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first_imgThough each indoor track and field season for CNY Indoor Track Association sides starts with the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet, this one had a bit more meaning.That’s because the event’s namesake, Jack Morse, a long-time radio and television sportscaster who spent a large part of his four-decade career highlighting area high school sports, passed away in November at age 84.Baldwinsville’s indoor track team was part of the Thursday portion of this two-day event, and won both the boys and girls titles. On the way to the 1,600-meter team title in 19:51.98, B’ville was 1-2 individually, Jack Michaels taking the top spot in 4:42.21 to edge teammate Colin Delaney, who posted 4:43.10. That predated a sprint medley relay where Weaver, Sam Mellinger, Kenneth Svitak and Connor Waldron got a Bees victory in 3:53.02, the only time under four minutes.Quinn Peters, David Mahar, Logan Hayes and Robert Thompson went 1:42.24 in the 4×200 relay, just behind the winning 1:42.09 from Institute of Technology Central. Thompson and Aden Kostolecki were fourth in the long jump.Matt Komuda cleared 9 feet in the pole vault for third-place points. The Bees also finished fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:41.89 and fourth in the 4×400 (4:08.76) as Tom Hagopian and Tom Bernardin got fifth place in the 55-meter hurdles.On the girls side at the Morse meet, the Bees also excelled at field events, including the pole vault, where Ella Smith’s clearance of 7’6″ meant an individual title and 10 first-place team points, too. In the weight throw, B’ville had three of the top four finishers, with Sarah Smiley heaving it 29’10” to beat Kathryn Mitts (27’2″) and Lauren Shaler (26’9″).Lauren Addario, by herself, got fourth-place points in the triple jump thanks to her individual victory with 37’3 1/2″. Hannah Johnson and Allyson Surowick paired for 29’7 1/4″ in the long jump, second to F-M (31’3 1/2″), while Karen Ekure and Natalia Lewis were second in the high jump, combining to top 9’3″.Vivian Holden-Betts, Sarah Fawwaz, Annabelle Horan and Sage Springsteen won the 1,500-meter four-runner event in 23:50.43, while in the sprint medley Addario, Ekure, Olivia Creelman and Anna Conklin were second in 4:53.19.Mary Sabatino, Lily Horan, Emilee Salzman and Catherine Thompson were third in the 4×800 in 12:13.58. Johnson, Brianna Natoli, Katie Nice and Bailey Nicholson got third in the 4×400 in 4:40.71 as Courtney Bostic, Madison Kennedy, Brook Wirtheim and Olivia Muscolino took third place in the 4×200 in 2:01.43.Elsewhere, Surowick and Nadia Kozman were fifth in the 55 hurdles, with Carlie Desimone and Alida Menickelli fifth in the 55 sprint. Shaler and Sarah Smiley were sixth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The boys Bees had 94 points, well clear of Cazenovia’s runner-up total of 71 points, while the girls Bees got a scare from Cazenovia and Fayetteville-Manlius, yet won with 87 points to the Lakers’ 85 and the Hornets’ 84.Dominating field events, the B’ville boys had Ryan Dupra clear 6 feet 3 inches to win the high jump and gain team honors with Owen Weaver, who topped 5’6″. In the triple jump, Weaver and Aidan Priest prevailed with 75’5″, Weaver second among individuals with 39’11 1/4″.Steven Miller, second in the individual shot put with 39’2 1/4″, paired with Adam Graham for the team victory with 75’8 1/2″, while in the weight throw Miller (second) and Alex Boak (fourth) finished on top, their throws adding up to 81’2″.center_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor tracklast_img read more

first_img Published on November 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK – Kaleb Joseph wasn’t supposed to try to win the game. Jim Boeheim said he should’ve given the ball to Rakeem Christmas or Chris McCullough.But when the freshman point guard pulled up at the free-throw line with 43 seconds left, trying to extend a one-point lead, he could’ve punctuated the contest. He didn’t, but he had helped play Syracuse to a point where it ultimately wouldn’t matter.On Thursday night, the Orange (3-1) had to play in spite of its guards. And while bad passes and clanked open 3s persisted in a 66-63 win over Iowa (2-2) in Friday’s 2K Classic consolation game on Friday, Joseph and junior shooting guard Trevor Cooney’s improved play put its big men on the scoreboard, kept Rakeem Christmas out of trouble and — just barely — kept SU ahead of the Hawkeyes.“It was good to just be a ball player again,” Cooney said.In the first half, Cooney found frustration. With 12:15 left in the frame, he missed his third 3 of the game but stole the ball back seconds later only to bounce a wide-open dunk off the back of the rim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut he would finish the first half with a pair of assists and the game with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting and 3-of-9 from 3. Joseph had four helpers, beating his total from the Orange’s loss to California on Thursday night.They both ensured that Syracuse’s bigs were a consistent threat. SU led 34-29 and McCullough and Christmas’ combined point totals only trailed Iowa 29-20 as the Orange got better in its ongoing effort to get its most consistent threats the ball.And they made sure SU’s best weapon got to play 33 minutes Friday night.“They stopped people from coming down in the lane,” Christmas said. “That’s foul trouble for me.”Still, the Orange guards all but wasted a 15-point lead. The Hawkeyes defended Syracuse from a three-quarters-court press after makes for much of the first half.Twice, trying to break the press, Cooney caught a pass from a teammate, bounced the ball once, picked up his dribble then threw the ball away. There was nothing terribly confusing about Iowa’s press, as he and Syracuse were all but beating themselves.“Honestly, we just made stupid decisions,” said Joseph, who finished with seven points and eight assists. “We tried to force the ball up the sidelines and in the press you always want to keep the ball in the middle and attack.”The press had worked to the point where an offense that zipped the ball around Iowa defenders early in the second half came out of a timeout with 1:34 remaining holding just a 61-60 lead after a 17-4, 6:43 Hawkeyes run.In that span, Joseph coughed up two of his four turnovers, committed two of his four fouls and shot two of his 10 misses. Cooney had one of his three turnovers.But while the press had sapped away the Syracuse lead, Cooney’s 3-point stroke, if only a little, had warmed up. Iowa guard Josh Oglesby stood just inches away from Cooney off the ball, 10 feet from the basket.Instead of rolling out to the arc, though, Cooney cut to the hoop, Christmas threw him a two-handed pass and the SU guard laid the ball in to give the Orange a 63-60 lead with 1:30 to play.From there, all Cooney and Joseph had to do was foul Hawkeye shooters before they could shoot and watch the Orange big men snare rebounds off free throws.“We felt like if we would’ve played the right way yesterday with energy, that’s a game we definitely could’ve walked away with a W,” Joseph said. “We don’t want any other team to take one of those from us this year.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgIt is said that USC’s football team does not rebuild, but, rather, reloads, and the same can be said for at least one other team at USC this year.The USC men’s water polo team is coming off of two national championships in four years and a perfect 29-0 season in 2008. And as a new season approaches, it seems to be business as usual for the Trojans.Encore · Two-meter J.W. Krumpholz won last year’s Cutino Award, given to the nation’s best men’s and women’s water polo player. Krumpholz leads a Trojan offense that may be one of the best in the country. – Photo courtesy of Joel Zink“I have no doubt that we’ll have the best team in the country this year, but it’s just a matter of how we approach the season,” said senior two-meter Jordan Thompson.Thompson joins two-meters J.W. Krumpholz and Shea Buckner, and driver Matt Sagehorn as part of a nine-member senior class that has had more than its fair share of experience winning matches.Krumpholz, the 2008 recipient of the Peter J. Cutino award (annually given out to the top player in men’s water polo), leads a returning offense that accounted for most of the Trojans’ scoring last season. Sagehorn, Buckner and senior Justin Rappel all played a large role in the offense, with each scoring at least 20 goals last year.“The senior class we have has been outstanding, and the experience of playing in so many games together is a big part of it,” said coach Jovan Vavic, who recorded his 300th career win at USC last season. “What makes this class so special is it’s very balanced. It’s difficult to have so many guys stay together.”Overall, six of USC’s starters, five of whom are All-Americans, return from last year’s championship team, including goalkeeper and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year Joel Dennerley. Dennerley anchored a Trojans’ defense last season that allowed the fewest goals out of any team in the nation and was considered by some to be one of the greatest defenses in collegiate history.While the returning starters are a cause for optimism, the Trojans did lose a large part of the defense, with the departure of team leaders Arjan Ligtenberg and Jovan Vranes. The two had been on the team since USC’s last national championship season in 2005 and provided the Trojans with skill and experience in the driver position.Both Ligtenberg and Vranes earned All-American second- team honors in 2008, and played a pivotal role in shutting down Stanford’s offense in last years’ national title match.“Arjan and Jovan were huge players on our team. Defensively, yeah, it’s going to be challenging,” said Buckner of his former teammates. “They filled a lot of holes and did a lot of roles that were really valuable to the team. I think we’re going to recover from it, maybe even excel, but yeah, it’s definitely going to be hard.”USC will get its first test without Vranes and Ligtenberg this upcoming weekend when it competes in the Triton Invitational tournament in La Jolla, Calif.Last year, the Trojans swept the tournament, but it was not without struggle. After demolishing Division-III Claremont, 28-2, USC met head-on with Loyola Marymount University in the semifinals. The Trojans jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but LMU fought to bring the game to sudden death.USC was able to salvage the victory with a late goal, which effectively paved the way for a spot in the championship, an eventual tournament win and an undefeated season.USC will play in three tournaments this season — the Triton, NorCal, and SoCal invitationals — in addition to the MPSF and NCAA championship tournaments at the end of the year. Several key regular season matchups for the Trojans are sprinkled throughout their schedule, with the Cal game in early October and the Stanford and UCLA games in mid-November.“We always look forward to playing [Cal],” said Buckner of USC’s highly anticipated games. “Stanford, we want to give it to them too, so we’re definitely excited for that match. UCLA as well. All those games are huge.”And as with any team finding consistent success year in and year out, the target on the Trojans’ head only seems to grow.“It’s expected that we’re going to be out there to compete,” added Thompson. “Obviously last year was an incredible anomaly, and we’re going to have a little bit extra pressure on us. I’m excited.”last_img read more

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Share Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – reversed a previous proposal to discontinue the sale of live data at the $25k level of the sport, but reaffirmed its recommendation for a ban for the $15k developmental tier to protect the sport’s integrity.The report also recommends “empowering the TIU to monitor betting markets and to disrupt betting based on unofficial live scoring data at ITF World Tennis Tour $15k developmental tier matches”, for which no live streaming or live internet coverage should be permitted. Sportradar, who has worked with the ITF since 2012 and now provides over 200 clients with data direct from the umpire’s chair, has issued the following response through David Lampitt, the firm’s Managing Director of Group Operations.“We welcome the fact that the Panel has reversed their recommendation to discontinue sale of live data at the $25k level of the sport. However we believe that they could and should have gone further. This is for two reasons:“A targeted approach should be applied across the whole sport; we have been consistent in our view that the Panel invites new risks and problems by recommending a prohibitive approach, when it has not succeeded as an effective regulatory tool in relation to the betting industry anywhere in the world, nor in any other sport. Adjusting their arbitrary line (between targeted approach and blanket discontinuance) down a level doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.“This is because the measures don’t match the risks; the Panel’s approach remains disproportionate. They now accept a targeted approach as the most effective response for almost every level of tennis, including quite correctly those levels above the ITF that evidence the highest level of risk. It then makes no sense that they have doggedly maintained a solution that is more draconian, expensive, complex and unpredictable for the $15k tournament level that has lower risk.The panel has justified its proposals by claiming that an absence of betting markets at the $15k level would “reduce by many thousands the number of players whose matches can be bet on, and so who are vulnerable to temptation or corruption, as well as to online abuse”.The report does at least acknowledge that such prohibition – as highlighted by Lampitt at this year’s Betting on Sports conference – does not work “…if the betting markets based on official data are simply replaced by parallel betting markets based on unofficial data derived from live broadcasts, obtained by scouts attending matches, or scraped from the internet”. Lampitt concluded: “Our experience borne of more than a decade investing in the best programmes to fight integrity corruption in sport, is that a targeted approach, where the key stakeholders cooperate and invest into detection, prevention and education rather than prohibition is the most effective way forward for all levels.“Now that the Panel’s work is finally complete, we look forward to working with our trusted partners and the wider tennis family to deliver the best solutions to protect the integrity of the sport.”last_img read more

first_imgGuinea have followed up their verbal  interest in hosting either the 2019 or 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with an official bid submitted to the Confederation Of African Football on Thursday the country’s football officials have announced in Conakry.A four-man delegation including minister of sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow and FA chairman Salifou Camara were said to have travelled to the Cairo headquarters of CAF to deliver documents to show how serious they are to host the continent’s biggest football fiesta.DocumentsThe documents submitted by the Guinean officials included motivations and guarantees from the government to host either of the tournaments.-We believe it is time that the Africa Cup of Nations comes to our country, Guinea,” Camara said in a statement.-We are hopeful this will be a reality and it will contribute to the development of infrastructure and grassroots football. HistoricIf finally given the nod, it will be an historic moment for Guinea that has never won or hosted the Africa Cup of Nations. The Syli National’s best performance in the showpiece event in Africa was in Ethiopia in 1976, when they finished as runners-up against winners Morocco.last_img read more

first_imgThe agent of Black Stars coach Avram Grant has angered football officials for his derogatory comments about Ghana’s top flight.In defending his client’s long holidays abroad, Rubie Saif told the BBC that the local leagues’ players totally fall short of Grant’s requirements for a national team call up.This, he hinted, justifies the Israeli’s endless journeys around the world in search of top class talent.But some football officials have taken a contrary view and taken a swipe at the agent. One of them is Premier League Board boss Welbeck Abrah-Appiah.“It is only a poor, unproductive and lazy teacher who goes about complaining about,” he told Joy Sports.“Has [Rubie] come up with one single idea [or] advice to the GFA [on] how we can improve on our structure which he now calls poor? It is rather unfortunate his man Avram Grant does not even stay in the country to watch our matches to know whether it is poor or not. How did [the agent] come by that statement?” Another salvo came from former Kotoko coach Isaac ‘Opeele’ Boateng, an avowed critic of Grant’s methods and style.“Avram Grant’s agent should shut up. We have quality in the league, so how do you come and tell us we don’t have quality in the league?” the outspoken coach told Asempa FM.“All the Ghanaian players in Europe he is scouting played in the local league before they went out there. Avram Grant is a lazy coach and his agent should shut up because if he keeps supporting Avram then he should also be known as a lazy man.”Also scandalized is the head of the Black Stars management committee, George Afriyie, who questions Rubie’s basis for putting the Ghana Premier league in disrepute on such a platform as the BBC.“I totally disagree with him on this one, how can he say there are no quality players in the Ghana league?” Grant has named a 24 man team to face Rwanda in an AFcon 2017 qualifier early in September.Click here to see the squadClick here to read: Editorial – Avram Grant, can you be serious?–Follow Benedict on Twitter: @KwesiBenedict. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

first_imgThe Dallas Stars won the 2020 NHL Winter Classic 4-2 over the Nashville Predators after they scored four unanswered goals in the second and third periods.They did it, however, without the help of forward Corey Perry, who received a game misconduct and was ejected early in the first period for elbowing Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis in the head. MORE: Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry ejected from Winter Classic for elbowing Ryan EllisPredators stars Matt Duchene and Dante Fabbro took advantage of the ensuing power play to give Nashville a 2-0 lead after one period, but the home team came away with a victory thanks to an energy shift in the final two frames and some impressive goaltending by Ben Bishop, who saved 31 of 33 shots.Mattias Janmark’s wrist shot deflection early in the third period tied the game at 2-2 and Alexander Radulov scored the game-winning goal roughly five minutes later with a one-time slapshot. The Stars followed up with one more insurance goal, a chip-in rebound from Andrej Sekera, to earn two points and remain in third place in the Central Division (23-14-4, 50 points).Thats a keeper! #WinterClassic // @DallasStars pic.twitter.com/bse2RpPQHu— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 202085,630 fans packed Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas for the first Winter Classic of the new decade. The notion that hockey can’t thrive in the south is long gone now, as the official attendance mark made the New Year’s Day game the second-most attended NHL game in history — behind only 2014’s Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.Hog races, two-step dancing and a stadium-wide sing-a-long to Garth Brooks’ ‘Friends In Low Places’ marked the unique Dallas flair this year’s game provided.Sporting News tracked all the action live from Cotton Bowl Stadium as the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators kicked off 2020.MORE: Watch the NHL Winter Classic live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars live score, updates and highlights from the Winter Classic(All times Eastern)Final score: Predators 2, Stars 44:49 p.m. — The Stars win the 2020 NHL Winter Classic 4-2 over the Nashville Predators. Ben Bishop made 29 saves on 31 shots to earn the win.4:45 p.m. — The Stars ice the puck a few times trying to score one more goal on the empty net to put the game completely out of hand.4:42 p.m. — The Predators pull their goalie with two minutes and 30 seconds remaining. Nashville has no timeout remaining, so we’ll see if the away team can mount a last-minute comeback.4:40 p.m. — Viktor Arvidsson puts a creative shot on net against Bishop after edging between two defenders, but the Dallas netminder makes a chest save.4:34 p.m. — Dallas’ lead doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere. The Stars have an 11-5 advantage in shots on net in the third period, and Ben Bishop appears locked in.4:20 p.m. — GOAL. Andrej Sekera picks up a rebound after a Stars two-on-one and chips in the insurancd goal, and Dallas has a two-goal lead.🚨 Andrej Sekera4-2 DAL #WinterClassic2020 pic.twitter.com/YXyIhCkgGT— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 1, 20204:18 p.m. — PP GOAL. Alexander Radulov takes the lead for the Stars with a one-time slap shot past Rinne’s stick side. The Stars hold a 3-2 lead with a little less than 15 minutes to go in the game.🚨 Alexander Radulov PP3-2 DAL #WInterClassic2020 pic.twitter.com/z2FnmXhZKx— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 1, 20204:15 p.m. — Predators forward Ryan Johansen earns a hooking penalty against Miro Heiskanen and the Stars go back to work on the power play.4:12 p.m. — Tyler Seguin rings a puck off the post in his second breakaway opportunity of today’s game. The Stars are surging after tying the game up — energy seems to be shifting in the home team’s direction.4:10 p.m. — PP GOAL. The Stars tie the game on a wrist shot from defenseman John Klingberg that deflects off Mattias Janmark and bounces through Pekka Rinne’s five-hole.🚨 Mattias Janmark PP2-2 #WinterClassic2020 pic.twitter.com/ySrHGvrImS— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 1, 20204:08 p.m. — The puck drops on the third and the Stars have about one minute remaining of power play time.Second period: Predators 2, Stars 13:46 p.m. — The Stars don’t score before the period ends, but they will have one minute and 11 seconds remaining with a man advantage when play resumes.3:43 p.m. — Dallas goes back to the power play late in the period after Colin Blackwell sends the puck over the boards for a delay of game penalty.3:42 p.m. — Two more players go down. Radek Faksa and Mattias Ekholm are shaken up after colliding along the boards, but they both remain in the game for now.3:41 p.m. — GOAL. Blake Comeau gets the Stars on the board after Dickinson wraps around the net and throws the puck out in front.Beautiful angle of a beautiful goal. #WinterClassic | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/tXjvnuljwn— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 1, 20203:37 p.m. — Nashville captain Roman Josi earns a two-minute minor penalty for a cross check against Dallas’ Joe Pavelski. The Stars have their first power play of the game with just three minutes remaining in the period.3:35 p.m. — By the way, the game’s official attendance mark clocks in at 85,630 — making this Winter Classic the second-most attended game in NHL history behind 2014’s New Year’s Day game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.3:30 p.m.  — Seguin narrowly misses a shot on a breakaway opportunity just after exiting the penalty box. No goals were scored during the power play.Seguin?NO! #WinterClassic pic.twitter.com/BFjgyrlAj7— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 20203:25 p.m. — Tyler Seguin earns a boarding penalty for his hit from behind on Austin Watson. The Predators will head to the power play for the fourth time today.3:22 p.m. — Ellis has been officially ruled out of the rest of Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury , leaving the Predators short a top-four defenseman the rest of the afternoon. They seem to be adjusting just fine and still control the majority of shots on net. We’ll see if that changes by the end of the period.3:16 p.m. — The intensity remains high in the second period. The middle frame has had more offense already — the Predators already have five shots on net this period just six minutes in.3:07 p.m. — Blake Comeau is back at the start of the second period for the Stars. Ryan Ellis remains out of the game after Corey Perry’s hit.MORE: Corey Perry first player in Winter Classic history to earn game misconductFirst period: Predators 2, Stars 02:46 p.m. — This game had a dramatic start, but the period ends rather slowly as both teams trade chances. The two teams registered 27 total hits in an ultra-physical first frame. Nashville put 10 shots on net, while the Stars had eight.2:40 p.m. — This Winter Classic is officially the warmest on record and the fourth-warmest outdoor NHL game ever.The temperature at puck drop was 54.9ºF/12.7ºC, making this the warmest #WinterClassic on record and the fourth-warmest outdoor game overall. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/uouh6jHhSS— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 1, 20202:35 p.m. — The penalties end without any goals for either side. The Predators have four shots on goal with about six minutes remaining; the Stars have five.2:31 p.m. — Radek Faksa and Colin Blackwell skirmish after Dallas’ Comeau goes down. Austin Watson caught him with an open-ice check. Both players are given two minute minor penatlies for roughing, giving the game two minutes of four-on-four action. Comeau, like Ryan Ellis before him, has left the game for now.2:22 p.m. — Stars forward Denis Gurianov misses on a penalty shot after he is taken down on a scoring chance for the Stars. The score remains 2-0 Nashville.2:20 p.m. — PP GOAL. Duchene finds Dante Fabbro on a cross-crease pass and Fabbro scores on Ben Bishop before the Predators’ power play expires.The Preds are enjoying passing through legs today pic.twitter.com/VaBpl2DfFF— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 1, 20202:17 p.m. — PP GOAL. Matt Duchene scores off a feed from Filip Forsberg, cancelling Comeau’s penalty. About 90 seconds remain on the five-minute major to Perry.First goal of the DECADE!Matt Duchene gets it for the Preds! #WinterClassic pic.twitter.com/iKic9jR4hp— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 20202:15 p.m. — Dallas’ Blake Comeau is assessed a two-minute minor for delay of game. The Predators now have a five-on-three power play.2:13 p.m. — Corey Perry has been ejected from the Winter Classic and given a game misconduct and major penalty for elbowing Ellis. The Predators receive a five minute power play as a result — they will be on the power play for the entire five minutes regardless of how many goals they might score.Corey Perry gets thrown out of the Winter Classic for elbowing Ryan Ellis pic.twitter.com/0yeegUxh41— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 1, 20202:12 p.m. — Ellis was helped off the ice by his teammates. On-ice officials are reviewing Perry’s hit on Ellis to determine how severe of a penalty they may assess the Stars forward.2:10 p.m. — Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis is down on the ice after Dallas’ Corey Perry caught him with a headshot roughly three minutes into the game. 2:05 p.m. — The game is on! The crowd roars as the puck drops on the 2020 NHL Winter Classic.Pregame2:04 p.m. — Both team’s lines for Wednesday’s game.Stars lines:Benn-Seguin-RadulovGurianov-Hintz-PavelskiCogliano-Faksa-ComeauJanmark-Dickinson-PerryLindell-KlingbergOleksiak- HeiskanenSekera-PolakBishop— Jace Mallory (@MalloryJace) January 1, 2020Predators lines:Jarnkrok-Johansen-ArvidssonForsberg-Duchene-GranlundGrimaldi-Bonino-SmithBlackwell-Turris-WatsonJosi-EllisEkholm-FabbroHamhuis-IrwinRinne— Jace Mallory (@MalloryJace) January 1, 2020Relevant links:How to watch Stars vs. Predators in the 2020 NHL Winter Classic Dallas Stars’ Winter Classic jerseys showcase tradition of Texas hockeyNashville Predators unveil Winter Classic jerseys to widely-mixed reviews2020 NHL Winter Classic: Ten things to do in Dallas as Stars host PredatorsWhere is this year’s Winter Classic being played?last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is applauding the tentative trade deal reached between the U-S and Japan, calling it a very “welcome development.”  Grassley says, “It arrives at a time when farmers are hurting, in need of new market access opportunities and a chance to compete on a level playing field with agriculture all over the globe.”Strengthening ties with Japan, Grassley says, will help to also strengthen the United States’ position while negotiating with China. While only an overview of the agreement with Japan was released by the White House last weekend, Grassley says what he’s heard so far is very encouraging. Grassley says, “Gaining agricultural market access to the world’s third-largest economy is a big win for President Trump, Iowa farmers and agriculture generally.”It’s possible, according to Grassley, the agreement can be signed without Congressional approval. He calls it “very positive news” and a “significant step” toward securing a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan which he says could benefit all sectors of the U-S economy. ”  Grassley says, “It appears that the Japanese have agreed to provide new access for U.S. dairy, pork, ethanol, beef, wine and wheat in return for the elimination of U.S. tariffs on industrial goods.”The agreement is expected to be signed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in late September.last_img read more

first_imgUganda looks good to secure third place, to qualify to play for 5th place overall in the classification round, if they overcome Scotland, ranked 9th in the world at 9.00am. They could as well secure a semifinal place.With group leaders England and New Zealand facing off Wednesday, Uganda’s She Cranes could see themselves level at second place if they beat Scotland in their final match and the Silver Ferns lose. They will storm the semifinals if they can beat Scotland by a 30 plus goal margin, and New Zealand lose.Uganda will have the advantage of playing after the New Zealand – England game, and will know the target they need — if the Silver Ferns lose. The team will also hope Proscovia is fully fit for this key game, as she had an ice-pack applied to reduce pain in her muscles at halftime before she could continue playing.Uganda-Wales Quarter scores:8-19 (8-19);12-20 (20-39);10-19 (30-58);10-18 (40-76)Starting Line UpsWales – (GK) K.Morgan, (GD) N.Jones, (WD) S.Drane, (C) K.Jones, (WA) S.Llewelyn, (GA) C.Moseley, (GS) C.LewisUganda – (GK) S.Nanfuka, (GD) A.Lilian, (WD) F.Nanyonga, (C) R.Meme, (WA) H.Nakachwa, (GA) R.Nanyonga, (GS) P.ProscoviaThe teams ranked third to sixth in each pool at the completion of the preliminary rounds will compete in the classification rounds as follows:3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B4th Pool A v 4th Pool B5th Pool A v 5th Pool B6th Pool A v 6th Pool BThe classification rounds will determineplacings 5 –12 in the competition.Share on: WhatsApp PosPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification 2 New Zealand4301247181+666 3 Uganda4202230211+194Classification matches Wales must now dig for every inch of team spirit and fortitude ahead of their final match of Pool B, against Malawi tomorrow. 5 Scotland4103158232−742center_img 4 Malawi4202209231−224 6 Wales4004162282−1200 1 England4400288157+1318Semi-finals FILE PHOTO: Uganda She Cranes added another victory to their win. Their first win was against MalawiUganda ?? 76 Wales ??????? 40Wales remain winless after a frustrating match against UgandaGold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT & WELSHNETBALL.COM | Peace Proscovia continued her shooting masterclass at the Commonwealth Games, scoring 56 goals as Uganda’s netballers mauled Wales 76-40 in their penultimate group game.Sitting bottom of Pool B at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Wales (World rank 10) had it all to do against Uganda (rank 7), who despite some very creditable performances had just one win against Malawi to their name thus far in the tournament.Uganda’s 36-goal margin win Tuesday now gives them an outside chance of making it to the semifinals.Wales made some good early opportunities for themselves but failed to convert, nevertheless it was a far more settled start than in their previous three Commonwealth Games assignments. However, a lack of composure in their opponents’ end led to some unforced turnovers and Uganda raced to a first quarter 19-8 lead.In all, the She Cranes demonstrated far more accuracy and dynamism in what proved to be a disappointing period for Wales.Despite having an ice-pack applied during the interval, Proscovia continued her shooting masterclass immediately upon the resumption of the match.Leila Thomas and Amanda Varey came on as Wales sought to find consistency and challenge the Ugandan lead. However, the required consistency never materialised as the Ugandan lead continued to grow apace.Wales performed better during the first five minutes of the third quarter, but Uganda couldn’t be caught. Wales brought on Georgia Rowe and moved Chelsea Lewis to goal attack in their search for more goals, but Uganda continued to find acres of space on court.The misery continued for Wales with Nia Jones receiving a warning from officials and the penalty count passing the 60-mark during the fourth period. Wales had only made 42 feeds into the circle by this point and it was creditable that Wales had converted 35 of these. However, generally it was difficult to find positives in what was a disappointing performance.Pool Blast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Gov. Ron DeSantis, one million doses of a drug used to treat malaria and lupus are being shipped to Florida to treat coronavirus patients.Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that Amneal Pharmaceuticals is sending a massive shipment of hydroxychloroquine to the state and it’s expected to arrive on Wednesday. Teva Pharmaceuticals is also sending a shipment of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic commonly known as a Z-Pak, to Florida from India.The combination of those two drugs has been used to treat COVID-19 patients across Florida.Gov. DeSantis said those drugs would be delivered to hospitals right away.Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.However, health officials said it hasn’t been fully vetted as a treatment for COVID-19 and does have side effects.Dr. Sunil Kumar with Broward Health said “I think we need to have every option that’s available for these patients.”last_img read more