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Golf Regionals Results @ Providence

first_imgThe Boys Golf Regionals were held at Clarksville Providence at Champions Pointe on Thursday (6-11).Center Grove took the team title followed by Bloomington South, and Floyd Central.  Greensburg placed 16th.East Central’s Chad Spencer shot a 75. North Decatur’s Dayne Lacher shot a 78.  Jac-Cen-Del’s Lucas Williams shot a 86.2015 Golf Regionals @ ProvidenceCourtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

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Pollard granted No Objection certificate

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard has been granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the upcoming Ram Slam T20 competition in South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed on Tuesday.The confirmation from WICB president Michael Muirhead contradicts an earlier report from ESPN cricinfo stating that Pollard was denied a NOC for the tournament starting on Friday.During an interview on Massy United Insurance’s Line & Length Network, Muirhead said it was never the Board’s intention not to grant Pollard an NOC, but rather explain to him why the process on this occasion was taking longer than usual.“It was not denying him any NOC it was explaining to him why it was taking longer. Normally we would have responded so in seven days he would have gotten it,” explained Muirhead.“But I think it went over. But before the seven days expired I said let me explain to him why it is taking a little longer time and it is because we have written to all the boards , the presidents and CEOs”.WICB’s letter to presidents and CEOs of all the ICC Full Member boards has notified them of its new policy to impose a 20 percent levy on the contract fees of its players taking part in T20 tournaments overseas.Cricinfo reported that Muirhead’s letter to Pollard had informed him that permission would not be granted to him until various boards featuring Caribbean players in their Domestic T20 tournaments agree with WICB’s new policy.Muirhead appears to be suggesting that the NOC granted to Pollard, who signed a two-year contract with Cape Cobras last season, is conditional.“We are awaiting a response so we know the timing that’s on it so if we did not receive it from them we would respond to Kieron and provide the NOC weather it be conditional… with the conditions that we explained to him that we are expecting Cricket South Africa to honour a release fee or we are going to defer it,” Muirhead told Line & Length Network.“It’s something on the table and we want to negociate with it. That’s why it is dynamic; it is just the point in time that we responded to Kieron”.last_img read more

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Cricket News Virat Kohli tops Forbes’ India rich-list for sportspersons, transcends MS Dhoni by huge margin

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is all geared up for the upcoming Test series against Australia, starting from December 6 is currently sitting at the top of the Forbes’ India rich-list for sportspersons 2018 with a staggering yearly income of Rs 228 crore. Last year, Virat Kohli was on the second spot in the Forbes’ rich-list for Indian sportspersons with Rs 100.72 crore and his earning has increased more than twice than in the last term. It is to be noted that BCCI’s contract and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s pay are not included in this yearly income of Virat Kohli.  Virat is followed by former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Rs 101.77 crore, then by Sachin Tendulkar with Rs 80 crore. PV Sindhu becomes the highest earning women athlete in the list of Forbes’ rich-list for sportspersons with Rs 36.5 crore.Also Read | Salman Khan tops Forbes India’s highest-earning celeb list for the third timeA total of 21 sportspersons managed to secure a spot in the Forbes’ rich list of top 100 celebrities. The athlete who proved to be the biggest gainer in the list was cricket all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who bagged Rs 28.46 crore in this annual which is 800 per cent more than the last year.The list of top 100 sportspersons also include Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Saina Nehwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Srikanth Kidambi and many more.  Here is the list of sportspersons in Forbes’ rich-list of top 100 celebrities in 2018:Name of AthleteEarnings (in crores) Virat Kohli  228.9MS Dhoni101.77Sachin Tendulkar80PV Sindhu36.5Rohit Sharma31.49Hardik Pandya28.46Ravichandran Ashwin18.9Bhuvneshwar Kumar17.26Suresh Raina16.96Saina Nehwal16.54KL Rahul16.48Jasprit Bumrah16.42Shikhar Dhawan16.26Ravindra Jadeja15.39Manish Pandey13.08Ajinkya Rahane12.02Anirban Lahiri11.99Srikanth Kidambi10.5Vijendra Singh6.4Shubhankar Sharma4.5Meanwhile, after levelling the T20 series against Asutralia, Virat Kohli-led team India is all set for the four-match Test series, commencing from December 6, followed by One Day International series.  last_img read more

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Records tumble on day three in ‘Nationals’ field events

first_imgBy Faizool DeoSEVERAL records were broken when the field events commenced yesterday, on Day Three, at the 59th National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track & Field Championships at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.Up to the end of the afternoon session, three teachers and five athletes had broken the marks of their predecessors. Included in the mix was nine-year-old Delmar Benjamin, who handed the Rupununi their first record in high jump, according to officials from that district.The Grade five student of Aishalton Primary School was elated to have claimed a victory and new record in the High Jump Boys 10-and-under event.  His 1.27m jump was better that the previous record of New Amsterdam’s athlete Samuel Welcome (1.22m) in 2017. Rupununi District team manager Ariel James said that the young athletes are very driven and that they practise with a high jump makeshift apparatus on sand (no mattress/cushion).Delmar Benjamin carried Rupununi to their first record in the High Jump at Nationals. Here he points to his new personal best height.Along with Benjamin, Zeryssa McRae (District 10) etched her name in the record books with a solid performance in the U-14 High Jump division.  McRae jumped 1.48m to erase the previous mark of 1.38m, which was jointly held by Makayla Hilliman (South Georgetown) and Alice Fraser (Corentyne). Meanwhile Annastacia Clarke from District Two, Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon was able to break the Discus – record en route to victory in the event. Her throw yesterday of 18.58m was slightly better than Tiona Lewis’s 2018 mark of 18.30m.Two teachers broke their own Shot Put records.  Chenille Bowen (District 11) was able to break her 2017 record of 8.60m with a new mark of 9.15m, while Osofa Dos Santos bettered his 2018 mark of 13.05m with a throw of 13.93m. The other teacher’s record broken was in the Javelin Over-40 division.Curt Richard (District 1) was able to win that competition with a 38.m throw which better the 2017 record (36.94m) of Nikolai Newland (Corentyne)National athlete Deshana Skeete jumped to a PB en route to a victory in the Long Jump Girls’ U-18 category.Okenoko Pascall (District 5) also broke a record in the throws, when he was able to push the shot put 14.25m to eclipse the 2017 record of Sean Lam (13.43m).The other record broken was in the javelin Boys U-20 division. Joshua Tappin hurled the javelin to a distance of 57.31m, which was better than his District 10 teammate Jermaine Simmons’s 2018 mark of 55.88m.Outside of the records, there were several finals, including a victory for national athlete Deshana Skeete in the Long Jump Girls U-18 category. Skeete broke her PB in the event en route to a gold medal. Her top jump of 5.30m, was however off the mark of Chantoba Bright’s 5.82m mark, which was made in 2017.The 2019 meet, which is scheduled to conclude on Friday, is set to continue today at the same venue with more track and field action.last_img read more

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C-NS boys bowlers beat Baldwinsville, West Genesee

first_img Tags: bowlingC-NSliverpool Tyler Dottolo, with games of 255, 233 and 246, finished with a 734 series, tops among individuals and well ahead of the top 657 series from B’ville’s Tanner Rozyczko.J.J. O’Connell’s 237 game opened a steady 649 set that give Dottolo some support. Landon Spingler had a 585 series, with Jacob Calabria getting a 549 series and Nick Wentworth adding a 547 series.Meanwhile, the C-NS girls lost 3-0 to B’ville, with Jessaia McGriff twice scoring 180 during her team-best 519 series as Katie Cloonan was close behind with a three-game total of 513.Neither of them got close to what B’ville’s Madison Hass produced, as Hass shot games of 212 at the start and 225 at the end on her way to a 608 total, helped by Jenna Spiech (543 series) and Jenna Hierholzer (513 series).But C-NS rebounded to beat West Genesee 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Strike-N-Spare, led this time by Kathryn Artz, who shot a 529 series and 192 high game as Cloonan earned a 515 series and 187 high game. McGriff, with a 499 series, was just ahead of Marissa Leone’s 474 total.Another 3-0 sweep took place on the boys side, and again Dottolo set the pace, shooting a 258 in between games of 206 and 216 on his way to a 657 series.Calabria, with a three-game total of 578 (213 high game), was one pin ahead of Wentworth’s 577 set, with O’Connell earning a 567 series and Spingler a 515 set that opened with a 214 game.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The Liverpool girls won, too, blanking F-M 3-0 as Ashley Hardy led the way, her closing games of 222 and 225 part of a 619 series.Makenzi Ormsby was steady in her 577 series, with no game higher than 197 as Mackenzie Gill opened with a 197 and closed with a 528 series. Shelby Miner paced F-M’s effort with a three-game total of 545.C-NS, meanwhile, had an important match last Tuesday against Baldwinsville at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, with the boys contest a terrific battle that the Northstars claimed over the Bees in a 2-1 decision.center_img Still with a head-to-head match ahead of them this week, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse bowling teams took on other Salt City Athletic Conference foes.In its only action last week, the undefeated boys Warriors rolled past Fayetteville-Manlius 3-0 last Friday afternoon at Flamingo Bowl.Dylan Roberson’s second game of 276 was in the middle of a 662 series, with Josh Winzens getting a 620 set. Brandon Davis earned a 607 series, ahead of the 574 series from Deacon Roberson and the 537 series from Zak Ormsby.last_img read more

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Butler turns in up-and-down shooting night for Syracuse in loss to Miami

first_imgBrianna Butler stood near the top of the 3-point line in her usual, hunched-over position. She cut to the left corner, caught the inbound pass and sent the 435 fans, who were standing and clapping, to their seats.The Syracuse guard dropped her hands to her side and jogged back down the court with hardly any reaction. Though she had just hit her third 3-pointer of the game, SU was still down by seven.“Every time she catches the ball, the ball leaves her hands, the other team puts their arms in the air like, ‘We told you don’t leave her open,’” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said.In what Hillsman called the Orange’s worst game of the season, Butler played well, despite cooling down in the second half. She finished second on the team with 19 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three steals, but it wasn’t enough. No. 23 Syracuse (17-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) fell to Miami (17-7, 7-4), 85-71, on Thursday, losing to an unranked team for the first time this season.“Butler is doing the same thing that we need her to do,” Hillsman said. “She’s getting open looks, she’s taking really good shots and I think at the end of the day she has continue to do what she does.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt times, Butler has shot abysmally this season. On the year, she’s shooting 27.6 percent and against North Carolina on Feb. 5, she hit just 2-of-21 shots and was 0-for-14 beyond the arc.In the past two games, though, Butler has managed nearly 42 percent from the floor, including an 8-for-20 effort on Thursday.“As a shooter you go through slumps and I think that these last two games I was able to knock down shots and get out of the slump and recover,” Butler said.Butler was held without a shot for the first four and a half minutes of the game, until she took a pass from SU guard Cornelia Fondren and knocked down a 3 from the top of the 3-point arc.The shot put Syracuse ahead, 8-7 — its only lead of the game. Less than two minutes later, she dropped floater through the net, and was 2-for-2.“It was pretty good being able to hit the shots, but I could have done better,” Butler said.Butler wasn’t able to score as effectively in the second half, and tried to score inside instead of on the perimeter.She drove from the right side of the net and airballed a layup attempt wide enough that it hit the support holding up the backboard. Butler persisted, regaining her rhythm with layups and mid-range shots to combat her second-half struggles from the 3-point line.With Syracuse needing a play down the stretch, Butler was open again in the left corner. A 3 would’ve put Syracuse within eight points with two minutes left, but her shot fell short.She clenched her teeth as she watched the ball get wedged between the rim and the backboard.“She was trying to rescue her team there at the end, so she took three or four or five shots probably that weren’t in her rhythm,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said.Hillsman subbed her out for just three seconds before throwing her back in the game again.With the game out of reach, Butler hoisted up a 3 that never even connected with the net. As the ball fell to the floor and the final 10 seconds ticked away, she walked toward the bench with a blank stare on her face.The buzzer sounded and all Butler could do was jog to the locker room, shaking her head.“I think I did OK,” Butler said. “It’s definitely hard when you’re not coming out with the win at the end.” Comments Published on February 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Seth Gamradt goes beyond the playing field

first_imgThe football team has faced numerous staff changes over the past season. Director of Orthopedic Athletic Medicine for USC Athletics Seth Gamradt, however, has remained on the sidelines through it all.“I’m on the sidelines for all the football games, home and away,” Gamradt said. “I try to go to as many of the other sports as I can, but you can’t be in every place at once.”As director, Gamradt tends to athletes from all 21 of the University’s Division I intercollegiate college sports. When he’s not healing athletes, he’s teaching academic fellows and residents about sports medicine surgery as an associate professor of clinical orthopedic surgery.He played many sports while growing up and has always been a big sports fan, his favorite being football. After he graduated from Pepperdine University, Gamradt departed for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. There, he found his passion in sports medicine.“When I was at medical school, some of my mentors and favorite doctors were sports medicine physicians who cared for the teams in New York,” Gamradt said. “I also wanted to do sports medicine and wanted to care for both recreational and collegiate athletes in my career.”One of his favorite doctors was Russell Warren, the head physician of over 30 years for the New York Giants.“He’s someone that I modeled my career after,” Gamradt said. “He’s one of the absolute legends in the field and it’s nice to have role models like that.”After completing his one-year residency at UCLA Medical Center, Gamradt followed in Warren’s footsteps by working on the sidelines of the Giants as an assistant team physician. After working with the Giants, he returned to UCLA to work as a faculty member for seven years as a team physician for football, women’s soccer and baseball.In 2013 he was asked to come to USC and take his current position.“That was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” he said. “So instead of being a Bruin, I’m now a Trojan.”His typical day at Keck School of Medicine of USC consists of a specific process. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Gamradt performs between five and six surgeries per day starting at 7:30 a.m. Other days, Gamradt teaches at an academic conference about sports medicine surgery and sees between 30 and 40 patients.“You’re constantly doing surgeries that have a high success rate,” Gamradt said. “Patients come in with either pain or disfunction in their shoulder, knees or elbows, and you’re able to make their quality of life better from a pain and function standpoint.”He considers every healed patient a “small victory” and conducts clinical research to improve future surgeries.“We’re focused on outcome data,” Gamradt said. “We look at the results of all the surgeries that we do, and we determine how to improve those outcomes of shoulder and knee procedures in the future.”Though he believes it’s impossible to prevent all injuries from taking place due to the nature of sports, particularly contact sports, ways to reduce injury exist.“You’ll never take the risk to zero, but there are certain exercises that all athletes can do to try and prevent those types of injuries from happening,” Gamradt said.Though his work schedule is demanding, he finds the profession rewarding.“Every day is a highlight,” Gamradt said.Dr. Gamradt sees patients at the USC Health Sciences Campus and Keck USC Beverly Hills. He is also available to see students, faculty and staff at the Engemann Student Health Center on Fridays.last_img read more

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Team creates app to for educators to share teaching practices without need for internet

first_imgEmily Smith | Daily TrojanKatherine Guevara, a Center for Excellence in Teaching Instructional Designer at USC, developed an app at the beginning of the semester with a team of students called Mobile Teacher to provide a platform for educators to share effective teaching methods in regions without internet connection.The Android app, which has received a grant from the U.S. State Department, has been in development since the beginning of the semester when three Viterbi School of Engineering students selected Guevara’s idea as their Capstone Project. Guevara said that her time working with the U.S. Peace Corps and the time she spent as an English language fellow in Ecuador inspired her to create the app.“When I was working in Ecuador, I did a TV English program that reached over a million people,” Guevara said. “That’s when I realized there’s a potential for technology to scale teacher training.”The purpose of the app is to localize expertise, providing a platform for people in developing countries to share what teaching practices worked for them with other teachers. The app will have short videos submitted by teachers in different areas that will be accessible to users. Content will be searchable by country, subject and language.“Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone that looks like you teaching in a context that looks like yours, and recognize that person as an expert?” Guevara asked. “That’s just not happening right now, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.” While people from developing countries have access to phones, internet connection can sometimes be unreliable, Guevara said. This app works offline with Youtube Go, another app that allows viewing and sharing of videos without WiFi.Veronica Perry, who works as a social media volunteer to manage the app’s online presence, said the app can help combine passion for education and teaching programs and access. “This app serves as a point of connection in a community where people can come together and share ideas,” Perry said. “It brings together all of these individuals who don’t necessarily have the same access that we do, but they have the same passion for education and the same drive to inspire and to educate their community.” Along with the app, Guevara also designed a scoreboard of best practices for potential technology developers who are considering creating a similar program. The scoreboard acts as a checklist to ensure that the app is accessible to people who are in areas of low internet connectivity.Timothy Malaney, a member of the computer science team, said that designing the app was both exciting and challenging, since he previously had designed mainly intuitively or aesthetically.“Designing and developing for accessibility was interesting in lots of ways,” Malaney said. “We had to restrict our user interfaces to using few images and simple user flows.” The team recently received the first submission for the app from a teacher in Peru. “[The U.S. Peace corps has] contact with teachers where they are assigned at their sites,” Guevara said. “They are encouraging their local counterparts to submit videos.” From here, Guevara plans to pitch a second phase, which would feature language translation features and more texting capabilities as a project for computer science professor Jeffrey Miller’s class in Spring semester.“We’re hoping that over the course of the next few months, the app builds a following of enthusiastic users who can help spread the word about Mobile Teacher to their local communities,” Malaney said.last_img read more

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Bennet pleased with Tour de France performance

first_imgDan Martin starts in 10th place overall going into today’s fourth stage of the Tour de France.Martin is just 14 seconds off the lead ahead of today’s marathon 237-kilometre trek from Saumur to Limoges. Tipperary’s Sam Bennett is pleased he managed to keep in touch with the peloton during yesterday’s stage of the Tour de France.The Carrick-on-Suir man sustained shoulder and finger injures after crashing during the opening day of the famous race but was cleared for action by medicsThe Bora Argon 18 rider says his performance on stage 3 suggests he’s getting better.last_img read more

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Rio 2016: Oguchi, Oyedeji, Thanasis Make D’Tigers’ Training Camp Roster

first_img*NBBF Signs MoU with Benin on regional partnershipOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday officially announced that 27 players are to be camped for Nigeria’s quest for the Olympic Games basketball laurel at Rio 2016.The men’s national team training camp preliminary list, read by the President of NBBF, Tijani Umar, was dominated by foreign-based players who spearheaded  D’Tigers’ accomplishment of their historic AfroBasket triumph in Tunisia last year.Long serving captain, Olumide Oyedeji is on the star-spangled list that boasts of Tunisia 2015 MVP, Chamberlain Oguchi, the Aminu brothers, Al Farouk and Alade.Others listed by coach William Voigt are Antetokounmpo Thanasis, Ike Diogu, Jamal Olasewere, Michael Daniel Umeh, Benjamin Uzor, Olaseni Lawal, Michael Gbinegie, Andy Ogide, Stanley Okoye and Ezeli Festus.The rest are Ofoegbu Ike, Braimoh Suleiman, Ibekwe Ekene, Derrick Obasohan, Stanley Gumut, Usman Abubakar, Daniel Nwaelele, Josh Akognon, Mfom Udofia, Ere Ebi, Trevor Mbakwe, Ekpe Udoh and Folarin Campbell.Orlando Magic Point Guard, Victor Oladipo was not on the list as he was undecided whether to represent Nigeria or the USA basketball team.“The 28th name is Victor Oladipo, but he not yet decided and we don’t want to put his name out before he reaches a decision. We are being professional about it—until we get his consent, we won’t put his name out. Oladipo has been in training camp with the US national team and yet to make the team. So sometimes decision can be tough when it comes to that,” Umar stressed.He laid emphasis on the eligibility of Thanasis, who plays in NBA Development League for Winchester Knicks to represent Nigeria, though he bears Greek sounding name.“Thanasis is of Yoruba-Nigerian parents who moved to Greece, while the name Antetokounmpo is actually the same as Adetokunbo. So he is very eligible to be part of our camp”.The team training camp will open in Los Angeles on June 27 while the players that feature in the NBA League will arrive on July 1 after resting from regular season.Umar disclosed that the team will fly to China on July 3 and will play in the Stankovic Cup from July 5-10 against China, France and Olympic Group D rival, Argentina. The Tigers will fly to either Las Vegas or Australia on July 11 to play either Argentina or Australia, which has also requested for a friendly match with Nigeria in Melbourne on July 15.Nigeria has also confirmed another friendly with Olympic Games opponents, Brazil in Las Vegas on July 20, while they will play China two days later in Los Angeles.The Tigers will travel to Houston to intensify its training camp on July 23. They will play the USA on August 1 in Houston before they finally depart for Rio the following day.Umar described the current season as a fruitful one for the Nigerian legion some who ply their trade in the US and Europe.He said the issue of funding of their campaign has been ironed out with Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Sport, who has assured that money would be released for all the teams that qualified for the Olympics as soon as the budget is approved by government.NBBF also announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Benin Republic, Togo, Niger and Burkina Faso on a regional partnership to develop basketball.The agreement was signed in Cotonou on April 9 and will result in the exchange of technical officials, coaches and referees. It will also allow players in those countries to participate in prospect camps, clinics and tournaments across the region with ease of movement made possible by the West Africa road network.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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