Women’s Basketball Falls at No. 25/25 Iowa, 79-66

first_img HTML Box Score Meyer made a three-pointer at the 4:19 mark in the third quarter, but Hittner answered with her own three-pointer as part of a 7-0 run. Later in the fourth quarter, redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) who finished with a season-high 12 points, made her first three of the game to bring Drake back to within 14 points at 66-52. However, Gustafson answered with six straight points to push the Iowa lead to 72-52. A resilient Bulldogs squad fought back with back-to-back three-pointers by Bachrodt and Hittner. The Hawkeyes though maintained their double-digit lead as they held off the Bulldogs for their fifth-consecutive win. Senior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) from nearby Williamsburg made two three-pointers for six points to go with two rebounds and one assist. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Iowa used a 13-2 scoring over the final 3:21 minutes of the second quarter to lead 46-27 at halftime. In the second quarter, Drake was outscored 25-12. However, the Bulldogs outscored the Hawkeyes, 39-33, in the final two periods of play. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live The Bulldogs pulled down a season-high 27 offensive rebounds and 48 total to tally a 48-40 advantage on the glass. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) grabbed a career-high six offensive rebounds and eight total while fellow junior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) pulled down eight rebounds with five on the offensive end. Drake used its rebounding proficiency to score 20 second-chance points. Miller added four assists and three steals in 21 minutes off the bench. In its final non-conference action of the season, Drake (5-7) battled Iowa (12-1) the entire game, coming all the way back from a 22-point deficit late in the third quarter, to pull within 14 points midway through the final quarter. Following Thursday’s road game, Drake opens its Missouri Valley Conference schedule at home against new league member, Valparaiso, on Dec. 29. Tipoff against the Crusaders is set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version The Hawkeyes were led by junior center Megan Gustafson, who has been named Big Ten Player of the Week six straight weeks, as she recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Makenzie Meyer scored 21 points behind five three-pointers. Next Game: Valparaiso 12/29/2017 – 7 PM IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) poured in a career-high 27 points for the Drake University women’s basketball team in a hard-fought 79-66 loss at No. 25/25 Iowa Thursday night at Carver Hawkeye Arena.last_img read more

49ers Nick Bosa apologizes for Colin Kaepernick ‘clown’ comment

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Nick Bosa’s introductory press conference with the 49ers was more confessional than celebratory Friday, the result of his social-media history that included scrubbing controversial tweets such as one calling former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “a clown.”Bosa, a defensive end drafted No. 2 overall out of Ohio State, apologized for that tweet about Kaepernick as well as other insensitive posts with racist and homophobic connotations.Will Bosa’s political views become an …last_img read more

Odisha Cong. MLA to embrace Buddhism

first_imgUpset over atrocities against Dalits, Congress’ Koraput MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria has decided to embrace Buddhism.Mr. Sagaria, his entire family, including three brothers, will formally convert to Buddhism at a special function to be held at Burja village under Laxmipur block of Koraput district on Saturday.The Congress MLA has filed an affidavit in this regard before Executive Magistrate, Koraput. “The kind of discrimination being faced by people belonging to lower castes across the country has pained me a lot. People worship non-living objects while they show no regard for fellow human beings who are alive,” Mr. Sagaria told The Hindu over phone.He said it was for the same reason that Bhimrao Ambedkar had also embraced Buddhism. ‘Return to Buddhism’ “I don’t consider embracing Buddhism as conversion. It will rather be my return to Buddhism. Remnants of Buddhist culture can be found across Koraput. I am a firm believer that my ancestors were followers of Buddhism,” he said.Approximately 3,000 people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes from Balangir, Koraput and Kalahandi districts will attend the function being organised by Mr. Sagaria.last_img read more

Cracks appear in Kolkata homes

first_imgPanic gripped the Bowbazar area residents on Sunday as cracks appeared on some of the old houses in the area. Bowbazar is one of most congested areas of central Kolkata where tunnel boring work for the East West Metro corridor is being undertaken.The Kolkata police evacuated hundreds of people from 18 houses in the area — particularly from Durga Pithuri Lane. Portions of a house also collapsed due to the cracks. About 254 residents of these buildings have been provided alternative accommodation. There is no report of any injury, a Fire Brigade officer said. The area has been cordoned off by the police. “Water seepage during the boring started at 6.45 p.m. yesterday. Usually, we grout the area with cement at the seepage points. But in this case whatever we were putting was being washed away,” a senior official of the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation said.He added that the engineers had never faced such a situation while tunnelling anywhere in the country. “For safety reasons, we have shifted 254 people,” the official said. Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim said that if the problem persists, the Metro authorities will arrange temporary accommodation for the residents of these houses. ‘No prior warning’ Those who have been shifted were visibly enraged and said that no prior warning was issued by the Metro authorities. A number of houses in the Bowbazar area are quite old and are in a dilapidated condition. Construction of an underground tunnel between Esplanade and Sealdah stations is going on at present. The East West Metro Project which will connect Howrah Maidan with Rajarhat Salt Lake area is a mega infrastructure project with a cost of about ₹8,474.98 crore. Of the 16.6 km line, about 10.8 km will be underground and the remaining will be an elevated corridor. Boring of tunnels under the river Hooghly to connect Kolkata and Howrah has been successfully completed in March 2017.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

9 months agoSolskjaer demands players wear Man Utd club suits on matchday

first_imgSolskjaer demands players wear Man Utd club suits on matchdayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ordered his players wear their club suits before all games.The Daily Mail says Solskjaer has ordered United’s players to wear their official club suits to all matches as he continues to impose his ethos on the squad.The United stars are still allowed to travel in their club tracksuits, as they did on the train to Watford for Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham.But when Solskjaer and his players arrived at Wembley 24 hours later, they were more formally dressed in suit and tie on the instructions of their caretaker manager.A smarter dress code is just one of the ground rules Solskjaer has borrowed from Sir Alex Ferguson, who was seen at United’s Carrington training ground again on Saturday before the squad left for London.The 45-year-old, who has done the same at Molde, informed the United players of the new regulation on their warm-weather training break last week. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madrid

first_imgRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid great Roberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join his old club.Neymar was linked with both Los Blancos and Barcelona this summer, but remained at the Parc des Princes.”Any player would want to wear the Madrid shirt,” the ex-Madrid and Brazil star said.”But the Neymar story is over. He’s happy in Paris and he’ll be the best in the world soon.”Roberto Carlos already sees Neymar being among the world’s elite.”[Lionel] Messi, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe are undoubtedly the best four in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s When The Big 12 Wants To Make A Decision On Expansion

first_imgHouston Cougars football's TDECU Stadium.HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view of the field prior to the start of the game between the Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Expansion talk for the Big 12 has been going on for years. It will likely continue to go on for years, too. Texas’ athletic director, Mike Perrin, said this evening that he thinks this is a dialogue that could “continue several years.”Texas AD Mike Perrin on expansion: “I think this is a dialogue that could continue several years.”— David Ubben (@davidubben) June 1, 2016The conference’s commissioner has a less vague timeline.  Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he hopes a decision is made – one way or another – by the end of the summer. Big 12 commish Bowlsby on timeline for expansion: ‘I’m going to push for decisions to be made one way or another by the end of the summer.’— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) June 1, 2016Houston, among other teams, is pushing to join the Big 12. The Cougars appear to be a great fit for the league, but it’d be surprising if the conference adds just one school. With 10 universities currently in the conference, it would make most sense to add at least two (or four) teams.last_img read more

The 5 Teams With The Best Odds Of Reaching The College Football Playoff

first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Alabama, unsurprisingly, has the best odds of reaching this season’s College Football Playoff. Bovada released College Football Playoff odds for the 2016 season and the Crimson Tide are at the top. Nick Saban’s team has 3/2 odds to make this year’s playoff. Alabama is trailed by:Oklahoma – 7/4Michigan – 9/5Clemson – 2/1Ohio State – 2/1Top odds to make CFP (per @bovadaLV) Alabama 3/2#Sooners 7/4 Michigan 9/5 Clemson 2/1 Ohio State 2/1Other Big 12: #OkState 7/1, TCU 17/2,— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) July 22, 2016The odds for the other top teams:LSU – 3/1Tennessee – 13/4Florida State – 7/2Notre Dame – 4/1USC – 4/1Florida – 7/1Oklahoma State – 7/1Who are you picking to reach this season’s College Football Playoff?The season starts in a little more than a month.last_img read more

New impact assessment bill for energy projects to get major changes in

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The federal government’s promised overhaul of environmental evaluations for energy projects could get major surgery before the Senate is finished with it.Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, fulfils a Liberal campaign promise to change how major energy projects get reviewed for their environmental, social and economic effects, with the aim of speeding reviews up and making their criteria clearer.Senators have received nearly 50,000 letters urging them to either kill the bill outright or agree to major changes on everything from timelines for the reviews to who gets to be heard during a specific review. The bill was already amended 136 times in the House of Commons but faces at least as many amendments in Parliament’s upper chamber with independent and Conservative senators indicating a desire for some pretty significant changes.Sen. Grant Mitchell, the independent Liberal senator who sponsored the bill in Senate, says he and the government are open to changes but that it is clear to him the industry does not want the bill to be killed.The Senate committee dealing with the bill decided this week to hold more meetings on it outside Ottawa but Mitchell said he is confident the bill will be amended and signed into law before Parliament rises for the summer.last_img read more