Australia send Williams and Addison out winners

first_imgAlthough Australia had already won the series, they were determined to send out Australian stalwarts Sharyn Williams and Rachel Addison out on the right note.The two led the Women’s Open team out onto the field for their final appearance in Australian colours.Louise Winchester got Australia off to a great start with the opening touchdown and Stacey Lapham followed shortly afterwards.Conal Grant scored in the corner after lightning quick hands gave her some space down the right flank. Robyna Hokai scored shortly after finding space in the in-goal after a scoop to make it two apiece.Kristy Judd threw a long ball to the retiring Rachel Addison who managed to sneak in between two New Zealand defenders.Kelly Woods rang the ball to the line with Bo De La Cruz running a great line and Louise Winchester squeezed in for her second touchdown of the half and a 5-2 half-time.New Zealand needed to score first to remain in the game and they did so through Lillian Pompey.Stacey Lapham scored her second but New Zealand scored the next three touchdowns to Level the scores with Carla Hohepa scoring first and Janelle Cavanagh scoring two of her own. Momentum was now with the Kiwis for the first time in the series. Australia showed their class with Kelly McGennity scoring to regain the lead. Robyna Hokai was splits seconds from tying it up again but Australia rallied in defence.Bo De La Cruz scored a runaway touchdown to finish on a high in what completed a convincing series win for the Aussies. They also sent out Williams and Addison in deserving fashion.It was a class performance for the Aussies who showed great professionalism throughout. Kelly Woods was outstanding throughout the series but had a support cast of many with De La Cruz, Louise Winchester and Kristy Judd continue the high standard they set themselves.last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive [email protected] Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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USC Quarterback Cody Kessler Made The College Football Playoff Trophy His #WCW

first_imgUSC's Cody Kessler posts a picture of the College Football Playoff trophy for Woman Crush Wednesday.USC College Football Playoff Cody KesslerThe USC Trojans, led by star quarterback Cody Kessler, are a trendy pick to compete for the College Football Playoff this winter. It looks like Kessler has no problem getting behind that notion.Wednesday, Kessler took to Twitter to post a photo of the College Football Playoff trophy, which he claims is his “woman crush.” It’s an interesting pick for #WCW, but it works.#WomanCrushWednesday pic.twitter.com/oof7Yn8H8X— Cody Kessler✝ (@CodyKessler6) August 5, 2015We’ll find out in a few short months whether he winds up landing the hardware.last_img read more

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Replacing Evan Turner Buckeyes look toward life after NBAbound guard

When next season begins, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will return with four of its five starters from the 2009-2010 campaign. But the one missing, Evan Turner, left a gaping hole in the Buckeyes’ roster when he declared for the NBA Draft last week. Turner led OSU in points, rebounds and assists this season and, after winning the Wooden Award Saturday night, will carry six national player of the year awards with him to June’s draft. But when OSU tips off its 2010-2011 season, none of that will matter, and the team must find a way to fill his shoes. “Obviously losing him is going to change a lot for our team because he did so much on the court for us,” guard Jon Diebler said. “We know we have a lot to work on, as a team and individually, but even with Evan leaving, we’re still very confident with who we have coming back and who’s coming in.” Fortunately for the Buckeyes, as Diebler mentioned, they will welcome arguably the nation’s best recruiting class to Columbus next season. Highlighted by Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas, the six incoming recruits could go a long way to replacing Turner. However, with Turner gone, and with seniors P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons also leaving the program, there will be no returning point guard. One of the incoming freshmen, Aaron Craft, plays the point, but is probably the fourth or fifth-most heralded newcomer in the class. Diebler, who was coached in middle school by Craft’s father, said that while Craft might not be as talented as some other future Buckeyes, he can certainly hold his own.   “He’s a tough kid, just like all the kids coming in,” Diebler said. “He knows a lot about the game and his IQ is really high, and that’s something you can’t teach.” Regardless, it seems unlikely that Craft will be able to step right in and run the OSU offense as a freshman. That leaves the likely possibility of one of the current Buckeyes making a position switch. Just as Turner did a season ago, somebody will have to quickly adapt to a new position. Diebler and forward David Lighty seem to be the most obvious candidates. Lighty proved to be one of the few Buckeyes that can consistently beat people off the dribble and create his own shot, which would make the position switch somewhat seamless. Diebler played point guard almost exclusively in high school, and although his role has been much different in college to this point, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to returning to his roots. “I wouldn’t mind it,” Diebler said. “I just want to do whatever helps us win. It’s going to be my last year and Dave’s last year and I know we’re all going to work on our ball handling.” For Lighty, despite losing Turner and no matter who ends up playing point guard, the expectations are still high. “We never lower our standards here just because he’s leaving,” Lighty said. “I believe with him, obviously we’d be that much better, but without I believe we still have a great team.” read more

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Football Ohio State lacks frontrunner at quarterback with Spring Game on horizon

Then-redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow (10) runs the ball in the fourth quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow have been through this before — just last year, in fact.Last March, the quarterbacks went back and forth, battling each practice to become J.T. Barrett’s backup. Neither won. They both played well in the Spring Game and entered the summer tied in the race to be second in line for playing time.But a broken hand near the end of fall camp submerged Burrow’s chances of becoming Barrett’s backup and handed Haskins the backup role.Even when Burrow returned to action, he entered after Haskins late in blowout games. Then later in the year, Haskins took advantage of the opportunity and completed a comeback win in Ann Arbor, Michigan, against the Wolverines after being thrust into action in the second half after Barrett suffered an injury.Despite this season’s quarterback battle having immeasurably higher stakes than last year’s, Haskins and Burrow seem to be stuck in the same place — a tie. But this time, they are tied atop the depth chart. And this year, a third quarterback — redshirt freshman Tate Martell — has engaged them in competition.Head coach Urban Meyer said he is taking the quarterback competition “day-by-day.” He said Martell had a better practice Monday, Burrow had a better performance in an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, then Haskins “came back” and played better.Despite the offense not having a set leader at quarterback, Meyer seemed unconcerned with the ongoing uncertainty behind center.“You’d wish one would take it,” Meyer said. “But then again, you like having the day-to-day competition, which is what I’m seeing.”In order for someone to separate themselves and earn the starting job, Meyer said Haskins, Burrow or Martell have one simple job: to “lead the team.” Thus far, he feels that has not happened.“There’s got to be a separation at some point, and right now there is not that separation,” Meyer said. “Just when one starts going, the other one comes up, and the other one drops a little bit.”As each practice passes and no quarterback separates himself from the pack, the Buckeyes get one day nearer to ending spring practice without naming a starter. Ohio State has just five more practices in the next two weeks before playing the Spring Game on April 14 at Ohio Stadium. If Meyer does not name a starter, it would be the first spring game since 2015 that Ohio State does not have a quarterback cemented atop the depth chart. Meyer said he does not know whether he will have a starter by the end of spring.However, the timeline has major implications on the position for Ohio State. Both Haskins and Burrow have shown, in limited time, they possess the requisite skills to start at a major college football program. But Burrow could transfer if Haskins, the assumed favorite, earns the nod.Burrow is on track to graduate from the university in May, meaning he would not have to sit out if he decided to transfer like most college athletes. Instead of backing up Haskins or Martell, he could transfer and compete for a starting job on a team without Ohio State’s high-end talent at quarterback. A month ago, Meyer said his first obligation is Ohio State, but “probably, yes” he has an obligation to tell Burrow his status by the end of spring practice. Given the lack of separation between the three quarterbacks, the probability of Meyer not offering Burrow a solid answer by the time he graduates seems more possible than ever.The last time Meyer did not make a decision on quarterback after spring practice, Ohio State’s disastrous circus of Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett flip-flopping starts and snaps led to an offense that could never seem to find a rhythm in 2015. Meyer said he has moved on from that situation and did not learn anything from it. But the clock is ticking, and the day-to-day competition that Meyer enjoys will end after the Spring Game in less than two weeks. Without naming a starter, Ohio State will not have a leader behind center during the summer with whom the offense can build a rapport. That might not worry Meyer yet, but the uncertainty could do irreparable damage if he does not make a decision until the fall. read more

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Rangers sign Umar

first_imgRangers have announced the completion of the signing of Sadiq Umar on loan.The Scottish club announced the signing of Sadiq Umar from AS Roma on a one-year loan deal, subject to international clearance.The Nigerian striker made six appearances for Roma scoring two goals in the process since his move from Italian Serie B side Spezia in 2015.Sadiq has spent the major part of his career with Roma away from the club with loan spells at NAC Breda, Torino and Bologna.“I wanted to stay in Rome this season but when Steven Gerrard called me I couldn’t say no to him,” Sadiq told Rangers TV via Sports Mole.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“He spoke to me about the club, the players and staff, and how much he wanted me to be a part of it all.”“He spoke about helping me progress in my career and when someone pays a keen eye to your career in that manner you can’t say no.”Sadiq was dropped from Roma’s 30 man preseason squad earlier on Monday.The 21-year-old striker was part of the Nigerian side that won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.last_img read more

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KPBSD Homeless Population Continues To Rise

first_imgWhat can the Students in Transition Program provide?Immediate School EnrollmentFree school meal benefitsTransportation to and from schoolSchool SuppliesAssistance in obtaining birth certificatesReferrals to local social service agencies and public programsAn advocate to help the student and/or family find additional resources in the community KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “Most of them couch surf, or they will talk to a friend or go to house and will end up staying for  3-4 days and then go somewhere else. There are also a fair amount of kids and families that live in their cars. Some of our local businesses will find those cars parked there until about 5am.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has reported an increase in students who lack a permanent, stable, and adequate place to sleep at night. These students range from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade and are in every community within the school district. This can include students who are living in a shelter, hotel, tent, camper or car, students that are “doubled-up” with extended family members of friends because of financial difficulty, students who are couch-surfing, and those in “substandard” housing. KPBSD currently has over 200 students enrolled in the ‘Students in Transition Program for Homeless Children and Youth‘ program. Each year the program typically services over 250 students.last_img read more

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Central and eastern European broadcaster Central E

Central and eastern European broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has made a number of senior appointments including a new boss for its video-on-demand service Voyo.The company has promoted Constantin Mocanu to senior vice-president and head of Voyo. Mocanu was previously general director of Pro TV, its Romanian broadcaster.As part of the move Voyo will become part of CME’s broadcasting division as it looks to increase focus on the service and expand its as a paid distribution platform.Following Mocanu’s promotion, Pro TV head of television Anca Budinschi will become general director of the station. Budinschi has worked at CME for 19 years.Mocanu will remain as general director of Pro TV until the end of the year and will take the Voyo role full time in January 2013. read more

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