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first_imgEveryone has heard the commercials proclaiming “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”While it’s true for most visits to Sin City, the No 8-ranked Wisconsin wrestling team will try to build on their strong performance at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Badgers wrestled well and finished with two wrestlers — Tyler Turner and Craig Henning — in the top five.”All things considered, it was a good performance. We had nine guys compete, four of them were backups and everyone stepped it up,” head coach Barry Davis said. “I was very pleased with the overall effort and the way we competed.”This weekend the Badgers will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa where they will take on a formidable opponent in Northern Iowa. On the Mats, UNI holds a slim 18-16 advantage in the all-time series against Wisconsin.However, as of late, the Badgers have succeeded against the Panthers, winning the last three meetings in convincing fashion. Currently, Northern Iowa is ranked at No. 20 and has nationally ranked wrestlers at the 141, 157 and 165-pound weight classes.One of the more stimulating matchups of the weekend should be at the 133-pound weight class, where Tom Clum is expected to make his triumphant return to the Badger lineup.After being sidelined with a wrist injury all season the All-American will square off against one of Northern Iowa’s best in Chris Helgeson. Helgeson is currently the active leader in career wins at UNI with 64, and this season he holds a 13-6 record — good enough for best on the team.Players and coaches alike have been waiting for Clum to return, and there’s no doubt he will be put to the test in his debut this weekend.At the 141-pound weight class, UW senior Ed Gutnik will be facing sophomore C.J. Ettelson, who currently leads the Panthers with three pins on the year. Ettelson is 11-4 this season and has a career record of 33-16. He was a national qualifier a year ago after posting a 22-12 record as a redshirt freshman.Gutnik, who has emerged as a star for the Badgers, has just one loss on the year after being defeated by one point against Northern Illinois’s Josh Wooton.”[Northern Iowa has] got a bunch of guys ranked. They’re a talented squad and it should be a good meet,” Gutnik said. “But we always expect to win and it’s no different this weekend.”At the 174-pound class, Wisconsin’s Tyler Turner will be competing after an eventful weekend in Vegas. After losing his first match of the season in the semi-finals, Turner went on to take home third place in tournament after beating the No. 2-ranked wrestler in the country, Arizona State’s Pat Payne.Turner, who is 9-1 on the year, expects a hostile environment in Cedar Falls and will look to weather the storm.”The [crowd’s] going to be with them and the fact that we’re ranked higher doesn’t mean they don’t have a chance,” Turner said. “Anything could happen, and we’re just looking to improve on what we have so far. We’ve just got to forget about the crowd, do the little things and [we’ll] be OK.”Following their road meet against Northern Iowa, Wisconsin will return home and hit the mats for another set of matches against Northern Illinois. Back-to-back meets in different venues won’t be an easy task, but Davis expects his team to be ready.”I don’t anticipate that being a problem — we’ve had the Vegas tournament back-to-back days and then the Rock Haven tournament followed by Penn State,” Davis said. “I was wondering how our young guys would handle it but they responded well in some hostile environments. We’ve been training for these situations all season, and we’ll be ready.”Saturday’s meet will be broadcast live on Iowa local television, while the Badgers’ home meet against Northern Illinois will be available via webcast at”We’re getting a chance to perform in Iowa and show their fans what this program is all about,” Davis said. “Wisconsin wrestling is on the move, and when we come home, we’re going to get a chance to showcase our talent. These are two must-win situations because we’ve got to keep on the upswing before our schedule gets heavy.”last_img read more

first_imgThe ‘Gers are seven points ahead of third-placed Aberdeen. Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong were all on the scoresheet in the Hoops’ 3-0 win at Hamilton. Brendan Rodgers’ team played most of the second-half with 10 men after Callum McGregor was shown a second yellow card. Second-placed Rangers beat Inverness 1-0 at Ibrox with Martyn Waghorn on target. last_img

first_imgWest Indies won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at Hagley Oval on Saturday.Chris Gayle, who has struggled with an undisclosed illness in recent days, has been replaced by Kyle Hope, while Sheldon Cottrell has come in for the injured Kesrick Williams, in the two changes to the Windies XI.New Zealand, meanwhile, have replaced the rested duo of captain Kane Williamson and Tim Southee, with Neil Broom and Matt Henry.TEAMS:NEW ZEALAND – Tom Latham (captain), George Worker, Colin Munro, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, T Latham, Henry Nicholls, Todd Astle, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.WINDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kyle Hope, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Ronsford Beaton, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel.last_img read more

first_imgDespite Ghana’s drawn game with  Guinea in an AFCON qualifier on Saturday, former  Black Stars captain, Charles Kwabena Akunnor believes it is not the end of the road for the national team. In his opinion, the team still has what it takes to hoist Ghana’s flag in Morocco.“Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. I have seen many of such moments in my football career. At such times, I have learnt never to give up. This team is passing through a phase and I know they have what it takes to weather through the storms,”Akunnor said.The  ex-international however opines that the onus is on the players to negotiate their way out of the current situation.“I have no doubt in the quality of players  in the national team. They have to talk to themselves and find a solution. At times like this, the players’ motivation is key. You know in  Brazil, we failed to qualify from the group, we made up our mind to win the trophy against all odds. Now that the odds are against the team, the players should resolve to go all the way. I have no doubt that Ghana  would win  the trophy in Morocco. The boys just have to dig deep and find the inner strength,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgDALLAS >> Doc Rivers walked toward center court after his Clippers scored in the first half, and he couldn’t express his excitement in printable verbiage.Jamal Crawford drove toward the right side of the basket, and as soon as the defense collapsed, he dumped the ball to Marreese Speights for an easy layup.The play was so pretty, Rivers was about to break one of the Ten Commandments.“(Expletive),” he muttered to himself. “That’s nice.” Play after play, moment after moment, the Clippers looked as how you’d expect the best team in the NBA’s West to look when playing the conference’s worst. They defended, they scored and they won – by a lot – starting their six-game road trip with an easy 124-104 blowout victory.If the score or the Clippers’ 14 wins in 16 games isn’t enough to convince you this team is humming, the details on Wednesday should.There was the moment at the end of the first half when J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin had a 2-on-0 fastbreak. Instead of dropping the ball off for a thunderous Griffin dunk, Redick took the most fundamental of layups, causing both players to start laughing.“At the end of the day, it’s our – we call it ‘cooperation’ — our ability to cooperate right now,” Rivers said.In the third quarter, it happened again. Redick and Chris Paul weren’t on the same page on one play, Redick and the point guard engaged in a quick shouting match. On the very next possession, the Clippers got a stop and Paul hit Redick in transition for a 3, forcing a Dallas timeout. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “When things are clicking, the offense, the pace is right,” Paul said. “The defense? We’re communicating and covering each other’s backs. And, the tempo is right.”In a matter of seconds, the issue was dealt with and resolved, with the Clippers padding their already sizable lead.The Clippers actually trailed by eight early after the starting five couldn’t get going on the offensive or defensive end. But, after a hot start, the Mavericks cooled down and the starters climbed back in the game.The Clipper bench, now full with Wesley Johnson back for the second game after missing time with a heel injury, was spectacular and quickly flipped any momentum.Austin Rivers scored nine points in the first quarter including a pair of 3’s in a 4-second span right at the end of the quarter to put the Clippers ahead for good.He finished with six made 3’s – one less than he’d made in the previous 15 games this season.“It was just a matter of time,” Austin Rivers said. “You continue to shoot the ball.”Seven different Clippers scored at least 10 points led by Austin Rivers’ 22. Chris Paul scored 18, DeAndre Jordan, playing in front of a hostile Dallas crowd, had 16 and eight rebounds and Griffin had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds.No starter played more than 27 minutes.“The ball’s hopping,” Paul said. “Everyone is sharing the ball, finding guys. And, the way our defense is…we know how potent our offense can be, but when our defense is rolling, that’s when we’re really having fun.” last_img read more

first_imgHenrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell are well-placed to challenge after producing rounds of 65 and 67 to be at 12 under and tied for sixth.2nd shot: Fore left! 3rd shot: Green in regulation 4th shot: Birdie @Graeme_McDowell and @HenrikStenson walk away with a circle on the scorecard. #QuickHits— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 26, 2019Defending champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy enjoyed a solid start, sitting at 10 under at the halfway mark.The teams of Jason Day/Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia/Tommy Fleetwood are a shot below the cut line — currently 8 under — but are less than halfway through their second rounds. Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley III grabbed a one-stroke lead at the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans as the second round was suspended.Malnati and Hurley moved into 14 under at the PGA Tour team event on Friday as the tournament played catch up after inclement weather led to a long delay on the opening day. The American duo carded a 5-under 67 in their second round — played in the foursomes format — after opening with a 63, moving into a one-shot lead before darkness saw play suspended.Of the four pairs a shot adrift, only one – Russell Knox and Brian Stuard – have completed their second round.A 31-foot birdie putt to take the lead @Zurich_Classic.Clutch from @PeterMalnati.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 26, 2019Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini were the first-round leaders after shooting an impressive 12-under 60 in the four-ball format.They are 1 under through just four holes in their second round and are a shot behind Malnati and Hurley, while Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax (2 under through nine) and Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown (3 under through four) are also tied for second.last_img read more

first_imgSUNDAY, APRIL 14 FRIDAY, APRIL 126:00 pm           BP Quality Citizen Award Reception                                                BP HS CommonsCarnival (6pm-11pm)                                                              5th & Logan8:30 pm           Movie Under the StarsSATURDAY, APRIL 136:00 am           Check In for Vendors Fair begins                                          5th &Main7:00 am           Masons Pancake Feed (7am-2pm)                                          Legion Building9:00 am           Outside Vendors Fair (9am-5pm)                                           5th & MerchantInside Vendors (9am – 5pm)                                                  6th & MerchantFood Court                                                                             5th & MerchantCar Show Check-In                                                                6th & MerchantChamber Information & Retail Sales Booth                           5th & MerchantHistorical Museum                                                                  5th & Merchant 3:30 pm           Car Show Awards                                                                  6th & Merchant4:00 pm           FCA / Kade Owens                                                                Downtown StageCheck in for River Valley Rally                                             4th & Main Noon               2013 TULIP TIME ParadeFun Cycles (12pm-5pm)                                                         6th & Merchant 10:00 am         Bartlett Arboretum (10am6pm)                                              4th & LinePet Show/Contest                                                                   Downtown StageCarnival (10am-11pm)                                                            5th & LoganCar Show (10am-4pm)                                                            6th & Merchant10:30 am         Duke & Duchess 2013 Crowning                                           Downtown Stage11:00 am         Check-in & Line-up for Parade                                              10th & Main11:30 am         Parade Floats Judging                                                             10th & MainDecorated Bicycle Contest                                                     10th & Merchant 1:00 pm           Car Show entry booth closesTwisted                                                                                   Downtown Stage2:00 pm           Bailey Wilton                                                                          Downtown StageCar Show People’s Choice Ballots Due3:00 pm           Neighborhood Riot                                                                 Downtown Stage 9:30 am           BPES 4th Grade Sing Team                                                    Downtown Stage9:45 am           OPENING CEREMONIES                                                   Downtown StageNational Anthem & Flag Ceremony by Scout Troop 361Welcome by Julie Gooch, Chamber PresidentPresentation to T-Shirt Design Winner (Sebastien Brown)Presentation to Button/Postcard Design Winner (Olivia Friend)Presentation to Print Design Winner (Cindy Roper)Presentation of #1 Print to City Library 5:00 pm           River Valley Rally begins                                                       4th & Main5:30 pm           River Valley Rally Trophy Presentation                                 Downtown Stage 9:00 am           Outside Vendors Fair (9am-5pm)                                           5th & MerchantInside Vendors (9am – 5pm)                                                  6th & MerchantFood Court                                                                             5th & MerchantLions Club Health Screening Van (9am-5pm)                        S. Merchant10:30 am         Community Worship Service                                                  Downtown stageNoon               Jazz for Jesus                                                                          Downtown StageFun Cycles (12pm-5pm)                                                         6th & Merchant 4:30 pm           Kansas Kountree Kloggers                                                     Downtown Stage 12:30 pm         Talent Show Winners                                                              Downtown Stage 7:00 am           Masons Pancake Feed (7am-2pm)                                          Legion Building 6:00 pm           Talent Show                                                                            Downtown Stage8:30 pm           Classic Rock Street DancefeaturingPoultry n’ Motion                                                        Downtown Stage by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a list of events occurring in Sumner County this weekend, including the annual Tulip Time in Belle Plaine. Friday, April 12•Tulip Time  (see schedule below)•Futures Unlimited Child Check– Developmental screening for ages 0-5. Call 620-326-8906 x 245 for an appointment.Saturday, April 13•Tulip Time  (see schedule below)•Sicily’s Run– 8 a.m. for the 5k and 9 a.m. for the 1/2 mile fun run. Sign up at, and you can enter for the run on•Trigger Guard Steel Challenge– Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. match begins at 10 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to come and shoot or just watch the match.•Pics with your Pet Fundraiser– 1 to 4 p.m. – Slate Creek Books-See flyer for more information•Spring Fling Dance– 8pm-10pm-WRCSunday, April 14th •TriggerGuard Concealed Carry Class-Cost is only $75.00! To register go to TIME SCHEDULE:Tulip Time 2013 Event ScheduleNot final / incomplete / subject to changeTHURSDAY, APRIL 11- SUNDAY, APRIL 146:00 pm           Carnival – Pay One Price Wristband Session (6pm-10pm)    5th & Logan 1:00 pm           Diversity                                                                                 Downtown Stagelast_img read more

first_imgFlorida lawmakers decided to cut the amount of money Dontrell Stephens should get from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office from $22 million to $4.5 million. Stephens was 19 years old when a PBSO deputy shot him multiple times severing his spine.Stephens is now 26 homeless and confined to a wheelchair for life. His attorney, Jack Scarola, argues Stephens has more than $1.4 million in unpaid medical expenses and will need at least $5 million over the course of his lifetime to cover ongoing medical costs.“They’re saying they don’t know if I’m really going to live to see this whole year,” Stephens said when asked how long his doctors are giving him under his current medical care. “I really feel like [PBSO] thinks I’m going to die soon,” he added.“This is a life or death situation,” said Scarola. “The tragic part of all of this is the fact that the Sheriff’s Office recognizes that and they are playing a waiting game. They don’t have to pay money to a dead man.”Even though a jury awarded Stephens millions of dollars in 2016, Florida law states that government agencies like PBSO only have to pay out $200,000. The amendment states that PBSO is willing to give Stephens $4.5 million total: $3 million to go to his medical expenses, and $1.5 million for attorney and lobbying fees.The amendment also states that all state liens resulting from unpaid medical expenses would be waived. Stephens would still have to pay federal liens.last_img read more

first_img16 Apr 2014 England halve with France in championship warm-up England ‘played with heart’ to halve an international match against a team of French U18 girls at St Cloud, near Paris, today. The match was a warm-up for the French Lady Junior Championship, which starts tomorrow, and the players earned the praise of Rebecca Wood, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager. “The players really fought it out and played with heart which was great to see,” she remarked. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather and the course is in stunning condition.” All but one of the matches was very tight and there was some great play over the closing holes. Gabriella Cowley finished with three birdies, holing a 35-footer on the last to win. Sammy Fuller (image © Leaderboard Photography) followed her with another grandstand finish, knocking a wood to about 5ft from the hole on the last to secure her point.  Sophie Lamb played a very controlled game and managed the course very well on her way to a win.  The half point was secured by Alice Hewson. Results England 3½ France 3½ Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) lost to Mathilde Cappeliez 2&1 Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor)  beat Eva Gilly 1 hole Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) halved with Lauralie Migneaux Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) beat Manion Veysseyre 1 hole Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) beat Chloe Caron 2 holes Sophie Keech (Parkstone)  lost to Elise Genoux 2 holes Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) lost to Elizabeth Codet 6&5last_img read more