England forge ahead in Euro Challenge Trophy

first_img12 Jul 2012 England forge ahead in Euro Challenge Trophy England is in pole position after the opening day of the European Men’s Challenge Trophy in fine conditions at the Keilir club in Iceland. Thanks to 68s from Jack Hiluta, Garrick Porteous and Ben Stow, England finished day one on 352, three strokes ahead of the Netherlands and nine clear of Portugal and Iceland in joint third place. The event is a qualifier for next year’s European Men’s Team Championships in Denmark, a title England won as recently as 2010. But a 15th place last year means they must finish in the top three this week to qualify for the main event in 2013. Having recovered from a back injury, Hiluta had four birdies in his three under par return while Porteous and Stow signed for six birdies apiece. Callum Shinkwin finished on two-over-par 73 while Craig Hinton returned 75 and Ben Taylor a non-scoring 76. Scores and results for the European Challenge Trophy (Image of Garrick Porteous © Tom Ward)last_img read more

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Kids taking a swing at fresh starts

first_img I stopped by the Woodland Hills campus Monday to visit with the Pacific Lodge Boys Home championship softball team, which had just been awarded $5,000 from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles to buy new sports equipment. The foundation may be the best thing that came out of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Surplus revenue from the Games has been used to buy equipment for needy and troubled kids. Those worn baseball gloves the Pac Lodge Sluggers used this season and the plastic ones handed out to kids on Glove Night at Dodger Stadium were finally going in the trash. So were the lopsided softballs, ripped T-shirts, and holey tennis shoes they wore during their undefeated, championship season. They were going to get real uniforms and new equipment. “Before I got here, I had never been on a sports team of any kind,” said David, 17, who’s been at the home for six months. Team sports just weren’t on the neighborhood agenda where he lived. Both David and Steven knelt at home plate and smoothed out the dirt the team had picked up from Dodger Stadium earlier this year. Magic dirt, some say. “The Dodgers were putting new dirt in their infield and we asked if we could use some of the old dirt for our field,” said Larry Flowers, a counselor at the home. Flowers and a few of the players drove down to the stadium in the home’s old pickup truck and loaded up the red clay Dodger dirt. You would have thought they were bringing home gold. “The boys were so excited to be putting in dirt used in Dodger Stadium on our old softball field,” said Kristin Sanders, associate director of development. “It made them feel special, and that’s something most of these kids have never felt before.” Now, nobody’s saying Dodger dirt was responsible for their undefeated season, but there was some magic going on that old softball field at the home. “We came together as a team, which is something none of us ever did in our old neighborhoods,” Steven said. “I guess that’s why we’re here, to learn new things, and turn our lives around. Do some positive things for a change.” Learn what cheering, not yelling, sounds like. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It’s called cheering, son. Steven’s a member of the Pac Lodge Sluggers, which went undefeated in 12 games this year to win the championship of the Placement and Group Home League. Never heard of it? Not too many people have. I’d like to tell you the full names of the players and show you their faces, but that would be against the law. The kids playing in this league are all juvenile wards of the court. They’ve either done something wrong or had something wrong done to them. Most grew up in tough, inner-city neighborhoods, where a good day meant getting home in one piece. The kid swung the bat as hard as he could, then watched stunned as the softball flew over the center fielder’s head and landed on the dirt running track. A home run. He sprinted to first base, still holding the bat as the crowd began to yell. How was he supposed to know he should drop the bat and take his time running the bases? They didn’t play softball in the tough L.A. neighborhood where the kid grew up. So you couldn’t blame the kid for stopping at second base and wondering what he’d done wrong. “It was the first time in my life people yelled at me for doing something right,” said Steven, 17. last_img read more

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QPR v Bristol City: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgJunior Hoilett scored in QPR’s 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate in DecemberKick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 7 May 2016Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancaster, Lancashire)Match in a nutshell: The curtain comes down on QPR’s 2015-16 season as they host Bristol City.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring).Fitness test: Massimo Luongo (groin).BRISTOL CITYRuled out: Frank Fielding (ankle), Korey Smith (suspended).Fitness tests: Aden Flint (knee), Adam Matthews (hamstring). Possible line-upsQPR: Ingram; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Kpekawa; Henry, Faurlin; Petrasso, Chery, Phillips; Polter. Subs from: Smithies, Lumley, Perch, Robinson, Konchesky, Angella, Tozser, Diakite, Luongo, Gladwin, Hoilett, Prohouly, Grego-Cox, El Khayati, Washington.Bristol City: O’Donnell; Ayling, Pearce, Williams, Golbourne; Pack; Reid, Bryan; Tomlin; Agard, Kodjia. Subs from: O’Leary, Little, Baker, Vyner, Flint, Matthews, Dowling, Wagstaff, Freeman, Wilbraham, Odemwingie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D L D W (5 points)Home: D W L W W (10 points)Bristol City total: W D L D W (8 points)Away: D D L W L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 8; Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, El Khayati 1, Fer 1, Hall 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Bristol City: Kodjia 20; Wilbraham 8; Flint 6, Tomlin 6; Agard 3; Bryan 2, Odemwingie 2, Reid 2; Baker 1, Burns 1, Freeman 1, Pack 1, Robinson 1, Wagstaff 1, Williams 1.Last five meetings19 December 2015: Bristol City 1 QPR 13 January 2011: QPR 2 Bristol City 222 October 2010: Bristol City 1 QPR 126 December 2009: QPR 2 Bristol City 118 August 2009: Bristol City 1 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Bristol City 1 win, 3 drawsSee also:Youngster leaves QPR – for Champions League footballQPR’s FFP dispute expected to be resolved by commissionNew QPR crest goes down a storm on TwitterBristol City boss praises QPR duoLuongo a doubt for QPR finaleQPR boss plans talks with out-of-contract playersFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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USDA releases report on rural broadband’s role in precision agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies. The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and next generation precision agriculture technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result in at least $47 billion in national economic benefits every year.“Broadband and Next Generation Precision Agriculture are critical components for creating vital access to world-class resources, tools and opportunity for America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers,” Secretary Perdue said. “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to doing our part to clear the way for nationwide broadband connectivity that will allow the next generation of precision agriculture technologies to thrive and expand.”The report also finds that if broadband infrastructure and digital technologies at scale were available at a level that meets estimated producer demand, the U.S. economy could realize benefits equivalent to nearly 18% of total agriculture production. Of that 18%, more than one-third is dependent on broadband e-Connectivity, equivalent to at least $18 billion in annual economic benefits that only high-speed, reliable internet can provide.For many years, USDA and the American agriculture industry have been actively researching the feasibility, usage and potential upside of Next Generation Precision Agriculture technologies. Until now though, the interdependency of these technologies and broadband e-Connectivity has not been evaluated. The report released today explores this symbiotic relationship and quantifies the potential economic benefit of broadband buildout and the complementary adoption of connected agriculture technologies. Going forward, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be engaged in multiple facets of infrastructure and technology deployment, including financing rural capital investments and supporting producers who are exploring which Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies are best suited to improve their operations and serve their customers.In April 2017, President Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. The Report identified Achieving e-Connectivity in Rural America as a cornerstone recommendation. The Administration has been executing this priority call to action through the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), which reflects rural broadband build-out as one of President Trump’s directives to the Federal government. A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies opens the next chapter in the USDA’s response to this call to action.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.last_img read more

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Can Middle America Afford Climate Change Solutions?

first_imgAccording to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have 12 years before irreversible climate change occurs. That means that if the United States wants to avoid this situation, everyone reading this article (and many more) must decarbonize as quickly as possible. And we must do this with the least negative effect on the economy and our daily lives as possible. Can we even afford it? In a word, maybe. Let’s focus for the time being on residential energy use, and ignore the changes that will be required for industry, commercial buildings, and for-profit transit. As long as a homeowner plans ahead of time, and selects premium, efficient equipment at the right times, it would be possible to make the switch to near-zero carbon consumption over the span of 12 years. However, without constant vigilance, sound planning, and implementation as household products die and are replaced, the full cost of decarbonization will go up dramatically because the cost to decarbonize would no longer be incremental.RELATED ARTICLESGreen New Deal: Just As Dangerous As Climate Denial?America Can Afford a Green New Deal — Here’s HowIs the Green New Deal Just a Pipe Dream?New York City Gets Its Own Green New Deal For example, suppose I am forced to replace my water heater sometime in the next 12 years. Replacing it using the carbon-reduction approach would mean buying a heat-pump water heater. What if I decided not to buy the heat-pump water heater, but a more conventional (and cheaper) model that didn’t do anything to lower my carbon footprint? Ten years later, I might realize, “Whoops! I should have decarbonized my home because climate change is happening.” Now, the water heater with a lifetime of 15-plus years would have to be decommissioned early, thus incurring the full cost of the heat-pump water heater rather than just the incremental cost. This additional cost makes it less likely that I would actually implement a decarbonization strategy because it is less financially viable. Adding up the costs of incremental change Assuming I start today with a decarbonization goal in mind, what would it cost to reduce my daily home carbon consumption dramatically over the span of 12 years? I have a suburban, 3,000-square-foot house built in the early 1990s. It was pretty much an energy hog when I got it, so much so that the previous owner vacated the premises partly to escape the high utility bills and discomfort. So how much will it cost, in a relatively expensive area, to retrofit my energy usage to near zero-carbon? Upon doing some energy modeling using my 10 years of experience in the industry, here is roughly what it would take in incremental costs to achieve a decarbonized, climate-friendly, residential home and transportation (replacement upon equipment failure). Single Family in Suburbs Single Family in Rural Townhouse in Suburbs Townhouse in Urban Apartment in Urban Conditioned space (sq. ft.) 3900 1500 2400 1200 800 Attic air-sealing and R-60 attic insulation – $3,400 $3,400 $2,500 $2,100 $300 High-efficiency LED light bulbs $250 $100 $200 $100 $75 Tier 1 CEE appliances (most efficient Energy Star appliances) $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 Heat-pump water heater (EF* greater than 2.5) $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 Encapsulated (air-sealed) ducts $2,500 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $0 Inverter-driven, high-efficiency heat pump (20+ SEER**, 11+ HSPF**) $10,000 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $5,000 Good performance dual-pane windows or low-e storm windows $4,250 $2,880 $2,880 $2,160 $1,920 Home air-sealing (baseboards, penetrations, walls, foundation) $2,500 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $500 Transportation (electric vehicles and charger) $33,000 $33,000 $38,000 $21,000 N/A*** Rooftop solar $26,900 $16,100 $15,600 $11,100 N/A*** Total $86,800 $70,980 $74,680 $50,960 $11,795 Annual cost (assuming 12 years) $7,233 $5,915 $6,223 $4,247 $983 Annual defrayed utility costs $2,500 $1,700 $1,700 $1,000 $324 Annual defrayed transportation costs $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $500 0 Net Annual Cost $3,733 $3,215 $3,523 $2,747 $659 Net Monthly Cost $311 $268 $294 $229 $55 *Efficiency Factor (EF) is a measure of hot water heating efficiency **Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) are measures of cooling and heating efficiency respectively. *** Costs for solar panels in urban apartment units were not included, due to the limited energy density of available roof space relative to the energy usage of all the floors of the building. Urban areas where buildings are over 10 stories tall are generally going to have to rely on the greening of the grid and public transit in addition to the improved efficiency of the buildings to reach net-zero carbon. Not part of this scope. If someone were buying a new house, they’d likely be paying less of this cost, as some of these measures—such as attic air sealing, high-efficiency bulbs, air-sealed ducts, and good quality windows—may be required by code. However, with an existing house and existing cars, people have to make up for previously inefficient construction practices. Working change into the budget When the median national salary is $47,000 per year, that’s effectively $35,000 after taxes (assuming a 25% tax rate), or $2,900 per month. That money must cover all expenses—housing, food, healthcare, transportation, kids’ activities, you-name-it. Whether this household can afford the extra expense of decarbonization would depend on location (urban, suburban, and home type), income, and the number of wage-earning people there are living there. It is essentially between 2% and 11% of what the average wage-earner’s pay. People who are earning median wages or less would probably feel that they do not have enough monthly budget flexibility for an extra $55 to $311 outflow. Some of these costs will come down over time, especially electric cars. Batteries are the most expensive part of the car, and the industry is rapidly changing and improving. Maybe with the right financing options, including 20-year paybacks instead of 12 years, and government incentives, it might allow for getting the carbon benefit now but paying less monthly for a longer period of time. Cue some happy bank executives. At the end of the day, people like me who want to slow or halt climate change are asking everyone to substitute some current costs with another one. If one were implementing such a plan on their own, or taking the situation a bit further to a government-imposed carbon tax on fossil fuel, people are first going to scale back their leisure and entertainment activities before they start cutting back on necessities. However, if a family is lower on the economic ladder, they may not be taking any of these steps toward decarbonization, thereby making the cost of decarbonizing the full cost rather than incremental cost. These families are less likely to have any entertainment budget to dip into in the first place. Wealthy people may buy smaller boats or fewer boats to defray additional energy costs, or they may very quickly scale up their energy efficiency and renewable energy purchasing. If the ultimate aim is to make decarbonizing as widespread as possible across the entire economy, and I argue that it would, then people on one side of this median income divide are going to need more incentives to implement this plan. So, yes, with the right choices, the right incentives from the government, the right life situation, it could be possible for the median American to afford climate change solutions. In other words, maybe. David Kaiser trained as a mechanical engineer and has spent his 14-year career in building energy efficiency, including energy modeling, contracting for Energy Star for New Homes, HERS Rater, LEED for Homes Green Rater, energy auditor on residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings, and now as a green and energy code permit reviewer for Washington, D.C. He asked that editing credit be given to Katherine Kaiser, PhD.last_img read more

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CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3

first_imgRod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRefusing to go home, Centro Escolar University came out like a house on fire and burned Flying V’s dream of a perfect conference down with a 93-72 blowout Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series.The Scorpions held the Thunder scoreless in the final 5:15 of the first quarter to turn a 14-12 deficit into a commanding 31-14 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief CEU shot 10-of-22 from threewh ile also limiting Flying V to just 31-percent shooting from the field.The win kept the fourth-ranked Scorpions alive and forced a winner-take-all Game 3 slated on Thursday for the right to face Cignal HD in the Finals.“The pressure is on them,” said Garcia. “We didn’t really expect to make it here, but since we’re here, it’s not bad that we try to go for it.”It was a forgettable outing for leading MVP contender Jeron Teng, who played through a sprained left ankle in the first half before fouling out at the 7:21 mark of the fourth quarter.He finished with 13 points, on a 5-of-13 shooting from the field, on top of three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat to lead the Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Gab Banal, Aris Dionisio, and Eric Salamat all churned out 11 markers in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 93 – Ebondo 18, Aquino 18, Uri 15, Casiño 13, Jeruta 10, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 4, Arim 0, Baconcon 0.FLYING V 72 – Teng 13, Banal 11, Dionisio 11, Salamat 11, Torres 10, Cañada 8, Paredes 4, Tampus 3, Thiele 1, Austria 0, Koga 0.Quarters: 31-14, 58-35, 79-61, 93-72. MOST READ LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games That choking defense continued in the second quarter, where CEU locked Flying V down to grab a lead as high as 23, 58-35, at halftime.Making true of his vow to force the equalizer, Rod Ebondo scattered 18 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks to carry the mantle for the Scorpions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArt Aquino was also flawless from the field as he made all of his seven shots to pour 18 markers and seven boards, while Christian Uri had 15 points and four rebounds in the victory.“We didn’t focus much of our defense on Teng, but rather, our team defense. We followed our gameplan on defense and that made things easy on us on offense,” said coach Yong Garcia. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’ View commentslast_img read more

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Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half against the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Sparks won 75-64. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn’t hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.Ogwumike was quick to say Fowles didn’t do it intentionally.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “I saw it happening and it was like a fumble and when she went to get it she kind of flung her arm,” Ogwumike said. “It just kind of split the skin. But I think AB (Alana Beard) came up with the rebound.”It’s easy for the Sparks to find silver linings. They dominated the boards en route to beating the Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 on Friday and they’re now one win away from hoisting the WNBA Finals championship trophy Sunday at Staples Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Sparks have plenty of experience given that they won last year and can become the first team since 2002 to win back-to-back titles.“I think we have players that are competitors. We have players that know the way we want to play,” Candace Parker said. “Look, I can tolerate just losing in terms of us beating beat, them beating us. We want to make sure it’s what they’re doing and not what we’re doing in a game like this. We have to take care of what we can control. Asked if she had a one-on-one talk with all of her players, Reeve simply said “no.”While the Sparks had a balanced offense, the Lynx backcourt struggled as Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen were both scoreless.“I’ve got to be more aggressive,” Augustus said. “I’ve got to get the ball. I can’t shoot air. Our offense was very stagnant. Didn’t execute the way we wanted to, so it created a lot of one-on-one situations for everything. Forces Sylvia to have to score with two people guarding her. Forces Maya to have to take contested shots. When we are efficiently flowing in our offense, I feel like no team can guard us. I wasn’t able to get as many touches because of how out of sync we were.”Reeve’s challenge to the starters was well taken.“Everything she says we know,” Moore said. “She’s very straightforward about telling us how it is. We as leaders have to continue to embrace that and do our best to improve and make changes and adjustments here and there to make sure we don’t have issues we cause ourselves.”The Sparks believe they will play well in a closeout situation.“I think we’re a different team, even from the semifinals,” Ogwumike said. “We’ve learned a lot along the way. We have experience, I guess you could say, in closing games out. Throughout the season, coach (Brian Agler) talks about winning each series. You play everybody three times and Dallas four times. I think we won every series with the exception of Dallas. We tied that series.“With that, that’s the mindset we have going in to this game. Just doing what we have to do to win this game. Everyone is pretty focused on that.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ “We can control how hard we rebound and how hard we play defensively, how we move offensively, the pace with which we play. That’s what’s important in this game, keeping both eyes on the journey.”The Sparks could envision hoisting that trophy with their fans — there was a sellout crowd of 13,500 Friday in Game 3 — and how nice that would feel. Last year, the Sparks won in Minnesota.The Lynx face elimination but can force a Game 5 in Minnesota on Wednesday with a win. They were in a similar situation last year and forced a fifth game.Fowles said she and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had a one-on-one conversation Saturday morning.“I think for the most part we respond well when our backs are against the wall,” Fowles said. “I don’t like those back-up-against-the-wall type of situations. Unfortunately, that’s where we are at this point. You just have to keep fighting and battling and take what comes, that’s Game 4. If we want to stay alive in this thing we have to make sure we’re energized and into what’s going on.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Video: Notre Dame Freshman Guard Rex Pflueger Is Pretty Good At Dunking

first_imgA closeup of Notre Dame's mascot during a basketball game.PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 19: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot, the Notre Dame Leprechaun, performs in the first half against the Northeastern Huskies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)We’ve seen several videos this off-season featuring college basketball players throwing down ridiculous dunks at their school’s practice facilities. Notre Dame freshman guard Rex Pflueger is the latest to record his aerial exploits and share them with the world. Pflueger posted this video, featuring three dunks, on Twitter today. The first one is the best, in our opinion, but all three are pretty impressive. Dunks DuLac!!! @NDmbb #dunkweek #flightbrothers pic.twitter.com/5jllt5F6rB— Rex Pflueger (@rexpflueger_1) August 30, 2015last_img read more

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Photos: Nebraska Wearing Custom Gold And Orange DLillard1 Sneakers For 3rd Annual #AveryStrong Game

first_imgAvery Strong hashtag for Nebraska.Twitter/@TMAG1CFormer Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman now coaches at New Mexico, but the Huskers are still supporting his son Avery’s battle with leukemia. Today, when Nebraska hosts Michigan, it will have its third annual #AveryStrong game. Students will be wearing #AveryStrong shirts, and NBA star Damian Lillard is providing the team with gold and orange DLillard1 sneakers, which represent pediatric cancer and leukemia awareness.Shout out to @HuskerHoops and what they are doing to support pediatric cancer and young Avery today. #AveryStrong pic.twitter.com/Fj1YoCB7m2— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016Avery Harriman is only 8 years old, but has battled and beaten childhood leukemia 3 times. #AveryStrong— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016The #miadidas #DLillard1 and tees @huskerhoops will wear today have gold for pediatric cancer and orange for leukemia. #AveryStrong— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 23, 2016Here is more on #AveryStrong from Nebraska:To honor the fight that Avery has gone through, the first 500 students at Saturday’s game will receive an #AveryStrong shirt provided by Husker IMG Sports Marketing, turning the Red Zone gold on Saturday. The gold shirt symbolizes pediatric cancer, while the orange is the color for leukemia, symbolizing Avery’s battle. Fans between the ages of 18 and 44 can sign up on Saturday to join the national bone marrow registry, as volunteers will be on hand to swab the cheeks of potential bone marrow donors. Any fan who signs up for the Bone Marrow Registry on Saturday will receive a free #AveryStrong T-shirt. In addition, information will be available to fans about the National Marrow Donor Program. Avery and other children battling pediatric cancer will be special guests of the Husker basketball program on Saturday and be recognized during pregame and halftime ceremonies.This is an amazing move by the program to continue to support Avery and the Harriman family, even after Chris moved on to another school.last_img read more

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