UPDATED: Fast food worker diagnosed with hepatitis-A in Dearborn County

first_imgGreendale, In. — Officials in Dearborn County say a worker at the Greendale Taco Bell on Eads Parkway has tested positive for hepatitis A.Reports indicate the worker handled food January 24, 31 and February 1. Anyone who may have eaten at the restaurant should get a vaccine and seek medical attention.Customers of the establishment on January 31 and February are urged to get the vaccine. The vaccine will no longer be effective for customers on January 24, they are asked to self-monitor for symptoms of the illness.On February 13 the following statement was offered by Taco Bell:“The franchisee of this Greendale, IN location began working closely with Taco Bell and health officials as soon as they were aware. All team members have been retrained on illness policies and procedures, offered vaccinations and will continue to sanitize the restaurant. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our team members and customers is our highest priority, which is why we are taking this matter so seriously. Customers who have eaten at this Taco Bell location on January 24, 31 or February 1 should follow guidance from the Dearborn County Health Department.” – Taco Bell Corp.last_img read more

There should be uniform global use of VAR, FIFA refs’ chief Collina says

first_imgWorld football governing body FIFA wants VAR video reviews to be applied in the same way across all competitions, as they take over direct responsibility for the system.Issues concerning VAR have been handled primarily by the International Football Association Board during the system’s two-year experimental phase and its introduction as part of the laws of the game. IFAB is the game’s law-making body.FIFA, however, took over the role of supporting competition organisers with the implementation of VAR from July 1.Pierluigi Collina, the Italian former World Cup referee and chairman of FIFA’s Referees’ Committee, told Reuters the move was a “natural transition”.“IFAB as an organisation has the duty to govern the laws of football, including VAR and the protocol and regulations. Once the laws of the game are set, IFAB’s job is over,” he said.“It is then FIFA that deals with referees’ education around the world, supporting all the member-associations.” However, there have been some variations in the use of VAR in different competitions and national leagues, and Collina said there should be a uniform approach.He said: “Another responsibility of FIFA’s is to have the laws of the game implemented all over the world in the same way. There cannot be different implementation of the laws of the game in different continents or different countries.“Our responsibility is to ensure that football is played in the same way all over the world.“Can you imagine (what happens) in (an) international competition played by teams who are used to having different interpretations of the laws of the game in their domestic competition?“So, saying that VAR should be used in the same way all over the world is something obvious. “Of course, there can be some small differences, but the general implementation should be the same.“It is FIFA and IFAB’s responsibility to have the game played the same way across the world, for the benefit of those who are playing.”The Premier League has not used VAR to check for encroachment off the line by goalkeepers during penalty kicks in spite of that element being part of the protocol.Speaking generally, Collina said FIFA wanted to avoid situations where players in an international tournament faced surprise decisions.RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland He said: “If something is written in the laws of the game, it has to be implemented everywhere, Otherwise, can you imagine the surprise of someone who is penalised for something in an international game that he is not penalised for at home?“Maybe they would not be aware of what they can do? If something in the laws of the game doesn’t work, then it is discussed and eventually changed by IFAB.Reuters/NAN.—Tags: FIFAInternational Football AssociationVARlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2019 highlights: Mumbai beat Chennai by 37 runs

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock fell cheaply but Suryakumar Yadav revived the innings with a couple of big hits. Suryakumar was joined by Krunal Pandya and Mumbai Indians staged a revival. Suryakumar Yadav slammed his sixth fifty while Krunal Pandya fell for 42. However, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard ended the Mumbai Indians’ innings well. Hardik slammed two sixes and a four in the final over while Pollard smashed a massive six as Dwayne Bravo conceded 29 runs in his final over. In response, Chennai Super Kings lost Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu cheaply. Suresh Raina started well but Kieron Pollard’s catch ended his innings. Kedar Jadhav hit his fourth fifty but Chennai Super Kings lost the services of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. In the end, Dhoni’s side lost their first game in IPL 2019 while Rohit Sharma’s side got their campaign back on track. Get highlights of the match here. (SCORECARD)23:58 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have done it. They have inflicted the first loss for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. Hardik Pandya the star with 3/20 to go with his eight-ball 25 and Mumbai Indians have won the match by 37 runs.23:51 hrs IST: Short ball pounded on the pitch by Hardik Pandya and Deepak Chahar top-edges the pull to deep backward square leg where Bumrah takes the catch. Third wicket for Pandya who has had an excellent night.23:45 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo latches onto a slow and full ball from Malinga and deposits it to the third tier of the stands at deep midwicket but the bowler has his revenge. Full ball slanted in and Bravo goes for the slog, the inside edge flies to the left of Quinton de Kock who takes a stunning catch with both hands.23:40 hrs IST: Another great over from Jasprit Bumrah. They need close to three runs per ball do Chennai Super Kings. Malinga gets the wicket of Jadhav for 58 and Mumbai Indians close in on win.23:32 hrs IST: Two fours by Kedar Jadhav and he slams his 4th IPL fifty. This has been a good over for Chennai Super Kings as they need 66 off 24 balls. 23:25 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya, you beauty! Gets the ball to climb up from a back of a length and Jadeja can only edge it to the keeper. Pandya’s two wickets in the over have potentially sealed it for Mumbai Indians.23:23 hrs IST: For people inquiring as to why Jasprit Bumrah has a black eye, Mahela Jayawardene, part of the Mumbai Indians coaching line-up said the bowler missed a catch during warm-ups and he was hit under the eye, thus the black mark.23:21 hrs IST: That is a massive blow for Chennai Super Kings’ hopes. Dhoni charges down the track but Hardik Pandya cramps him up with a short ball aimed towards the body, Dhoni limply pulls it to square leg where Suryakumar Yadav takes the catch. 23:18 hrs IST: The partnership has gone past fifty and Jadhav is also nearing a fifty, but Dhoni is striking at just 60. What is going through the mind of the Chennai Super Kings captain? With each over, the asking rate is mounting.23:15 hrs IST: Bumrah bowls a great over and Chennai Super Kings need 91 runs off the last seven overs. Asking rate is 13. One feels, this is a very tough ask. 23:08 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav has gone past 1000 runs in IPL. Dhoni is scrambling the ones and twos and the match is slowly starting to become a close one. However, Mumbai Indians still hold the advantage.23:02 hrs IST: Jadhav and Dhoni continue to steady the ship but the asking rate is now over 10. Dhoni needs to step up a gear.22:55 hrs IST: Jadhav continues to find the boundary as he edges a flatter delivery from legspinner Rahul Chahar while Behrendorff is troubling Dhoni with the extra bounce and angle. Chennai Super Kings are ahead of Mumbai Indians at this point in time but the asking rate is over 9.522:40 hrs IST: Only one run in the over from Hardik Pandya. He is getting some extra bounce. Things are only get tougher for Chennai Super Kings as Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack now.22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant! Absolute brilliance from Pollard. Behrendorff bowls a short and wide ball and Raina flays the cut to deep backward point, Pollard leaps but the ball is behind him. He stretches his right hand and takes a stunning one-handed catch close to the boundary. This will really hurt Chennai Super Kings.22:30 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets going with a flicked six and four off Lasith Malinga and Suresh Raina hammers two fours off Behrendorff. Chennai Super Kings need this duo to carry on.22:22 hrs IST: Suresh Raina clears the front leg and thumps Behrendorff over deep extra cover for a six. This is the kind of batting Chennai Super Kings need if they are to stage a revival.22:13 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings are in big trouble. Behrendorff gets the ball to kick up and Rayudu falls for 0. Shane Watson gets a boundary off a free-hit but next ball, he cuts a short ball from Malinga to point where Kieron Pollard leaps to take the catch. 21:52 hrs IST: Carnage in the final over. Pollard blasts a big six off Dwayne Bravo and Hardik Pandya finishes the innings off in style by clobbering two sixes and a four as Dwayne Bravo leaks 29 runs in his final over. Mumbai Indians have posted a competitive 170/5 against Chennai Super Kings. This will be a tough total to chase.21:38 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya gets going with a six. He will be the key if Mumbai Indians are to reach 150-160.21:35 hrs IST: Another full, slow ball from Dwayne Bravo and Suryakumar mistimes the lofted shot to long on where Jadeja takes the catch. Bravo breaks into a neat jig, a mixture of 21:31 hrs IST: Suryakumar slog sweeps a six over deep square leg and it is his sixth in the IPL. Splendid knock from the right-hander. They need three good overs now.21:26 hrs IST: Whether it is the outside edge or the mistimed lofted shot, there is no way Krunal is getting out today. Gets another boundary and he is nearing a fifty. As we speak, Krunal miscues a slower ball to wide long off and Jadeja takes the catch. Much needed relief for Mumbai Indians.21:23 hrs IST: The partnership between Krunal and Suryakumar has gone past fifty. Can they go to 150? Only four overs are left.21:17 hrs IST: Tahir drags one delivery short and Krunal heaves it into the stands at wide long on. The elder Pandya is batting like a gem.21:09 hrs IST: It looks like today is Krunal Pandya’s day. He gets going with two boundaries and then gets a life when he is dropped by Mohit Sharma off Dwayne Bravo. In the next over, he is trapped LBW by Shardul Thakur but he overturns it as he gets an inside edge. Superb stuff from Krunal.20:52 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya gets off the mark with a boundary off Jadeja while Tahir gets swept for a boundary by Suryakumar. Chennai Super Kings are choking the flow of runs.20:43 hrs IST: Brilliant from Imran Tahir. Yuvraj Singh mistimes the lofted shot and Ambati Rayudu takes the catch at long off close to the boundary. The umpires have a check and Rayudu is fine. Mumbai Indians are in a bad position and they need a special knock from Suryakumar.20:36 hrs IST: Great start for Ravindra Jadeja. He gets this flatter delivery to skid through and it spins away and the thin edge is taken by Dhoni. The umpires check closely for a no-ball and after checking multiple angles, he is deemed safe.20:33 hrs IST: Imran Tahir starts off well as he gets some zip and skid on the wicket. This partnership is vital for Mumbai Indians.20:25 hrs IST: Another great over for Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav is on a roll and Mumbai Indians are making a good start in the powerplay.20:20 hrs IST: Three fours in the over from Suryakumar Yadav and Shardul Thakur is under pressure. Much needed good over for Mumbai Indians and they are making a move on.20:13 hrs IST: WICKET! The pressure has told on Quinton de Kock and he tries to pull a short ball, but the short ball zips through and the left-hander miscues it to Kedar Jadhav at mid wicket.20:09 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur is getting some outswing and bounce. Rohit Sharma is struggling to cope with it and only one run comes in the over. Mumbai Indians are 3/0 after two overs.20:04 hrs IST: Good start for Deepak Chahar. He gets some swing and extra bounce as only two runs are scored. Good line and lengths maintained by Chahar and de Kock struggles to get away.19:59 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle. After the huddle, the Chennai Super Kings are all set to resume as they look to make it four out of four. Deepak Chahar will open the bowling.19:46 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff 19:38 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar, two brothers on opposite sides of the fence. Rahul makes his debut and he is a wristspinner while Deepak is the pace bowler and a crucial bowler for Chennai Super Kings.19:36 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Mohit Sharma replaces Mitchell Santner while Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande are out for Mumbai Indians.19:26 hrs IST: The match is being played on April 3, a day after the glorious date of April 2. Eight years ago, India won the World Cup at Wankhede by beating Sri Lanka and the celebrations lasted well into the night and for many days to come.19:21 hrs IST: From whatever are the reports coming out of Wankhede, it could look like left-armers will have a big role to play. Jason Behrendorff might play for Mumbai Indians while Barinder Sran is also getting a look-in.19:15 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians hold a 14-12 head-to-head advantage against Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni’s side have a poor record only against this franchise. At the Wankhede, they are trailing 3-5 against Rohit’s team.19:07 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. It is the battle of the three-time champions. If Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is high on star-power, then this clash between Chennai and Mumbai is the ultimate marquee clash in the IPL.  Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahirlast_img read more

Felicien is latest GuyanaNRA Record Shoot winner

first_imgSHERWIN Felicien won the record shoot last weekend at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.The shoot took place as members of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) prepare for this year’s West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Caribbean Championships.Shooting just two points off from achieving a perfect day, Felicien shot a possible at the 500 (35.05) yards range; it was one of two possibles for the day.Veteran marksman, Ransford Goodluck shot the other possible on the day at the 300 yards range, 35.02.Leo Romalho has continued to turn in consistent performances ending 2nd overall with 116.09, two behind Felicien whose winning aggregate was 118.10; he was off by one at the 300 yards range (34.01) and a similar number off at the 600 yards range, (49.04).Roberto Tiwari took the third place overall with a total of 115.04 followed by Goodluck, Vice-captain Dylan Fields, Lennox Braithwaite and Peter Persaud in that order.Following are the full results of the shoot:Name                                   300      500      600     AggregateSherwin Felicien                     34.01   35.05   49.04   118.10Leo Romalho                          33.02   34.04   49.03   116.09Roberto Tewari                       34.02   33.0     48.02   115.04Ransford Goodluck                35.02   31.02   48.04   114.08Dylan Fields                            33.01   34.02   46.02   113.05Lennox Braithwaite                34.01   34.01   42.02    110.04Peter Persaud                          29.01   33.02   46.02    108.05last_img read more

Syracuse attack carries Orange into final four as Tumolo gets Carrier Dome farewell

first_imgMichelle Tumolo participated in pregame warm-ups, suggesting that head coach Gary Gait might send out the senior captain with a torn left ACL to help send Syracuse back to the final four.She was fully dressed in uniform with a knee brace and the eye black that always covers most of her face on game day.But Tumolo wasn’t needed as the rest of the Orange’s attack carried SU to victory.All season long, especially in Tumolo’s absence, Syracuse was powered by the offensive prowess of first-team All-Americans Kayla Treanor and Alyssa Murray, and that continued Saturday afternoon. The duo combined for seven points and led the No. 4-seed Orange (18-3) to a 13-9 win over No. 5-seed Florida (18-3) in front of 975 at the Carrier Dome. With its defeat of the Gators, Syracuse advances to the final four for the fourth time in Gait’s six years as SU head coach.“The bottom line is we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Gait said. “We looked at this game as an opportunity to demonstrate how much we’ve grown and how far we’ve come since the beginning of the year and I think from top to bottom, again, our players gave an incredible effort.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will travel to Villanova next weekend to face top-seeded Maryland for a spot in the national title game.Treanor set the tone for the Orange with a goal in the opening two minutes of the game to put Syracuse ahead, but it was not an easy first half. She didn’t record a point for the remainder of the period.After the Orange went up 2-0, the Gators countered with three unanswered goals to take their first – and only – lead of the contest, feeding the lively Gator faithful. Meanwhile, the quick footwork of Florida’s Emily Dohony matched Treanor’s, and the UF defender repeatedly denied the SU attack any progress in dodging.But it didn’t matter.“They have threats from all angles,” Dohony said. “They’re very hard to stop.”Murray silenced the Florida fans, spinning through a double team to find an open Kelly Cross to knot the score at 3-3 before firing a low free-position shot past Mikey Meagher.UF’s Kitty Cullen scored to tie the score at 4 going into halftime. But Treanor began the second half like she started the first.Less than a minute out of the break, Treanor dodged across the middle and rifled a shot over Meagher to put the Orange in front for good. She capped off her hat trick two minutes later by beating defender Kayla Stolins to the right and burying her third goal.“And I know she’s going to do her best to get the best shot or opportunity,” Murray said of Treanor, “ … I think she brings it every game.”After a score by UF’s Nora Barry at the 25:48 mark, Syracuse strung together a 5-1 run. Devon Collins scored twice in the 10-minute stretch – one goal after receiving a jump pass from Treanor – and Murray converted another free-position opportunity.The Orange had jumped ahead 11-6 with fewer than 10 minutes remaining.“At halftime, we talked about getting quality shots, getting in front of the net,” Gait said,” and throwing a fake, throwing a hitch, and putting the ball away.”The Orange didn’t need Tumolo for her goal-scoring abilities, but her pregame warm-ups weren’t wasted.For the last minute of the game, Tumolo took the field, caught two passes and passed them along. Tumolo – who has yet to have her torn ACL surgically repaired – wasn’t going to see any meaningful playing time, but she received one last chance to play on the Carrier Dome turf.She then joined her teammates in a midfield celebration, to chants of “Villa-nova” – the site of this year’s final four – from the Orange faithful.“She wanted an opportunity to say goodbye to the Carrier Dome crowd here,” Gait said. “And the game worked out in that players worked hard to give her that opportunity.“ … They wanted her to step on the field and finish her career here. It didn’t finish a month ago, and it’s not over yet, so that was a nice message for the team to deliver.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbbcenter_img Related Stories Syracuse looks to forget late-game heroics of last year, handle Florida in NCAA third roundFlorida’s first-ever senior class leaving legacy in final NCAA tournament runSyracuse defense outduels Florida’s back line in 13-9 quarterfinal victorylast_img read more

JOVRNALISM students cover US-Mexico border using virtual reality

first_imgIn addition to their project in Tijuana, JOVRNALISM met with community members providing deportees with basic necessities, counseling, Spanish language lessons and religious guidance. Photo courtesy of Robert Hernandez.Students in journalism professor Robert Hernandez’s virtual reality class witnessed a transnational conversation during their summer trip to Tijuana reporting on the United States-Mexico border.Using a split screen, the group of students filmed an American woman named Destinee in the U.S. and her father, who now lives in Tijuana after being deported. The students traveled to the border as part of Hernandez’s “Hands on Disruption: Experimenting with Emerging Technologies” course offered by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In Tijuana, Mexico, the students reported on deportees and the communities established to support them. The JOVRNALISM team, as the group is dubbed, documented the stories in 360-degree video and created a five-part series called “The Deported,” which was released over the summer. The team spoke to deportees and their families, as well as religious and charitable services designed to aid their transition into life in a new and often unfamiliar nation.“We were hunting for being trapped in the ‘in between,’” Hernandez said. “You’ve been kicked out of a country that you know and that you identify with because they don’t think you’re a citizen, and you’re in a country where you have no history and they’re looking at you as an outsider.”The group partnered with KCRW reporter Jenny Hamel and KCRW digital editor Caitlin Shamberg, who helped the group publish their work.The videos were recorded in 360 degrees and can be viewed two dimensionally on a screen or in virtual reality with a headset.“Being able to immerse yourself in this place that we read about a lot and … explore what it feels like to be amidst these crowds who are hoping to get asylum into the U.S. or to be inside a shelter that’s really just tents on the concrete ground, you get a different type of immersive experience that can hopefully build empathy for these stories,” Shamberg said.Hernandez’s class is student-led; students enjoy independence when it comes to pitching and voting on ideas, conducting interviews and filming and editing videos. Since there is no prerequisite, the course attracts both undergraduate and graduate students of various backgrounds and levels of experience with film and journalism.“We are learning a lot of things at the same time, so a lot of these folks have never done journalism,” Hernandez said. “[We’re] learning by doing. We aim for a goal and, in a hackathon, you get what you get, and I think what we got was really beautiful.”Helen Arase, who graduated from USC last spring, said Hernandez’s course taught her how to work spontaneously, rather than rely on a structured schedule.“The value of the class is so much more than just the story you get out of it at the end,” Arase said. “The way we looked at these people’s stories is different than how I would have done it before the semester.”Hernandez said he believes that new technologies like 360-degree video and virtual reality are the future of media and that it is crucial for journalists to become adept at using them.“Why wait before [virtual reality and other new technologies] become mainstream?” Hernandez said. “Why don’t we get ahead of the curve and not only lead this disruption but also shape it so the ethics and values that I have as a journalist are baked into that?”last_img read more

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/5

first_imgSat04:30 PM Brigham Young East Carolina-16.5 DayTimeHome TeamAway TeamSpread Thu05:00 PM Houston Southern Methodist-20.5 Sat09:00 AM Mississippi New Mexico State-20 Sat01:00 PM Mississippi State Troy-15 Fri05:00 PM Virginia Tech North Carolina State-6.5 Sat04:30 PM Kansas State Texas Christian8.5 Sat01:00 PM Arizona Oregon State4.5 Sat12:00 PM Toledo Kent State-15.5 Sat11:00 AM Bowling Green State Massachusetts-20.5 Sat11:00 AM Ohio Miami (Ohio)-18 Sat04:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Texas State6.5 Sat09:00 AM Temple Tulane-9 Sat07:00 PM Arizona State Colorado-17 Sat04:00 PM Texas-San Antonio Louisiana Tech13 Sat12:30 PM Northern Illinois Ball State-2.5 Sat04:00 PM Nevada New Mexico-10 Sat03:00 PM Tulsa Louisiana-Monroe-16 Sat07:15 PM Air Force Wyoming-13.5 Sat03:00 PM Oregon Washington State-15.5 Sat12:30 PM Georgia State Appalachian State17.5 Sat9:00 PM Hawaii San Diego State15 Sat12:30 PM Nebraska Wisconsin1.5 Sat07:00 PM Utah California-2.5 Sat07:30 PM Fresno State Utah State14.5 Sat12:30 PM Clemson Georgia Tech-13.5 Sat12:00 PM Boston College Wake Forest-20.5 Fri04:00 PM Marshall Southern Mississippi11center_img Sat05:00 PM Florida State Miami (Florida)-7.5 Sat04:00 PM Colorado State Boise State18.5 Sat09:00 AM South Carolina Louisiana State15 Sat09:00 AM Florida International Texas-El Paso-8.5 Sat12:30 PM Texas Tech Iowa State-6.5 Sat06:00 PM Nevada-Las Vegas San Jose State-12 Sat09:00 AM Texas Oklahoma9.5 Sat12:45 PM Central Florida Connecticut5.5 Sat04:30 PM Missouri Florida1.5 Sat09:30 AM Pittsburgh Virginia-16 Sat09:00 AM Iowa Illinois-13.5 No. 23 California at No. 5 Utah (Spread: )One of the biggest questions going into this game is how Jared Goff will fare versus Utah’s front seven. Goff has thrown for 1630 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season, but hasn’t yet faced a defense of the same caliber as Utah. Cal’s undefeated record and Goff’s four interceptions on the season mask the fact that he has struggled making throws under pressure, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs against Utah’s tough defensive line. In a rout of Oregon last weekend, running back Devontae Booker had a quiet night compared to past weeks. Expect things to be quite different as Booker and the rest of Utah’s offense go up against a Cal defense which gave up 44 points to Texas (the same Texas team that really struggles with all things special teams).Our model favors California in this matchup, but Cal is going to have to bring their A game in order to beat a tough Utah team.No. 19 Georgia at Tennessee (Spread: )While it always seems as if every college football coach is in the hot seat, Tennessee’s coach is truly in a must-win scenario to keep his job. Tennessee has lost three of its last four games and has blown a two-touchdown lead in each of those losses. The Vols have also allowed 172 rushing yards per game, so don’t expect them to stop Georgia’s running back, Nick Chubb, who has rushed for 745 yards on the season and racked up seven touchdowns or quarterback Greyson Lambert who’s also managed to throw for seven touchdowns. To stay in this one, Tennessee is going to need to keep up offensively, as their defense hasn’t been particularly strong and Georgia will be out for blood after their win-streak was snapped at home by Alabama.Tennessee is in for a tough matchup this week and our model has Georgia slightly favored, but this game could easily be a blowout.No. 13 Northwestern at No. 18 MichiganOh boy, a tale of two defenses. Both teams shut out their opponents last week. Funnily enough, one of the biggest obstacles in the way of Michigan and their continued shutout streak is their quarterback. Michigan’s quarterback, Jake Rudock has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns this season and he’ll need to make smart decisions this weekend because every offensive possession is going to count against Northwestern. Despite Michigan’s quarterback issues, Michigan does have its home field advantage going for it at “The Big House” this Saturday.Washington at No. 17 USCWell, hopefully the Trojans are well-rested after their bye week and ready to take on a familiar opponent here at home. With UCLA and Arizona both going through losses last week, our Trojans are still in the hunt for the Pac-12 South race and should be looking to use this game as another tuneup before our series of tough matchups to close out the season. The Huskies are also coming off a bye and their last game was a loss to Cal. Washington has a very young offense and true freshman quarterback Jake Browning hasn’t thrown a touchdown against a Power Five conference team. This young offense is going up against a USC secondary that’s only allowed three passing touchdowns all season. Despite their offensive struggles, Washington has lost by a less than a touchdown in both of its losses, despite being outgained offensively 818 yards to 438 yards. This shows that Washington’s defense should not be taken lightly. Furthermore running backs Myles Gaskin and Dwyane Washington lead the Huskies’ running attack with 347 yards and six touchdowns, combined. With Washington’s quarterback struggles, expect coach Chris Petersen to try to get their running game started early in the game.Questions raised about Justin Wilcox’s defense were quieted after the game against the Sun Devils where the Trojan defense came up with four key turnovers. Regardless, USC’s run defense will have to step up against the Huskies. Our rushing defense has allowed 164 yards per game and they’re going up against a team that’s going to be relying primarily on their rush offense for most, if not all of their offensive production. If the Trojans can limit the run and put pressure on Jake Browning, the Trojans should be in the clear.But USC’s defense isn’t the only group that needs to make some adjustments for this Thursday’s game. USC’s offensive tempo is significantly lower this year at 66 plays per game. Look for Sark to up the tempo and focus on improving third down conversions to keep our offense on the field for as long as possible.Our model has USC as the favorite for this game but when it comes to USC football the adage “one step (game) at a time” is key.Data provided by cfbstats.comTeam logos courtesy of sportslogos.netPatrick Vossler is a senior majoring in economics. His column, “College Football Pick’em,” runs every week. Sat05:00 PM Rutgers Michigan State19 Sat12:30 PM South Florida Syracuse8.5 Sat09:00 AM Penn State Indiana-5 Sat09:00 AM Western Michigan Central Michigan15 Almost halfway into the college football season, some things are starting to become quite clear — namely that every single team is vulnerable in some way, shape or form. Last weekend was a case study of this as previously unbeaten teams Ole Miss, Georgia, Notre Dame, and UCLA all lost.Cal is undefeated, Florida is on top in the SEC-East and Sark is a coach at USC. What year is it again —2003? With a show of hands, how many of you thought Cal and Utah would be playing in one of the top matchups of this weekend? Anyone besides the Cal fans? Yeah, that’s what we thought too. For those of us accustomed to the traditional power programs of college football leading the pack at this point in the season, fear not — this week’s unusual matchups are still likely to give us exciting, down-to-the-wire games. That’s certainly been the theme of this season thus far. And there will no doubt be even more upsets and craziness this weekend as every conference, save the Big Ten, looks up for grabs.You may be wondering — why I’m not talking about the results of the model last week? Well, in case you were too busy studying for midterms last weekend and didn’t watch any football, there were quite a few upsets and our model took quite a hit. Hearts were broken, tears were shed, but USC is off its bye week so we’ve still got something to cheer about. Alright, let’s get to the games! Sat09:00 AM Kansas Baylor17.5 Sat12:30 PM Tennessee Georgia2.5 Sat12:30 PM Michigan Northwestern-3.5 Sat09:00 AM Ohio State Maryland-20.5 Thu06:00 PM Southern California Washington-20.5 Sat04:00 PM Alabama Arkansas-18 Sat12:30 PM Purdue Minnesota4 Sat12:30 PM Notre Dame Navy-18 Sat12:00 PM Eastern Michigan Akron18.5last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw keeps the Dodgers humming in error-filled win

first_imgFor the second straight game he allowed three hits — none until the fourth inning — walked two and struck out eight. This time he needed just 89 pitches before manager Don Mattingly gave the ball to rookie right-hander Pedro Baez in the ninth inning.“Donnie gave me the old ‘it’s not best for the team’ speech,” Kershaw said. “Can’t argue with that. I don’t have a comeback for that one.”The Padres touched Kershaw for a single, a stolen base and an RBI single by Rene Rivera in the fourth inning. Their two unearned runs in the sixth inning were more memorable.With Yangervis Solarte on second base, Rymer Liriano on first base and one out, Rivera hit a fly ball to center field. Puig charged in and made the running catch, then tried throwing to first base to double up Liriano.The throw was accurate, but Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez couldn’t catch the ball while wrapping his arm around Liriano. The ball went all the way to the Padres’ dugout and bounced off the protective netting.Solarte and Liriano both tried to advance to third and second, respectively. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, who was backing up the play, tried throwing to second base to retire Liriano, but his throw got past Dee Gordon and into center field.Solarte then tried to score and Ramirez threw home from shallow center field. That throw was the least accurate of them all.The ball got past Ellis and Kershaw, who said the wind was knocked from his chest when he dove to the turf. Liriano rounded third and scored when Ellis’ throw to Kershaw covering home plate was late. Both runs were unearned by virtue of throwing errors by Puig, Ellis and Ramirez. Only three other teams have been charged with three errors on one play, most recently the Angels on April 20 in Detroit.“It’s not going to overshadow it because we won,” Mattingly said. “If we lose, it could. I did look up and see a full moon after that.“Even that play — I looked at it — A.J. backs up. We’re backing up the second play. We’re backing up the third play. None of it worked out.”Baez allowed a solo home run to Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning — only the fourth run he’s allowed in 14 major-league games. Juan Uribe (2 for 4) hit a solo home run and made a pair of excellent stops at third base, while Matt Kemp extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Even Yasiel Puig got into the act. His fourth-inning single off Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6) was his first RBI since Aug. 15, ending a 16-game drought.Kershaw, who hasn’t pitched with a five-run lead since July, was staked to an 8-1 lead after five innings.“I felt there wasn’t a whole lot of stress or pressure,” he said. “We haven’t had many of those.”The left-hander became the first pitcher to win 18 games this season (18-3), thanks in part to three wins against the Padres. He allowed one earned run in eight innings, lowering his major-league leading ERA to 1.67. Nothing can get in the way of Clayton Kershaw’s MVP-worthy season — even when the Dodgers can’t get out of their own way. Three errors on one play in the sixth inning tied a major-league record in the Dodgers’ 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday.“We’ll probably be on ‘Not Top 10’ for a while,” Kershaw joked.That humming noise in the background of “Yakety Sax” was the sound of the Dodgers’ winning streak reaching four games. They extended their lead in the National League West to 3 1/2 games with the San Francisco Giants getting a day off.Hanley Ramirez tied a season high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs. Carl Crawford (3 for 4) hit a three-run home run off reliever Frank Garces. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players

first_img24 Jun 2015 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players Two players on the LET Access Series have received invitations from England Golf to play in next week’s ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters.Former international Rachael Goodall, from Cheshire, and Sarah Attwood from Cambridgeshire have both had invitations passed to them as part of England Golf’s strategy to support former amateurs. They are the highest-placed available English players on the Access Series order of merit.England Golf will also have a team in the championship pro-am and will be represented by the highest placed available English players from the three girls’ championships in 2014:  Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) and Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, at The Buckinghamshire from 2-5 July, is one of the highlights of the Ladies European Tour schedule. Rachael (pictured top © LET Access Series) commented: “I’m really excited, it’s a great opportunity to play with some of the bigger-name players and see how I fare against them.”The 24-year-old from Heswall turned professional in 2014 after representing England in the Home Internationals and is playing full-time on the Access Series. “I’m really enjoying it, we get to play some great golf courses, and it has improved my game, brought it to another level.”Sarah Attwood, from Gog Magog, is also playing her second season of professional golf and said of her invitation: “I am so thrilled. I couldn’t believe I have been given this opportunity, it’s a huge thing for me, I am going to love it!”Sarah, 29, also plays full-time on the Access Series and remarked: “I have worked really hard, put so much effort in and now I feel I am getting somewhere.”The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters is an event for the whole family to enjoy with a host of activities, from mini golf and free lessons to an artisan market in addition to the world class golf.last_img read more

Islanders’ Dormet Wins Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. In a clutch performance Saturday, Dormet helped the Islanders (15-6, 10-1 SLC) clinch a share of the Southland Conference title and the No. 2 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Tennis Tournament in Beaumont, Texas. Corpus Christi defeated Northwestern State (14-8, 8-3 SLC), the No. 3 seed in this week’s tournament, 4-3 to close the season and finish the week 2-0, taking down Central Arkansas (14-6, 7-4 SLC) 7-0 on Thursday.   FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Luna Dormet is the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Fr. – Tours, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Darinka Tiboldi, Stephen F. Austin; Khee Yen Wee, Sam Houston State; Polina Mutel, Northwestern State. Dormet provided the clinch point for the Islanders in Saturday’s 4-3 contest against the Lady Demons. After dropping the first set 5-7, Dormet won the second 6-2 and had the deciding set tied at four a piece. The freshman from Tours, France, took the next two points to secure the three-set win over NSU’s Emilija Dancetovic and earn the team its third consecutive Southland championship. It was Dormet’s second singles win of the week after defeating Central Arkansas’ QiLi Ma 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday. She also picked up a doubles win at the top flight with Hortense Boscher, defeating the Bears’ Pornpawee Pramethong and Marli Van Heerden 7-5.last_img read more