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Volz Dynasty

first_imgDave Volz and his sons, Drew and Deakin, all have been Indiana State pole vault champions.  It started with Dave in 1979 when he was a student at Bloomington South High School.  He went on to IU and eventually pole vaulted in the Olympics in 1982.Not to be outdone by their father, Drew Volz won state titles in 2010 and 2011.  This past spring Deakin won his state title.  Deakin will try to repeat as the state champ this June.  Both sons are Bloomington South students as well.This February Deakin vaulted 17’10.5″ for a national high school record.  Later that same night, a young man by the name of Benevedes of Texas broke Deakin’s record.  Both of these young men will be trying to break the 18′ mark this outdoor season.Dave Volz is considered one of the best pole vault coaches in the United States.  Obviously, he did quite well in his own back yard.last_img read more

Women’s basketball come home to play Purdue

first_imgSophomore guard Alyssa Karel will be looking to get UW back on track against Purdue.[/media-credit]After losing consecutive games for only the second time this season, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team will look to end that streak Thursday night against Purdue.The Badgers are happy to be back at the Kohl Center — where they have lost just twice all season — after struggling on the road in their last two games.Not only does Wisconsin need a win to end its two-game skid, its home matchup with Purdue comes in the middle of a stretch of four out of five on the road, including the next two games after facing Purdue.“It’s a big one for us,” junior captain Rae Lin D’Alie said. “It’s home, and we really need to be hungry for a win. Purdue is a great team, so we’ve got to come ready to play defensively, get some things worked out offensively and hopefully we get that ‘W’ because we need one.”Wisconsin (14-7, 4-6 Big Ten) will face one of the top teams in the conference Thursday in Purdue (13-7, 6-3), a team that was chosen to win the Big Ten in the preseason coaches’ poll and currently is tied with Minnesota for fourth in the conference.Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, a 6-foot-2-inch forward, leads the Boilermakers with 13.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. With Purdue’s size advantage inside, Wisconsin may have some lineup changes to deal with matchup problems.Facing similar size on Sunday against Michigan State, head coach Lisa Stone opted to start freshman guard Jade Davis in place of D’Alie, who had started 86 consecutive games to begin her career.“We’re going to dictate who plays based on the two practices this week,” Stone said. “It may stay the same, but it might be Rae again; she might come out and just get that fire back that she’s all about.”Regardless of who is on the court for the Badgers, one of the biggest keys to the game for UW will be taking care of the ball and limiting turnovers.Wisconsin has struggled in its last two games, turning the ball over more than 20 times against both Penn State and Michigan State. Making the Badgers’ turnover struggles more surprising was the fact that they recently had tied a team-low at home against Illinois with five turnovers, including zero in the second half.“If we all just kind of slow down and start thinking about our offense and just playing basketball more so than worrying about what defense they’re throwing at us … I think we’ll start taking care of the ball more,” Davis said.One of the causes of the Badgers’ struggles was the pressure defense they faced against both the Nittany Lions and the Spartans. Stone’s squad expects to see more of the same against Purdue, making ball security a major emphasis in preparation this week.“We’re going to do some offensive stuff, some sureness drills,” D’Alie said. “We’ll probably have Coach [Oties] Epps on our arms and hacking our arms to make sure we’re being strong with the ball.”The increase in turnovers recently has led to Wisconsin’s offensive output being down over its last two games, as the Badgers scored just 50 points at Michigan State and 56 in an overtime game at Penn State.Two players, however, have seen their output go up of late. Mariah Dunham and Alyssa Karel have consistently been the Badgers’ two leading scorers over the last 3 games. The duo combined for 27 points in each of the last two games for UW and 25 in the win over Illinois.With a pair of scorers leading the way, the Badgers have performed well when they’ve been able to take care of the ball. UW’s third-leading scorer, Lin Zastrow, also has averaged seven points over the last three games for the Badgers.“We need someone to be stepping up right now and [Dunham] is doing a great job,” D’Alie said. “Alyssa is still doing a great job; she’s still scoring for us which is huge. Hopefully we can get Lin going a little bit more and we should be good.”last_img read more

Refunds may be available for sport events called off for coronavirus

first_imgU.S. sports leagues made the call Monday to keep media and other non-essential personnel out of locker rooms and clubhouses, but those leagues have yet to cancel games or to play them without fans present, although ESPN reported Monday that the NBA’s Board of Governors is expected to discuss those possibilities Wednesday.For now, Staples Center’s website reports that the venue is “closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation,” that it continues to welcome guests and that it has implemented preventative measures such as frequent cleaning and monitoring of high-touch areas and arena-wide end-of-event sanitation procedures in line with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.But with more U.S. cancellations likely forthcoming, ticket exchange companies such as StubHub and SeatGeek are letting customers know they can expect refunds if they used those services to purchase tickets to events that wind up being called off.In StubHub’s case, a fan who bought tickets to a canceled event can receive either a full refund or a coupon, to be used within 12 months, for 120 percent of the original purchase, according to the email sent to customers.In the FAQ section on the SeatGeek website, that ticket exchange firm said customers will be protected by the company’s “buyer guarantee” and their orders will be refunded in full. SeatGeek does not offer an option for a coupon to be used later. “Coronavirus Update: We have your back.” So read the subject line of the email that StubHub sent to customers Saturday evening informing them of their options if the events to which they bought tickets are called off.In recent days, sporting events around the world have been canceled or staged without fans as the coronavirus epidemic has grown.On Sunday in the United States, the BNP Paribas Open, a major tennis tournament that was scheduled to take place in Indian Wells starting this week, was canceled after local health officials declared a public health emergency in the Coachella Valley because of a confirmed coronavirus case.On Tuesday, the Ivy League announced that it canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and awarded its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to the regular-season champions, a decision that came the day after Santa Clara County canceled gatherings with more than 1,000 people, including events at the SAP Center scheduled in March that included the NHL’s San Jose Sharks’ three home games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Conversely, SeatGeek indicated that in the case someone sold tickets to an event that is canceled due to the coronavirus: “Your sale will be canceled and you will not receive a payout.”You can “contact the original ticket company for a ticket refund,” StubHub said on its website.Fans who bought their tickets through AXS Ticketing will receive refunds if the event is canceled, according to Chandra, a customer service representative. She said AXS will be notified when an event is canceled, at which point refunds automatically will start being issued.Furthermore, if an event is postponed, AXS ticket holders either can hold onto their tickets or request a refund if they’re unable to attend the event on its new date.Similarly, TicketMaster’s website states that refunds will be processed following cancellations, and that the company also will send an email to “get in touch if your event is postponed. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date, but if you can’t make it, you can get a refund.”In the case of a postponement, neither SeatGeek nor StubHub planned to issue refunds.And if a person does not want to attend an event that is on schedule to proceed because of the coronavirus, the two ticket exchanges recommend relisting the tickets for sale. An explanation the StubHub website reads: “You can relist your tickets if you’re not comfortable attending the event.”last_img read more

Max Muncy’s RBI single in 9th completes Dodgers’ comeback in San Diego

first_imgLater that inning, Muncy came off the bench to pinch-hit and was called out on a third strike that was clearly below the strike zone. Home plate umpire Jim Reynolds admonished Muncy for expressing his opinion as he walked away from the plate, prompting Roberts to leave the dugout for a brief discussion.“We just had a little disagreement about the bottom of the strike zone. He called what he called,” Muncy said. “Obviously I wasn’t happy about it but you can’t change it at that point so you have to just make sure you stay in the game, knowing that there’s going to be moves made and you can’t leave your team short-handed. So keep your cool in that moment and understand you’ll probably have an at-bat later in the game.”Two innings later, Muncy had his second chance. Barnes led off the inning with a double and scored when Muncy lashed a hard ground ball down the first-base line. Hosmer dove to make a play but could only deflect the ball into foul territory, allowing Barnes to score the winning run from second.“You have to have a very short memory because if you go up there carrying that then you’re going to chase something that you’re not supposed to swing at, especially against a guy like Yates who really pounds the bottom of the zone,” Muncy said.“You just gotta make sure you get him up in the zone. I felt he gave me a pretty good pitch to hit, but I was a little out in front on it still. I was able to get it away from Hosmer and Barnesy was running hard and was able to score.” The Dodgers spotted the Padres three runs in the first three innings, then came back to win 4-3 on Max Muncy’s RBI single in the ninth inning Friday night in the first game of a sold-out series at Petco Park.“There was no panic. Getting behind early, we just kept putting at-bats together,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.“Up and down the lineup it wasn’t pretty. I just think that the at-bat quality, the intent was there and we found a way to win a baseball game.”They have found many ways to beat the Padres over the past nine years – usually by simply being the better team.The Dodgers (whose fans contributed significantly to selling out this series) have now won 15 of their last 20 meetings with the Padres and are 100-51 (.662) against them since the start of the 2011 season. The 100 wins are the most any team in the majors has against a single opponent in that time. Clayton Kershaw has drunk deeply from the San Diego well.Friday was Kershaw’s 35th career start against the Padres. In the first 34, he was 18-6 with a 1.90 ERA – including 8-2 with a 1.61 ERA at Petco Park. He hasn’t taken a loss against the Padres since June 2013 and he hasn’t given up more than three runs in a start against them since then either.The Padres reached their Kershaw limit quickly.In his first career at-bat against the Dodgers’ long-time ace, the Padres’ $300 million Manny clobbered a 3-and-2 slider, sending it deep into the upper deck in left field for a two-run home run. The ball left Machado’s bat at 111 mph and traveled 437 feet – a combination that Machado acknowledged by adjusting his helmet and flipping his bat as he left home plate.Ian Kinsler more discreetly sent a first-pitch fastball from Kershaw into the left field seats for a third-inning solo home run and a 3-0 Padres lead.“I put us behind the 8-ball early,” Kershaw said. “You just try to keep them at bay as much as you can. (Padres starter Eric) Lauer was throwing the ball well obviously. But we never gave in, kept having good at-bats, did the best we possibly could. Finally broke through with CT’s homer there. That kind of got our momentum going.”Chris Taylor’s leadoff home run in the fifth inning was the Dodgers’ first hit in the game off Lauer, who retired 12 of the first 13 Dodgers hitters.They got to Lauer for two more hits and a walk to load the bases in the sixth and drive him from the game. Lefty reliever Brad Wieck escaped danger with only a sacrifice fly by Corey Seager doing any damage.Instead, Austin Barnes’ home run leading off the seventh against Padres reliever Travis Wingenter completed the comeback and tied the score at 3-3.Related Articles Manny Machado took former teammate Clayton Kershaw deep 😲(via @FOXSportsSD) pic.twitter.com/OItvpzQmp8— SI MLB (@si_mlb) May 4, 2019 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Max Power + Barnes’ Speed = #Dodgers lead! pic.twitter.com/3pNkGzpRBu— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) May 4, 2019 Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousSAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Diego Padres’ Ian Kinsler, right, is greeted by Manny Machado (13) after hitting a home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Diego Padres’ Manny Machado (13) is greeted by teammate Franmil Reyes after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after allowing a solo homerun to Ian Kinsler #3 of the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger reacts after straining his arm trying to field a ground ball hit for a single by San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) is greeted by third base coach Dino Ebel after Taylor’s home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Joc Pederson #31 congratulates Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his solo homerun during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to losing his helmet while at bat as Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres looks on during the fifth inning of a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a sacrifice fly RBI as Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres looks on during the sixth inning of a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Chris Taylor #3 congratulates Enrique Hernandez #14 after he scored on a sacrifice fly RBI hit by Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Max Muncy #13 and Manager Dave Roberts congratulate Enrique Hernandez #14 after he scored on a sacrifice fly RBI hit by Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado, left, talks with starting pitcher Eric Lauer during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson can’t reach a double by San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is unable to place the tag on Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres after his double during the sixth inning of a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes follows through on a home run during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres center fielder Wil Myers can’t reach a home run hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres center fielder Wil Myers sits on the warning track as a fan holds the ball after a home run by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes and a beverage can falls, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his go-ahead RBI single down the first-base line during the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Padres in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the ninth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Matt Beaty #45 congratulates Austin Barnes #15 after scoring on an RBI single hit by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. THeLos Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after defeating the San Diego Padres 4-3 in a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Austin Barnes #15 congratulates Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after defeating the San Diego Padres 4-3 in a game at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, celebrates with right fielder Alex Verdugo after the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 in a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, celebrates with third baseman Justin Turner (10) after defeating the San Diego Padres 4-3 in a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 30SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the third inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 03, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandSAN DIEGO — The weather is still great. The ballpark is still beautiful. But there’s something new mingling with the marine layer over San Diego.Hope.They paid dearly for it – with 717 losses over eight consecutive losing seasons and more than half a billion dollars in salary commitments to three players (Wil Myers, Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado).Hope is great. Change can take awhile. BARELY gone but it counts the same! #Dodgers 💪 pic.twitter.com/y0vtYNyPAb— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) May 4, 2019 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington City Mayor Shelley Hansel to hold town hall meeting

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 270 weeks ago The problem is last weeks council meeting. unbelievable. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago -10 Vote up Vote down Colorado · 270 weeks ago When will the city council realize they have the wrong man at city hall? Roy Eckert was the wrong choice and his first 6 months confirm this! Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 270 weeks ago Colorado…why do you think he was the wrong person for the job?? Report Reply 1 reply · active 270 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 270 weeks ago Mr. Eckert has stepped in a field of land mines created by the previous city manager. I think he needs more than six months to get us on the right track. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Shelley HanselSumner Newscow report — Wellington City Mayor Shelley Hansel will be holding a town hall meeting next Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m.  City Manager Roy Eckert will also be there to answer questions and discuss any topics the public would be interested in.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Oly Town Artesians See Stars in 15-2 Knockout in Tacoma

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0​Submitted by The Oly Town ArtesiansFor the first 15 minutes, the Oly Town Artesians and Tacoma Stars played an even game. But after Joey Gjertsen took advantage of a turnover in front of the Artesians’ net to put Tacoma up 3-2 in the first minute of the second quarter, Oly saw nothing but Stars. Tacoma scored 13 unanswered goals and didn’t give up any more to stay undefeated with a 15-2 win on Saturday afternoon at the Tacoma Soccer Center.Kyle Wiese and Dyson Fowler answered the bell for the Artesians and each scored their first goals of the season. Wiese tied the game up at one when he found himself in the right spot after a shot just to the left of the goal rebounded right to him. Fowler then tied the game at two with 18 seconds left in the first quarter. It would be the last goal that Stars keeper Aaron Anderson would surrender.Gjertsen, an Evergreen State grad that went on to play for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer, put the Stars ahead for good, 3-2, 30 seconds into the second quarter. He scored three more times – once at the end of the first half and twice in a six goal fourth quarter for the Stars. Nate Ford recorded a hat trick and JJ Schmeck added a brace with both goals coming in the last minute of the game when the wheels had completely come off for the Artesians.Anderson, the Western Indoor Soccer League’s top goalkeeper, allowed just two goals before Christopher Kintz recorded a clean sheet over the final 15 minutes for the Stars. Tacoma improved to 5-0-0 and will travel to winless Arlington next week.The Artesians lost their third straight game and fell to 2-4-0, good enough for fourth place with six points in the five team WISL. They travel to Wenatchee on Saturday, January 17th to take on the third place Wenatchee Fire (2-3-1, 7 points) at 7:30 PM. They will return home on Saturday, January 24th for a friendly against the Oly Indoor All-Stars at 6:00 PM before they finish off the WISL regular season by hosting Arlington on January 31st.last_img read more

ALERT BAY HEADS WIDE-OPEN FIELD OF 12 IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

first_imgPresented by City National Bank, the Cal Cup Turf Classic is one of five statebred stakes on annual Sunshine Millions California Cup Day at Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016) – Northern based Alert Bay heads a wide open field of 12 California bred or sired, 4-year-olds and up, in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic going 1 1/8 miles on the grass.Bred in California by Thomas Newton Bell and Ross John McLeod, Alert Bay will once again ship in from Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, CA in hopes of winning the Turf Classic for the second year in-a-row. Since joining the barn of Blaine Wright in November, 2014 Alert Bay has gone on to win the Grade II Mathis Brothers Turf Mile on Opening Day of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Dec. 26 in 2014, the Cal Cup Turf Classic by a neck over returning rival Boozer Jan. 24, 2015 and the Grade II City of Hope (Turf) Mile, Sept. 27.Alert Bay, who boasts the highest-ever Beyer Speed Figure in this group with a 105 from his City of Hope Mile win hopes to rebound from his most recent turf attempts. Seventh in the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 27 and sixth in the Grade III Daytona here on Dec. 26, Alert Bay will stretch back out over a turf course that he seems to excel over.The 5-year-old gelding by City Zip out of the Dushyantor mare Hickory, is owned by Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd and will be ridden by Martin Garcia. Alert Bay is 6-4-0-1 over Santa Anita’s turf course and is 22-11-4-2 overall with earnings of $980,735.The complete field for the California Cup Turf Classic, to be run as the 9th race on a 10-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Tamarando, Edwin Maldonado, 121; G.G. Ryder, Santiago Gonzalez, 126; Unusually Green, Joe Talamo, 119; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 121; Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 126; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 124; What a View, Kent Desormeaux, 121; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 121; Somethings Unusual, Iggy Puglisi, 124; Poshsky, Flavien Prat, 126; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 121; Awesome Return, Rafael Bejarano, 121. Also Eligible: Cowboy, Jose Varenzuela, 119. There is a special first post time of 12 noon on Saturday. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

Betis wants to advance their planning, as in 18-19

first_imgLaLiga Santander Betis knows that the accounts will be tighter than last summer and that is why it is already contemplating movements that may prevent the prices of some players from skyrocketing in the market. In the past summer, the club already had difficulties in streamlining efforts and had to pay high amounts for some footballers who were at the expense of the sports management. Cases such as those of Borja Iglesias or Álex Moreno, arrived almost at the beginning of the league, greatly affected the rest of the operations in Heliópolis.Precisely the structure of the next sports management is another of the dilemmas in the Baetic entity, that contemplates changes that could give a boost to this area after the departure of Lorenzo Serra Ferrer and the drawbacks that are already arising under this model in which there is no dominant figure at the controls of planning. Both the vice president José Miguel López Catalán and the coordinator of the technical secretariat, Alexis Trujillo, They took the greatest weight in the last two transfer markets and it is expected that there will be variations in the club in the face of their plans for the immediate future. * Data updated as of March 26, 2020center_img Betis does not want to wait until the end of this campaign to adjust certain plans for its next project. With the European banknote converted into an almost utopian objective, the entity is aware that it will have to further adjust its financial accounts in order to revolutionize its workforce again. “There are already many advanced things,” said the club’s corporate general manager, Federico Martínez Feria, in a recent interview with the official media.In this sense, a certain parallel is sought to what was achieved two years ago, when in planning for 2018-2019 the club managed to tie several reinforcements before the summer market arrived. Pieces such as Canales, Pau López or Inui became early signings upon termination of the contract with their respective clubs and after negotiations executed in advance.last_img read more

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I’m numb to it at this point,” he said. “We’ve been to three straight Finals. We’ve been able to thrive under a certain amount of chaos at some points. The good thing about us is we’ve got better throughout the course of seasons and we’ve peaked at the right time. We’re hoping that it’s not any different.”LeBron James refused to address the meeting, saying “I don’t want to talk about it” three times.James enters the matchup with the Spurs needing seven points to become the seventh player in league history with 30,000.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue spoke during the meeting, which took place at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.Lue has decided not to make any changes to his lineup or rotations in hopes that his experienced team — Cleveland has the league’s oldest roster — will figure things out.Until then, Lue hopes that venting their concerns will help the Cavaliers, who have been blown out three times in the past two weeks.“We’ve got to do something about it,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of talking, but we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to execute better offensively, we’ve got to execute better defensively. We’ve got to be better collectively. Everyone has to be better. We’ve been saying that, but we’re taking the necessary steps to do that.”Love played just three minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder because of an illness. He went home and then missed Sunday’s practice, but Lue dismissed Love’s absence as an issue.“It’s not about one person, it’s about all of us,” he said. “If the training staff says Kevin is sick and he’s out, he’s sick and he’s out. I don’t think anybody on our team is a doctor, none of the players, so you can’t speak for what the training staff says. Of course, throughout the course of the season he’s human, everyone is human and there’s going to be other guys that are going to get sick and be down now, too.“We’ve just got to move forward, move past that and we’ve got to try to get on track as far as winning basketball games.” FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers players, from left, LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love, JR Smith and Jae Crowder take a break during a review in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. James and the Cavaliers are going through their annual January freeze. It’s taking them longer to thaw this year, raising questions about whether they’re still the best team in the Eastern Conference or good enough to make their fourth straight NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)Cleveland’s drama club is acting up again.Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ 2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals They’ve lost 10 of 14 and dropped to third in the Eastern Conference behind Boston and Toronto. With an embarrassing defeat to Oklahoma City on national TV still lingering, the Cavs decided it was time to address their troubled state before leaving for Tuesday’s game at San Antonio.“We aired any grievances we had and we’re going to move forward,” said center Kevin Love, who regretted that the meeting was leaked publicly. “Hopefully we’ll be better for it, we have been in the past.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChaos is nothing new for the Cavaliers, who have had similar blowups in recent years yet managed to overcome any differences and went to the Finals the past three years.Love has been in the middle of controversy before, and after he missed two days with an illness, it was presumed he was involved in Monday’s discussion. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lue thought it was misguided for Love to absorb the brunt of the criticism after his teammates allowed the most points by a Cleveland team since 1972.“That’s crazy. I mean, if Kevin was out there, we might have given up 170,” he said, laughing. “We’re being tested right now. That’s when your true character comes out and the character of who you are as a person, as a player.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “Did I feel like a target?” he said at Tuesday’s shootaround. “I think everybody, most people, were a target. We’re trying to figure this thing out. People hold themselves to a very high standard on this team and we’re a team that can compete at the highest level. So, for us, it’s not about me.“I’m not going to make it about myself. I’m sure with other guys, it’s the same thing. The biggest thing is moving forward. For me, the thing I’ve always done is kept my mouth shut, I continue to work hard and try to do best for the Cavs. That’s all I can do tonight and moving forward these last 35, 40 games and overall just try to help this team.”While Love wants to move on from the team’s latest turbulence, there may be some unresolved issues.When the team arrived at San Antonio’s AT&T Center, Love was the first player off the bus and he walked into the arena by himself wearing headphones and carrying a coffee cup. His teammates trailed in behind him.Although Love is averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds, there always seems to be a sense that he should be doing more. He’s been the scapegoat before, so the latest uproar surrounding the team doesn’t surprise him.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

KYB Challenges Cuttington to Establish More Colleges

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Last Saturday’s speaker at Cuttington University’s 53rd Commencement Convocation, Dr. Kenneth Y. Best (KYB), has challenged CU Administration to redouble her efforts to help that university forge ahead to establish more colleges in strategic disciplines.This, he believes, would  ensure that Liberia takes the great leap forward in agriculture, agro-industries, business, industry, manufacturing and technology.He spoke on the theme, “Redeeming Liberia for Liberians,” to the over 500 graduates, their parents, well-wishers and an array of government officials as well as members of the Clergy attending the ceremony.According to Dr. Best Cuttington should lead the way to revive Liberia’s vanishing culture by encouraging and enabling parents and the schools to teach their children to speak Liberian languages, and learn Liberian history and Liberian culture.Cuttington, he said, must train historians and people of letters, who write and publish books and literature for our own academic requirements from kindergarten to university level, and put Liberia on the world literary map.“In my humble view, the priority issue that outweighs anything on the long laundry list of problems to fix Liberia is our Education System,” said Dr. Best.According to him, Liberia once had many strong academic institutions—the College of West Africa, which trained most Liberian leasers, St. Theresa Convent, St. Patrick’s, St. John’s, the Lutheran Training Institute, Bishop Ferguson High and the Booker Washington Institute.Most of these schools were established my missionaries and many of the country’s luminaries on the national and world stage passed through those halls of learning and went forth into the world well prepared.Unfortunately, Dr. Best said, the sheen of academic excellence began to fade once the missionaries left, and now many of those once famous schools “are on life support with crumbling and inadequate structures, lack of instructional materials and, most serious of all, critical shortage of qualified teachers and under-compensation of qualified ones.“Many of our schools are overcrowded, lack books, laboratories, libraries and other learning materials,  drinking water, toilets, recreational facilities,” Dr. Best observed.Another sad aspect he  observed on the education shelf, is that those young children who are not in school can be found on the streets, selling cold water, candy, etc. or in the markets and down waterside being breadwinners at age seven and up.“Tens of thousands of our young people are loitering and languishing with no means of an education or skills training.”The Commencement Speaker  then called on the government to join forces with private citizens and willing  partners to raise the funds needed to begin the work of building the country’s academic system from the foundation to make up the time lost by the youth during the civil war and as a result of our foolhardy neglect.Yes, we can do this, he insisted.  “We have the abilities and the intellect to design an education system that produces youth, men and women who love and fear God, love and support one another, are passionate about and committed to Liberia and to our families; an education system that imparts  not only knowledge and skills, but also high moral values, good character, respect for the rule of law,  work ethic, professionalism and integrity, a love for learning, critical thinking and the development of an inquiring mind that knows how to ask critical questions and work to find the answers.”last_img read more

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