September 20

Live: DOJ Inspector General testifies on FBI’s conduct in Russia probe

first_imgHorowitz fallout. AG Bill Barr to NBC: ‘I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press.’ https://t.co/qsAB2inu19— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 10, 2019 Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to be grilled by the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee after his report cleared the FBI officials who began the Russia probe of biased conduct, but did indicate improper FISA filings in the surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Horowitz Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke – Rolling Stone https://t.co/CKl3aKo64d— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 11, 2019last_img read more

September 19

Jaguars Franchise League 3-Day tourney reaches penultimate stage

first_img… Young Chanderpaul hungry for more runsBy Rajiv BisnauthWEST Demerara opening batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul says he is hungry for more runs as the inaugural Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament approaches the final two rounds.The 20-year-old was the shining light with the bat for West Demerara in the last round, where he produced a fabulous effort to register his first hundred in the tournament, 187 against Georgetown.The left-handed batsman’s superb concentration and insatiable appetite for batting have made him West Demerara’s most consistent batsman.Chanderpaul (449) is just 16 runs behind Jonathan Foo, who is the leading scorer with 465.He is also one of five players to have registered a century after five rounds of the eight-team tournament. Sherfane Rutherford, Kevon Boodie, Keemo Paul and Foo are the others to have achieved that milestone. Foo is the only batsman with two hundreds.“I am feeling confident, and at the same time hungry for more runs,” Chanderpaul told Chronicle Sport yesterday.On the other hand, left-arm spinner Kassim Khan leads the wickets tally, with 29.The tournament continues today with four matches countrywide.Table toppers Lower Corentyne and West Demerara will clash at the Tuschen Community Centre ground.Lower Corentyne have played unbeaten in the eight-team tournament so far, and in the process have accumulated 86.1 points, 22.5 points ahead of West Demerara.Other matches in the penultimate round will see West Berbice play Georgetown at the Young Warriors ground in Cumberland, Berbice; Essequibo host East Coast Demerara at the Iman Bacchus ground while East Bank and Upper Corentyne clash at the Everest Cricket Club ground.The points standings for the remaining teams read: Georgetown (59.3), Upper Corentyne (34.8), Essequibo (30.5), West Berbice (29), East Bank (25.1) and Georgetown (24.4).Apart from the Three-day competition, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) also has in the pipeline a Jaguars 50-over League and the Jaguars Premier League T20 tournament.Replacing the traditional Inter-county competition, the leagues will be streamlined to feed into the WICB’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day competition and the Regional Super50, as well as the Caribbean Premier League T20.last_img read more

September 17

Liverpool swimmers roar past C-NS in season opener

first_img Tags: C-NSliverpoolswimming Right from the start, it proved exciting, Liverpool having its 200-yard medley relay team of Jack Andrejko, Brandon Nguyen, Curtis Merrick and Julien Brownlow go one minute, 48.71 seconds to hold off a C-NS quartet of Dillon Johnson, Logan Petralia, John Harbaugh and Seaver Schultz that was second in 1:48.89.Brownlow went from there to sweeping the sprints, going 22.90 seconds to beat Merrick (23.43) in the 50 freestyle and then winning the 100 freestyle in 51.45 seconds. Andrejko won the 200 individual medley as Merrick, in 56.86 seconds, dominated the 100 butterfly.Nguyen posted the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke at 1:08.26 over Ryan Wilhelm (1:12.07) as Griffin Merkling tore to victory in the 200 freestyle in 1:49.83 and Uriy Grabovyy earned 209.40 points to easily take the diving competition and Will Allen won the 500 freestyle in 5:33.29. Just as with other winter sports at its high school, the Liverpool boys swim team is a nomad this winter, competing everywhere but at home while its athletic complex, including the pool, undergoes rebuilding and renovations.But the Warriors do so as the team everyone wants to catch, having again won the Section III Class A championship and George Falwell Cup a season ago, and poised to defend both crowns.Liverpool’s opening meet happened to take place against rival Cicero-North Syracuse Thursday night at the Le Moyne College pool the Northstars still use as a home facility, and the Warriors got the best of it, prevailing by a score of 101-74.center_img A close 200 freestyle relay had Merkling, Nguyen, Wilhelm and Josh Foley go 1:37.30 to edge Brownlow, Merrick, Andrejko and Brayden Catalina, who finished in 1:37.40. Later, in the 400 freestyle relay, Merkling, Allen, Catalina and Simon VanHoute finished in 3:51.58.On C-NS’s side, Johnson, in 1:05.21, beat out Sawyer Powell (1:05.29) to take the 100 backstroke. Schultz was second in the 100 freestyle in 52.90 seconds, while Harbaugh took second in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.51 and Connor Burke was second in the 200 IM. Schultz, Harbaugh, Petralia and Nathan Dallman swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:40.21.As the Northstars take on Auburn and Fayetteville-Manlius next week at Le Moyne, Liverpool does not have another league meet until Dec. 17, when it travels to Baldwinsville.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

September 17

Badgers lay down law on Governors, 70-3

first_imgFreshman running back James White had 145 yards and four touchdowns in Wisconsin’s demolishing of FCS opponent Austin Peay. The Badgers set a modern school record for points scored in a game.[/media-credit]Seventy points. Six hundred and eighteen total yards. Three hundred and eighty-five push-ups for Bucky.Those were the numbers for the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) and their unfortunate mascot Saturday afternoon, as UW demolished Austin Peay (2-2) 70-3 at Camp Randall Stadium.Many starters were pulled at the end of the second quarter or shortly thereafter, but the first half featured plenty of scoring – 49 points to be exact -with 35 coming in the second quarter. In total, Saturday’s effort was a modern-era record for Wisconsin, with the previous high being 69 against New Mexico State in 1962.“During the course of the week, what we really preached to the kids was to play the game the way it needs to get played,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “It doesn’t matter what your opponent is. Respect all, fear none. Get them to play a four-quarter game no matter who was in there.”Austin Peay won the opening coin toss but elected to defer to the second half, opening the figurative floodgates from the start. After a nine-play, 68-yard drive, fullback Bradie Ewing scored his first touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run up the middle.“That inside belly play was something we hadn’t really shown yet this year, so I think that caught them a little off guard,” Bielema said of Ewing’s touchdown. “It was good to get that on film.”Five minutes later, running back James White scored from 18 yards after taking the ball from quarterback Scott Tolzien and bouncing it outside around left tackle. The freshman sensation scored four touchdowns on the day and rushed for 145 yards on 11 carries after leapfrogging Montee Ball on the depth chart as the No. 2 running back.“It gives you a lot of confidence,” White said of his performance. “But you have to keep that pride and confidence inside of you and just keep it in your head, don’t be going around talking about things like that. It helps you do better and I got better today and I’m just going to have to keep getting better each day.”The Governors’ only points on the day came on a 51-yard field goal by Stephen Stansell early in the second quarter. Four plays later, White scored again, this time taking the ball 66 yards to extend the score to 21-3. After another punt from APSU – UW forced nine on the day – tight end Lance Kendricks improved on his already stellar season with a seven-yard touchdown grab from quarterback Scott Tolzien. Kendricks led all players with six catches for 103 yards, and Tolzien was a masterful 15-of-17 for 217 yards and three touchdowns.Wisconsin played without its top two receivers in Nick Toon (turf toe) and David Gilreath (concussion), as well as star linebacker Chris Borland (shoulder), but with the burgeoning Tolzien-Kendricks connection firing on all cylinders, the absences were of little consequence.“This week, I got a lot more work,” Kendricks said. “They tried to get me the ball a little bit more as a single receiver. That’s paid off, though, just in case [the receivers] go down in the game, I’m real comfortable in doing that.”With Austin Peay unable to mount any offense – the Governors finished with 157 yards on the day – Wisconsin was able to score quite rapidly. With 6:12 remaining in the first half, Ewing hauled in a three-yard pass from Tolzien for his second touchdown of the game.Three minutes later, star running back John Clay finally found the endzone on a 12-yard run. Clay finished with 15 rushes for 118 yards. Later, with only 35 seconds left until halftime, Tolzien stayed calm in the pocket and lofted a beautiful touch pass to backup tight end Jacob Pedersen in the back of the endzone for a 10-yard touchdown.“Continuing to put the pressure on like that, that was the nice part about today,” Tolzien said. “Just kind of keeping the gas pedal down.”That pedal stayed down in the third quarter, as backup quarterback Jon Budmayr replaced Tolzien and finished six for seven with 55 yards. After a rough fall camp, Budmayr’s efficient performance Saturday should give the Badgers confidence in their backup quarterback situation moving forward.White added to his touchdown total with two in the third quarter, one from 11 yards out and another from 19. That last score marked the ninth consecutive scoring drive for UW. The Badgers’ last score came with 4:15 remaining the game, as Ball took it in from 10 yards out. Overall, Ball rushed for 65 yards on 11 carries.While the offensive free-for-all will grab the headlines, the most impressive aspect of UW’s game might be the clean effort put forth. After beginning the season with three sluggish, mistake-ridden performances, the Badgers did not turn the ball over Saturday and had only one penalty for 15 yards. In addition, Wisconsin improved on its red zone scoring, putting touchdowns on the board all nine times the team was inside the 20-yard line. Previously this season, UW had scored on only 75 percent of redzone opportunities and produced touchdowns only 56 percent of the time.The Badgers now head in to the Big Ten portion of their schedule, which they will kickoff next weekend at Michigan State (4-0).“Everybody’s drinking the same Kool-Aid,” Bielema said. “I think everybody’s buying into what we do around here will have success if you go out and do the things we ask you to do.”last_img read more

September 17

Tight ends Parris, Moore learn from new coach, prepare for potentially expanded role

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Now that he has a tight ends coach in Bobby Acosta, Kendall Moore expects to be pushed to his limit much more than he was last season.“It’s exciting to have a tight ends coach this year,” Moore said, “because I can actually progress as a tight end.”Moore and Josh Parris showed flashes of potential last season — like Parris’ game-winning touchdown against Boston College, or Moore’s athletic touchdown grab against Northwestern — but they combined for just 19 catches and were seldom targeted in Syracuse’s offense.Now, with a new coach assigned to the tight end position, an up-tempo offense and another year of experience, Parris and Moore, along with rising sophomore Tyler Provo, are preparing to be more involved in the offense.“When you have a coach that can really sit down and rip apart their footwork and all that stuff, it makes them better,” Acosta said. “We do have talent at that position.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Parris, a junior, has emerged as the frontrunner to start at tight end, Acosta said the competition is still open. If Moore or Provo beats out Parris, Acosta said, that’ll just push Parris to improve even more.It’s a good problem to have, he said — three young players with strong upsides, the ability to excel in multiple facets and the desire to improve.Parris’ shining moment came against Boston College. After losing a game Parris said SU should have won to Pittsburgh the week before, the Orange was on the verge of missing a bowl.Syracuse trailed the Eagles 31-27 with 2:08 to go, but Terrel Hunt ignited an eight-play, 75-yard drive capped by Parris’ second career touchdown.Parris said the play was in the works for weeks. He talked with offensive coordinator George McDonald at halftime, and the two decided it was time to bust it out. The defender kept overplaying him, so Parris knew he could elude him and burst toward the end zone.It worked perfectly.“I think I was probably more excited than Josh,” Moore said. “I ran out on the field and gave him a big hug, the second one of the day. It was an overwhelming feeling.”Parris and Moore have become extremely close. As Moore has learned the nuances of tight end — he played center in the Spring Game and tackle in high school — Parris has been there to help.“When he first came in, his steps were horrible,” Parris said, smiling and glancing at Moore. “He was still blocking like a tackle.”“Open field last year, I had tunnel vision,” Moore said, as the two cracked up and had trouble reeling in the laughter.But now, Parris said, Moore is more comfortable playing the position. Acosta said the 6-foot-5, 248-pound Moore uses his size to his advantage. He’s a skilled run blocker, too, but the main thing they’re working on is his speed.One of Moore’s best assets is his multidimensionality. He’s translated his blocking proficiency to the tight end slot, and sometimes even catches the defense off guard.“You think he’s blocking but he’s going out on a tight end screen or something,” Hunt said. “It’s the best thing for him because he’s able to be versatile.”In spring practice, Parris, Moore and Provo mainly operated on a swiftly moving three-play rotation. When Moore’s in there, his mentor, Parris, zeroes in on his movement and technique. When Parris is on the field, the roles switch.Syracuse’s fast-paced offense may allow the trio of tight ends to get more reps, with players constantly coming on and off the field. There’s a lot of movement, and potentially many more catches in store.Said Moore: “Just keep the water ready, because there’s going to be a lot of running.” Comments Published on April 22, 2014 at 12:04 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

August 31

UEFA Champions League Match Day 4 Preview (2017/11/01)

first_imgRelatedSpanish La Liga Review: Villareal Stun Madrid As Atletico And Valencia Keep Pressure On Leaders BarcelonaJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”Big Boost! Tottenham Star Is Back In Training And Ready To Face MadridOctober 31, 2017In “England”Prodigal Son Is Back! Auba Returns To UCL SquadNovember 21, 2017In “England” RB Leipzig Vs. FC. PortoRB Leipzig will be in action this week as they take on FC Porto in their home ground in Germany. This is will be an important game for both sides since it is an opportunity for the teams to get some much-needed points and boost their chances of getting a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.RB Leipzig is coming off a huge win in their domestic league as they won against Borussia Dortmund away from home. That is a big performance and the side will be feeling very confident after that. FC Porto will present another test for this young side, but they have been able to do well so far. Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg, and Naby Keita have been the three stand out players for the club and at the moment, they will need to lead the side once again. Tottenham vs. Real Madrid:Tottenham Hotspur welcome Real Madrid to Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night, with the two teams locked on the same points and goal difference at the top of UEFA Champions League Group H after three games.Spurs go into the game on the back of two defeats to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup and Manchester United in the Premier League, but having earned an impressive 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu last time out in this competition. Madrid, meanwhile, will need to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-1 La Liga defeat at Girona on Sunday that leaves them eight points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.Real Madrid also has injury concerns, and Raphael Varane could miss out after being forced off at half-time in their 2-1 defeat at Girona with a hamstring problem.A win for either side will be enough to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the tournament, although Spurs will be aware they have never beaten Madrid in a competitive fixture.Tottenham would be glad to have their striker ‘Harry Kane’ back to the teamHowever, it’s not just his goalscoring that has been missed, Kane is able to hold up play and brings others into the attack, and Spurs struggled to offer much threat without him against Manchester United on Saturday.The match at Wembley looks to be another tense affair, particularly with the two clubs coming off the back of defeats at the weekend. Napoli Vs. Manchester CityManchester City can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages if they win at Napoli on Today.Pep Guardiola’s side has won all three of their Group F games thus far, with the only goal breaching Ederson’s goal coming from Amadou Diawara’s spot-kick when the Partenopei visited two weeks ago.Napoli was blown away by Manchester City in the opening stages at the Etihad Stadium but was unlucky not to claim a point come full time as Dries Mertens missed a penaltyThe Italians are flying high in Serie A with Sunday’s win over Sassulo keeping them top of the pile, but need a win to keep their own hopes of a place in the next stage alive. Besiktas Vs. AS MonacoBesiktas have set the pace in Group G, winning three out of three. A blend of experience, creative guile and solidity at the back have set the Turkish side apart.There is ample quality on the flanks thanks to veterans Ryan Babel and Ricardo Quaresma. The further pace is added by forward Cenk Tosun, who scored twice in Monaco last time out.Besiktas’ versatile forwards are ably supplied by former Arsenal schemer Oguzhan Ozyakup. He runs the midfield in front of a defence held together by centre-back Pepe, who won this tournament three times with Real.It will be Pepe’s job to subdue Radamel Falcao, who is Monaco’s attacking talisman this season. The Colombian striker scored in the first meeting between these two, continuing his prolific run in UEFA tournaments. Borussia Dortmund vs. APOELBorussia Dortmund will be confident of getting their UEFA Champions League campaign back on track as they welcome Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia to the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday.Despite losing to holders Real Madrid in their first European home outing of the season, Peter Bosz’s side remain a force to be reckoned with at the Signal Iduna Park, and they should have sufficient firepower to see off an APOEL side who are winless in three games in all competitions. Sevilla Vs. Spartak MoscowThankfully for Spartak, the Myaso have been excellent in cup competitions defeating Sevilla 5-1 at home two weeks ago in the UEFA Champions League and then Spartak Nalchik 5-2 in the round of 16 of the Russian Cup. With ten Russian Football Premier League sides already eliminated from the Russian Cup and with a decisive advantage in the aggregate score against Sevilla Spartak head coach, Massimo Carrera may focus on cup competitions this season in order to secure some glory for his side.A win for either side would guarantee Its high chance of Qualification to the round of 16. Liverpool FC. Vs. MariborKlopp will have to continue to deliver results so as not to threaten his project in Liverpool.Next up will be the Slovenian side Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. The two met on matchday 3 in Maribor and Liverpool’s impressive 7-0 win was the club’s most significant ever-European victory. Now on matchday 4, Liverpool want to confirm their positive results against Huddersfield and make a step towards securing one of the top places in the UEFA Champions League.Spartak and Sevilla will be taking points from each other on this matchday once again, which will be a big impetus for LFC to get the job done. Given the result on matchday 3, Liverpool’s firepower will be sufficient to take apart Maribor once again, even with a somewhat rotated side, which should pave the way towards Liverpool making a big step to the next round of the UEFA Champions League. Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. FeyenoordShakhtar has proved to be a force, only lost a game to Manchester City and interestingly are second in the log.A home win against Napoli proves how prepared they are for the competition. A win tonight will give them a very large hope of attaining the knock out stage.Feyenoord in the other hand have failed to record a single victory and could be a threat to the chance of the Ukrainian giant. Victory for Shakhtar and a point for Man city in Italy when they visit Napoli tonight could mean much to Shakhtar knock out stage hope.last_img read more

August 26

How a bobblehead honoring Dodgers superfan Hiccups the Clown pays it forward in LA

first_imgFrankie Mercado might not have ever considered the power of a bobblehead – until he saw one crafted in his own image nodding positively in his direction.The preschool teacher from Silver Lake goes by the alter ego of “Hiccups The Clown,” a self-proclaimed Dodgers’ super fan whose team-inspired blue-and-white jersey, cap, shorts and oversized shoes have expanded from entertaining at kids’ parties to becoming fixture in the stands at Dodger Stadium.With National Bobblehead Day upon us Sunday – was that on your 2018 calendar? – the Milwaukee-based National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum decided to honor Hiccups with a limited-edition bobble. Proceeds go toward two causes that bring him joy.One is the Hiccups Pizza Project, a once-a-month grass roots effort he started with volunteers several years ago to feed the hungry on Skid Row in downtown L.A. The other is the PADRES Contra El Cancer/Parents Against Cancer non-profit. Mercado is an ambassador for the program and helps childhood cancer patients and their families, particularly in the Latino community.“This has been an awesome journey,” Mercado said, who works at the Camelot Kids Preschool in Silver Lake. “When the bobblehead was first offered to me, my first response was: I have no money to pay for it. But when they told me they wanted to do it, as a fundraiser …. when I first saw it, I thought it was amazing.”The Hiccups The Clown bobblehead with angel wings will be limited to 500 for sale.This is actually the second edition of a National Bobblehead Hall and Museum bobblehead in Hiccups’ honor. The first, in 2015, sold out quickly and has since become a collectible. Mercado himself bought up a batch to give free to the kids with cancer who he often visited. The sales of that raised $2,000 for PADRES.The new edition has added a pair of angels wings, in honor of a global arts awareness project started in L.A. in 2012 by Collette Miller. During one Skid Row visit, Mercado noticed a pair of Miller’s wings painted on the side of a building near their project on Gladys and 6th streets. He handed his phone to one of the Skid Row residents nearby to take his photo standing in front of the wings, gaining his trust and starting another new relationship.That photo became the framework for this bobblehead, with Miller’s endorsement. Again limited to 500 bobbles produced, the goal this year is to raise $3,000 to apply toward Mercado’s projects. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the Bobblehead Hall of Fame, explained that he and partner Brad Novak began several years ago creating a “Super Fan” line of bobbleheads to pay tribute to those whose characters become a part of the sports they love. Sklar said he had not heard of Mercado and his mission until another collector, Pedro Avalos, suggested it.“As soon as I Googled Hiccups and watched a video, I knew he needed a bobblehead,” said Sklar. “The work he has done on behalf of others through the Hiccups Pizza Project and other community involvement efforts, combined with his passion for the Dodgers, made it a no-brainer.”Mercado explained how his work on Skid Row was actually inspired by a Dodgers promotion – a Sunday game-day sale of the famous Dodger Dogs for just $1. Mercado decided to buy up 20 as he was leaving the game, but not for himself. He drove straight to Skid Row and handed them to a man in a wheelchair wearing a Dodgers cap.“All of the sudden, people were running across the street to see what was going on – but we didn’t have any more Dodger Dogs,” Mercado said. “The people were saying, ‘That’s all right, we wanted to see you and say hi.’”The next $1 Dodger Dog promotion, Mercado organized a plan on Facebook to have other Dodgers fans buy up the hot dogs, meet him outside the left field pavilion and would deliver them together to Skid Row. About 50 dogs were donated this time.“Those kind of moments break my heart into pieces, but it really brought some happiness. I went home and wrote up a plan on how we could do more. Things just fell into place.”The second bobblehead has other distinct meaningful additions.The number 98 on Mercado’s bobblehead was intended to honor the age of his grandmother, who he has been taking care of at his home – but she has since reached the age of 103.In his Hiccups persona, he has also been working at Children’s Hospital in L.A. The yellow ribbon on his bobblehead cap reflects his acknowledgement of cancer patients. On the back of the cap is “I Am Hope,” the website of the PADRES organization.Hiccups is also holding a pizza box, with a stick on the top lid recognizing the Hiccups Pizza Project. A copy of the original photo of him with the angel wings is also on the base of the bobblehead.“I am blessed in every aspect,” said Mercado, who only reveals his age to be “in my 40s.” “The Pizza Project has been a win-win situation now. We get as many as 70 volunteers each month who don’t miss a Sunday – nurses, doctors, single parents, cancer survivors, veterans … even those who were previously homeless. We serve with integrity. We learn that if we treat people the way we all should be treated, it would be a better world.“I like to think through all this, we’re helping kids live on hope, and we helping humans feel they’re less hopeless.”The Hiccups The Clown second edition bobblehead is available for $25 at store.bobbleheadhall.com with $6 of every sale going toward Mercado’s projects.last_img read more

August 26

Roger Goodell responds to Louisiana governor’s letter about NFC title game

first_imgEdwards released Goodell’s letter Monday, along with a statement:”Though it is cold comfort to New Orleans Saints fans, I applaud the commissioner’s willingness to review the officiating error closely to determine if similar errors can be prevented in the future through rule or procedure changes. I appreciate his response to my letter.”New Orleans is a place unlike any other, as evidenced by the Saints fans who celebrated their team and their city in lieu of watching the Super Bowl and raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity in the process. It’s the Louisiana way to be hospitable to guests, as I know we will be when the Super Bowl next returns to New Orleans in 2024.” NFL admits in court document to botched no-call in NFC title game Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call “I fully understand your personal disappointment, and the disappointment and frustration of Saints fans throughout the country,” Goodell wrote. “As you know, immediately following the game, our head of officiating told Coach Payton that a penalty should have been called on the play in question. I have expressed the same view to both (Saints owner) Mrs. Benson and Coach Payton, as well as during my press conference on Jan. 30.”Goodell added that league rules prevented him from overturning the result of the game, and that he believed it would have been wrong for him to do so. Related News NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has answered Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ letter that was sent after the Saints’ NFC championship loss to the Rams.The letter penned to Goodell expressed disappointment with the outcome of the game, including the no-call that could have resulted in the Saints winning the game.last_img read more

August 13

Thursday March 5th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Clear Lake faces Bishop Heelan of Sioux City in the Class 3A semifinals at the girls state basketball tournament today. The 2nd-ranked Lions are 23-2 after beating Assumption of Davenport 60-46 in the quarterfinal round on Monday night, led by a 26-point effort by senior Sara Faber. Bishop Heelan is 20-4 and has four players who average double figure scoring per game, led by senior Ella Skinner’s 16.1 average. You can hear the Clear Lake-Bishop Heelan game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at 2:45 this afternoon, with tipoff from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines scheduled for 3:15. The other 3A quarterfinal has top-ranked Dike-New Hartford facing North Polk. CEDAR RAPIDS — The NIACC men travel to Kirkwood to face the top-seeded Eagles in the Region XI semifinals tonight. Kirkwood beat NIACC both times in conference play this season, edging the Trojans 89-88 in Cedar Rapids on January 29th and posting a 97-84 win on February 22nd. NIACC beat Southwestern on Tuesday night 113-78 to advance to tonight’s semifinal game. You can hear the NIACC-Kirkwood game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 7 o’clock tonight. DES MOINES — — St. Ansgar outscored Montezuma 22-14 in the fourth quarter on their way to a 51-46 win in the Class 1A quarterfinals yesterday afternoon, as you also heard on KGLO. Saints Scott Cakerice says it was a typical battle of two teams seeded fourth and fifth in the tournament.Cakerice says the game plan was to tire out Montezuma and take advantage of that toward the end of the game.Gracie Urbatsch had 15 points while Hali Anderson and Brooklyn Hackbart each added 13 to lead the Saints, who will face Newell-Fonda in the 1A semifinals on Friday afternoon at 1:30. Newell-Fonda beat St. Albert of Council Bluffs 77-47. TODAY:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Class 3A girls state semifinal — Clear Lake vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City — pre-game 2:45, tipoff 3:15AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Region XI semifinals — NIACC men at Kirkwood — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00 — other 1A quarterfinals WednesdayMarquette of Bellevue 60, Gehlen of LeMars 53Bishop Garrigan of Algona 55, Martensdale-St. Marys 40 DES MOINES — West Hancock scored 16 points off of turnovers as the Eagles moved into the state semifinals with a 57-31 win over Logan-Magnolia in a Class 2A quarterfinal at the girls state basketball tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. West Hancock coach Paul Sonius compared Wednesday’s game to last year’s first-round state tournament contest.Sonius says the rhythm of the Eagles’ defense helped set up things on the offensive side.Rachel Leerar had 15 points, Kennedy Kelly had 12 while Amanda Chizek added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Hancock. The Eagles will face North Linn in Friday morning’s semifinals at 11:45 AM. North Linn beat Western Christian of Hull 49-44 in their quarterfinal round game. IOWA CITY — The 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women open defense of their Big Ten Tournament title Friday night in Indianapolis. The third seeded Hawkeyes are 23-6 and coach Lisa Bluder likes their chances of hosting the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.Bluder admits a good showing this week will help their cause.Bluder feels having won the tournament last year is a plus.The Hawkeyes have a double-bye and must wait to see who they will play in Friday’s quarterfinal round. WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys basketball team was denied a return trip to the state tournament after a 65-56 loss to Ballard in a Class 3A substate final played in Webster City last night, as you heard on KRIB. Andrew Formanek led Clear Lake with 23 points while senior Jaylen DeVries added 13. The Lions finish their season with a record of 20-4. MASON CITY — The top-ranked NIACC women’s basketball team outscored Little Priest Tribal College 36-0 in the first quarter on their way to a 116-36 win in the Region XI quarterfinals last night at home, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Lady Trojans didn’t allow Little Priest to score until the 3:20 mark of the second quarter and led 67-8 at the half. Sydney Wetlaufer had 18 points, Allie Negen had 15, while Autam Mendez, who was honored on Wednesday as the junior college national player of the week for last week, had 12. NIACC will host the Region XI Final Four on Saturday and Sunday, facing Iowa Lakes in the regional semifinals on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Kirkwood will face Southeastern in Saturday’s other semifinal.last_img read more

August 12

Superb Great Britain & Ireland win the Curtis Cup

first_img Great Britain and Ireland won the Curtis Cup for the first time since 1996 with a superb singles performance at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland. They beat the USA in five of the eight matches for an overall victory scoreline of 10½-9½. It means the Curtis Cup, the Walker Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup are currently all held on this side of the Atlantic. GB&I were trailing the USA by a point at the start of today’s play, but matters quickly changed. English champion Kelly Tidy came back from three down after six to win the top match and put GB&I on level terms with the USA. Welsh champion Amy Boulden and England’s Holly Clyburn – playing her second Curtis Cup – quickly followed with their wins. GB&I were two points ahead. Next to put her point on the board was England’s world number five, Charley Hull, who romped to a 5/3 win over her opponent and was an estimated three-under par. Meanwhile the Americans had scored two points with wins over Pamela Pretswell of Scotland and Ireland’s Leona Maguire. The state of play was GB&I 9½, USA 8½  – and 10½ points were required for an outright victory.  It fell to Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow to score the point which brought the Curtis Cup back to these shores. She was round in an approximate four-under par, was never behind in her match and birdied the 15th to go dormie three up, before claiming her victory point on the 16th. Meanwhile, England’s Bronte Law had birdied the 15th and, after halving the 16th and 17th, was just one down with one to play. But, with the overall match decided, the hole and the point was conceded to the USA. Singles scores (GB&I names first)    Kelly Tidy beat Austin Ernst 2/1 Amy Boulden beat Emily Tubert 3/1 Holly Clyburn beat Erica Popson 3/2 Pamela Pretswell lost to Lisa McCloskey 4/3 Bronte Law lost to Tiffany Lua 2 down Charley Hull beat Lindy Duncan 5/3 Stephanie Meadow beat Amy Anderson 4/2 Leona Maguire lost to Brooke Pancake 6/5 Picture caption Standing, from left: Holly Clyburn, team manager Anna Hubbard, Charley Hull, Pamela Pretswell, Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow Kneeling, from left: Kelly Tidy, captain Tegwen Matthews, Bronte Law and Amy Boulden Full details: www.lgu.org   Curtis Cup match set to tee off 07 June 2012 The 37th Curtis Cup match tees off at 8am tomorrow morning when the first foursomes session gets underway at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. The line-up includes three England internationals – Kelly Tidy, Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law – but omits world number five, Charley Hull. The other player to sit out the first session is Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell. The order of play is: 0800 Kelly Tidy & Amy Boulden v Austin Ernst & Brooke Pancake 0812 Holly Clyburn & Bronte Law v Amy Anderson & Tiffany Lua 0824 Leona Maguire & Stephanie Meadow  v Lindy Duncan & Lisa McCloskey The GB&I team are aiming to win the cup for the first time since 1996. And their captain, Tegwen Matthews, makes no secret of her game plan: she wants her players to go on the offensive against the Americans from the first tee in every match. “Over the years, GB&I teams have been very good at fighting back after letting the Americans get too far in front of us to be caught, “ she said. “This time I want it to be the Americans who are playing catch-up golf. I am hammering home to our girls that they have got to start fast, win holes and put the pressure on their opponents.” If the GB&I team do succeed in their mission, the Curtis Cup will join three other major matchplay trophies which are already held on this side of the Atlantic: the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup and the Walker Cup. The full GB&I team is: Amy Boulden (Conwy, Wales) 18, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 21, Charley Hull (Woburn) 16, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 17, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell, Ireland) 17, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle, Scotland) 22, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 20, Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush, Ireland) 20. This is Holly Clyburn’s second Curtis Cup and she commented: “Hopefully we will win the trophy. I honestly think we can. Everyone is in good form and on the leaderboard all the time. It’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to it.” Full details and scoring: www.lgu.org Caption details: Back row (l-r) Kelly Tidy, Charley Hull, Pamela Pretswell, team captain Tegwen Matthews, Holly Clyburn, Amy Boulden. Front row (l-r) Leona Maguire, Bronte Law, Stephanie Meadow. 7 Jun 2012 Superb Great Britain & Ireland win the Curtis Cup center_img GB&I in great Curtis Cup fightback 09 June 2012 Great Britain and Ireland staged a fantastic fightback in the Curtis Cup match at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland – taking 2½ points from this afternoon’s three fourballs and cutting the USA lead to just one point. The England pairing of Holly Clyburn and Kelly Tidy won one up; England’s Bronte Law and Ireland’s Leona Maguire halved their match; and Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell paired up with Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow for a 2 up victory. The scoreline now stands 6½-5½ in favour of the USA – with the outcome of the match hanging on tomorrow’s eight singles. GB&I are seeking their first win since 1996, while the Americans need 10 points to retain the cup and 10½ for an outright victory. The GB&I performance was crucial after they had managed to win only one of the three morning foursomes and at lunch they were trailing 6-3. But the fightback began straight away. Clyburn and Tidy started birdie, birdie to go one up, but were pulled back to all square by an American birdie on the seventh. On the back nine the wind dropped – and the birdies came to the fore: GB&I birdied the 10th to go one up, but lost the 13th to a birdie. They dropped behind for the first time in the match after they failed to par the short 14th, but had the perfect answer with birdies on 15 and 16 to go ahead again.  Two halves gave them their point. Teenagers Law and Maguire won the first hole and were never behind in their match. Twice they extended the advantage to two holes but the Americans pulled them back and the match was all square after 13 holes – the first time they’d been on level terms since the fourth. The battle continued over the five closing holes, each halved as all four players demonstrated steely nerves. Another precious half point for GB&I. Meadow and Pretswell were down just once in their match, after the USA won the third, but they won the fifth and sixth with birdies to go one up and still held that advantage at the turn. They lost the lead with a bogey on the 10th, regained it on the 13th,  lost it again on the short 14th,  but crucially regained it on the 17th where Pretswell played a superb three-quarter nine-iron to within 3ft of the pin to set up a birdie. The finished two up after the USA failed to hole vital putts on the last green and were three-under par for a five-hour round. The second day’s play attracted nearly 3000 spectators. Fourball results (GB&I first) Holly Clyburn & Kelly Tidy beat Emily Tubert & Amy Anderson 1 up Leona Maguire & Bronte Law halved with Brooke Pancake & Austin Ernst Stephanie Meadow & Pamela Pretswell beat Tiffany Lua & Erica Popson 2up Singles draw (GB&I first) 10:00 Kelly Tidy v Austin Ernst 10:10 Amy Boulden v Emily Tubert 10:20 Holly Clyburn v Erica Popson 10:30 Pamela Pretswell v Lisa McCloskey 10:40 Bronte Law v Tiffany Lua 10:50 Charley Hull v Lindy Duncan 11:00 Stephanie Meadow v Amy Anderson 11:10 Leona Maguire v Brooke Pancake   Full details: www.lgu.org     Irish pair win in Curtis Cup foursomes 09 June 2012 Great Britain & Ireland took one point from this morning’s foursomes sessions at the Curtis Cup match at a very wet Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. The USA, who need 10 points to retain the trophy, now hold a 6-3 lead. The GB&I success was recorded by the all-Ireland pair of Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow who beat their opponents 3/1. But Charley Hull – England’s world number five – and Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell were beaten 3/2 in the top match, while Holly Clyburn of England and Welsh champion Amy Boulden lost 2 down. Maguire and Meadow had the satisfaction of turning the tables on the pair who beat them in yesterday’s opening foursomes. The Irish combination got off to a very quick start, winning the first hole and getting to three-up after four. They were never behind in their match although their opponents twice narrowed the margin to just one hole. However, wins at the 16th and 17th gave the GB&I pair their point. Hull and Pretswell lost the first two holes to birdies and, although they managed to get back to all square after their own birdies on the fifth and seventh, they were never able to take the lead in the match. The Americans forged ahead again, winning the eighth and ninth with pars, to reach the turn at two up. The GB&I pair pulled one back at the 10th, but they lost the 13th and 15th – to a birdie – to go dormie three down, bowing out when the 16th was halved. Clyburn and Boulden won the first hole but were three down after six – only to battle back by winning the next three holes to reach the turn all square. The GB&I pair also won the 11th to go ahead for the first time, but were immediately pulled back to all square and then lost the 15th to go one down. Again, they came straight back to square matters on the 16th, but the Americans edged ahead with a par on 17 and, after both pairs found the wet rough off the 18th tee, also won the last. The USA captain Pat Cornett broke her right ankle in an incident at the start of yesterday afternoon’s fourballs and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  Past USA Curtis Cup team member and captain Carol Semple Thompson, served as interim captain for the afternoon’s matches. Pat resumed her duties this morning. Foursomes results (GB&I names first) Pamela Pretswell & Charley Hull lost to Amy Anderson & Tiffany Lua 3/2 Holly Clyburn & Amy Boulden  lost to Austin Ernst & Brooke Pancake 2 down Stephanie Meadow & Leona Maguire beat Lindy Duncan & Lisa McCloskey  3/1 The draw for the afternoon fourballs is: Holly Clyburn & Kelly Tidy v Emily Tubert & Amy Anderson Leona Maguire & Bronte Law v Brooke Pancake & Austin Ernst Stephanie Meadow & Pamela Pretswell v Tiffany Lua & Erica Popson Full details: www.lgu.org   GB&I fight back in Curtis Cup fourballs 09 June 2012 Great Britain and Ireland fought their way back into the Curtis Cup match at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland with two wins from yesterday’s three afternoon fourballs. It narrowed the gap between GB&I and the USA to two points at the end of the first day’s play, with the visitors holding a 4-2 lead. The USA had made a rapid start when they won all three morning foursomes – and they maintained the momentum by winning the top fourball against England’s world number five, Charley Hull, and Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell. The players shared 11 birdies during the 15 holes of the match and the Americans were approximately six-under par, while the GB&I pair were an estimated three-under. But then the American progress was halted by GB&I. The all-England pairing of Kelly Tidy and Holly Clyburn won their match on the 17th, while fellow England international Bronte Law and Welsh champion Amy Boulden defeated their opponents on the 16th. Tidy and Clyburn won the first hole and were ahead for most of their match. They dropped behind after losing the seventh to an eagle three, but got back on level terms when they won the 10th with a par. They moved ahead by winning the 12th and 13th and although they lost the 16th, they came straight back at their opponents to win both the 17th and the match. Law and Boulden had to play catch-up early on when their opponents had four birdies in the first seven holes and held a two up lead. But from then on, the GB&I pair turned the match around and didn’t lose another hole. They won the eighth with a birdie and were all square after the ninth was conceded – and then moved steadily on, winning 10, 13 and 16 to claim their point. Fourball results (GB&I names first) Pamela Pretswell & Charley Hull lost to Amy Anderson & Emily Tubert 4/3 Kelly Tidy & Holly Clyburn beat Brooke Pancake & Erica Popson 2/1 Bronte Law & Amy Boulden beat Lindy Duncan & Lisa McCloskey 3/2 Round three foursomes draw: 0800 Pamela Pretswell & Charley Hull v  Amy Anderson & Tiffany Lua 0812 Holly Clyburn & Amy Boulden v Austin Ernst & Brooke Pancake 0824 Stephanie Meadow & Leona Maguire v Lindy Duncan & Lisa McCloskey Full details: www.lgu.org   USA strike first blow in Curtis Cup 08 June 2012 The USA struck the first blow in the Curtis Cup by winning all three matches in the opening foursomes at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. It was the exact opposite of the start hoped for by GB&I captain Tegwen Matthews, who had spoken of the need to make the Americans play catch-up golf. She said:  “I’m afraid that wasn’t quite the fast start we wanted. It’s disappointing. There was some good golf played out there but the Americans were just that bit sharper than us on and around the greens. “That’s something I’m going to talk to the girls about at lunchtime. We need to hole a few more putts and if we do that, there’s no reason why we can’t get back into the match. There’s still a long way to go.” The top GB&I pair of English champion Kelly Tidy and Welsh champion Amy Boulden lost by one hole, having held the lead for much of their match. They got off to a quick start when they won the first hole and they were two up after eight and still held that advantage with five to play. However, they lost the 14th to go back to one up; the 16th to go all square and the 17th to drop behind. The all-England pairing of Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law lost the first two holes to birdies and were three down after five. They settled into the match with a long string of halves before winning the 13th and 15th, with a birdie, but bowed out of the game on the 17th. The Americans quickly took the upper hand in the third game, with birdies on the first three holes, and were six up at the turn against Ireland’s Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow. The GB&I pair won the 11th and 12th but lost the 14th and the match. England’s world number five Charley Hull and Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell sat out the first session but are in action in this afternoon’s fourballs.The draw: 13.00 Pamela Pretswell and Charley Hull v Amy Anderson and Emily Tubert 13.15 Kelly Tidy and Holly Clyburn v Brooke Pancake and Erica Popson 13.30 Bronte Law and Amy Boulden v Lindy Duncan and Lisa McCloskey Foursomes results (GB&I names first) Kelly Tidy & Amy Boulden lost to Austin Ernst & Brooke Pancake 1 down Holly Clyburn & Bronte Law lost to Amy Anderson & Tiffany Lua 2/1 Leona Maguire & Stephanie Meadow lost to Lindy Duncan & Lisa McCloskey 5/4 Full details: www.lgu.orglast_img read more