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SEC women attempt to dethrone USC

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. – South Carolina has won back-to-back Southeastern Conference women’s basketball titles.South Carolina All-American guard Tiffany Mitchell leads the Gamecocks against a tough Southeastern Conference schedule.South Carolina All-American guard Tiffany Mitchell leads the Gamecocks against a tough Southeastern Conference schedule.The Gamecocks are also the reigning SEC tournament champions.This season USC is rated as high as No. 1  and is the media’s preseason pick to again claim the SEC title.Probably more than ever the Gamecocks are facing a gaggle of league teams with not only the motivation, but the talent to knock them off their perch.Tennessee, which tied Carolina for the regular season title despite dropping its face-to-face encounters, would love nothing more than regaining the standing it and Vols’ fans have become accustomed to for so long.They aren’t alone. Kentucky, which has become a consistent top 10 team under coach Matthew Mitchell, has designs on the title as do Texas A&M, Mississippi State, LSU and others.“I think you can flip a coin between South Carolina and Tennessee,” said Texas A&M coach Gary Blair. “They are both very good. They’ve got great players, but great players don’t necessarily win titles.“But there are a lot of good teams right behind those two that can also win the title.”Tennessee may have the most dynamic addition in Diamond DeShields. After sitting out a year following a transfer from North Carolina where she had an outstanding freshman season, she is ready to lead her new school to the to top.She has already made an impression on Tennessee coach Holly Warlick.“I don’t believe I’ve had a player as competitive as Diamond,” said Warlick. “She really hates to lose. She brings a lot to our program.”Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer returns a talented squad, led by sophomore forward Victoria Vivians who finished second to USC’s A’ja Wilson in league freshman of the year voting.“Victoria is obviously a tremendous young lady, a tremendous player, a great kid,” said Schaefer. “She makes people around her better and she allows them to have success because people are so focused on her.“That first year people were trying to figure her out. Now they know who she is and how she wants to do things. The challenge for her is going to be making the adjustments when people are going to do things to her.”The Gamecocks understand that equaling last season’s 15-1 SEC record will be problematic, coach Dawn Staley believes her team is ready to accept that mission and potentially better it.“In basketball and in life you are placed in experiences that make you grow,” said Staley. “What you do with then is on you. But what I’ve seen from our players, what I’ve seen from our coaching staff is that we are close.“We are close both ways. We were close to not being (in the Final Four) because it took a player or two to get out of the Sweet 16. It took almost 39 and one/half minutes to get out of the Elite Eight.“If that air ball the Notre Dame player took and offensive rebounded, we’d be playing in the National Championship game. It is that close to the agony of defeat.”While admitting not only the SEC title, but the national title is the goal, two-time league player of the year Tiffany Mitchell  says the Gamecocks are keeping their goals simplistic for the time being.“Right now, everyone is just looking at our first game against Ohio State,” she said.last_img read more

President wants to meet manager’s demands by signing Watford player, rivals…

first_imgOn January 8th, Tuttosport reported that Watford want to extend Roberto Pereyra’s contract and then sell him in the summer. It was also explained that Chelsea are believed to be keen on the 28-year-old. Two days ago, the Argentine’s representative confirmed that Torino wanted his client last summer.Italian website Calciomercato now looks into the midfielder’s situation and once again relays that the Serie A outfit are still looking at signing him after they failed to meet the Hornets demands for a transfer in the previous window.Walter Mazzarri is the current coach at the Turin club and in his first transfer window at Vicarage Road he signed Pereyra from Juventus.He now wants to reunite with his former player and his president Urbano Cairo wants to satisfy the demands of the manager.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s claimed that Torino’s ‘biggest obstacle’ is Chelsea and that’s because Blues manager Maurizo Sarri is also interested in Pereyra.So far, the report does not gives an update on Watford’s stance and whether they would be willing to sanction the player’s transfer this Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Girls hoops roundup: MCC, WMC, Spring Lake and Ludington pick up wins

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Loko released two! They did not live up to expectations…

first_img© Plovdiv24.bgMihovil Klapan (second from left to right) finished with Loko (Pd)Lokomotiv Plovdiv released two of the players who were attracted during the winter transfer window. This happened after a decision of coach Bruno Akrapovich, who was adamant that he would no longer rely on them.It is about the defensive midfielder Mihovil Klapan and the defender Akinsola Akiniemi. It is alleged that they did not live up to expectations and did not make efforts to establish themselves in the black and whites. The two are not registered for the new season and will not travel to Razgrad, where the match for the Super Cup against the champion Ludogorets will be played on Sunday.However, the club’s management continues to negotiate with Klapan and Akinsola for the termination of their contracts, Meridian Match writes. Only the Brazilian with a Spanish passport, Lucas Salinas, fought for the title for the winter selection.last_img read more

Guyana drop bronze medal match against Kazakhstan

first_imgGuyana’s female national hockey team yesterday dropped their bronze medal match against Kazakhstan on the final day of the Field Hockey Canada (FHC) Invitational Indoor Hockey Tri-Nation series in Canada.  Playing at the University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre, the South Americans lost 1-4 to Kazakhstan who they had defeated in the opening round of the series.  The lone strike for the Guyanese was converted by Trisha Woodroffe.  The Guyanese in the semi-final match lost 0-1 on a sudden-death penalty shootout after drawing 2-2 on regular penalty.  They match had to be decided by penalty after a 1-1 deadlock following the final regular time whistle where Nicole Eastman converted for the Guyanese.last_img

Executives to pursue all legal avenues once documents are seen

first_imgAnand Sanasie, a member of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Executive that has been deemed illegal, null and void by the High Court last week says he is yet to see any supporting documents regarding the issue but will look into all legal avenues if that becomes the case. Attorney-at-Law, Arudranauth Gossai acting on behalf of the Berbice Cricket Board and it’s secretary, Rabindranath Saywack told this newspaper that the High Court on Wednesday last ruled the GCB executives and the body’s appointment of Stephen Lewis as the Cricket Ombudsman as “illegal, null and void and to no effect.”Speaking to Stabroek Sport, Sanasie said “up to now nothing on the ruling ain’t reach us and everybody running all over the place, but if I am to comment on the ruling it is based on what I have been hearing from the media and I think that Gossai is not being truthful in letting the people out there know that when he challenged the appointment of the Ombudsman, he challenged on the grounds that the Minister has to lay the appointment, so the Minister has done so.”Stabroek Sport also checked to see if the proper documentations were filed only to be told that the decision has not yet been filed. The Cricket West Indies Director also recalled that the lawyer is now quoted as saying he is going to challenge the Minister’s appointment of the Cricket Ombudsman.The challenge in the court spoke to the 2018 elections of the GCB but Sanasie explained that “what we tried is that they keep saying we not calling elections but is not we suppose to call elections, is the Minister which he now did, so in the interim, nominations were done in October AGM preceding the elections as required by the constitution with one county nominating and the other seconding. But because a county has to nominate and second, the elections are pretty much over in most cases because it is only three counties.”Sanasie added that first, all three County Boards needed to be sorted out and it was the job of the Cricket Ombudsman to deal with such issues. “How can you have a Demerara elections if you are not sure if all the associations in Demerara had elections?“The Ombudsman needs to verify those clubs exists, he needs to ensure those clubs have their elections and then you can have a Demerara Board elections. The Ombudsman’s duty is essential in confirming there are no phantom clubs and the area associated all had legitimate elections supervised by the Ombudsman as provided in the act,” Sanasie said.When quizzed on the way forward, Sanasie suggested that he was advised by his lawyer to wait and see what is written in the ruling and then would know what steps are to be taken. “If you are going to appeal because you have to appeal on what mistakes were made on the ruling and up to just now I called [Roysdale] Forde and asked if he get the ruling and he said no so I don’t know who serving it.‘The position of the GCB is that we would adhere to any court order which we are yet to see, once it comes we will adhere to it and we would explore all options available to us to defend ourselves.”According to Gossai it is only the executives who have been affected and not the administrative staff but Sanasie opined that it was practically impossible. “If people are to look at it in practicality it is not possible for the staff to run the show, because running these things incur expenses, they require some decision making that is beyond regular staff so let’s say tomorrow morning expenses come up who paying them? Who is going to pay the staff sitting in the office? The sponsor of the Under-17 pulled out because of the publications so we agreed that this is bad name and they wanted nothing to do with that,” he said.When asked about the immediate effects this has on cricket for Guyana, particularly the National male Under-15 team and female Under-19, Sanasie said “I really don’t know what is going to happen with the upcoming regional tournaments. We have done everything in our power in the past to try for the cricket to play, the people going to the court and want to shut down the cricket do not have that interest.”He said a number of questions needed to be answered such as “where are clothes coming from and how are they travelling?”He added: “I don’t want to commit myself to go and do anything because if CWI [Cricket West Indies] asking for a team, who selecting the team? Cricket West Indies can’t come in and take over our cricket we are ⅙ shareholders in West Indies Cricket.” He added that the GCB “has always ensured that on the field of play everything is normal and the results on the field of play has shown.last_img read more

William Hill agrees sponsorship deal for Anthony Joshua fights

first_img StumbleUpon William Hill has signed a deal with Matchroom Sport to be the title sponsors of IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua’s (MBE) next three fights. The new agreement follows on from William Hill’s sponsorship of AJ’s last two fights against Dillian Whyte and Charles Martin.Joshua (16-0-16 KO) defends his title for the first time at the O2 in London this Saturday when he faces the unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale. The Californian (17-0-15 KO) is no stranger to London having represented the USA in the 2012 Olympic Games, where Joshua won gold.Both fighters predicted an explosive knockout on ‘The Gloves Are Off’ preview on Sky Sports on Sunday night, and unsurprisingly the bookmakers agree. The sponsors are offering odds of 14/1 for both fighters to be knocked down at any stage of the fight.The Joshua vs Breazeale undercard also features the super-middleweight clash between Martin Murray and George Groves. Other big names on the undercard include Chris Eubank Junior, Dillian Whyte, Anthony Ogogo, Kal Yafai and Conor Benn.The event will be watched by a 17,000 strong sell-out crowd at the O2 Arena in London, while millions more will tune in on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, Showtime in the USA and via other associated broadcasters around the world.Alex O’Shaughnessy, Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill, said: “We’re delighted to sign this new deal with Matchroom Sport. Anthony Joshua is one of the most talked about boxers of our generation and it’s exciting to align our brand to this true British sporting icon.”Eddie Hearn, Managing Director at Matchroom Sport, said: “AJ is one of the biggest draws in world boxing right now and it’s fantastic to have one of Britain’s biggest brands with us on his journey to greatness. We’ve built up a really strong working relationship with William Hill over the last year and I believe it will continue for many years to come.” Submit Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Brooks activated, Pitta to remain on PUP list to begin season

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Just over eight months after suffering a serious knee injury, Ravens safety Terrence Brooks was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.The 2014 third-round pick returned to the practice field and has progressed quickly from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Dec. 14. General manager Ozzie Newsome initially said in the offseason that Brooks would begin the regular season on the PUP list, but the Florida State product made great strides in the spring, taking part in voluntary workouts.“I was already up really early before my alarm clock went off,” said Brooks, who added that he hasn’t taken any time off from the rehabilitation process since injuring his knee. “I was ready to get here, but it was a good day. I definitely didn’t want to sit out this whole year. I put in my mind that I was going to come back and be even stronger than before.”Describing his knee injury as a “wake-up call” after being disappointed with his rookie year, Brooks’ return boosts depth at the safety position, which was thin behind starters Kendrick Lewis and Will Hill. The Ravens lost 2013 first-round pick Matt Elam to a torn biceps in the first week of training camp.The plan is to bring Brooks along slowly as he was noncommittal about playing in the Ravens’ second preseason game in Philadelphia on Saturday. But Tuesday’s activation made it clear that Baltimore believes Brooks will be ready to contribute in time for the season opener in Denver.“We’ve been talking about this for about the last week,” Harbaugh said. “We felt like he’s way ahead of his rehab. He has really done a great job. I don’t think you ever really know how well a guy is going to move around, football-wise, until he starts moving around [in that way].”Pitta won’t return until mid-season at earliestWith Brooks being activated on Tuesday, tight end Dennis Pitta is the only Ravens player remaining on the active PUP list and Harbaugh confirmed his return is not imminent.The 30-year-old will remain on the PUP list to begin the regular season, meaning he will miss at least the first six weeks of action after suffering serious right hip injuries in consecutive years. However, it remains unclear if the 2010 fourth-round pick will play again as the Ravens have prepared for the possibility that Pitta’s playing career could be over.“There’s more to it than just, ‘Can he play? Should he play? Will he be cleared to play?’” Harbaugh said. “And what [does] being ‘cleared to play’ entail in terms of liability and things like that? There’s a lot to it that has to be worked out. I get the impression that he wants to play. He’s rehabbing like crazy. But he’s going to have to make the decision if it’s the best thing for him going forward.”After taking Crockett Gillmore in the third round of last year’s draft, the Ravens selected Minnesota’s Maxx Williams in the second round and Delaware’s Nick Boyle in the fifth round this spring, moves that reflected the uncertainty with Pitta’s future. Quarterback Joe Flacco acknowledged earlier this summer that he’s gotten used to not having his close friend on the field with the veteran tight end having played in only seven games over the last two seasons.Tuesday’s injury reportIn addition to Brooks, the Ravens also welcomed the returns of cornerback Asa Jackson (knee), wide receiver Michael Campanaro, and rookie offensive lineman Robert Myers (concussion) to the practice field on Tuesday.Myers had missed nearly two weeks of action since suffering a concussion. Harbaugh added that fellow reserve offensive lineman John Urschel was also close to being cleared after he was also concussed on Aug. 6.Cornerback Lardarius Webb (hamstring), wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee), left guard Kelechi Osemele (foot), tight end Maxx Williams (undisclosed), linebacker Steven Means (groin), and offensive linemen Jah Reid (undisclosed) and Darryl Baldwin (undisclosed) did not participate in Tuesday’s workout. Webb has responded slowly to a hamstring strain suffered on Aug. 10.“He had a little bit of a feel for it [and] couldn’t go in the game,” Harbaugh said. “He came out the next day and didn’t feel good the next day. Maybe he aggravated it a little, perhaps. You’ll have to ask him exactly. But it’s not right, right now, and he’s just nursing it and working it and trying to get it right.”Rashaan Melvin and veteran Kyle Arrington have handled most of reps with the starting defense in Webb’s absence.last_img read more

Larry Heter, 69, Wellington: Jan. 27, 1951 – May 11, 2020

first_imgLarry HeterLarry Heter died Monday, May 11, 2020, at his home in Wellington at the age of 69.He was born on January 27, 1951, in Wellington to Duane “Bo” and Wanda (Kile) Heter.On August 19, 1988, Larry and Ellen Mack were united in marriage in Newkirk, Okla. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage. Larry was a bartender for many years.He then worked at GEC/Midwest, Elkhorn Valley Processing and then retired from Farmers Co-Op in 2017. Larry was the Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post 90 and a member of the VFW.In his free time, Larry looked forward to hunting and fishing. Larry loved to make people smile and laugh. His distinctive laugh will be missed by all that knew him.Survivors include his wife, Ellen Heter of Wellington; daughter Fracia Bontempo (Mark) of Fresno, Calif.; daughter, Mandi Santana (Harry) of Wellington; daughter, Kimmi Yarbrough (Mark) of Dumas, Texas; daughter, Becky Ayers (Megan) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Dennis Heter (Linda) of Rogers, Ark.; sister, Linda Prochaska (Paul) of Caldwell, Kans. and his granddaughters: Lizzy and Ava Santana of Wellington, Kans.He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane “Bo” and Wanda Heter. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to the Sons of the American Legion. Contributions can be mailed or left at the funeral home. Share a memory, light a candle or sign his tribute wall at Arrangements by Cornejo | Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Preview – Padraig Mannion

first_imgThis Sunday, Galway will bid to win back to back All-Ireland Senior Hurling Titles for the first time since the 87/88 All-Ireland Wins. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email All this week on Galway Bay FM and we will hear from those who will be going for gold on Sunday in Croke Park.center_img We continue by hearing from a player who has had an outstanding year for Galway in Ahascragh/Fohenagh’s Padraig MannionHe has been speaking to Niall CanavanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

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