N. Dakota seeks revenge on Nebraska Omaha

first_imgN. Dakota seeks revenge on Nebraska Omaha Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: North Dakota’s Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and Billy Brown have collectively scored 47 percent of the team’s points this season, including 52 percent of all Fighting Hawks scoring over the last five games.KEY FACILITATOR: Stewart has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all North Dakota field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 40 field goals and 29 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: North Dakota is 0-11 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 13-4 when scoring at least 70.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Nebraska Omaha is a perfect 8-0 when it holds an opponent to 67 points or fewer. The Mavericks are 7-14 when opponents score more than 67 points.FEWER TURNOVERS: Nebraska Omaha’s offense has turned the ball over 12.3 times per game this season, but is averaging eight turnovers over its last three games. February 25, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Dakota (13-15, 7-7) vs. Nebraska Omaha (15-14, 8-6)Baxter Arena, Omaha, Nebraska; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nebraska Omaha goes for the season sweep over North Dakota after winning the previous matchup in Grand Forks. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 8, when the Mavericks shot 42.6 percent from the field while holding North Dakota to just 34.5 percent on the way to a 66-62 victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

first_imgNo other clubs involved in the quarterfinals have reported positive tests among its players recently. The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved. It said it immediately informed health authorities in Spain and Portugal about the positive results, as well as UEFA and other soccer bodies in both countries.It said in a statement that the entire group that was set to go to Lisbon will be tested again before the team can travel, and that the team’s schedule is being altered to allow the new tests.Atlético is set to face Leipzig on Thursday in the last eight.The quarterfinals start on Wednesday with Atalanta facing Paris Saint-Germain. The other one-game series will involve Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on Friday and Manchester City vs. Lyon on Saturday. Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid’s group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.It’s the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe’s top club competition.The last eight will begin in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competition’s finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 final will also be played in Lisbon. August 9, 2020center_img Associated Press The matches will take place at two stadiums in Lisbon.Earlier this week Atlético had to cancel a friendly of its women’s team after a positive test within the group.___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Girls’ Golf is Rocking into 2018

first_imgImages copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: Girls Golf Rocks Girls Golf Rocks is back for 2018 – with great plans to involve even more girls and spread the recruitment project further across the country.This year it’s running in 21 counties with Berkshire, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and Warwickshire joining the campaign.Girls Golf Rocks will also be backed by Facebook advertising to help spread the message that golf is fun, friendly and great for girls.Last year over 860 girls attended Girls Golf Rocks taster sessions and 730 enjoyed it so much they went on to take a coaching course with PGA professionals. The newcomers are supported by girls from county squads who act as ambassadors.This year, Girls Golf Rocks will also be going ‘On Tour’ in eight counties. They’ll be running golf days with fun competitions to encourage new players to get out on the course and enjoy themselves with friends.The Tour was successfully trialled in Essex this summer and will also run in 2018 in Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Dorset, Durham, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.The other counties involved in Girls Golf Rocks in 2018 are Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Kent, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.Girls Golf Rocks is a joint project from England Golf and the Golf Foundation and aims to increase the number of girl players from an average of just two per club.The sessions are open to all girls, regardless of whether or not they have an impairment, to try golf in a fun and supportive environment.To find out more and book visit www.girlsgolfrocks.orgRecent Girls Golf Rocks highlights include:• Golf legend Dame Laura Davies and Ladies European Tour player Annabel Dimmock dropped in at a training session for Surrey ambassadors and posed for photographs (pictured below).• Northumberland ambassadors were featured on TV after BBC Look North filmed them at a training session at Close House.• Two teams of Girls Golf Rocks ambassadors – from Essex and Bedfordshire – played in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo. Sophie Wheeler, 15, from Essex won the long drive competition with a shot of 232 yards!• Ambassadors from all over the country were hosted by England Golf and the Golf Foundation for a golf day at Gainsborough Golf Club, supported by PING.• Staffordshire girls were bewitched with a Hallowe’en fancy dress theme at a par three event at 3 Hammers Golf Complex.• Norfolk ambassador Jasmine Campbell has been inspired by the PGA professionals involved in Girls Golf Rocks and has passed her Level One coaching qualification. She hopes to make a career in coaching.Martin Crowder, National Development Manager for the Golf Foundation, said: “Girls Golf Rocks has shown young girls who had never tried golf before that here is a fun, sociable sport they can play with friends, enjoying its health and fitness benefits at welcoming golf clubs.“Our county Ambassadors have been great role models and will continue to play a crucial role as Girls Golf Rocks expands to many more golf clubs in 2018, giving new girls a highly positive experience of the game.”Lauren Spray, England Golf Women and Girls’ Manager, added: “We’ve got to say a really big thank you to all the people who have been involved in supporting Girls Golf Rocks.“The initiative wouldn’t be as effective without the full support of the County Associations, volunteers, professionals, ambassadors and staff from the England Golf and the Golf Foundation.“Collectively we are working as teams to provide girls with the opportunity to experience golf and challenge perception, so if you haven’t already got involved then why not come and join us and learn to play golf in a way that ROCKS!”Follow the campaign on Twitter @GirlsGolfRocks1 or at Facebook.com/GirlsGolfRocksTo watch a video about Girls Golf Rocks visit bit.ly/GGREssexcenter_img 8 Mar 2018 Girls’ Golf is Rocking into 2018 last_img read more

Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeoTour Spotlight: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)March 23, 2017In “GeoTours”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours”Randers GeoTour of Denmark (GT81)January 24, 2019In “GeoTours” Milwaukee is the big city of little neighborhoods, and the best way to discover them all is on this GeoTour: “Explore Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods.”GeoTour: Discover Milwaukee’s NeighborhoodsLocation: Milwaukee, WisconsinNumber of Favorite Points: 92Why Milwaukee is a great place to visit:Milwaukee offers a variety of fun attractions to explore. Take a stroll along the lakefront, visit one of 17 museums, indulge in delicacies at a downtown dining spot or relax at one of Milwaukee’s famous breweries.Best time of year to visit:Visit Milwaukee during the summer! Plan a trip June through September to enjoy the city’s live performances, brewery tours, museum exhibits and countless cultural festivals. Milwaukee is the proud home of Summerfest, the world’s largest outdoor music festival along the shores of Lake Michigan in late June and early July.The Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes visitors to Milwaukee and offers endless fun for adults and children alike. It is easy to make a stop here: geocaches are hidden in the surrounding neighborhoods!Must-see attractions:Don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum, a must-see tourist destination. Designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum graces the city’s skyline with large wings that welcome tourists into the beautiful, vibrant metropolis. The museum holds more than 30,000 permanent pieces of art and features traveling exhibits year-round. Perfect for art fans, adults and children alike, the Milwaukee Art Museum is perhaps the most iconic architectural site in the historic city of Milwaukee.Hidden Gems:Check out Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant complete with secret passageways, spy games and mysterious twists and turns. The catch? Guests must uncover the password to be allowed into the restaurant!What geocachers are saying about about Milwaukee Neighborhoods GeoTour:“Hello from Chicago! We took a day trip up to the Third Ward and River walk. We enjoyed the art festival and the public market. Beautiful day to explore your city. Thank you for including this neighborhood on the geo tour.” –Les Is MoreThis geocache (GC4AJ5Q) will take you through Brady Street in Milwaukee’s East Side.“My birthday trip to Milwaukee was an epic day with 20 caches. We got all the info we needed for the Milwaukee GeoTour series and grabbed a few other caches along the way. The weather could not have been any nicer and the scenery and company were awesome. I didn’t want the day to come to an end. What a great city! What a great day!” –Mike*E“We had heard great things about the Milwaukee Neighborhoods GeoTour, and the series did not disappoint. Thanks VISIT Milwaukee for great hides and for really informative cache pages. Can’t wait to come back to finish the series. This is a beautiful city!” –R.C.TellsAdditional Information:Interested in exploring Milwaukee during your stay? Check out visitmilwaukee.org/itineraries for suggestions.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTour takes visitors through 15 fun neighborhoods, each with hidden gems, restaurants and attractions to offer. The lakefront geocache (GC4AGA8) will take you there.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

The Bulls Made The Right Decision But The Wrong Trade

The rebuild is already off to an odd start, though. Beyond LaVine’s injury risk, the Bulls are also getting him at a time when the 22-year-old is on the cusp of landing what figures to be a big payday. (In fact, they’ll be forced to hammer out an extension this summer — perhaps well north of $20 million a year, without seeing him play meaningful basketball since the injury — or else risk another team throwing a bigger offer at him as a restricted free agent and forcing Chicago to match.) There’s a decent chance his next deal briefly outpaces Butler’s annual salary of almost $19 million, one of the best bargains in the NBA, since Butler is locked in until at least 2019.In other words: The rebuild will require the Bulls to shell out considerable salary to a young player who hasn’t proven to be a sure thing yet. And with Dunn, one of the older rookies in last year’s draft, they’ll be hoping that last season was just an aberration for him.Part of what makes the swap so disappointing for the Bulls is the fact that they were engaged in draft-day conversations about the same players last year, before talks eventually broke off. The Bulls have more information now — that LaVine showed vast improvement on offense before tearing his ACL, that Dunn’s college success probably won’t translate right away, and that Butler is truly an elite, All-NBA talent — yet the Bulls pulled the trigger on a package that should be even less attractive to them now than it was then.From Minnesota’s vantage point, it’s easy to imagine how Butler can immediately come in and change things for the youthful Timberwolves, who were a great first-half team but blew more double-digit leads in second halves than any other team in the NBA. The 27-year-old was fantastic when it counted this past season, posting a 44.5 player-efficiency rating in clutch scenarios,4Meaning moments when a game is within 5 points during the final five minutes of of action. second-best in the NBA behind only Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. His presence also boosts a defense that was fifth-worst in the league last season, in part because Andrew Wiggins still really struggles on that end, even though he has wingspan and athleticism of a stopper. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear some put Minnesota on a short list of clubs that could potentially beat Golden State a couple of years from now if they continue to build out that roster.There are a handful of things that figure to work out nicely for the Bulls as a result of this trade, too. LaVine showed considerable improvement as a shooter last season, something Chicago can use given the team’s abysmal numbers from outside. And his ability to get up and down the floor should allow coach Fred Hoiberg play the uptempo style he’s wanted to use since joining the Bulls more than two years ago. (This becomes even more true if Dwyane Wade, who recently told the team that he was opting into the last year of his deal for $24 million, decides it’s best to negotiate a buyout with the club.)With Dunn, even if his offense doesn’t improve a ton, the team will at least have a very good, capable defender at the guard spot. The ex-Providence standout is a pest and uses his length to disrupt the passing lanes. He ranked fourth in the NBA with 4.6 deflections per 36 minutes.5Among those who played 1,000 minutes or more this past season.All things considered, though, there’s a reason that the Bulls are getting failing grades for this move. No one is knocking the idea of conceding that a rebuild was necessary. That much was obvious. But given that Butler had more time left on his deal, the team’s hand wasn’t forced to do something this very moment. Chicago easily could’ve waited until the trade deadline to try to sell the swingman off to a desperate contender.Either way, the Bulls should have been able to get more than damaged, or diminished, goods in exchange for their franchise player. CHICAGO — NBA franchises fail all the time in trying to construct a team. On Thursday, the Bulls illustrated that it’s possible to botch the dismantling of one.Anyone who watched the Bulls over the past two years could see that this team — whether it managed to sneak into the playoffs or not — was on a treadmill of mediocrity. And that was the case despite having an All-NBA talent like swingman Jimmy Butler. The reset button needed to be hit.That happened Thursday when the team traded Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 draft pick, Lauri Markkanen. Without context, acquiring young players like LaVine (who averaged 19 points a game last season), Dunn (the highly sought-after No. 5 pick from last June) and 7-foot sharpshooter Markkanen would be a decent return for a player of Butler’s caliber. But, like always, the devil is in the details here. LaVine missed the final 32 games of the season after tearing his ACL — an injury the Bulls are all too familiar with — while Dunn had an incredibly rough rookie season, one in which he not only posted the lowest true-shooting percentage among first-year players, but the worst true-shooting mark of any player, period.1Of players who logged at least 1,000 minutes last season.And while it’s too soon to truly criticize anything about the Markkanen acquisition, it was shocking that Chicago felt the need to send its No. 16 pick2One it ended up using on Justin Patton, to send to Minnesota. to the Wolves to complete this trade, given how much better Butler was than everyone else involved. The Bulls shouldn’t have needed to send anything else to sweeten the deal.3Curiously, Chicago has a bit of a bad habit of sending along picks in situations where it shouldn’t have to. For instance, consider the Bulls’ trade-deadline deal in which they unloaded Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, the two best players in that transaction, yet found themselves giving up a second-round pick to complete the swap. Yet the team says this was the best offer they had for Butler, by far, and that the move gave Chicago an opportunity to move from the center of the totem pole all the way near the bottom, where it will be easier to build through the draft in the future.“Jimmy has improved as an individual maybe as much as any guy we’ve been around,” said Bulls Executive Vice President John Paxson of Butler, who went from averaging 2.6 points as a rookie to nearly 24 points in his sixth year. “Minnesota is obviously getting a heck of a player. He’s going to be missed. But with that said, what we’ve done is set a direction. We’ve gone to the playoffs, but not at a level that we’ve wanted to. And in this league, success is not determined that way. And we’ve decided to make the change and rebuild this roster.”VIDEO: Breaking down the Butler trade read more

Buckeye divers wrap up trials

For five Ohio State divers, The week of Feb. 1 through 8 was full of trials.OSU’s men and women divers competed in the 2010 USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials starting Feb. 1 in the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.From preliminary to semifinal to final events, the Buckeyes were constantly performing and refocusing for multiple events.USA Diving spokeswoman Jennifer Lowery said there are 10 titles at stake from the events. For the FINA World Cup Team, they will take the top two finishers from the individual 3-meter and individual 10-meter events, Lowery said.“So the winner is the national champion, and gets a spot on the World Cup Team, and second place gets an alternate,” Lowery said. “We’ll have a synchro trial in April to pick the two from those two events.”OSU senior Weston Wieser started off the week of trials in the men’s 1-meter preliminaries on Feb. 1. Wieser placed second with a 366.5.On Feb. 2, Wieser placed second in the men’s 3-meter preliminaries, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Feb. 4, placing 23rd.His last event, men’s 10-meter platform, started with quarterfinals Feb. 5 immediately followed by semifinals. Wieser came in fifth with a score of 418.80, just less than 15 points behind the fourth place.In the final round, Wieser’s first and final dive of the six rounds earned dive scores of 86.40. He came in fifth against competition like Olympic medalist David Boudia, who swept first place with just more than 116 points.OSU senior Ryan Jefferson also had a good showing, placing sixth in the preliminary round of men’s 3-meter springboard. The Wisconsin native placed ninth in the semifinals and finished ninth in finals with an 815.10.Feb. 4 marked the start of the week for OSU diver Katie Bell, who placed second in both women’s 10-meter platform preliminary/quarterfinals and semifinals. Bell, who won a U.S. national championship in August on the 10-meter platform, dove in two events on Feb. 6, placing third in the women’s 10-meter platform finals with an overall score of 670.85.Bell missed the spot on the FINA World Cup Team by 6.5 points, but qualifies for the U.S. Grand Prix Team that will compete May 6 through 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., against divers from 20 nations.In the women’s 10-meter synchro final later that day, Bell did not place among the top two qualifying spots. The synchro event is similar to the individual dive, but two divers perform the same dive together and are judged on their technique and synchronization.Joining Bell in the women’s 10-meter platform was junior Kristen Asman, who went into finals ranked sixth from her semifinal dive on Feb. 4. The Columbus native scored a 529.55 with an average score of 49.81 to take ninth place in finals.Rounding it out for the Buckeyes was third-year Bianca Alvarez.Alvarez competed in the women’s 3-meter springboard preliminary/quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. She placed seventh in the finals, just less than 78 points shy of second place after a failed first dive.The Miami, Fla., native paired up with 17-year-old Loren Figueroa. This was the first time the two have competed as a pair in 3-meter synchro event.“We don’t have a lot of our skills the same; a lot of our techniques might be a little bit different,” Alvarez said after her 3-meter synchro event Sunday. So basically that’s one thing we need to work on, just trying to get together more.”Alvarez said because her partner doesn’t live in Columbus, Figueroa will have to fly to Columbus to practice with Alvarez to prepare for future competitions together.Paired together at a synchronized diving camp attracting the top divers from across the country, Alvarez said those that run the camp make the evaluation of which two divers look best together.“They told us that we did [look the best together], so we stuck with that,” Alvarez said. “We just tried it out here at nationals.”Lowery said Sunday that the experience overall was great watching the OSU divers make it all the way to the finals.“I think Ohio State did really well. I think everyone made finals on their event. There was a really good representation: top five, top six,” Lowery said. “Katie Bell was third, Wes [Wieser] just got fifth. A really strong showing by the Buckeyes.” read more

A fantastic experience – Ranieri in an emotional encounter with former

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has expressed his emotions after facing former club Leicester City last night in a league encounter.Claudio Ranieri who acknowledged Fulham’s fixture against his former club Leicester City was an emotional occasion said he had to concentrate on the game after a few minutes.Ranieri is great at the King Power Stadium, having guided Leicester to their remarkable Premier League title in 2015/16 season, before being sacked midway through the following season due to a poor run of form.The Italian went up against his former employers for the first time at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, with James Maddison’s late goal securing a share of the spoils for the Foxes following Aboubakar Kamara’s opener.With a win, a defeat and a draw from his opening three fixtures as Fulham boss, Ranieri claimed neither side did enough to clinch victory, and agreed the occasion was a memorable one.“It was a very emotional match for me,” he told a news conference obtained by FourFourTwo.“Both Fulham and Leicester fans sang my name in the beginning and end of the match.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The experience was fantastic from the beginning.”“The emotion was just at the beginning. When the game started, I just concentrated on my team – it’s normal.”“I think the draw was right, because they created one great chance at the beginning and Sergio Rico made a fantastic save.”“In the second half we started much better, we had chances to score. Suddenly, they made a good combination and drew the match.”“One point is much better than nothing. Well done to both teams.”The draw leaves Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League table with nine points while Leicester are ninth with twenty-two points.last_img read more

Minister of Transport and Local Government Visits the IMO

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, August 4, 2017 – London – The Honourable Frankie Campbell, M. P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the H. E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), on Friday 14th July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.The Minister was accompanied by H. E. Eldred E. Bethel, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the IMO, Mr. Don Saunders, M. P., Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Commodore Davy Rolle, CEO and Managing Director of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and Mr. Bernis Pinder, Maritime Liaison, Bahamas High Commission, London.During the Courtesy Call the Secretary-General congratulated Minister Campbell on his appointment as Minister of Transport and Local Government.  The Minister provided the Secretary-General with an update on the work his Ministry is undertaking, the Maritime Cadets programme for High School students between grades 10-12, and the LJM Maritime Academy.The Bahamas is currently seeking re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organization under category C. The Bahamas is the sixth largest contributor to the IMO budget.  The Bahamas remains the flag of choice for passenger ships.  The HARMONY OF THE SEAS, the world’s largest passenger ship, is registered with The Bahamas.The Minister was in London to participate in the 44th Anniversary of independence events hosted by the High Commissioner and to assist with the campaign for re-election to the IMO Council.Press Release: BISPHOTO CAPTIONSPhoto 1- H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Honourable Frankie Campbell, M.P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas at a Courtesy Call at the IMO Headquarters on Friday 14 July, 2017, London, United Kingdom.Header photo – Mr. Donald L. Saunders, M.P., Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, and the Honourable Frankie Campbell, M.P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas at a Courtesy Call at the IMO Headquarters on Friday 14 July, 2017, London, United Kingdom. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more