Tennis season is in full swing, and this weekend both the Wisconsin men’s and women’s teams will be facing strong, ranked competition.After finishing seventh in the Big Ten in 2009, both the UW men’s and women’s teams have been playing matches every week leading up to their Big Ten season openers in mid-March.Their hope is to improve upon last season, and they are satisfied so far with their pre-season play.Wisconsin women’s head coach Brian Fleishman brought on tennis professional Audra Cohen as an assistant coach over the off-season. Cohen, the 2007 ITA National Player of the Year, played at both Northwestern and Miami. A two-time ACC Player of the Year and five-time All-American, Cohen joined the UW coaching staff in December.So far, her impact has been a positive one for the Badgers.“She’s a great role model for the girls,” Fleishman said. “She’s so far raised our level up just by being here.”Though the Badgers’ lineup is not set yet, Fleishman believes senior co-captain Katya Mirnova will be playing No. 1 singles. Wisconsin’s other captain is junior Jessica Seyferth.“The biggest challenge is going to be able to find a lineup that we’re going to be able to stick with,” Fleishman said. “We have a lot of talented players and a lot of equal ability. I think everybody is striving for that No. 1 position, so I think that’s a good problem to have.”After starting 2-4, the Badgers will host the 2010 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship this weekend at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.Matches begin Friday at 9 a.m. as 16 teams from across the country will be competing, including the top 12 ITA-ranked teams..“We’ll have three quality matches no matter what. We’ll play three top-10 teams right in a row,” Fleishman said. “A good variety of competition, and it’s at our home place so I think it would be a great time to come out and see some tennis.”The UW women will face No. 1 Duke at 3:30 p.m., Friday.On the men’s side, Wisconsin is sitting on a 6-1 record after defeating Southern Methodist University and Illinois-Chicago at home Saturday. The Badgers moved up seven spots in the ITA rankings this week to No. 25.UW will not, however, be competing in the ITA National Indoor Team Championship on the men’s side. Instead, the Badgers will take on Nebraska at 4 p.m., Thursday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.“I think we’re definitely ahead of where we were last year, and we have a lot of young guys playing, so I think we’re only going to get better from here,” assistant coach Evan Austin said. “Looking at our freshman, (Billy) Bertha and (Chris) Freeman, (we are) looking for those guys to have some big contributions in the next couple months.”The team also has two players ranked in the ITA top 20 in men’s national singles. Senior Moritz Baumann is currently sitting at No. 6, and junior Marek Michalicka is at No. 20. As a pair, the international duo is ranked No. 3 in doubles.While they remain focused on this weekend’s match, the men’s team cannot help but peek ahead at a match with Big Ten rival Ohio State, which ranks No. 3 nationally.“Of course I want to finish No. 1, as a team, but it’s going to be hard work,” Michalicka said. “It’s going to be tough because Ohio State and Illinois are pretty good teams. But we can do it, we can beat both teams right now.”“If there was one match I think we’re definitely looking forward to, it is our match with Ohio State at the end of the conference season,” Austin added. “I think that’s one we’re looking at and hopefully there will be a lot on the line when that match rolls around.”Conference play begins March 21 at home against No. 12 Illinois. UW will play six Big Ten matches at home this season, including the third-ranked Buckeyes on April 25.“We’re just trying to take one match at a time,” Austin said. “Hopefully when things fall at the end we’ll be in position to have a shot at the title.”
Comments This Friday, Syracuse will finally get its Mountaineer rain check. When the Orange returns home to kick off a two-week, four-game home stand against West Virginia at 7 p.m., it shouldn’t take long to recall the second-half downpour that washed up its last meeting. The one SU players feel they should have won. ‘From what I remember, last year, I thought they were really overrated,’ sophomore midfielder Rosina Callisto said. ‘We lost to them, 1-0. The weather was terrible. There were huge puddles on the field. But I’m confident we can do well against them this year. Obviously, a team can change in a year, but I think we’ve improved a lot. So even if they have improved, I think we definitely can match up.’ Syracuse (5-6-3) traveled to West Virginia (7-4-1) last Oct. 9, and the Mountaineers notched the only goal of the game on the first shot of the second half by Blake Miller. In the 47 minutes that ensued, the game was delayed because of lightning and heavy rain.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text When the schools finally returned to the field, West Virginia took better advantage of the pitch conditions, outshooting the Orange 18-5 and sending SU home wet and worn. ‘It was kind of ridiculous,’ junior defender Taylor Chamberlain said. ‘I just remember it started showering and we had to go inside, and when we came back out, they were basically just brushing the field off, trying to push the water from side to side.’ SU will have those memories fresh as it welcomes the Mountaineers to SU Soccer Stadium Friday. And with SU now fighting a three-game losing streak, it would want nothing less than to turn things around against a team it feels it can beat. Especially with last year’s game still in mind. ‘It was a hard-fought game under very difficult circumstances,’ head coach Phil Wheddon said of last year’s game. ‘The rain equalizes a talented team, to some extent. We know they’re a good team. We respect them. But we played very well over the weekend and we’re confident we can come out with a good result.’ Coming into this weekend’s play, West Virginia stands four points ahead of SU at 3-1-1 in conference and riding a four-game unbeaten streak. For a Syracuse team with just six games left on the year, four of which are against schools sitting above it in conference play, it is becoming more and more apparent that this is the time to take control of the season. A season is seldom made or broken in a single game, but an early-October conference matchup against a worthy opponent is certainly a good place to start. ‘As we move into these next four games at home, obviously we want to put a good show on for our fans and the people that come and watch,’ Wheddon said. ‘It’s also a pride thing. Showing up and playing at home is all about pride, and I think that we’re ready to prove what we have against the rest of the Big East.’ At this point, SU needs wins. West Virginia drew ties in its last two meetings at SU Soccer Stadium, in 2005 and 2007. To avoid a similar result Friday night, SU will look to assert itself against a Mountaineers team that notoriously sends a lot of numbers forward — sometimes committing five, six or seven players into the attack. In turn, the Orange will have to win the ball, play it quickly and get it moving. The good news is, for this weekend at least, that probably won’t have to happen on a soggy field. Friday afternoon is scheduled for breezy conditions with a high of about 70 degrees. ‘Hopefully there won’t be any puddles on the field this year,’ Callisto said. ‘The ball will just stop in the middle of the field. You’ve got to kick it a lot harder, and it’s a lot more tiring. So hopefully it’s a nice day, but whatever we have, we’ll have to just deal with.’ firstname.lastname@example.org Published on October 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
The Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils devised a two-phase action plan Tuesday night to address the recent issues within the Greek community.Pat Lauer, the president of IFC, said IFC and PHC created the plan to educate individual chapter members about the severity and ramifications of their actions.The plan was created at a meeting held in response to the obscene email that spread virally after being sent on the Kappa Sigma listserv and the photos that surfaced Saturday of a Kappa Sigma member appearing to have sex on the roof of Waite Phillips Hall.In the short term, IFC and PHC have decided to work with the Women’s Student Assembly and Center for Women and Men to plan initiatives for the rest of the semester. The councils are also requiring 50 percent of each chapter’s members to attend Take Back the Night, an event that raises awareness of domestic violence issues.“This is something we hope to take a huge part of, not only this year, but in the coming years,” Lauer wrote in an email. “We are excited to work with these organizations because we feel that these partnerships can go a long way in educating our individual members in how to best incorporate themselves into the greater university community.”Long term, IFC and PHC plan to use social media to educate new members about the “importance of maintaining positive social images.”The councils will also aim to better hold individuals accountable for their actions and to impress upon members the effects of their decisions.
Junior shortstop Ben Ramirez hit 3 of his 8 total RBIs this season in USC’s win over San Diego State Saturday. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) USC will travel to face Cal State Fullerton before returning home to take on Keio University Tuesday and Wednesday. CSUF is 3-4 on the season despite having a historically strong program. On the other hand, Keio — a part of the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League that features six prominent baseball programs — will be traveling from Japan for an exhibition game. USC beat Seattle University 6-2, lost to Southern Illinois 3-1 and took down SDSU in a comeback 11-5 victory. The Trojans are now 4-2 early in the season. As for the Aztecs, sophomore pitcher Aaron Eden had a perfect first three innings before giving up a walk with two outs in the fourth. But it was only a matter of time before USC started its comeback. The Trojans put up 11 unanswered runs the rest of the game, including 2 in the seventh and 4 more in the ninth. For the Trojans, freshman center fielder Rhylan Thomas finished the game with three hits and 2 runs while junior shortstop Ben Ramirez finished with three RBIs. “I was actually pretty proud of them,” head coach Jason Gill said. “It was a long stretch. We didn’t hit well yesterday, and then the first five innings of the game today seemed to snowball into ‘Oh no, here we go again.’ It just takes one or two guys to break that open.” The game started off quickly for the Trojans as USC scored three runs in the first inning thanks to a 3-run home run from sophomore first baseman Clay Owens, who finished with 4 RBIs. Juniors righty Kyle Hurt and lefty John Beller combined to allow just one earned run on the night as the Trojans coasted to the victory. It was SDSU, however, which started the game off hot, scoring 5 runs in the first four innings. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Alex Cornwell lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on nine hits for the Trojans a week after pitching 5.2 innings of 2-run ball against Western Michigan. “[SDSU was] kinda pitching us backward, and to beat guys like that, you gotta use the whole field,” Gill said. “You can’t just sit up there and try to hit 500-foot home runs. What [Thomas and Ramirez] did was [they] went the other way with the baseball. And it paid off.” Sophomore first baseman Clay Owens is hitting .421 on the season with 7 RBIs. Owens hit a clutch home run in USC’s win over Seattle Friday. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) The USC baseball team traveled to San Diego this past weekend to participate in the Tony Gwynn Classic at San Diego State. The Trojans took on another opponent they had not seen in more than 40 years when they played Southern Illinois Saturday. In USC’s second loss of the season, the Trojans could not find a way to get the bats going. There were still some bright spots for the Trojans, however. Junior pitcher Isaac Esqueda pitched 5.1 innings while allowing only 2 runs on six hits with three strikeouts, and Owens added two hits out of just four on the day for USC. USC took on Seattle Friday in the first game of the event. The Redhawks were an unfamiliar opponent for the Trojans, as USC entered Friday with just a 2-0 all-time head-to-head advantage. In the final game of the Tony Gwynn Classic Sunday, USC took on a familiar opponent in SDSU. Having faced the Aztecs a total of 89 times, the Trojans got their 61st win against the Aztecs on a 5-run comeback win to cap off the weekend. “We gotta get on a little roll,” Gill said. “We have a tough matchup on Tuesday against Cal State Fullerton, and I know they just recently got ranked. So we got our hands full on Tuesday and that’s all we’re going to focus on.”
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Player of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Miralem Pjanic, after the match with the national team of Greece at Bilino polje in Zenica in BiH, said that nothing is still lost but that the Bosnian players could play much better.“We had more opportunities than the Greeks, although they are a good team, we have shown a lot in the first half, but we still did not lose everything, we have a chance to show off in the match with Belgium…, “Pjanic said after the match with Greece.Selector of national football team Mehmed Bazdarevic said “we had to give ourselves a little more, because we knew that the Greeks would play dirty”.(Source: radiosarajevo)
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Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rodney McGruder added 19 points on only eight shot attempts and Goran Dragic scored 13 points for the Heat. Miami’s 45-point third tied the third-highest scoring period in franchise history, sparked by going 8 of 10 from 3-point range.“We stepped on them and never looked back,” McGruder said.Damyean Dotson scored 20 for New York, which got 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. and 13 from Mario Hezonja. The Knicks were outscored 24-0 from 3-point range in that pivotal third quarter, missing all eight of their tries from beyond the arc.The 23-point margin of victory was Miami’s fifth-largest ever against New York.The only good stretch for New York all night was late in the first quarter. The Knicks outscored Miami 14-0 in the final 2:33 of the quarter, a run sparked by back-to-back 3s by Hezonja and Dotson.That put New York up 27-16 after the first. After that, it was all Heat for much of the rest of the night.TIP-INSKnicks: New York didn’t make a free throw until early in the third quarter. The Knicks were 0 for 2 from the line in the first half. … Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) remained sidelined, and has yet to make his 2018-19 debut. Courtney Lee (neck spasms) was also out. He missed six games last season; he’s missed five already this season.Heat: Duncan Robinson, whose college career started at Division III Williams before he wound up at Michigan, got his first NBA minutes — and made his first shot, a 3-pointer. … Miami has trailed by double digits in three of its first four games. The lone exception was last week’s win at Washington, where the biggest deficit the Heat faced was nine points. … The Heat outscored the Knicks by 25 points in the third, matching the sixth-best score differential in a quarter in franchise history.BANNER RETURNS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Zach LaVine clutch freethrows lift Bulls past Hornets Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Seemed to fire up the Heat, too.With Bosh and his family watching from courtside, Hassan Whiteside scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Josh Richardson added 21 points and Miami scored 45 points in the third quarter to fuel what became an easy 110-87 win over former Heat assistant David Fizdale and the New York Knicks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, hugs former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh, left, after an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 110-87. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)“Kind of a weird night,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I love Fiz and I love CB.”That was on full display afterward. After the final horn, Fizdale lingered on the court and hugged several Heat coaches and players, with Dwyane Wade getting the last of those embraces. Wade presented Fizdale with one of his jerseys, leading to yet another hug between them. Meanwhile, Bosh had sauntered onto the court at that point, and Spoelstra grabbed him in a bear hug and lifted him off the ground. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) controls the ball as New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (21) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 110-87. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — The Heat took advantage of a third-quarter stoppage in play Wednesday to show a video montage of highlights from Chris Bosh’s years with the team, including his championship moments.It fired up the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Plenty of Heat greats were there. Tim Hardaway Sr., the father of the Knicks guard and one of three players to have his Heat jersey number swaying from the rafters in Miami, was at the game. So was Bosh and Jason Williams, the point guard from Miami’s 2006 champions.GAME 2Ashley Moyer-Gleich was one of the officials assigned to the game by the NBA. It was the second regular-season game for Gleich, who remains a non-staff official. She and fellow non-staff official Natalie Sago made their debuts on Monday.UP NEXTKnicks: Host Golden State on Friday.Heat: Host Portland on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Just like old times, sort of.“It’s always special that you’ve got people who care about you, that you’ve invested a lot in and they’ve invested a lot in you,” Fizdale said. “I told Spo when we met at half-court, ‘That’s no way to treat a friend. When I come to your house, you’re not supposed to beat me like that.’”Spoelstra knows Fizdale doesn’t believe that.“He would do the same to me,” Spoelstra said.They would compete against each other in anything and everything when they worked together in Miami, even racing to see who could get to the door first. There wasn’t much competition on Wednesday, as the Heat outscored the Knicks 76-38 in the middle two quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association has opened registration for the 2018-2019 season.Registration can be done online or by dropping off a printed registration form to the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Registration forms can be found on the Minor Hockey Bulletin Board at http://www.fsjminorhockey.ca.The fee to register for children under eleven is $435 while the fee for children over that age is $460. If residents sign up before the August 1st they are given a $40 discount.- Advertisement -The deadline to register for rep and development tryouts is July 31st.The Minor Hockey Office will be closed from June 26th until July 29th, so residents looking to return equipment from the previous season will need to contact Rod Backmeyer at (250)-787-0588, or by email at Rod.Backmeyer@gmail.com.All registrations will be dated by the time of payment and the number of teams will be based on how many coaches sign up.Advertisement For more information on registration visit the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association website at http://www.fsjminorhockey.ca.