Hermoso holds the key to Salisu’s future

first_img During his time at the RCDE Stadium, Hermoso became a regular in the Spain setup, but his lack of minutes under Diego Simeone has seen him fall out of contention, which will no doubt be in the defender’s head ahead of the European Championship next summer. read also:Salisu signed a long time contract with Rangers – Okolie Nevertheless, it all depends on what the transfer market has to offer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid are expected to allow Mohammed Salisu to remain on loan at Real Valladolid if they are able to complete the centre-back’s signing, but his arrival at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano may be brought forward if Los Colchoneros are able to sell Mario Hermoso. Loading… The Spaniard’s contract at Atletico will run until June 2024, but Hermoso’s lack of game time – he is now the fourth-choice centre-back at the club – may cause him to look elsewhere, while those upstairs at the Wanda would not necessarily be opposed to his departure. Of course, after paying Espanyol 25 million euros (and another four in variables) last summer, Atletico would want to receive an equivalent figure if they were to sell.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimeInsane Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In Japanlast_img read more

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Lane closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday on S.R. 46 bridge over White River in Columbus

first_imgColumbus, IN— Lane closures are planned Wednesday and Thursday this week (Oct. 23-24) on the eastbound S.R. 46 bridge over the East Fork White River in Columbus for a routine bridge inspection.Closures are planned as follows:Wednesday, October 23 (9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m.): Two right lanes closedThursday, October 24 (9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m.): Two left lanes closedTwo lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times during the inspection. Friday, October 25, will be utilized as an alternate date in case of inclement weather. Motorists should slow down, use caution and drive distraction-free through work zoneslast_img

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Portland St. looks for home win vs N. Arizona

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthern Arizona (16-12, 10-9) vs. Portland State (16-14, 10-8)The Viking Pavilion, Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10:05 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Portland State looks for its fourth straight win over Northern Arizona at The Viking Pavilion. The last victory for the Lumberjacks at Portland State was a 73-60 win on Jan. 3, 2015. Associated Press center_img Portland St. looks for home win vs N. Arizona TEAM LEADERS: The dynamic Holland Woods has averaged 17.6 points, 5.2 assists and two steals to lead the way for the Vikings. Complementing Woods is Matt Hauser, who is putting up 14.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Lumberjacks have been led by Cameron Shelton, who is averaging 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Shelton has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all Northern Arizona field goals over the last three games. Shelton has accounted for 18 field goals and 15 assists in those games.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Lumberjacks have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Vikings. Portland State has an assist on 40 of 98 field goals (40.8 percent) over its past three outings while Northern Arizona has assists on 29 of 66 field goals (43.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Portland State is ranked sixth among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.5 percent. The Vikings have averaged 14 offensive boards per game.___last_img read more

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The Latest: Virginia Gov. says racing allowed in state

first_imgThe Latest: Virginia Gov. says racing allowed in state May 28, 2020 Organizers are obliged to keep three seats empty between each occupied seat and no fan may sit directly behind or in front of another. Players and essential personnel on or near the field during matches must recently have tested negative for the coronavirus.The federation says clubs can decide on their own whether they want to play in front or fans again.Tickets for next Wednesday’s Hungarian Cup final between Budapest Honved and Mezokovesd-Zsory at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest will soon be sold online.___The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says racing will be allowed to resume in the state without spectators. Teams must submit club-specific plans for the small group sessions to the league. The league said teams may split full fields into two equal halves and teams may define up to six zones per half field, spaced at least 10 feet apart. Only one player may be in each zone at any time to maintain physical distancing. Players may switch zones but two players cannot occupy the same zone.Players may pass and shoot on goal, but all training exercises must allow for 10 feet of distance.The league says all health and safety measures required when teams began individual training must be maintained. Players will be screened, including temperature checks, before being allowed on training fields. All equipment must be cleaned after use.The league-wide moratorium on full team training remains in effect through June 1.___ The last match was played on March 9 before the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Squads were only allowed to restart practice sessions in small groups last week but contact and tackling is now allowed between players.___The head of English cricket says “unorthodox” measures could be explored to ensure at least part of the domestic season is played this year.The England and Wales Cricket Board says there will be no professional domestic cricket before Aug. 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.Another six remain postponed. The governing body says its ambition remains to stage domestic competitions some time over the upcoming summer and that talks will continue with the government and health experts.The ECB has outlined a slew of proposals for play in both red ball and limited-overs cricket. They include opening up all grounds or using regional grouping for matches. Matches could yet be played before a limited number of supporters.England is looking to play international cricket from July.___The European Tour plans to resume its season in July starting with a six-week stretch of golf tournaments in Britain and running through to the World Tour Championship in Dubai in December. Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but their numbers will be strictly limited.Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the states’ move to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abbott’s new order allows outdoor stadiums to host fans up to 25 percent of their normal capacity. Leagues will have to apply to state health officials to be allowed to have fans. Indoor events will still be without spectators.The PGA Tour plans to restart its season at Colonial in Texas on June 11-14 but has said it would not include fans.The state has set up several guidelines for leagues to follow, including a recommendation that spectators and employees keep at least 6 feet apart from anyone not from their household. If that is not feasible, other measures such as face coverings and sanitation protocols should be followed. ___Three players from English soccer clubs Blackburn and Fulham have tested positive for the coronavirus.Blackburn says captain Elliott Bennett was found to be infected with COVID-19 after testing negative last Friday.Bennett says he doesn’t “feel unwell” and doesn’t have any symptoms.Fulham says two players tested positive but did not name them. Associated Press The governor says NASCAR will race at Martinsville Speedway on June 10, and that other forms of auto racing and horse racing also are cleared to resume.“These events will not be open to the public and no spectators will be allowed, among other restrictions,” he says.NASCAR was originally scheduled to make its first of two stops at Martinsville in early May, but the event was postponed because of the coronavirus. It also will visit Richmond Raceway on Sept. 12 and conclude the season with a return to Martinsville on Nov. 1.___Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki says the recent pass-and-catch video he posted that went viral was inspired by boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Serbia’s top soccer league has decided that no teams will be relegated this season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, four teams will still be promoted from the second tier, making for an expanded 20-team league next season. The league says the Serbian soccer federation accepted its proposal to adapt to the shutdown forced by the pandemic.Games are set to resume Friday to complete the final four rounds of the regular season and decide a champion and qualifying places for UEFA competitions. Red Star Belgrade has an 11-point lead ahead of Partizan. Athletes will not be required to wear masks but the guidelines encourage them to be worn on the sidelines. The order does not address college sports events.___Major League Soccer teams can begin voluntary outdoor small group training sessions.Holding the small group sessions must not conflict with local public health or government restrictions, but is the next step in the league’s hopes of returning to action. A maximum of six players may be assigned to a single group. The video shows Gesicki lobbing a football over a multi-story beach house, running through the garage and making the catch on the other side on the run as he heads into the street.“I was honestly just super bored, and I was at my girlfriend’s beach house, pretty close to where I live, and we were just kind of hanging out,” Gesicki says . “We saw something similar to that on the internet and we were like, ‘Hey, I might try that,’ and ended up taking a couple tries. It was fun.”Gesicki had a breakout 2019 in his second NFL season. He capped it by making the winning touchdown catch in the finale at New England.___Live horse racing is slated to resume in Maryland this weekend with a three-day session at Laurel Park, which will remain closed to the general public. The tour says its events initially will be held without spectators and will be subject to strict testing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.The season has been suspended since March 8. It will resume with the British Masters in northern England from July 22-25 before five further events in the “UK Swing” across England and Wales.Four Rolex Series events have been rescheduled for October to December. They are the Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, the Nedbank Golf Challenge and then the season-ending World Tour Championship from Dec. 10-13.The tour says details of other tournaments from September to November will be announced later.European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says the Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin pending more discussions with the PGA Tour. However, the league’s normal eight-team groups that were to decide the postseason championship and relegation spots have been scrapped. ___The Premier League’s official broadcasters say the competition will restart on June 17.The BBC and Sky Sports say there will be a doubleheader on that day with Manchester City playing Arsenal and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United.Playing those make-up games on a Wednesday will ensure the 30th round can be contested the following weekend. Darlington Raceway is switching gears for its next event.Two weeks after hosting NASCAR’s return to racing, the track will hold graduation ceremonies for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics. There will be 120 graduating seniors at Saturday’s event from the school in Hartsville, a few miles from NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp said the track was honored to help the high school seniors be recognized in a proper way.Traditional high school graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony will take place at a parking lot on track property. Afterward, the graduates and their parents will have the chance to drive their vehicles for a lap around the 1.366-mile track and get their pictures taken on the start-finish line.___ The Maryland Jockey Club says it has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to launch its Summer 2020 meet with live racing on Saturday, but fans are forbidden from entering the track until clearance is received from the state.All races on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be streamed live on the Laurel Park website.___Italy’s top soccer league will resume on June 20.Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora gave Serie A the green light to resume after a meeting with Italian soccer authorities on Thursday. The positive cases at the second-division clubs came after tests on 1,030 players and staff from Monday to Wednesday.The three players will have to self-isolate for seven days before returning to training ahead of a potential resumption of the competition.___The Hungarian soccer federation says matches in the country can once again be held with spectators in the stadiums.The announcement comes on the back of a government decree allowing the option amid the coronavirus pandemic. A medical protocol for matches was approved by a technical scientific committee earlier.Spadafora says Serie A will restart on June 20 but the Italian Cup semifinals and the final could be played on June 13 and 17.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A, plus four matches that were postponed from the 25th round.___ Malcolm Jenkins, who this offseason left the Eagles to sign with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent, will be the keynote speaker at Philadelphia’s virtual graduation on June 9.Jenkins starred for the Eagles for the last six seasons and the safety won an NFL championship in 2017. He also has been a leader of several off-field initiatives, and his foundation has a mission to promote positive change in the lives of underserved youth in New Jersey, where he grew up; Ohio, where he went to college at Ohio State; Pennsylvania and Louisiana, homes of his pro teams.“Malcolm was selected not for his greatness on the field and his two Super Bowl rings, but because of his compassion and advocacy around social justice,” said Donna Frisby-Greenwood, CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and co-chair of the commencement planning committee. “Malcolm’s foundation focuses on youth leadership development and skill building, and we think that that makes him a perfect speaker for us.”The hour-long graduation will be streamed on several platforms, including the school district’s website. Frisby-Greenwood said that several companies and organizations are involved with planning and serving as sponsors. The Philadelphia Orchestra has recorded “Pomp and Circumstance” for the ceremony. And the city’s Free Library will host the live stream of the event on its platform.Individual high schools will be distributing caps and gowns to the students to wear during the festivities.last_img read more

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UW gets final shot at times

first_imgSaturday afternoon the Badgers swim into Minneapolis where they will participate in the Go-Pher It Invite, with last-chance hopes of lowering necessary qualifying times for the NCAA Championships.Aside from the Badgers, other schools participating will be Minnesota and Iowa ? as well as a few other small schools ? all of which will look to reduce their lap times for national qualification. The men?s swimming team ? led by head coach Eric Hansen ? took seventh place at the Big Ten Championships last weekend and expect to have at least five swimmers participating in the NCAA Championships later this month.?Right now we feel pretty confident that we?re sending approximately five guys to NCAAs,? Hansen said. ?But at the same time some of those qualifying times are a little close, so we’re going to try to knock them down just a little bit and go from there. All of our qualifying times have been lowered because of Big Tens, but this is the Olympic year, and people are swimming really fast right now. It?s been a little quicker than it has been in the past and thus we just want to ensure that we?re making the meet.?The Badgers will look to decrease times in both the 200 meter freestyle relay and the 200 meter medley relay, with swimmers Kyle Sorensen, Phil Davies, Mike Desautels, Mitch Buenger, Derek O?Donnell, Eric Johnson and Mike Hopkins participating respectively.?There?s an ‘A’ standard, and there?s a ‘B’ standard, and right now we have the ‘B’ standards,? Hansen said. ?The ones that we’re going to try to improve are ‘B’ standards that are close to ‘A’ standards. If you get the ‘A’ standard you?re in [the NCAA Championships] for sure.?Looking to improve their times and drop into the ‘A’ standard is no small feat, but one that the perseverant Badger swimmers are willing to work for. Last weekend, the team took seventh overall in three grueling days of competition at the Big Ten Championships and in doing so helped to solidify a spot at Nationals in many categories.?It?s just going to be about the relays this weekend,? junior freestyle swimmer Kyle Sorensen said. ?It?s just going to be us swimming against the clock, trying to beat our time from the Big Tens. We?d really like the NCAA ‘A’ cut, which is entirely possible with the guys that we have going up there.?Throughout practice this week the Badgers have prepared and trained for what will be one of the most important meets of the season.?For those guys [practice] has been pretty low key,? Hansen said. ?It?s just been recover and then refocus for this weekend and sharpen up a little. The main thing we really focus on is our standing at the NCAA level, and we were 29th last year. We?re quite confident that we?ll be better than that this year, and that?s really what matters to us.?last_img read more

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MLAX : Balanced scoring carries SU in exhibition game wins

first_imgHakeem Lecky cut through the offensive zone, running past the goal before quickly coming to a halt. He fought off two Hofstra defenders and took a hard shot into the top right corner of the net from about seven yards out to give Syracuse its fourth goal of the day.Though Lecky’s arrival to the Orange’s offense is coming one year later than expected, the redshirt freshman showed how much of an asset his speed and athleticism will be to SU’s midfield.‘I was very excited, very excited,’ Lecky said. ‘It was the only real lacrosse I’ve played so far since the summer. … It was just great to play other competition. We’ve been playing each other, and it was great to get back out there and get my feet wet.’The Orange got a balanced offensive effort in its first two scrimmages of the season, beating Hofstra 7-5 in the first game before taking down neighbor Le Moyne 11-5 in the second in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. Fourteen different players scored for Syracuse, with junior midfielder Christian Pagli being the only scorer to notch two goals in one game. Of the 18 total goals on the day for Syracuse, 12 came from the midfield, arguably the team’s biggest enigma heading into the season. After the games, SU head coach John Desko said the team is actually ahead of where it was last season in terms of knowing who the midfielders will be and what lines they will play on.Syracuse’s offensive starters played most of the Orange’s first game against the Pride, continuing the strong communication and chemistry they’ve been building through three weeks of practice. Still, attack Derek Maltz, who likely will be joining Tim Desko and Tommy Palasek as starters, said the offense’s chemistry is a work in progress.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Continuity on offense is definitely going to come over time,’ Maltz said. ‘…We got a lot to work on this week in practice. On the offensive side, meshing together is going to come over time.’In a season in which four offensive positions on the field are being filled by new starters, Syracuse got solid contributions from two scorers who never saw playing time last year in Lecky and fellow midfielder Henry Schoonmaker. Both are expected to become major factors in SU’s offense, with Lecky playing on the first midfield line and Schoonamker on the second.On the first day of spring practices, Desko said he wanted to essentially build the second midfield line around Lecky last season, and perhaps even move him up to the first line every so often to further his experience. A wrist injury before the start of the season, though, put those plans to rest and delayed the start to his Syracuse career.When Lecky first took the field against Hofstra, Desko said he could tell he was a bit hyped up and ‘pulled the trigger’ a couple of times, taking some ill-advised shots from the outside. But once he started to settle in, Lecky started to show what the Orange has been anticipating.‘The more he plays, the more comfortable he’s going to get in the offense in game situations and the better decisions he’ll make,’ Desko said. ‘I thought he showed at times that he’s hard to cover.’Schoonmaker also redshirted last season, but like Lecky, he is taking on a larger role for 2012. The midfielder impressed his coaches in the alumni scrimmage back in October, scoring two goals in the exhibition.With so many midfielders seeing playing time Sunday, including starters and newcomers who will be relegated to reserve roles, Schoonmaker said he was glad he made the most of his opportunity.‘We have a lot of depth at middie,’ Schoonmaker said. ‘There were a lot of guys getting a lot of reps. I think they were trying out a lot of guys. I think we were, but it took a little time because we’ve been going against each other for so long.’In the first exhibitions of the season, the Orange put together an offensive performance that it would gladly take at any point during the regular season, especially from its budding midfielders.And for Lecky, it was only the beginning of a season he hopes will pan out as well as he and his coaches expect.‘It was a good feeling to get one put in the back of the net,’ Lecky said. ‘But hopefully, there’ll be a lot more to come.’cjiseman@syr.edu Published on February 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Villanova in Saturday matinee

first_img Published on December 28, 2013 at 11:07 am Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 2 Syracuse takes on No. 8 Villanova at 2 p.m. Saturday in a battle of unbeaten teams. Beat writers David Wilson, Stephen Bailey and Trevor Hass offer up their predictions:David Wilson: Syracuse 74, Villanova 61December statementThe Wildcats have been a nice surprise so far, but the Orange has looked pretty close to a powerhouse at times this season. C.J. Fair has had a lot of good games so far, but hasn’t had his signature performance. It comes on Saturday as he and SU earn one of the program’s biggest wins before the new year in recent memory, even if the final score gets helped by some late free throws.Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 71, Villanova 69‘Caturday clashThis will be Syracuse’s toughest test of the year to date. The Wildcats are experienced, savvy and hot – and they know the Orange’s 2-3 zone inside and out. It’s legitimately a toss-up in my eyes, but I’ll give it to SU at home given C.J. Fair’s sweet late-game stroke this season and Tyler Ennis’ surge as one of the best point guards in the country. A strong performance from Jerami Grant makes the Orange especially difficult to beat, though JayVaughn Pinkston, James Bell and Co. have the athleticism to stay in transition with Syracuse and Ryan Arcidiacono is due for a huge game. Trevor Hass: Syracuse 71, Villanova 66Cat fightVillanova’s legit. It has already beaten Kansas and Iowa – both definite NCAA tournament teams – to catapult into the Top 10. Jay Wright’s team will look for another convincing, resume-boosting win over Syracuse on Saturday. But the Orange is hot, too. SU is also undefeated, and has wins over Baylor and St. John’s. ‘Nova is a great test. JayVaughn Pinkston and Darrun Hilliard are tough matchups, but the Wildcats have no one who can guard C.J. Fair. He’ll have another big game on a big stage and Syracuse will eke out a five-point win. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Badgers run out of gas in 70-55 loss to Gonzaga

first_imgAs temperatures dropped into single digits, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team’s shooting percentage was not much higher against No. 23 Gonzaga (8-1) Tuesday night.The Badgers shot a season low 32 percent from the field and were ice cold from three-point range only shooting 22.7 percent.  The Badgers dropped their first home game of the season 55-70 to the Bulldogs, a game UW was in until the final minutes.“Gonzaga’s a really good team, they’re battle tested, they’re NCAA [tournament] tested, and we’re trying to get where they are,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “But we could have played much better tonight, we had our opportunities and we didn’t take advantage of them.”Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead, starting the game on a 10-2 run. During that run, Wisconsin missed their first eight shots, and the points were a product of junior Michala Johnson converting two free throws.Sophomore Nicole Bauman ended the drought by scoring a lefty layup 6:51into the game. That sparked a 10-0 Badger run after following a timeout, and went ahead 12-10 on a three from the top of the key by Bauman. The Badgers adjusted by pulling down boards consistently and pushing the ball up court. It would remain a tight game for the rest of the first half with the largest lead being Gonzaga by four at 22-18.Junior forward Jacki Gulczynski kept the pace for the Badgers down the stretch in the first half. She knocked down a three to put the Badgers up 23-22 and after a Gonzaga make she hit a layup off a feed from Bauman as the shot clock expired.After junior Ann Marie Brown pulled down an offensive rebound with 28 seconds remaining in the half, Wisconsin held the ball for the last shot. Taylor Wurtz took that shot and flushed a three with eight seconds left, sending the Badgers into the locker room ahead 29-28.The Zags stormed out of the half on a 9-0 run, similar to that of the first half. And once again, Wisconsin responded, with a 11-2 run. Senior Morgan Paige, last game’s hero, took charge during that run and scored the Badgers next nine of 11, trimming the Bulldogs lead to 40-42. Paige finished with a game-high 19 points, and is only five away from reaching the 1,000-point benchmark. She also attempted a career-high 14 free throws.To add to the rollercoaster, Gonzaga reeled off a 10-0 run to extend their lead 52-40, a run started and finished by three-pointers from senior point guard Jazmine Redmond. That finally buried the Badgers, and the closest they would get would be eight with 4:48 remaining.UW’s offense became stagnant and became predictable due to a lack of ball movement.While the Badgers struggled mightily shooting the ball, it seemed that the whole Gonzaga team had a hot hand. They finished the game shooting 45.6 percent from the field and shot 46.7 percent from beyond the arc (7-15). Coming into this game, the Badgers knew that a major key to victory would be eliminating the tre’s from Gonzaga, but failed to execute their game plan.Jacki Gulczynski did not score in the second half after putting up eight in the first half. Her shooting woes continued as she saw several of her jumpers and three balls go in-and-out.However, Gulczynski stepped up on the defensive and rebounding parts of her game after Johnson’s minutes were limited due to early foul trouble. Johnson picked up a second foul with 2:32 remaining in the second half and sat the remainder of the period. 37 seconds into the second half, she was called for an illegal screen and sat until the 9:45 mark. Johnson scored a season low six points in by far her most disappointing game of the season.“Mick normally plays better defense than she did,” Kelsey said. “She can play much better than that, I know she’s disappointed in her play, it really does hurt us when she doesn’t get off to a good start because we depend on her.”This put the low-block defensive responsibilities on Gulczynski, and the six-foot forward had the difficult tasks of containing 6-4 junior Sunny Greinacher. With Gulczynski matched up on her, Greinacher turned the ball over twice and did not score.The Badgers game plan was to contain senior guard Haiden Palmer, the team’s leading scorer who averaged 17.3 points per game going into Tuesday night’s matchup. But Palmer only managed to score six points. Instead, Redman took the reigns and scored a team high 15 points after only averaging 4.4 heading into the game. Her backup, junior Danielle Walter scored a career-high as well with 10 points in support.  Junior Keani Albanez added ten of her own, including two three pointers, and racked up five steals.“We were set to contain number three [Palmer],” Paige said. “Other kids stepped up and hit shots for them … they did something uncharacteristic of what we had seen.”“I give Bobbie a lot of credit, I’ll tell you, she’s got a real nice team,” Gonzaga head coach Kelly Graves said. “They’re going to win a lot of Big Ten games, this is a good team.”While Big Ten play does not start for another month, the Badgers will fly to Seattle and take on Washington (2-2) on Friday.last_img read more

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Men’s basketball is off to best start since 2001 with weekend wins

first_imgDialing it up from 3-point range was the mantra for the men’s basketball team this past weekend, as it defeated both SMU and UC Santa Barbara in a pair of games at the Galen Center. With a hard fought 78-73 win over SMU on Friday night and a 96-72 victory against visiting UC Santa Barbara (0-5) Sunday, the Trojans improved to 6-0 on the season — the best start for the team since the 2000-2001 season, when the team started 8-0.In both its victories, USC shot a combined 26-of-59 (44 percent) from behind the 3-point line. In Sunday’s victory, the Trojan offense was dominated by shooting three-point field goals — 35 of USC’s 61 shots attempted against UC Santa Barbara came from beyond the 3-point line. “We were just playing with the flow of the game. If we’re knocking down three’s, we’re going to keep shooting them,” said junior guard Jordan McLaughlin, who was 3-for-3 from 3-point range against UC Santa Barbara Sunday. “[UC Santa Barbara] was playing a lot of zone defense tonight, and we were able to hit our shots; we just try to play fast and unselfish basketball.”Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright shot 9-of-18 from beyond the arc over the two games this weekend. In both Friday and Sunday’s games, Boatwright was the leading scorer for USC, recording game-highs in scoring against SMU and UC Santa Barbara with 17 and 21 points, respectively. “He was much more fluid tonight. He was quicker with his decision-making. He shot the ball well,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He’s getting back to where he needs to be.” In Sunday’s victory against the Gauchos, sophomore forward Chimezie Metu filled the stat sheet, recording 15 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three assists. Metu — who struggled as a free throw shooter in his freshman season, but has shown consistent improvement as a sophomore — went 7-of-8 from the foul line against UC Santa Barbara Sunday. As has become routine early on this season, USC’s freshmen performed well throughout the weekend. On Friday against SMU, freshman guard De’Anthony Melton scored a career-high 15 points, reeled in a team-high six rebounds and recorded five assists. Melton followed that performance up on Sunday against Santa Barbara by scoring six points, recording five assists and grabbing three rebounds. Melton also had four steals on Sunday — he currently leads the Pac-12 in steals with 18 so far this season.“Anytime you can generate steals or blocked shots it can lead to good opportunities in transition,” Enfield said. “When [Melton] is able to create those opportunities, you see our offense flowing at a much more efficient rate.” Freshman guard Jonah Mathews also recorded a career-high 14 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field against SMU; he went 7-of-10 from the free throw line. On Sunday, freshman forward Niko Rakocevic scored 6 of his 8 points late in the second half, as the Trojans widened their lead on Santa Barbara. Rakocevic pulled in four rebounds Sunday and recorded a blocked shot. Scoring surges in the second half were essential for the Trojans in both of their victories this weekend. After ending the first half against SMU with a slim 28-27 lead, USC went on an 11-0 second half run that eventually led it to victory. Against UC Santa Barbara, USC outscored the Guachos 53-34 in the second half to put the contest out of reach. As it built its lead in the second half against Santa Barbara, USC outrebounded the Gauchos by a margin of 21-12 to close out the game.Sunday’s game against UC Santa Barbara closed out a three-game home stand for the Trojans, who will now hit the road to take on the University of San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Wednesday.last_img read more

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BFI asks coaches to step up vigil at national camps, conduct sessions to tackle doping

first_imgThe BFI said it would offer no support to those who are caught unless “inadvertent intake” is proved beyond doubt.”If it is an informed decision by a boxer, then it is a clear case of cheating and we should not entertain, help and assist such boxers anywhere. “However, if the boxer is innocent and it is an unfortunate development due to a genuine mistake, then we must stand by to assist him or her on all fronts,” he said. SUBSCRIBE TO US READ | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential MLB Teams For Patriots QB The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Thursday directed its High-Performance Directors and coaches to step up the vigil to ensure that dope cheats are weeded out from national camps and called for quarterly awareness sessions on the anti-doping code. Former Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan and Tokyo Olympics probable woman boxer Neeraj Phogat were caught in the dope net, a shocker for the sport in which the elite group has mostly a clean record. “It’s very shocking and equally unacceptable to hear that two boxers have tested positive in doping recently,” BFI Secretary General Jay Kowli said in a letter addressed to the High-Performance Directors — Santiago Nieva (men) and Rafaelle Bergamasco (women). READ | PCI Sends Coaches For Road To Tokyo 2020 Sport Technical Courses WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 12th December, 2019 18:01 IST READ | Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles Angels center_img READ | Future Of Indian Chess Looks Promising: Viswanathan Anand Kowli said the exercise “must be video-recorded to ensure full adherence and attendance”. “Whether the boxer is young and inexperienced or he/she is senior and experienced, each and every person has to attend these sessions and a proper record has to be kept,” he said.  While Neeraj has accepted the ‘A’ sample findings, which came out positive for anabolic steroids, Sangwan has not yet stated whether he would go for a ‘B’ sample test after a diuretic was traced in his sample.  LIVE TV COMMENT Press Trust Of India Laying down the ground rules to ensure that no fresh cases come up, Kowli asked for greater awareness among campers at all age levels and greater vigil by coaches, doctors and other support staff. “…apart from observing strict vigilance/monitoring, we need to educate all our boxers, coaches, support staff on all aspects. Not only once in a year, but repeatedly, preferably quarterly,” he said.  “…it is the responsibility of head coaches of all the teams to conduct a dedicated session to educate and re-educate all our boxers and everybody associated with and in the camp on all the aspects of doping,” he added. Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 18:01 IST BFI Asks Coaches To Step Up Vigil At National Camps, Conduct Sessions To Tackle Doping The Boxing Federation of India on Thursday directed its High-Performance Directors and coaches to step up the vigil to ensure that dope cheats are weeded outlast_img read more

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