Putting 8-game streak on line

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoWith in-state bragging rights and a pair of winning streaks on the line, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team travels to UW-Green Bay to take on the Phoenix at the Kress Center tonight.UWGB — which enters the contest with a seven-game winning streak — is expecting a sellout crowd of more than 4,000 fans and has a “white out” planned for the game against Wisconsin and its eight-game winning streak. The crowd promises to be the most raucous the Badgers have experienced since losing their opener at South Dakota State.“Green Bay is a lot like South Dakota State with big crowds and hostile environments,” sophomore guard Alyssa Karel said. “I think that we have improved a lot since the beginning of the season, and we’ve grown a lot and just kind of figured out how to win.”In order to take the crowd out of the game, the Badgers will look to start strong early by putting up some quick points and making stops on defense.“It always helps to get off to a quick start when you’re in an environment that’s kind of hostile,” Karel said. “Everybody is against you, and we need to quiet them down so we can kind of get comfortable right away and establish ourselves early on.”UWGB, despite its relatively small enrollment of 5,416 students, has long been known for its women’s basketball program.“I think a lot [of their success] has to do with tradition,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “They’ve been good for a long time, since back when Carol Hammerle was there, when I was in high school. They have prepared themselves well to put themselves in the top position of the Horizon League each year.”Offensively, the Phoenix will challenge the Badgers’ defense as they lead Wisconsin in nearly every offensive category. UWGB averages 69 points per game to just 60.1 for UW and are shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 72.8 percent from the charity stripe, compared with 41.1 percent and 64.4 percent, respectively, for the Badgers.“They play very well together. When someone’s hot, they find that person,” Stone said. “They’ll spread us out, they’ll look inside and they’ll bring their best. They’ve done very well thus far and they’ve taken on some tough opponents.”In addition to an atmosphere similar to South Dakota State, UWGB will feature a similar style of play, something Wisconsin struggled mightily against in its season opener. After winning eight in a row, the Badgers are ready to show how much they have grown since that 64-44 loss.“It absolutely [is a chance to put the SDSU game behind us]. There’s no question about it,” Stone said. “What I love about this team is the fact that we have found different ways to win, and we’ve stayed mentally tough.”UWGB has four players averaging double figures offensively, with center Lavesa Glover leading the team with 11.6 points per game. The starting guards for the Phoenix — junior Rachel Porath, sophomore Celeste Hoeswisch and senior Kati Harty — average 10.7, 10.4 and 10 points per game, respectively.With so many talented scorers for the Phoenix, the Badgers will need to avoid letting up late in the ball game if they have a big lead once again. Over the past week, Wisconsin has let leads as big as 18 and 20 points dwindle down to two- and six-point victories.“I think we just get too comfortable with our lead,” Karel said. “We lose our ‘go get ’em’ mentality and we just relax. That’s something we’ve talked about a lot, and we can’t do that anymore. We have to keep pushing through, regardless of our lead.”After beating UW-Milwaukee at home last week, Wisconsin finishes up its in-state schedule with UWGB and Marquette this week. Although the Badgers lead the overall series against the Phoenix 17-7, today’s matchup is one that they look forward to every year.“This is a really big week for us,” junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “They’re in-state rivals, and we’ve always kind of battled with them, the last two years especially. We’re going to have to bring it defensively, period. We definitely know we have to bring it.”last_img read more

Rising Trojans host cross-country foe Friday

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team faces both a cross-country foe and a familiar conference opponent this weekend on back-to-back nights.USC (11-4, 9-4 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play) will host No. 6 Penn State (13-1, 6-0) Friday, and travel to Malibu Saturday to take on No. 10 Pepperdine (8-8, 6-7).Though the team is playing their best volleyball of the year, the Nittany Lions provide a challenge.“Their opposite hitters are young like us,” said coach Bill Ferguson. “They have fantastic setters like us. Their big stick is going up against our big stick.”That big stick for Penn State would be first-team All-American opposite hitter Joe “Thunder” Sunder. And on the Trojans side is senior opposite hitter Tony Ciarelli, a second-team All-American from last year and MPSF and AVCA National Player of the Week after the Trojans’ successful Bay Area trip two weeks ago.The match will also be a rare meeting for the Trojans against an east coast team.“We don’t often get the opportunity to play out of conference,” said freshman middle blocker Robert Feathers. “It’s an exciting challenge.”One reason for the Trojans’ drastic improvement following a sweep at the hands of UCLA has been a strong commitment to defense. The team leads the nation in blocks, and is No.2 in opposing hitting percentage, holding opponents to a .202 success rate.“[Assistant coach] Jeff Nygaard’s game plans and blocking schemes have really become effective in his second season,” Ferguson said. “The upperclassmen are used to his system and terminology, while the freshmen and sophomores don’t know any other system”.Feathers has noticed the intensity as well. “Credit needs to be given to our passers,” he said. “Steve [Shandrick] has stepped up his game lately, and Henry [Cassiday] has become a great leader on the back row.”A position of flux this year for the Trojans has been the outside hitter position opposite to Ciarelli. Currently, junior Maddison McKibbin is starting after his return from an ankle injury, but the position has also been manned by fellow juniors Steven Mochalski and Jeff Carlson.“We’re going with whoever is hot when the time comes” Ferguson said. “Maddison has been our best blocker, so we might also switch him to opposite hitter to play alongside Tanner [Jansen].”After this weekend, a matchup on March 14 brings an opportunity for revenge against top-ranked UCLA. Yet, the Trojans are focused solely on this weekend’s slate.“It would be a tremendous disservice to Penn State and Pepperdine if we overlook them heading into the weekend,” Ferguson said.last_img read more

O’Loughlin confirmed for Cycling World Championships

first_imgThe men’s Elite team is made up of Nicolas Roche, his first cousin Dan Martin and Donegal’s Philip Deignan with Carrick on Suirs Sam Bennett named as the reserve.Another Carrick on Suir native has been selected to ride both the Junior Road Race and Individual Time Trial.17 year old Michael O’Loughlin of the Nicolas Roche Performance Team has had an amazing season to date with 2 stage wins and 2nd overall in the Junior Tour, a stage win and the overall in the recent Wexford 2-Day as well as a victory in France last weekend.last_img read more

‘Wider sports appeal’… Argyll Entertainment switches BetOnBrazil.com to SportNation.bet

first_img Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead  July 28, 2020 Share Stuart Tilly, Online sports betting group Argyll Entertainment has informed that it has ‘switched over’ its BetOnBrazil.com brand to SportNation.bet, to form a ‘stronger connection’ with its new digital media asset SportNation.com.Argyll informs that it will maintain a close relationship with sports broadcaster Alan Brazil, who helped launch the operator’s first sports betting property BetOnBrazil.com last August. Moving forward Brazil will be used as a football pundit for SportNation.bet’s brand and content.Updating the media, Stuart Tilly CEO of Argyll detailed that his firm’s brand switch had been motivated by two significant factors for its sports betting property. The launch of new sports portal SportNation.com which would help create an ‘encompassing sports entertainment destination’ and the firm’s decision to join SBTech’s betting platform provisions.Tilly further detailed that new sports content platform SportNation.com would help broaden the appeal of Argyll’s betting properties creating wider ‘targeted channels across different sports’SportNation.bet was launched this week in partnership with England Cricket’s supporters club The Barmy Army. Tilly detailed on the launch of SportNation.bet; “We’re very excited about bringing the Barmy Army and their appeal to fans of cricket within the SportNation concept and we see them as a key partner as we attempt to broaden our offering across a much larger range of sports”.Looking forward, a confident Tilly stated that having launched SportNation.bet under a new SBTech betting platform, its property will quickly gain traction in the ultra-competitive UK betting market.“Argyll always wanted to bring a fresh approach to the market place by offering our customers an online gaming experience that surrounds the traditional online gambling product with a fun, authentic and engaging entertainment and rewards layer. We had great success working with Alan to create entertaining content and offer money can’t buy prizes whilst trying not to deviate or distract from the core enjoyment of the online betting and gaming products. We hope that with SportNation, we’ll continue to do that, not only with Alan but other established brand and personality partnerships. We’ve just launched the Barmy Army partnership, with Barmy Army members being given the exclusive opportunity to win a trip for two to Sri Lanka for England’s tour there next October – and expect to have similar partnerships to come”. Submit Related Articles Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020last_img read more

Wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane found

first_img“As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV.”The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police. The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow. Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David.”Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police. The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow. Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David. #EmilianoSalas #NoDejenDeBuscarAEmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019Mearns later said on Sky News: “This is about the best result we could have hoped for the families.”But tonight they have heard devastating news and, in respect of the families, I won’t comment any further about what has happened.”An underwater search had begun earlier on Sunday, involving the AAIB and a privately funded vessel.The previous significant update from the AAIB had come when seat cushions thought to be from the plane were found on a beach in northern France on Wednesday.It is 10 days since Guernsey Police ceased looking for the Piper Malibu aircraft, which Sala was aboard with Ibbotson.The plane went missing over the English Channel en route to Cardiff from Nantes on January 21. The AAIB confirmed to Omnisport the debris had been located, with an official statement to follow Monday as attempts to recover the aircraft begin.”Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning (Sunday) by the FPV MORVEN,” Mearns wrote on Twitter. Related News The wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala which disappeared has been found in the English Channel, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed.David Mearns, who is coordinating the privately funded search for the aircraft which was carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, stated the wreckage was discovered Sunday morning and added their families have been informed. Seat cushions ‘likely’ from Emiliano Sala’s missing plane recovered Sala, 28, had just completed a transfer to Cardiff City and had been back in France bidding farewell to his former teammates at Ligue 1 side Nantes.Initial search and rescue efforts had spanned three days without finding any trace of the plane, before the authorities opted to call a halt to their scanning of the area.The Guernsey harbormaster Captain David Barker called their chances of survival “extremely remote”, but a number of high-profile football figures and members of the public answered the family’s calls to fund a private search operation that has been headed up by Mearns.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers Basketball Team

first_imgA young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament in Langley.The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports want to send the Bombers off on a great off season of preparation for the next campaign with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, coaches Jeremy Phelan and Dean Studer, Jake Anderson, Stryder Scott, Josh Matosevic, Vinnie Watson, Kai Shave, Eamon Studer, Darian Johnson, Brock Dixon, Dyllen Dixon and Robbie Dixon.last_img read more

João Félix: “Knowing Cristiano was like living a video game, it seemed to measure three meters”

first_imgThis season has also been measured against Cristiano in the Champions League. Atlético was measured with Juventus. João Félix failed to score the team turins, although he does add two goals in the competition. The ones he did to Lokomotiv, one in each game. It is expected to be available to Simeone for those continental parties. For now, against Granada will be low. João Félix wants to be in the match against Liverpool. At the moment, his first season in Atlético is being discreet and a muscle injury has made him miss the last derby. His goal is to be ready for next February 18 and be in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against the Klopp team. The Portuguese came to Atlético as a successor to Griezmann, becoming the most expensive signing in the history of the Madrid club, but for now his performance has not been as expected. “It will be a very difficult qualifier, Liverpool is in great shape, in an excellent way, it is the current champion of the competition and it will be tough, even more against a rival like this Liverpool,” explained the player in a preview of an interview he has offered to Eleven Sports and that will be offered in full on Friday. Among other things, the Atlético player explains how his first encounter with Cristiano Ronaldo was, something that struck him. “At that time I seemed to be in a video game, I was used to watching him play on television, I had watched his games, but I had never had him close. It looked like it was three meters high, I was not used to seeing him nearby, he was strangers, ”says the Atlético attacker, who coincided for the first time with Cristiano in a call with the Portuguese national team.last_img read more

Míchel prepares his twelfth revolution in Huesca

first_imgMichael He shakes the tree after every bad game of his team and everything points to the twelfth revolution of the season against Fuenlabrada. Huesca has lost twelve games this season and after a defeat or a bad image, such as the one offered by the Alto-Aragonese team against Extremadura, there are six to three changes in the lineup. After falling in The Little Birds of SoriThere were six novelties in the eleven, after the debacle of Fernando Torres de Fuenlabrada there were five new players in the lineup and after the Anduva disaster, five other players fell from the team. Revolutions that have normally been good for the Oscenses, since the modifications have become victories. In the previous eleven previous Míchel has always sacrificed to a side after defeat, normally to Luisinho; a central, usually Joshua Sa; and in many occasions a midfielder, the most recurrent is Juan Carlos. Before Fuenlabrada there are three players who knock on the doors of ownership: Pablo Insua in defense, Eugeni Valderrama in the center of the field Y Rafa Mir in the attack of the Oscense team. Three possible developments, although the entry of Galán or Miguelón on the sides is not ruled out.The eleven that Míchel prepares could look a lot like the one formed by: Álvaro in goal; Miguelón, Pulido, Insua and Galán in defense; Mosquera, Mikel Rico and Eugeni in the center of the field; and Juan Carlos, Okazaki and Rafa Mir in attack. An alignment that would involve five changes with respect to the team that drew last day against Extremadura and whose mission would be to once again believe in the promotion to the fans of El Alcoraz.Doukouré progresses properlyCheick Doukouré accumulates his first week of training with the rest of his teammates and his progress is adequate. The Costa Rican half has been out of the field for more than a year and the Catalans hope that their contribution can reach the final stretch of the season. According to Pablo Insua: “He is being seen surprisingly well. He is a player who can come in handy for the final stretch of the season. ” The central explained that he has also recovered from the same injury as the midfielder.last_img read more

Harden plans to be in Houston ‘forever’

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade The Rockets traded for Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him. He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston.If Harden’s playoff performance was the result of some missing pieces of the puzzle then the Rockets hope to have remedied that with the signing last month of nine-time all-star guard Chris Paul.Houston is also still trying to complete a deal with the New York Knicks for forward Carmelo Anthony.“You work your whole career if you’re myself to get a player of James’ calibre and now Chris’ calibre. We’re excited,” said general manager Daryl Morey. CBBADVERTISEMENT View comments Rondo reaches one-year deal with Pelicans – reports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million on July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. APHOUSTON, United States — James Harden, who recently signed the richest contract in NBA history, says he wants to remain a Houston Rocket “forever”.The 27-year-old American agreed last week a four-year super-maximum contract extension that means he will make $228 million over the next six NBA seasons through 2022-23.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “I know where home is,” Harden said. “I know where I want to be. I know where I want to retire ultimately and where I want to win a championship. Everything is going to happen here in Houston, and that’s the reason I’m here forever.”Asked Saturday how it felt to have the league’s top contract Harden replied, “It’s cool. I’ve worked extremely hard. But it doesn’t really mean anything without holding that championship up. That’s why I’m in the gym every single day, and I won’t stop until I get it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Rockets signed Harden to the extension despite his disappearing act in the Rockets season-ending playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.In game five of the Western Conference semi-finals, Harden delivered a listless performance and game six was even worse. He  finished with 10 points, seven assists and six turnovers in the elimination game as they lost the series 4-2. That contrasted with his season averages of 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game which lead to him being named runner-up for the NBA MVP award. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgBe the change that you wish to see in the world There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.center_img They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.last_img read more