Portland St. looks to sweep N. Colorado February 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPortland State (11-13, 5-7) vs. Northern Colorado (15-7, 8-3)Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Monday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado seeks revenge on Portland State after dropping the first matchup in Portland. The teams last played on Dec. 28, when the Vikings shot 50.8 percent from the field while holding Northern Colorado’s shooters to just 44.8 percent en route to a four-point victory. SAVVY SENIORS: Northern Colorado’s Jonah Radebaugh, Kai Edwards and Trent Harris have combined to score 47 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Bears scoring over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Radebaugh has accounted for 54 percent of all Northern Colorado field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 30 field goals and 45 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 69: Northern Colorado is 0-5 this year when it allows 69 points or more and 15-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 69.COLD SPELL: Portland State has lost its last four road games, scoring 66 points, while allowing 80 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Portland State has posted an outstanding offensive rebound percentage of 37.7 percent, ranking the Vikings fifth nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Northern Colorado stands at just 26.1 percent (ranked 256th). Associated Press ___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.com,Update on the latest sports
The FFF says that “the two relegations for the 2019-20 season are maintained and the second division will remain at 20 clubs for the 2020-21 season.”The French government ordered soccer and rugby leagues to be canceled at the end of April because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Bologna says a member of its staff may have coronavirus and if it is confirmed the entire squad will go into quarantine.Bologna says the latest series of tests revealed “a suspected positive case for COVID-19.” Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The track last week requested the special meet, which the KHRC granted after Ellis Park made the dates available.The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.“Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the Commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented times,” said Keeneland President/CEO Bill Thomason, who also thanked Ellis Park in a news release.Added Ellis Park general manager Jeffrey Inman, “We are all in this together, and Ellis Park is pleased to work with Keeneland on a plan that benefits our horsemen and Kentucky racing.”Keeneland plans to run at least nine races each day and will feature 10 graded stakes events. International travel restrictions became a problem for KHL teams. The league has teams in six countries but most are in Russia.The projected Sept. 2 start date is broadly in line with other recent KHL seasons.___The French soccer federation has rejected the league’s bid for a 22-team second division next season to save clubs from being relegated.The French league voted last week to allow Le Mans and Orléans to stay in the second division while Pau and Dunkerque were promoted from the third division. But the executive committee of French soccer’s governing body has overruled that decision. The league says players are now able to train as a group and “engage in tackling while minimizing any unnecessary close contact.”Play has been suspended in the world’s richest league since March 13.The league says “discussions are ongoing as work continues toward resuming the season.”Players returned to training last week and have been practicing in small groups with social distancing maintained.___ May 27, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Associated Press The club says that as a precaution the team will train individually on Thursday.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___The Spanish soccer federation says it will allow games to be played on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season even though a judge has denied the Spanish league’s official request to play on those days. ___The Kontinental Hockey League says it plans to return on Sept. 2 to open the 2020-21 season.The last KHL game was played on March 12. The season was then suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It ended its 2019-20 season part-way through the playoffs without declaring a champion.The league says Sept. 2 is a preliminary date which could be subject to “necessary corrections” depending on how the coronavirus situation develops. The Latest: Keeneland 5-day, fan-free summer meet approved The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to be decided in February.The Asian Football Confederation says the postponed two-leg series between China and South Korea will be played Feb. 19 and 24. No venues for the games were announced.The games were previously postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year.The 12-team women’s tournament is scheduled to start in Japan ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, 2021.___ League president Javier Tebas has said he wants matches to be played every day but the federation had been against the idea.The federation says it “wants to clearly show its good will” and is also willing to extend the exception into the beginning of next season depending on how the pandemic progresses and if games will continue to be played without fans.The league says it will appeal the judge’s decision. It says it jeopardizes the soccer industry in Spain. The league was not able to schedule matches on Mondays before the competition was suspended in mid-March.___Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training in the latest step toward restarting the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Students worried about shrinking wallets can breathe a little easier. Starting Monday, the Undergraduate Student Government is unveiling the new Student Savers Club, a discount service that will help USC students save at many restaurants, shops and salons across Los Angeles if they show their USC ID.USG worked with the Student Savings Club, a service available to universities across the country, to negotiate with local businesses to compile a list of student discounts. USG will have to pay $1,700 to Student Savings Club every year they use the service, but the funds will come out of USG’s budget and will not cost students additional money, said Paige Hill, director of communications for USG.Hill said USG thinks the program is worth the price.“I think it’s really cool,” she said. “A lot of the places we’re offering discounts at are something all students can use … stuff that I ate yesterday I could have saved money on. It’s very practical, especially right now in this economy.”Local businesses are also excited about the partnership.“I think more than anything it’s going to bring us closer to that whole student body — get them in here and familiarize them with the venue and what we have to offer them,” said Timothy Whiteman, marketing manager for ESPN Zone at LA LIVE, where students can receive a 10 percent discount if they show their IDs.But other stores said they’re not expecting the Student Savers Club to be an economic boom.“I think the discount will definitely help,” said Tina Plescia, the store manager for Lawry’s Carvery. “But I think just having more promotional ads or something would be beneficial to the location.”Other discounts include 10 percent discounts at Kinko’s, Fatburger and Cold Stone Creamery; a buy one get one free deal at New Zealand Natural; and a complimentary birthday dinner at Zip Fusion.The only expected kink, according to USG President Holden Slusher, is making sure businesses are giving students their discounts. Students will be able to report any problems they have with businesses on the USG website.Students, however, still need to read the fine print, as some businesses have restrictions on the purchases that can be made using the discount.“The 5 percent [discount] is normally not for all transactions, just certain items,” said Maria Verjan, manager of Office Depot on Figueroa Street.While some venues, such as Robek’s, will offer a straight discount, other stores have caveats, such as Bronze Body’s 5 percent discount — offered only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Slusher explained that such restrictions were the inevitable result of negotiations between businesses and the Student Savings Club.Although the program is just starting, USG is already looking ahead. Slusher said he hopes to run the Student Savers Club independently next year, to avoid paying the $1,700 fee to Student Savings Clubs. He noted, however, that using the Student Savings Club helped the program get off the ground.“It would have taken a full year to put together a program like this, rather than things happening right now,” Slusher said. “The Senators were excited about getting a student-run one next year, so we don’t have to keep paying the annual fee.”
Weeks of anticipation ended in a letdown.After Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone opted to close spring practice to ‘further the development of the program,’ Saturday’s final product offensively in the annual SpringGame was disappointing at best and painful to watch at worst.Promises of a more exciting offense with new features created a sense of anticipation that was stifled by a 9-0 game void of offensive touchdowns. John Anselmo’s team defeated the team coached by Rob Moore thanks to two outstanding defensive plays by Jay Bromley. His safety on Charley Loeb and strip sack of John Kinder, which teammate Brandon Sharpe returned for a touchdown, provided the only scoring in a game that featured two missed field goals and 15 total first downs.‘Obviously we were disappointed that we didn’t score,’ said quarterback Ryan Nassib, who played for Team Anselmo. ‘But at the end of the day we scored enough.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnselmo acknowledged that his team got the better of the draw with Bromley and Sharpe, two likely starters once the regular season starts, on his defensive line. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Bromley broke through the offensive line to sack Loeb, who is Nassib’s backup, to open the scoring in the first quarter.He shed his blocker again in the second quarter to chase down Kinder and stripped the ball. Sharpe, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound defensive end, scooped it up and ran 17 yards for the game’s only touchdown.‘I was watching the ball as it rolled and I was like, ‘Please let somebody from my team pick it up,” Bromley said.‘I just saw the ball rolling and I was like, ‘Thank you, Bromley,” Sharpe added.That was all the scoring the sparse crowd inside the Carrier Dome would see.Early on, the offense resembled last season’s limited play calling. Nassib’s first pass of the game was an out route to tight end Beckett Wales, whose role looked to be a mirror image of the one played by Nick Provo last year. His second pass, a slant to Marcus Sales, was a staple of the 2011 playbook as well.The series ended as a three-and-out.‘I just thought it was a good overall effort by the defense,’ Bromley said. ‘We tried to play the best we could. Defense, we really had a lot going for us.’The flashiness promised by Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett at the end of last season is clearly a work in progress.Nassib threw a quick pass out to Prince-Tyson Gulley in the flat on the right side, and the play was a designed throw back to Nassib. The defense pounced on Gulley, though, blowing up the play.Later, the second-team offense ran the same play with more success as freshman Ashton Broyld threw back to Loeb for a moderate gain.‘After last year we realized we need just a little more offensive performance,’ Nassib said. ‘We added a little wrinkle with the quarterback running and having the option of the quarterback run.’The other bright spot from Saturday was the renewed connection from Nassib to Sales. After missing the 2011 season following an arrest for drug possession over the summer, Sales impressed in his first game-like action. He led all of SU’s receivers with 68 yards on two receptions.Nassib finished the game 11-of-18 for 163 yards.He took several shots deep to Sales, who caught passes of 30 and 38 yards on the same drive in the third quarter.But the offense stalled and Ryan Lichtenstein missed a 31-yard field goal that clanged off the right upright and drew a smattering of laughs from the crowd.‘Getting back to the speed of the game was the thing I wanted to focus on during spring ball,’ Sales said. ‘I think I was able to accomplish that, so I think it was a great spring.’Marrone was questioned about whether he was pleased with his team’s play in what was a largely an unimpressive game. He said that after 13 great practices, Saturday was more about letting the players have fun than evaluating the team.Said Marrone: ‘When I look at spring football, I don’t put it all in on one day. I look at it as far as the body of work.’This and thatJustin Pugh and MaCauley Hill were two players who participated in the scrimmage at Rochester two weeks ago but didn’t play Saturday. … Lichtenstein missed both his field goal attempts from 31 and 28 yards. … Broyld broke a short pass for a 44-yard catch-and-run after lining up at the wide receiver position. … Steve Rene led all running backs with 22 yards rushing. … Jonathan Fisher and Riley Dixon combined to average 43.8 yards per firstname.lastname@example.org Published on April 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Standing among men made giants by pads and cleats, Frankie Telfort is almost dwarfed. He exudes an austerity punctuated only by the gold chain and diamond studs he decorates himself with. He rarely smiles.Until late July of this year, the cusp of the new season, Telfort was one of the most highly touted football recruits in the country: a fast, slightly undersized outside linebacker known for the strength of his hits and the depth of his football intelligence.Looking on · Frankie Telfort (right) was all set to play linebacker at USC. But after being diagnosed with a heart condition, Telfort has found a new role. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanOne day in July, however, Telfort was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a congenital heart defect that could be deadly for a high-performing athlete. Telfort’s career as a player ended immediately. Standing among his fellow Trojans after a recent practice, he recalled those moments of loss with a detached honesty.“It was pretty tough, just trying to transition from playing ball to not playing ball. It’s something you love and it gets stripped away from you,” Telfort said, his voice steady as he recalled the memory.But Telfort’s words suggest that those few weeks after his diagnosis are a time still etched raw in his mind.“I played ball for the last 10 years of my life and it kind of seemed like a bad dream or something like that,” Telfort said. “I had a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of nights I cried — I’m not afraid to say that.”After his diagnosis, USC made the decision to honor Telfort’s full scholarship and to allow him to remain on the field as an assistant linebackers coach. Telfort threw his full weight into the responsibility, maintaining a strong visibility in practice by offering advice, doling out criticism and getting down in the mud with his former teammates.“I’m just an extra set of eyes,” Telfort said. “I’m looking at what my linebackers are doing. I throw in my two cents every down and when they make a mistake or something like that.”Defensive coordinator Rocky Seto has watched Telfort’s transition from player to coach in the little time that has passed and suggested that the young man has “tremendous potential.”“One of the things that was his strength as a player was the knowledge that he had and how much he studied,” Seto said. “Coaches have to be really into it and dig in as much as they can. He’s already done that as a player, so if he continues to dig in I foresee great things for him as a coach.”Though Telfort said he has had little trouble adapting to the sudden distance between himself and his teammates, he admitted the transition from player to coach has forced him to shift perspectives rather quickly.“Let’s say you get like your bell rung one play or you’re out of breath, you’re not really thinking about your plays. Whereas as a coach, you’re always thinking about plays and what the players need to do and what assignments they have,” Telfort explained.Seto, himself only a little more than a decade removed from the game as a player, remarked that while Telfort has suffered no disrespect from the older and more experienced players, the pure newness of his situation could make things hard for him.“It’s so hard to have that separation,” Seto said. “I remember when I first started volunteering after I got done playing, there’s still a connection with your old teammates. He’s in the transitionary phase right now, where he’s trying to learn and see what coaching’s all about.”Outside linebacker and fellow freshman Jarvis Jones praised Telfort’s presence on the sideline, particularly the palpable energy and experience that the coach brings every day.“He’s pushing us real hard. He’s working on our blitzes, our get-offs, our cut-blocks and everything you could think of to become a better player,” Jones said. “Frankie is a great coach. He’s got a lot of energy. He tries to push us everyday to be the best players we can be.”Jones not only spoke highly of Telfort’s effectiveness as a coach, but also of his presence as a rallying point for the team.“When he gives us a pregame speech, when Frankie talks everybody’s really feeling it. He’s one of the best out of us because he can’t do it,” Jones said. “He’s just trying to play through us, and we play through Frankie. I love him like a brother, and everybody really respects Frankie and what he does for us.”When asked about his future prospects on and off the field, Telfort displayed a practicality that belied his youth, expressing his belief that education is paramount to his future.“I’ve got to graduate first. I want to major in creative writing with a pre-med path, so I got my hands full,” Telfort said. “Hopefully I can either go to med school here or back closer to home. I guess after that there’s always the coaching option, just because I love the game.”Earl Sims, Telfort’s former football coach at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, reminisced about how Telfort’s drive pushed him through those first dark days after his diagnosis.“He was devastated, and when I asked how he felt, whether or not he was feeling homesick, whether or not he wanted to give it up and come back home, he was adamant about not coming home because he left to pursue a plan and he didn’t want to give up, even if that plan had changed,” Sims said.Telfort’s former coach remembers the neophyte coach’s writing ability fondly, remarking that while Telfort may still be searching for the next step in the face of a brave new world, he is well-suited to rewrite his story.“I remember saying to him ‘God never makes mistakes. This might be his will for you to move on to something else.’ Everybody has a story, and everybody builds their story by their lives,” Sims said. “Frankie’s trying to figure out how to put together his own story now.”
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southwest Regional Championships kicked off on Thursday in San Diego, Calif. in what is shaping up to be an action-packed event featuring 81 participants in the women’s singles bracket and 39 teams in the women’s doubles bracket. Six Women of Troy are competing in the tournament, which runs through Oct. 23.Junior Danielle Lao is the defending singles champion and entered the tournament as the top overall seed. She remains undaunted, however, by the prospect of attempting to repeat as singles champion.“The only pressure here is to really just go out and compete well,” Lao said.Lao isn’t the only ranked player from USC in the singles bracket. Sophomore Kaitlyn Christian is the No. 5 seed, freshman Zoe Scandalis is No. 10 seed and senior Alison Ramos is the No. 13 seed. Freshmen Gabrielle DeSimone and Sabrina Santamaria round out the participants for the Women of Troy. USC coach Richard Gallien offered some sound advice for each member of his team.“You just want to keep getting better at competing,” Gallien said. “It’s always easy to say we want to get better in the running game or you want to get better in the passing game, but the object for us is to continue to become better and more consistent competitors.”In the doubles bracket, Christian and Santamaria are ranked as No. 2 duo, Ramos and Scandalis are the No. 9 seed, and Lao is teamed up with DeSimone as the No. 12 seed. Ramos was part of the championship-winning tandem in last year’s event, but Valeria Pulido, her partner in 2010, is currently playing in the Pan-American games. Ramos, however, remains confident in her new partner’s abilities.“I feel really comfortable with [Scandalis],” Ramos said. “Our games really compliment each other. Zoe is an awesome doubles player so we’ll see [what happens].”As for her outlook on the singles bracket, Ramos is eager to improve on her finish in the 2010 Southwest Regionals.“I feel like I’ve improved a lot mentally and physically,” Ramos said. “I’m in much better shape than I was last year. I’m more focused, and excited to play.”All six members of the Women of Troy will be careful not to underestimate any of their opponents. To make a run at a title, however, Gallien knows who USC’s toughest challengers will likely be.“It usually comes down to us and UCLA,” Gallien said. “Arizona State has an excellent team. Arizona is much improved. I think it’s going to be a nasty weekend with a lot of upsets.”The three freshmen in the field — Scandalis, DeSimone and Santamaria — are looking to successfully navigate through their second tournament as members of the USC tennis team.Coach Gallien has been impressed with the group of newcomers thus far, and understands the learning curve they face while growing accustomed to a new level of competition.“[The freshmen] are used to winning from their junior tennis days,” Gallien said. “They look at this as the next step in their own success. They’re taking it in stride. For the first time, as a college freshmen, you’re playing in tournaments where you might play somebody who is four years older than you are.”As for his expectations for the entire Women of Troy team at the Southwest Regional Championships, Gallien has a goal in mind.“If we’re able to get someone into the finals in singles or doubles, that would be a very good finish,” Gallien said.
However he says they do have some injury concerns with Michael Quinlivan unlikely to start while Brian Fox will undergo a late fitness test. Tipperary senior footballers will have home advantage for their League clash against Sligo this Sunday.The Division Three game – which will throw in at Semple Stadium at 3 o’clock – is crucial for the Premier County as they must win their two home games if they are to be in with a chance of promotion.Tipp Senior Selector Michael O’Loughlin says that it’s all to play for as they chase their target of ten points from the League campaign and hope results elsewhere go their way.
The first on a seven race card this evening is due off at 5.15 with the Tipperary County Board hosting their annual fund raising evening at today’s meeting.Over 400 Tipp GAA supporters will join the County Board in the Killanin Stand Hospitality Suite from 3 this afternoon.
Ghana and FC Sion youngster Ebenezer Assifuah has been nominated by Confederations’ of Africa Footbal (CAF) for 2013 Africa’s Most Promising Talent award.The 20-year-old striker towered above all to claim the Golden Boot award at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, netting six goals to aid Ghana to a bronze place.Assifuah was instrumental for the Black Satellites at the African U-20 Championship in Algeria, he hit the back of the net thrice as Ghana reached the final, and was named in the tournament best XI.The former Liberty Professionals marksman will compete with Egypt and ENPPI’s Saleh Gomaa, Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Alexis Yougouda of Cameroon for the award.Assifuah has scored 3 goals out of 6 appearances for FC Sion this season.The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, May 29, 2014â€¢7:14 a.m. Billy R. Williams, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation. â€¢7:48 a.m. Willie D. Nugen, 72, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation. â€¢8:08 a.m. Rachel S. Hearlson, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢8:25 a.m. Brock r. Neely, 27, Guthrie, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation. â€¢8:43 a.m. Laura A. Wartick, 34, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢9:05 a.m. Cody G. Siegrist, 18, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢9:05 a.m. Aaron M. Williams, 22, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation by a passenger.â€¢9:30 a.m. Timothy R. Hinerman, 30, Milan, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢9:38 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢9:43 a.m. Harvey L. Moore Jr, 67, Cambridge, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢12:56 p.m. Officers investigated a stalking by a known suspect in the 300 block N. C, Wellington. â€¢3:07 p.m. Merle E. Foster, 82, Belle Plaine was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢3:17 p.m. Justin C. Davis, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and expired/ illegal registration.â€¢3:35 p.m. Thomas Hollman, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢3:45 p.m. Gary M. McCaulley, 74, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.4 p.m. Jonathan M. Ryberg, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢4:28 p.m. Samantha N. Riddle, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢4:28 p.m. Jessica R. Waltrip, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation by a passenger.â€¢4:36 p.m. Kyle D. Bonfiglio, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢4:30 p.m. Richard S. Forrest, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢4:59 p.m. Javiedr S. Resendez, 36, Stillwater, Okla. was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and no valid drivers license.â€¢5:27 p.m.Â Douglas J. Mattingly, 52, Bluff City, Kans. was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢5:35 p.m. Erin N. Goldsmith, 25, Winfield was issued a notice to appear charged with seat belt violation.â€¢6:25 p.m. Joshua L. Wright, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation, a driver, and seatbelt violation for passenger 14 years of age.â€¢6:30 p.m.Â Krishelle L. Tracy, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbeltÂ violation.â€¢6:42 p.m.Â Karla J. Huffman, 58, Kingman, was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and driving with suspended drivers license.