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Turnovers doom Pitt in 56-28 loss to Georgia Tech

first_imgGeorgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) tries to evade Pittsburgh linebacker Anthony Gonzalez (28) in the first quarter of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s mistakes kept piling up, each one more inexplicable than the last.Chad Voytik diving for a first down. James Conner inches from the end zone. Tyler Boyd stretching for an extra yard. Each of them effort plays by the three most vital parts of the Panther offense. Each of them ending with the same result: a Georgia Tech defender on top of the ball and the Yellow Jackets’ offense sprinting onto the field.Five times in the first quarter the Panthers fumbled. Five times Georgia Tech recovered, converting four of the recoveries into touchdowns in a surprisingly easy 56-28 win on Saturday. Pitt’s five fumbles lost in the opening 15 minutes tied an FBS record.“Kind of a fluke I guess having that many fumbles in a row,” Conner said. “That’s part of the game though.”One that further muddled an already murky ACC Coastal Division. Pitt’s chance to create a bit of separation ended before it began. The Panthers (4-4, 2-2) trailed by 28-0 barely 5 minutes in and never drew closer than 14 the rest of the way.“Now we’ve dug ourselves a hole early in the game and in the season now,” Pitt safety Ray Vinopal said. “So we’re going to have to get it going here. One more loss puts us out of ACC contention.”Probably not in a division where six of the seven teams have two losses and the other – Duke – plays in Pittsburgh next week.Still, any momentum the Panthers generated after a rousing 21-16 win over Virginia Tech nine days ago quickly vanished. Athletic director Steve Pederson tried to give the program an emotional jolt on Friday, announcing that the team would play with the old school “Pitt” script logo on its helmets, a nod to the school’s storied past.The lift never happened. Not even close.Conner shook off a twisted right knee to rush for 119 yards and three scores to go over 1,000 yards on the season. The moment that will stick with him, however, is the one yard he didn’t get.Trailing by a touchdown early in the first quarter, Conner appeared ready to tie the game when he took a handoff from Voytik and darted for the end zone 75 yards away. He only made it 74. Conner was about to cross the goal line when Georgia Tech’s D.J. White punched the ball free. It rolled out of the end zone for a touchback. Three plays later the Yellow Jackets were up 14-0 after a 79-yard pass from Justin Thomas to Charles Perkins.Conner admitted he took a peek at the scoreboard at the end of the longest run of his career.“Looked like everybody was behind me so I thought I had it,” he said. “Next time I’ll sprint to the back of the end zone. It’s a lesson learned.”A painful one.Broderick Snoddy ran for 82 yards and three touchdowns and Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC) snapped a two-game losing streak as its triple-option offense crushed the nation’s fourth-ranked defense. Pitt came in allowing 280 yards per game. The Yellow Jackets more than doubled that, racking up 612 yards, including 465 on the ground.“Just guys not in the spots they were in all week in practice,” Vinopal said. “That’s how you get beat and we got beat bad.”Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson challenged his defense after the Yellow Jackets gave up 579 yards in a loss to North Carolina last week, saying his team needed to become more aggressive.Pitt did its part to help during a comical opening 10 minutes, finding increasingly elaborate ways to give the Yellow Jackets the ball.Snoddy’s 34-yard sprint after a Boyd fumble made it 28-0 with 9:44 left in the first quarter.The Pitt student section grew so exasperated it chanted “Hold That Ball” and sarcastically roared when the Panthers executed a play without turning it over. It didn’t last as Voytik botched a snap on the Panthers’ fifth possession and the Yellow Jackets fell on it once again, giving them five fumble recoveries in the first quarter, or four more than they had the entire season coming in.The Panthers regrouped to draw within 28-14 behind a pair of short scoring runs by Conner. Pitt had a chance to draw closer late in the second quarter when it drove to the Georgia Tech 43. Facing fourth-and-3, coach Paul Chryst opted to punt.“I didn’t want to give them a short field and it turns into a three-score game,” Chryst said.It did anyway.The Yellow Jackets missed a field goal to end the half but momentum had shifted. Georgia Tech opened the second half with a 75-yard touchdown drive, the final 28 coming on Snoddy’s third score that made it 35-14.last_img read more

Westport Winery Hires Enologist David Hess

first_imgFacebook137Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery has hired David Hess to augment their acclaimed winemaking program. Hess, a specialist in viticulture and enology with a bachelor’s degree in integrated plant sciences from Washington State University, has a wealth of experience from around the world. His resume includes roles from cellar supervisor to assistant winemaker from Napa to New Zealand and Walla Walla to Australia. Head winemaker Dana Roberts said, “I’ve been a one person show for eleven years. I’m looking forward to having David join me in the cellar and in the vineyards.”Westport Winery has hired David Hess to augment their acclaimed winemaking program. Photo courtesy: Westport WineryDavid said, “As a WSU graduate and a Washington wine enthusiast I am beyond thrilled to join the Westport team. I come from the very flat and landlocked state of Kansas. I look forward to spending my free time at the beach or hiking the Olympics with my dog, Nahla. You know you’re on the right track when the road ahead outshines the road behind. I can’t wait to travel that road with the Roberts family.”Westport Winery Seaside received the 2019 Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11am to 6pm. For more information on the Oregon operation guests can visit their website at www.westportwinery.com. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

Caps in the Air for Vianney Lancers

first_imgSaint John Vianney High School in Holmdel awarded diplomas to 252 graduates at Brookdale Community College on June 4. More than 73 percent of the class of 2016 have been offered grands and scholarships totaling over $31 million. Graduating with Highest Honors were valedictorian Emily Olsen and salutatorian Marissa Payne.Photos Courtesy of Saint John Vianneylast_img

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

Lue unhappy with ’embarrassing’ Cavs

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Sunday’s loss to Atlanta was particularly galling given the Hawks were missing five first-choice players, Lue said.“Teams that we’re playing, having guys out, key guys out and still not being able to win,” Lue said. “We all have to continue to keep searching and continue to keep fighting and continue to play hard.”Yet Lue was reluctant to point the finger of blame at the Cavs starting lineup, saying problems existed throughout the roster.“It’s not just the starters, it’s all of us,” Lue said. “We all have to get better and we have to put in the work to get out of this hole. Starters understand they have to play better. They know that. But it’s all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Lue was at a loss to explain the Cavaliers’ sluggish beginning to the season which has left the 2016 NBA champions languishing in the bottom half of the table.The Cavs coach said the team had pored over footage of their losses in an attempt to pinpoint their faults.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“Have to keep showing film and continue to keep talking about it,” Lue said. “Make sure we’re aware of it, and I think guys are embarrassed and should be embarrassed of how we’re getting beat.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion 76ers start West Coast road trip with Embiid on the bench Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers while playing the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena on November 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Indiana won the game 124-107. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Monday his players were “embarrassed” by their start to the season as they prepared to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.The Cavs slipped to 4-6 on Sunday after losing at home to the under-strength Atlanta Hawks, who are propping up the Eastern Conference standings at 2-8.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMilivojevic full of pride leading Crystal Palace to win at Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Milivojevic full of pride leading Crystal Palace to win at Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic was delighted with victory at Manchester City on Saturday.The Serb scored from the spot for the shock 3-2 win.”This result is very special, I am very proud and after the last game against Leicester at home we went on and got the win today. To be honest, you try to do something but you don’t expect a lot from these kind of games but when you score three goals here you can say you deserved to win,” said Milivojevic as he heaped praise on the second Palace goal, an excellent strike from 30 yards out by Andros Townsend.“It was an amazing goal, one of the best I have seen in my career whilst I have been out on the pitch playing in a game”. Milivojevic missed a spot-kick against City 12 months ago in a home draw but he made no mistake in front of the 800 Palace fans inside the stadium.He also told cpfc.co.uk: “I was not nervous, I decided where I wanted to place the ball and I think that goal was massive because that going in gave us more confidence for the second half, Let’s say they possibly gave up a little bit after that goal but then they score late on which put a lot of pressure on us. It wasn’t an easy game but as I say we are all so proud of this victory and we now know the next game is massive for us. (against Cardiff City) I want to thank our fans and I think they deserved this victory.” last_img read more

Videos: Todd Gurley, Mark Richt, Ludacris and Paula Deen All Wished Georgia Good Luck

first_imgTodd Gurley celebrating a touchdown for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 9: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Sanford Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)No. 10 seed Georgia is set to take on seventh-seeded Michigan State Friday afternoon in the opening round of the East region. Yesterday, the Bulldogs received good luck messages from Samuel L. Jackson and country singer Luke Bryan via Twitter videos. Today, some more Georgia fans got in on the act, and it was a star-studded crew.Georgia football coach Mark Richt and his wife, star UGa running back Todd Gurley, rap artist Ludacris, country singer Jason Aldean and celebrity chef Paula Deen all offered their best wishes for their Bulldogs. Deen got her sons involved, and Georgia hoops head coach Mark Fox even shouted out Ludacris’ upcoming album on Twitter. Take a look:The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @MarkRicht pic.twitter.com/78K8kTtzRr— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! Todd Gurley @TG3II pic.twitter.com/RAI9mhrITm— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Ludacris Ludaversal album avail 3/31 pic.twitter.com/jHDWsXMPVM— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Jason_Aldean pic.twitter.com/z0TEeSsTSL— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Paula_Deen & sons pic.twitter.com/q10bPyIkeG— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015March Madness is awesome. Can’t wait to see what other celebrity supporters Georgia hoops has.last_img read more

5-Star LB VanDarius Cowan Flips To Alabama From Florida State

first_imgNick Saban reacting during an Alabama game.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama just scored a major recruiting coup, flipping Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) five-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan from Florida State. Cowan committed to FSU in December but took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend. Roll Tide pic.twitter.com/MMF3uXdtBc— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016Familypic.twitter.com/sOXSSguqA3— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Cowan is the No.5 outside linebacker in the 2017 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

Report: No Player At February’s NFL Combine Failed Drug Test

first_imgAdam Schefter sits in front of his book case during ESPN appearance.SchefterVirtually every year during the NFL Draft process, a few high-profile prospects fail drug tests from February’s combine. That is, until 2016. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, not one player tested positive at this year’s event in Indianapolis, something that is almost unprecedented.For the first time in recent memory, NFL has notified all 32 teams that no player tested positive at February combine, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016No matter where you fall on the subject of recreational drug use, most would hope that a player can avoid failing a test that they know is coming at the combine. Almost every draft class has a few players fail and see their stock suffer, so congratulations to the class of 2016 for bucking that trend.last_img read more

AFN election process fails to reflect First Nations population levels says Dene

first_imgAPTN National NewsShawn Atleo’s re-election last week as chief of the Assembly of First Nations is causing debate in the Northwest Territories.Some people there believe they have no say in AFN elections and believe the voting process must change.One of those people is lawyer Valerie Conrad who is part of the Yellowknives Dene Nation.She spoke to APTN National News from Yellowknife.last_img

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