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first_imgIf any game could define the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s season so far, it would be the Badgers’ 66-63 loss to Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena last Saturday.They fought back, led the game for most of the second half but were once again unable to close out the contest, leaving them disheveled for the sixth straight game. This time, though, the loss came against a team the Badgers beat by 29 points earlier in the season.When the Badgers shut down Northwestern’s leading scorer Kevin Coble, Wildcats’ guard Craig Moore goes off for 26 points on 7-for-11 shooting.While Jason Bohannon and Jon Leuer are breaking out of their shooting slumps, Trevon Hughes shoots 3-for-10 and only sinks one of his six 3-point attempts.Whatever the scenario, the results are the same. When Bo Ryan’s squad can’t all click on the same night, it won’t win.With this team especially, a complete team effort is essential for the Badgers to win. They don’t have the luxury of the size advantage of Brian Butch and Greg Stiemsma, and they don’t have the developed talent of an Alando Tucker or Devin Harris.Simply put, with Butch, Stiemsma and Michael Flowers gone, Ryan faces one of the toughest challenges he ever has as a head coach.When one thing goes right, another seems to go wrong. One game after Joe Krabbenhoft scores 16 points, he comes back with two.Oh, and then there’s that “clutch” factor the Badgers just can’t seem to find.In every game during the losing streak — aside from their first loss against Purdue — the Badgers have had a chance to get back into the game and even get a win. But whether it be Trevon Hughes’ wild shots, Jordan Taylor’s in-and-out runner in the lane against the Boilermakers or just a sheer lack of confidence, the Badgers just haven’t been able to get the job done.Speaking of confidence, look at the Badgers’ last game, for example.Sophomore guard/forward Tim Jarmusz, who already hit two 3-pointers earlier in the game against Northwestern, opted to pass up a wide-open shot behind the arc that would have tied the game. Instead, he found Marcus Landry under the hoop for a layup that cut the Wildcat’s lead to one point with less than 20 seconds left.I’m not saying it was a bad decision; it was just not a confident one. A year ago, if Flowers or Butch got the ball at the top of the key and had a wide-open 3-pointer, they would have taken it. We saw it last season against Texas and Indiana, and the Badgers came away from both of those games with wins.Now, without a game-changing player, the Badgers are sitting with a six-game losing streak and wondering what they can do to get back on track. Maybe they are even thinking about possibly missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Ryan’s eight seasons as head coach at UW.“I’d say there’s a sense of urgency, but we’ve still got 10 conference games to play,” Taylor said before the loss at Northwestern. “We can make a run here and we’ll be fine. …We’ve got good players and great coaching, so it’s something we’ll get through.”After losing to another unranked opponent in Northwestern, maybe it is time for Taylor and the men’s basketball team to start playing with a sense of urgency, not just talking about it.The Badgers won’t be able to succeed unless every player on the team gains some confidence that has been lacking during the six-game skid. Maybe now that Bohannon and Leuer broke out of their slumps, other players will follow suit and begin to take — and make — their open looks.If they don’t, this streak — like an Energizer battery — will keep going and going.Jonah is a sophomore majoring in journalism and Hebrew and Semitic studies. Think the Badgers have a lack of confidence? How long will this losing streak last? E-mail him your thoughts at jbraun@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

first_imgIn the second quarter of the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers, former Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones made one of the game’s biggest plays.The Ravens held a 7-3 lead, but the 49ers were driving. Then Jones made his play. Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw stripped San Francisco running back LaMichael James at the 25-yard-line. Jones jumped on the ball, and the Ravens scored their second touchdown of the game on the resulting possession.Jones also added a sack in the third quarter, one play before the power went out, resulting in a 34-minute delay.Another former Orange star, linebacker Jameel McClain, will also get a Super Bowl ring. He was inactive for the game with a spinal contusion. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 8, 2014 at 12:03 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Jenn Gilligan was doing homework in her apartment on South Campus when she got an email announcing the lineup for Syracuse’s first game of the season.She paused and nervously opened it. Instantly, she celebrated with her roommate and teammate, Dakota Derrer.“We were jumping up and down all over the apartment,” Gilligan said.For the first time in 19 months, she was a starting goalie.Gilligan played two years of hockey at New Hampshire before taking a year off from the sport and coming to SU for this season. Now the junior has started the first two games of the year for the Orange after ending up at Syracuse (1-1) by chance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a freshman at UNH, Gilligan finished with the highest save percentage on the team and tied for the most wins with five.  In her second year, she won 10 of the 20 games she started — the most on the team — and had the highest save percentage.But she and her head coach, Brian McCloskey, didn’t see eye-to-eye, Gilligan said.“My coach basically said UNH wasn’t the right fit for me anymore,” Gilligan said.So Gilligan stayed at the school, but didn’t play hockey to retain a year of eligibility. She still worked out and practiced on her own, but didn’t play with a team.“Last year was a tough year for her, not being part of a hockey program,” said her father, Tim Gilligan.And then Gilligan heard about Syracuse.Her father coaches the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women’s Hockey League. The Steelers were playing in Syracuse at the end of November last year.Brendon Knight, an assistant coach for SU, was at a game to watch current freshman Emily Costales, who played for the Steelers at the time. He was talking to the head coach about Costales and some players on the team when the coach mentioned that his daughter was looking for a place to play hockey.With two seniors about to graduate, Syracuse was looking for a goalie. After going through NCAA compliance protocol, Gilligan started talking to the team and soon visited.“I guess if we could make trades and do things,” Flanagan said. “We were looking for a veteran goalie, so voila. What do you know? … It kind of fell right in our lap.”In SU’s season opener, her first game for Syracuse and first since March 2012, Gilligan stopped 20 shots and nearly completed the shutout until Colgate scored on a rebound in the third period.“I came into it thinking I had something to prove,” Gilligan said.The second game against No. 3 Boston College didn’t go as well.  Gilligan saved 24 shots but let in seven goals before being removed after two periods.But the result didn’t fall on goalie play. Boston College outmatched Syracuse in nearly every aspect of the game.“I think we hung her out to dry, so to speak, on many occasions,” Flanagan said. “I thought she did a good job. It could’ve been a lot worse after two periods.”Flanagan said he has no idea who the starting goalie will be for SU’s two games this weekend. But if she gets the start, Gilligan will get to face her old team and her old coach for the first time at home on Saturday.She said she doesn’t care how many games she starts or plays in, though. She’s just happy to be part of the program at Syracuse and she’ll celebrate for whoever is in net.But she still has one personal goal.Said Gilligan: “I want to be that goalie that the coaches look to to win that big game.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says the upcoming visit of  a 25-member United States delegation, including representatives of the US Congress, underscores the “episodic” return of  significant American presence in Guyana.Writing in his newspaper column, Nagamootoo said that with the upcoming visit “expectations are high that something big is about to happen that would positively impact the lives of Guyanese”.He said it could hardly miss anyone’s attention that this visit coincides with prospects of first oil by the American giant, ExxonMobil, from reserves it estimated at four billion barrels off Guyana’s Atlantic economic zone.Independent of Exxon’s find, a United States geological survey has estimated that the Guyanese coastal area holds recoverable oil reserves of about 13.6 billion barrels, and gas reserves of 32 trillion cubic feet.Nagamootoo said that Washington has been quick “to connect with this reality” making reference to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement marking the country’s 52nd anniversary of political independence.Prime Minister Nagamootoo said that the message “committed the United States to the advancement of our prosperity by helping Guyana to develop her emerging oil sector “in partnership with U.S. business.”Nagamootoo also noted the recent decision to establish the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) here, which he said “would rank among the biggest successes of US Ambassador Perry Halloway in bridging American-Guyanese business cooperation”.last_img read more

first_imgMORE: Who has the hardest NFL schedule?Here is a look at the Seahawks’ schedule for 2019 and whether they can beat their projected Vegas win total of 8.5.Seahawks schedule 2019Seahawks regular-season schedule:Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay BuccaneersAway: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh SteelersWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Bengals4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 2Sept. 15at Steelers1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Saints4:24 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29at Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFOXWeek 5Oct. 3 (Thursday)vs. Rams8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 6Oct. 13at Browns1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Ravens4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 8Oct. 27at Falcons1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Buccaneers4:05 p.m. ETFOXWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11BYE—Week 12Nov. 24at Eagles8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 13Dec. 2 (Monday)vs. Vikings8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 14Dec. 8at Rams8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 15Dec. 15at Panthers1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 16Dec. 22vs. Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 17Dec. 29vs. 49ers4:25 p.m. ETFOXSeahawks preseason scheduleWeek 1vs. BroncosAug. 8-12, TBDWeek 2at VikingsAug. 18, 8 p.m. ET, ESPNWeek 3at ChargersAug. 22-25, TBDWeek 4vs. RaidersAug. 29 or 30, TBDMORE: Full 2019 NFL preseason scheduleToughest tests: Because they are situated in the Pacific Northwest and are facing AFC North teams in 2019, the Seahawks have tricky, long road trips to Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Make that two times in Pennsylvania with an uncomfortable matchup against the Eagles in Philadelphia, too.The Seahawks also need to figure out the Rams after being swept by the NFC West and conference champions last season. Seattle’s rebuilding defense has to deal with many top quarterbacks and diverse offenses in 2019.Biggest breaks: Playing the entire NFC South and getting the Saints away from the Superdome (and in front of the Seahawks’ own loud crowd) help to balance things out. Atlanta and Carolina provide some road relief on the intraconference schedule, as well. The Seahawks could not stand for their playoff streak ending at five seasons a couple years ago, so they decided to surprise many and go 10-6 to make the postseason as an NFC wild-card team last season.Seattle is riding seven staight winning seasons with Russell Wilson as its starting quarterback. The team will do its best to keep that up with the eighth weakest schedule in 2019 based on combined opponents’ records (.479) from last season. The Seahawks schedule for 2019, in addition to the usual NFC West rivalry matchups, features games against teams from the AFC North and NFC South. Overall, the Seahawks are facing only four playoff teams from last season.Bottom line: The Seahawks should do most of their damage at home and struggle a little on the road. Wilson will help them win a few games as underdogs.That will be enough to get above .500 again, but it might not be enough to get in the playoffs behind the Rams. Record prediction: 9-7last_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, June 12, 2013•4:28 a.m. Officers investigated a battery, obstruction of official law enforcement duty and warrant for arrest in the 1000 block. Shadylane Court, Wellington.•7:30 a.m. John K. Buffington, 35, Wichita was arrested and charged with obstruction of official law enforcement duty.•7:30 a.m. John K. Buffington, 35, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County Warrant for probation violation.•11:36 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block. N. A, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Richard R. Fritzler, 88, Leon, Kans. and Danny A. Clark, WM, 64, Muskogee, Ok.•12:56 p.m. Lana L. Young, 50, Wellington was arrested, charged, and confined with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test in the 1000 block. W. 8th, Wellington.•1:20 p.m. Officers took a report of a found cell phone in the 200 block. N. B, Wellington.•3:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•On June 7, 2013 at 9:36 p.m. Kimberly S. Chattin, 46, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington for failure to appear.last_img read more

first_imgThe most noteworthy event of the week likely happened during the Thursday night game, but there’s still the rest of the Week 11 NFL schedule to play Sunday and Monday.Among those games are the Patriots facing the Eagles, and the Ravens hosting the Texans, though the odds of those matchups replicating the fireworks of the brawl between Cleveland and Pittsburgh are low. The 49ers will look to recover from their first loss of the season at home against the Cardinals, who nearly beat San Francisco two weeks ago.In the AFC South, the Colts take on the Jaguars as both teams try to keep pace with Houston.WEEK 11 NFL PICKS: Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL schedule Week 11: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Note: National broadcasts are listed in boldSunday, Nov. 17GameTimeTVCowboys vs. Lions1 p.m.FoxJaguars vs. Colts1 p.m.CBSBills vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBSBroncos vs. Vikings1 p.m.CBSSaints vs. Buccaneers1 p.m.FoxJets vs. Redskins1 p.m.FoxFalcons vs. Panthers1 p.m.FoxTexans vs. Ravens1 p.m.CBSCardinals vs. 49ers4:05 p.m.FoxBengals vs. Raiders4:25 p.m.CBSPatriots vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.CBSBears vs. Eagles8:20 p.m.NBCMonday, Nov. 18GameTimeTVChiefs vs. Chargers8:15 p.m.ESPNMORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 11How to watch, live stream NFL gamesWeek 11 kicked off Thursday night with a headline-grabbing game between the Browns and the Steelers, which featured a wild brawl that led to three suspensions and more than $500,000 in fines. Sunday’s slate begins with eight 1 p.m. games. The highlight is the Ravens hosting the Texans, a matchup between electrifying young QBs Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson. The NFC South is playing intra-divisional games, offering plenty of potential for movement in the divisional standings.As for the late afternoon games, the Patriots travel to Philadelphis to battle the Eagles on CBS, and the Cardinals will look to dish the 49ers their second straight loss.The remaining two primetime games of the week will begin Sunday night with the Bears going on the road to take on the Rams, and on Monday night, the Chargers host Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.NFL Week 11 scoresThursday, Nov. 14GameBrowns 21, Steelers 7Sunday, Nov. 17GameCowboys vs. LionsJaguars vs. ColtsBills vs. DolphinsBroncos vs. VikingsSaints vs. BuccaneersJets vs. RedskinsFalcons vs. PanthersTexans vs. RavensCardinals vs. 49ersBengals vs. RaidersPatriots vs. EaglesBears vs. RamsMonday, Nov. 18GameChiefs vs. Chargerslast_img read more

first_imgThe Grade 8 squad had experienced an influx of players this season with 20 girls participating.Trafalgar, divided into three teams, hosted two tournaments with opposition from Salmo, Stanley Humphries, and Mount Sentinel. The Thunder also travelled to Stanley Humphries to play against Grand Forks and Rossland and next week the squad is off to J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail on Thursday and Mount Sentinel the following Monday to conclude the playday circuit.Mallard’s Source for sports applauds the hard work and dedication of the players with Team of the Week honours.The team, under the guidance of coach Staci Proctor, includes, Amanda Creak, Lily Hutteman, Reece Hunt, Olivia Kelly, Maia Robertson-Weir, Bryce Winters, Michaela Anderson, Sophie Edney, Kirsten Van Horne, Shayla Elias, Sophie Borhi, Alicia Griko, Camryn Parnell, Brynn Belland, Rylee Zondervan, Mimi Lockhurt, Maren Kernan, Sierra Jones, Jaydon Rushton, Sophie Edney, Finn Pitcairn and Maia Thibault. Trafalgar’s varsity girl’s volleyball team is getting ready to cap off a successful season on the court with the West Kootenay Championships set for November 22 at Mount Sentinel High School.last_img read more

first_imgThe Association of Spanish Soccer Players has sent two letters to the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare and the Higher Sports Council (CSD), in which they convey the feelings of the First and Second Division soccer players in the face of a hypothetical return to activity in relation to health.In these letters, sent to Salvador Illa (minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare) and Irene Lozano (president of the CSD), the soccer players make clear that “Health is the most important thing, not as an individual element, but as a sense of collective responsibility for all of us who participate” in the field of soccer, without forgetting “our families”. The collective asks that “The sports authority -CSD-, in coordination with the health authority, give us security regarding this de-escalation after the competition”, underlining that “As a group, we are concerned in a scenario of a pandemic that this process of incorporation into the competition routine is not marked with clear and determined rules from the Ministry of Health, which is what gives us full guarantee to avoid situations of undesirable infections, affecting a specific group “, influencing “the sequential forecasts regarding the different phases, among which are group training, and especially phase four, before the competition” and taking into account the precedent of last week that occurred with respect to Real Sociedad and the Fuenlabrada.In these writings, by responsibility It is requested that measures to prevent occupational hazards be specified, taking into account that this activity is within a group. And in relation to tests and other types of tests, footballers want to be certain of confirmation if they can be done by the health authorities, taking into account that there is a demand from society, and they are jointly responsible for this sense with what the authorities determine, being evidence that public administrations must know and authorize.last_img read more

first_imgThe women’s wing of the Grand Masonic Temple, the Naomi Chapter # 12 of the Order of Eastern Star (OES), has donated food and other items to the Americans for Africans Incorporated (AAAI) orphanage.Worthy Matron G. Lucinda Worquea, on behalf of the Charity Committee of the Naomi Chapter # 12 of the OES said the donation is part of their annual event to help those desperately in need; especially children and widows.The Worthy Matron quoted her favorite verse of scripture, Proverb 19:17, which says: “Whosoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deeds.”“On behalf of the trustees, worthy matrons, worthy patrons, officers and members of Naomi Chapter # 12 of the Order of Eastern Star, this donation is our way to buttress your efforts in taking care of and educating these children. It also serves as the chapter’s ways of identifying with the needy in times like these. We believe that you will benefit from and use these items wisely,” Worthy Matron Worquea said.The presentation of the items took place at the headquarters of the Americans for Africans, Incorporated (AAAI) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The donated items include four bags of rice, one large bag of sugar, one tin of powdered milk, one five gallon container of vegetable oil and a bag of salt.Others items donated were one large tin of mackerel, a carton of bathing soap, two (2) cartons of powdered soap, two sacks of tissues and one box of toothpaste.The chairman of the Charity Committee of the Naomi Chapter # 12 of the Order of Eastern Star, Associate Matron Beatrice J. Thompson, said it gives the officers of the chapter great joy to take part in charity programs that help them reach out to the needy.“During this time of year, Naomi chapter # 12 identifies with the needy and less fortunate. We are here to do our best for the children in the hopes that God will continue to bless you for the work you are doing for them. We pray that these kids will eventually become the country’s future leaders,” Associate Matron Thompson said.Past Matron and Co-chairman for the Charity Committee of Naomi Chapter # 12 of the Order of Eastern Star, Sis. Aretha Collins expressed her thanks to officers of the Charity Committee for accepting her proposal after assessing the AAAI orphanage. She explained the reasons she identified the orphanage was due to its appalling condition and appealed to the AAAI proprietress and president Oretha Wesee for the Naomi Chapter #12 to come to its aid.“During my assessment at the home I saw the kids and the little food they were eating, so I spoke with the proprietress and she told me they were in need of food and improved sanitation,” Past Matron Collins said.Continuation of the OES’s donation to needy institutions as part their charity program will resume next month, according Chairman Thompson.For her part, orphanage proprietress, Madam Oretha J. Wesee, said she was grateful to God for the donation and indicated that this is the second time for the sorority of women to identify with her home.She urged humanitarian groups and individuals to come to the aid of her orphanage as its school is in desperate need of food, pampers, soap, toiletries and other items to reopen for the sake of the children.According to Madam Wesee, the AAAI was founded in 2001 and has helped 98 kids get adopted to homes in the US and other part of the world.  These adoptions ceased in 2009 since a moratorium was placed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more