SCSU Tops Bemidji

first_img About Connatix V56892 The St. Cloud State University women’s basketball team extended their win streak to two games by taking down Bemidji State on Saturday afternoon.The Huskies got out to an early lead, scoring on each of their first three possessions. The Beavers fought back and scored five unanswered points of their own. SCSU hit a three at the end of the first quarter to go up 21-20. In the second quarter, they put up 20 points and held Bemidji to only 10. Entering the half up 41-30, St. Cloud State let the Beavers go on a 15-5 run that cut the lead to 46-43. The Huskies squeezed out a few more points and ended the third up 50-45. In the fourth, SCSU blew the door back open. They scored 24 points and secured the 74-56 win.Tori Wortz led the team in scoring became just the third player in program history with 40 points in a single game. Madelin Dammann scored 14 points, Brehna Evans scored seven, and Nikki Kilboten added six.The Huskies improve to 8-4 and 5-3 NSIC. They will return to the court on Friday, Jan. 11th when they host Minot State University. Pre-game starts at 5:00 p.m. on AM 1390 Granite City Sports. 1080p HD 1/1 About Connatix V56892center_img 720p HD 360p Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more

Top-ranked South Carolina routs Central Michigan

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points despite a bloody nose as No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday.South Carolina’s 11-0 start is the best in school history and is two games shy of the program’s all-time longest win streak of 13, which was set during the 1985-86 season.The reigning Southeastern Conference player of year took a hit to the nose with about six minutes left in the first half. After a brief delay, she returned to finish with five steals and four rebounds.Crystal Bradford, the reigning Mid-American Conference Player of the year, scored 20 points for Central Michigan (4-4).Alaina Coates had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for South Carolina. Aleighsa Welch added 12 points.The Gamecocks will face Liberty in the tournament final on Sunday.last_img read more

Chelsea v Peterborough player ratings

first_imgMissed a great chance after being teed up by Willian in the second half but was always involved and an untamed midfield presence.Michy Batshuayi: 6Did not lack opportunities, and got on the scoresheet when Loftus-Cheek rolled a perfect pass to him just before the break. A little frustrated not to have plundered more against wilting opponents.Ola Aina: 6On for Cahill around the hour mark. A comfortable cameo for the young defender. Good to see the old warhorse back out there – an increasingly rare sighting these days. The right wing-back position is not exactly his forte, however, and it showed.AdChoices广告Kurt Zouma: 6Took a first-half clattering and the big man looked a little rusty – which was hardly surprising after his long lay-off. He will be delighted to have played for 90 minutes.John Terry: 5Embed from Getty Images Chelsea booked their fourth round place with a resounding FA Cup win against Peterborough at Stamford Bridge. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 4-1 victory. Asmir Begovic: 6 Produced an early close-range save to deny Lee Angol. Had little else to do. Branislav Ivanovic: 5 Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Sent off for a last-man challenge on Angol on 67 minutes to ruin what was only the skipper’s sixth start of the season. Forced a save with one thunderous right-foot effort in the first half.Gary Cahill: 6Hardly the most arduous of days but Posh still gave him plenty to do. He remained switched on.Cesc Fabregas: 7Embed from Getty Images A typically fleet-footed and energetic contribution. No surprise that he got in on the goalscoring act himself by bagging the third with a typical cut-in and low drive.Pedro: 8Seemed to enjoy his left wing-back brief. An expert finish to put the Blues ahead after picking up the rebound from a parried Chalobah drive. Missed a sitter – smacking the crossbar from close in – but made amends by adding a second to his tally late on.Nathaniel Chalobah: 7Embed from Getty Images See also:Terry sent off in resounding Chelsea winChelsea consider appeal against Terry decisionConte praises youngsters after Chelsea’s cup winAke gives Chelsea ‘important options’West Ham make approach for Chelsea’s Batshuayi A first-half booking typified his determination to get stuck in rather than just look for eye-catching assists. Served a great pass in the build up to the third goal.Ruben Loftus-Cheek: 7A good provider. Claimed an assist for the second goal and offered up an earlier chance to Pedro on a plate that was spurned. Slid one clear opening wide in the second half, but always imposing and intimidating.Willian: 8Embed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Bitcoin Boy’ Says if You’re Not a Millionaire in Two Years, It’s Your Own Fault x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x £190 Investment To A Second Salary Every Month! x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Another strange case at the US Open. The tennis player…

first_imgThe match was finally played with a three-hour delay, during which the organizers discussed whether to let Mannarina on the court. The Frenchman then succumbed to Zvereva 7: 6, 4: 6, 2: 6, 2: 6.Mannarino was already leaving the hotel when the organizers informed him that they had been contacted by the local health authorities and recommended that he be quarantined in his room. “I was surprised. My thoughts were already on the court,” admitted the 39th player in the world rankings.The 32-year-old native of the suburbs of Paris is one of the members of the French party, who had to agree to a stricter regime before the tournament in order to participate in the US Open at all. But the situation that occurred immediately before the match surprised him.“It was really weird. I was just lying in the room trying to concentrate in case I could get on,” Mannarino confided.Eventually, he lay in the hotel for over two hours before getting permission to leave the room.“We have been in constant contact with the players during the negotiations with the authorities,” the US Tennis Association (USTA) said in a statement. “However, due to medical secrecy, we cannot provide any further information on the whole matter,” added US officials.“I was especially happy to be able to start at all,” Mannarino said after the match, in which he even won the first set, but then he was no longer enough for the world number seven.last_img read more

Leipzig hosts World Cup Qualifier this weekend

first_img Tags: Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Leipzig hosts World Cup Qualifier this weekend Team Ireland’s showjumpers travel to Leipzig (GER) this weekend, with the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix taking place on Sunday at 14.05 IST. Elsewhere on the showjumping circuit action takes place at Abu Dhabi (UAE), Wellington Florida (USA), Olive (ESP) and Kronenberg (NED). In para dressage, Irish riders will compete at Macon Chaintre (FRA).All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Live links to results from this week’s shows are also available. Follow your Team Ireland Equestrian riders on the HSI website, Facebook (Team Ireland Equestrian) and Twitter (@TeamIRLEq). Leipzig hosts World Cup Qualifier this weekend 15 January 2020, 10:33last_img read more

Newly-released receiver Steve Smith firmly on Ravens’ radar

first_imgWhat’s been expected for a couple days became official Thursday morning as the Carolina Panthers released longtime wide receiver Steve Smith.And the Ravens are ready to pounce as multiple outlets immediately pointed to Baltimore as the favorite to land the 34-year-old wideout who had spent his entire 13-year career with the Panthers. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound receiver is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and has long been praised for his toughness and playmaking ability despite his slight stature.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Smith was to fly to Baltimore Thursday night to meet with the Ravens on Friday. However, New England, San Diego, Washington, and Seattle have also expressed interest in the veteran receiver, according to Yahoo! Sports.“He can play. It would be nice,” wide receiver Jacoby Jones said after signing his four-year contract on Thursday. “[I’d have] open arms. If you can play, and they like you, then I love you.”Smith was scheduled to carry a $7 million cap figure, but the Panthers instead elected to move on from the franchise’s all-time receiving leader after he recorded 64 catches for 745 yards in 15 games, his lowest totals since 2010. Carolina will still owe him $5 million as he will receive $3 million guaranteed and an additional $2 million in deferred bonus money.Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh expressed their desire at the beginning of the offseason to acquire an impact receiver who can move the chains and gain yards after the catch. However, Smith’s 11.6 yards per catch average in 2013 was the second-lowest mark of his career (not counting the 2004 season in which he only played one game) and a sharp decline from the 16.1 yards he averaged per reception in 2012.In his career, Smith has recorded seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons and has caught 67 touchdowns, but he will turn 35 in May.last_img read more

Caps Amp Up Their Effort Level in 5-2 Win Over Ottawa

first_imgComing into Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Eve contest against the Ottawa Senators, the Washington Capitals had lost three of their last four games.Why had they been losing?Well, it’s not rocket science; they just weren’t working hard enough to be victorious.In a nutshell, they were playing lazy hockey which led to bad penalties and in Monday’s loss to the Flames, the poor play resulted effectively in three power play goals against in a 4-1 defeat.Simply put, it was a bad scene and Caps fans had to wonder which Washington team was going to show up against Erik Karlsson and company. Would it be the team that dominated the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night or the soft and seemingly out to lunch club that lost by a combined 16-6 to Nashville, Colorado, and Calgary?In attempt to get things going offensively, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz made some big changes to his forward lineup after declaring before the game that there would be no moves up front. Most notably, he reunited Nicklas Backstrom with Alex Ovechkin and he put Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has been very inconsistent with his effort level from game to game, with a surging Jakub Vrana and the always hawking the puck, T.J. Oshie. Tom Wilson was promoted to the Backstrom line while Devante Smith-Pelly, who had a terrible giveaway that turned the Calgary game for the worse, was sent to the bottom six.Coach Trotz pretty much pulled a Reg Dunlop by saying one thing and then doing another. To quote Slap Shot, Barry pulled the old “mind .” Ottawa was preparing for one thing and the Caps showed up with a different plan.The moves worked wonders, but most importantly, the Capitals brought their lunch pails to this affair and worked hard on every shift. Players were going in strong on the puck on the boards and battling. There was very little reaching and as a result, they didn’t take a single penalty until late in period two.On offense, the personnel changes clicked and Washington raced out to a 4-0 lead by the game’s midpoint and then cruised to a 5-2 win. The Caps are now 12-10-1 (25 points) and continue to occupy the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.Things are very tight standings wise and it will likely remain that way all season with so much parity in the league as a result of expansion and a slower salary cap escalation in 2017-18.That’s why the work ethic is so important.Washington’s most consistent hard worker is none other than the Osh Babe himself and T.J. had another stellar game on Wednesday night.  Oshie kept the puck inside the offensive blue line with great hustle and hands on the Caps first goal sequence beating two Senators in the process. Oshie gathered in the biscuit and fed Kuznetsov for a quality chance at the left post. Kuzy smartly shot, but Craig Anderson made a pad save, however, Vrana was there for the loose change and he deposited the disc into the cage to make it 1-0 just over 15 minutes into the game.The Caps then extended their lead to two pucks with just five seconds left in the opening frame. Brooks Orpik made a huge defensive zone hit to separate the Ottawa player from the puck. That allowed Backstrom to gather in the biscuit in the corner and he made a sweet long zone exit pass to Alex Chiasson up the right side of the ice. Ovechkin then beat Codi Ceci down the rink and received an excellent feed from #39 to spring him on a breakaway. The Gr8 beat Anderson upstairs for a huge tally very late in the period. Ovechkin trained differently this past summer, focusing more on speed, and that goal proved that his off-season change is paying dividends. As I blogged after the Minnesota win, Alex is definitely faster this season. That goal does not happen last year.In the middle frame, pesky Alex Burrows took a tripping penalty and Washington’s power play made the Senators pay. The Caps worked the puck around and John Carlson fired on net with both Oshie and Backstrom in front of the goal. Carlson’s shot hit Anderson in the pads and bounced into the slot. The Osh Babe beat four Senators to the disc and fed it back to Kuznetsov, who fired a laser just inside the far post to make it 3-0 at 7:41. Just over two minutes later Vrana scored his second goal of the night on a rush shot where he caught Anderson cheating and leaning to his left, which allowed #13 to beat the goalie high short side.That was pretty much the game there and despite having to kill off a 76 second two man advantage late in period two, the outcome was never in doubt. After the Senators made it 4-2 late in period three, Chiasson closed out the scoring with a lengthy backhand shot into the empty cage with 91 seconds remaining and clinch this one for the good guys.Overall, this was a much needed triumph for the Caps. They got big performances out of Kuznetsov (1 goal, two assists) and Backstrom, their top two centers. It’s no secret that when those two guys are good, the team typically wins, and vice versa. It is also good to see the progression from Vrana, who has gone from a healthy scratch against the Avs just six days ago to a productive spot in the top six of the forward lineup. The Vrana-Kuznetsov-Oshie line is a new combination, but it works well with #13’s speed and Oshie’s on the puck tenacity. Simply put, Oshie makes any line he’s on better.Putting Ovi and Backy back together seemed to get #19 going, too. I’ve been calling for these two superstars to be put on the same line again and Coach Trotz delivered by reuniting the duo. They were superb on Wednesday night.This was a stabilizing victory for Washington and they did it the Smith Barney way, they earned it!Now they need to consistently bring the energy.Notes: the Caps were 1 for 1 on the power play and a perfect 3 for 3 on the PK…Braden Holtby was rock solid in net (29 saves). His biggest and most important stop was on a tip by Jean-Gabriel Pageau when the game was scoreless. The Holtbeast continues to make the hard saves look routine…John Carlson led the Caps in ice time at 25:19. Dmitry Orlov played an outstanding 22:00 minutes and Orpik was dynamite in 21:54…the Caps won the faceoff battle, 30-24. Lars Eller went 10-2…next up for the Caps is the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday at 5 pm at Capital One Arena. The Bolts are the best team in the NHL right now.last_img read more

Okpotu Set For Competitive Debut For New Club Vs Entete Setif

first_imgNigerian forward Anthony Okpotu is line to make his competitive debut for new club, Difaa El Jadida.The former Lobi Stars and Al-Ittihad of Libya striker is expected to feature for the Moroccan club when they face Algerian side Entete Setif in a CAF Champions League (CAFCL) Matchday 3 clash on Tuesday.Okpotu, who emerged as the leading scorer in last season’s Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) with 19 goals, joined Difaa El Jadida from Lobi Stars on Wednesday.He scored two goals on his debut for the club in a friendly match.Diffa El Jadida (1 point) presently occupy third spot in Group B of the CAFCL behind MC Alger of Algeria (4 points) and DR Congo side TP Mazembe (6 points).Opponents Entete Setif are last on the group standings with no point ahead of Tuesday’s meeting.Relatedlast_img read more

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: “The Bridge”

first_imgJackson Lee Davis/AMC(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD) The second episode of season nine begins with Rick speaking to someone, looking at camera, detailing that as a unified community, they’re thriving. “We’re not letting this world define us anymore.”It’s been some time since the bridge has begun construction; Ezekiel embraces Carol and tells her he needs to go back to the Kingdom. “This is just goodbye for now, I’m not giving up on my fairy tale.”Rick and Eugene plot with Rosita about blasting for the construction, meanwhile, they talk about Saviors who have walked off.Back at Hilltop, Maggie tries to break a horse while Michonne comes to ask for more food, explaining the Sanctuary hasn’t provided the fuel they promised was on its way. Maggie won’t budge.At the bridge, Daryl gets into it with Justin, one of the former Saviors, who shoves young Henry for rationing water. Rick breaks up the scuffle and gets them back to work; he has faith the Saviors will fall in line.At Hilltop, it’s been a month since Earl tried to kill Maggie in a drunken stupor. He’s still locked up, but his wife isn’t happy about it. “I got no one else,” she says defiantly.Michonne tries to convince Jesus to talk to Maggie about it; she proposes the charter to him again. Later on, when Maggie is playing with baby Herschel, he brings it up again. “Negan, Gregory, Earl: you think I’m wrong about them.”“I think you’re a good person, and good people can disagree,” he says.It works; Earl is reunited with his wife through a jail cell.Near the bridge, Rosita and a former savior — one who sliced her face open months ago — get to blasting for the bridge. As expected, the noise from the explosion sends the walker herd in a different direction.Back at Hilltop, Earl is talking with Maggie about his past as an alcoholic, and how he was able to get sober for 20 years. He asks why Maggie hanged Gregory and not him.Elsewhere, Rick, Tara, and Gary attempt to distract the herd with a series of sirens, but one station doesn’t sound theirs, which means the herd shambles into the good guys’ lumber yard, forcing Daryl and everyone to scramble, taking down walkers; meanwhile, one of the Saviors drops his rope and sends a pile of logs rolling onto Aaron’s hand. Rick and all come to their rescue, and he shoots a rope, sending a pile of logs rolling down a hill, mowing down walkers.Aaron is evacuated, and back at the infirmary, Enid and Daryl are forced to amputate his arm.Back at Hilltop, Maggie agrees to common laws between the communities, but says she won’t sacrifice her power to do what she thinks needs to be done. Michonne agrees.Rick kicks out Justin, the Savior with whom Daryl tangled, and who failed to sound the other alarm.Rick bonds with Aaron, regretting he was injured. It was worth it, Aaron says, because he feels he’s part of Rick building a new world.Elsewhere, Father Gabriel and Anne continue to bond; they kiss amid the sound of frogs mating.Rick looks over the camp; everybody getting along.Carol asks Ezekiel if she could try “that old ring on.” She doesn’t want him to kneel, but accepts him putting it on with a warm embrace.“It was a hard day,” Rick continues to the confessional. “Thing is, though: bad as it was, when the day was done, they came together. Not all of them, but enough…chose to be together.”Then we see he’s been boasting to Negan, through the bars in his jail cell. Negan is unmoved. “When it all goes to s***, and it will, you be sure to tell me about that day, too,” his voice raspy confident as ever. “You’re not saving the world, Rick. You’re just getting it ready for me.”The episode closes with the excommunicated Savior Justin drunkenly walking away from the protection of the camp.We see Anne, and then the Savior gets distracted by something in the woods on the side of the road. He draws a machete, but then is calmed by a friendly face: “You nearly got yourself killed!” he yells — before he’s snatched into the darkness.The Walking Dead returns next Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on AMC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘The Walking Dead’ stuntman’s family awarded $8.6 million in wrongful death trial

first_imgAMC(GEORGIA) — After two days of deliberation, a Gwinnett County, Georgia jury awarded the estate of stuntman John Bernecker $8.6 million stemming from Bernecker’s July, 2017 death from a fatal fall on the set of The Walking Dead, according to Deadline.AMC Networks were found “not to be negligent” in the death of the stuntman, in a unanimous decision.Bernecker fell 22 feet from a balcony in a stunt for the zombie series, but instead of hitting a safety pad, he struck a concrete slab with his head and neck and later died.“John was a remarkably talented stunt professional who had an incredibly bright future in the film industry,” Jeff Harris, a lawyer for Bernecker’s family said following the verdict.  “My sincere hope is this verdict sends a clear message regarding the need to both elevate and strictly adhere to industry safety standards every day, on every shoot, on every film set.”“John’s tragic and preventable death happened as a result of a series of safety-related failures.  Learning from these failures will go a long way in making sure that similar tragedies do not happen to another performer or another family,” he added.“There is no winning or losing in this situation, this was a terrible and tragic accident and our sympathies continue to go out to John Bernecker’s family and friends,” said AMC in a statement, which was obtained by Deadline following the verdict.“The set of The Walking Dead is safe and is managed to meet or exceed all industry standards and guidelines related to stunts and stunt safety,” the statement continued.  “That has been the case across the production of 10 seasons and more than 150 episodes, and it continues to be the case today, notwithstanding this very sad and isolated accident.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more