturday’s FA Cup win over Reading. Just as Mourinho suffered before him, the Norwegian has found the squad short at the back. Whether it’s Godin, Skriniar or some equivalent, Solskjaer will appreciate the show of support.And he deserves it. Even battling through a labourious 2-0 win over the Royals, the manager still found a way to lift the crowd. Two five goal results. The revival of Paul Pogba. The confirmation of Marcus Rashford. Solskjaer has been delivering way beyond his brief. And he read the mood superbly on Saturday, spying the chance to give everyone inside Old Trafford a lift with the debut of Tahith Chong.It could’ve been just a ho-hum win. Expected. Forgettable. Instead, Solskjaer gave those attending something special. An ‘I was there’ moment as he gave Chong a first home appearance.Any of those ex-teammates warning against business this month. That making a major signing for Solskjaer would be wrong given he’ll be gone by June. They need to consider recent history.No matter whom is in the home dugout, Woodward will buy regardless. And if it’s to be a defender who can make an instant impact all the better. It’s the least the current manager deserves for what he’s done for Manchester United in these three short weeks. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Vancouvers detached homes edge toward buyers market as condos favour sellers

first_imgVANCOUVER – Condo and townhouse sales in Vancouver are firmly in a seller’s market, while the market for detached homes is edging toward a buyer’s market, new figures from The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver suggest.In September, the sales-to-active-listings ratio was 14.6 per cent for detached homes, 42.3 per cent for townhomes and 60.4 per cent for apartments, according to the REBGV.“Downward pressure on home prices does occur when the ratio typically dips below around 12 per cent for a constant period,” said Jill Oudil, board president.For instance, that could mean during a particular month there are three sales for 25 active listings.“When there is a downward pressure on prices, it becomes more of a buyer’s market,” she said.The opposite happens with upward pressure on prices and the creation of a seller’s market, when the ratio stays above 20 per cent for several months, the REBGV said.“I think it’s just a bit of a changing market right now,” Oudil said, adding more house hunters are looking at condos and townhomes due to affordability issues, which reduces the number of people looking for detached homes.The MLS Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver was $1,037,300 in September, up 10.9 per cent compared with a year ago.The demand for condos and townhouses helped push the number of sales in September 13.1 per cent above the 10-year historical average for the month.There were 2,821 homes sold in the region last month, according to the board — up 25.2 per cent from 2,253 in Sept. 2016. Detached homes made up 30 per cent of last month’s sales.Sales slipped 7.3 per cent from the 3,043 homes sold in August.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitterlast_img read more

Fort St John experienced very little precipitation in March

first_imgCastellan says the last week of February was dry, with the last day to experience precipitation was on February 23.“Even the last week of February was totally dry. I think the last day in February we saw something was on February 23. It was just a dry period there and obviously, it was cold for a while and then it got quite warm.”According to Castellan, it will be interesting to see what is in store for the remainder of the season and into the start of summer.“It’s interesting because it is certainly causing a lot of agencies to ask some questions about what’s in store for things like the freshet season and the possible flooding associated to it.”Castellan says drought and huge forest fires could be avoided if we get good amounts of precipitation in April, May, and June.According to Environment Canada, we are expected to see substantial amounts of precipitation later this month. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Throughout the month of March, Fort St. John and surrounding area experienced little to no amount of precipitation.According to Armel Castellan, Meteorologist with Environment Canada, Fort St. John only saw 0.2 mm of precipitation in March, saying this is the minimum amount that can be recorded.“Officially, 0.2 mm fell, which is pretty impressive because that is the minimum amount that can be recorded by the instrumentation.”last_img read more

Three held for beating up fish vendors

first_imgKolkata: The Baguiati police station on Friday arrested three civic volunteers on charges of demanding money from some fish vendors and allegedly assaulting them after the fish vendors refused to comply to their demands. The incident took place when two vendors were proceeding towards Khoribari from Tegharia in the morning to buy fish and later sell it in the local market at Baguiati. According to the complaint lodged at the police station by one Sukumar Rajbangshi of Arjunpur Paschimpara, Rajbangshi along with five others were boarded in a small matador when their vehicle was stopped by three civic volunteers in the pretext of checking. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThey demanded money from them and when they refused, the civic volunteers hurled abuses and assaulted the driver of the vehicle Nur Islam Molla and snatched cash worth Rs 20,000 that they were carrying for purchasing fish. “We have arrested Raju Ghosh alias Bapi, Rajib Chowdhury and Avisek Mondal for their involvement in the act,” a senior official of Bidhannagar City Police said. The injured driver Molla was taken to a local hospital. He had suffered injuries on his head and has had four stitches. It may be mentioned that this is not for the first time when the civic volunteers in the state havebeen involved in such acts. The police have taken strong action against them on more than one occasion but they are misusing their uniform and are often causing harassment to common people.last_img read more

Arsenal climb to third with victory over Newcastle

first_imgLONDON: Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday and lifted them to third place in the Premier League above rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Ramsey found his way through a packed defence on the half hour to score with a low shot before Frenchman Lacazette put the game to bed in the 83rd minute with a chip over the keeper. The result put Arsenal on 63 points with seven games left, two above Spurs and Manchester United, with Chelsea a further point behind, as Unai Emery’s side boosted their hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League football next season. Five of Arsenal’s remaining seven fixtures are away, where they have picked up fewer than half of their points this season, a fact Emery was quick to pick up on after the match. “Our challenge is away — to be as consistent as we are at home,” the Spaniard told reporters. “I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season. Now we can maybe go to the Champions League,” Lacazette told Sky Sports after a convincing win over the Magpies. Newcastle had not beaten Arsenal since November 2010 and not won away since December and they appeared to set themselves up for a draw at best in North London, with five men in the back line and another four in front of them for most of the game. The tactics worked until a sweeping Arsenal move in which Welsh midfielder Ramsey found Lacazette and then raced forward into the area to meet the return pass with a sweetly timed left-foot shot that went into the net off the far post.last_img read more