first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45HER name means beauty and radiance, and this period home in prestigious Hamilton has aged gracefully.Named Evelyn, the circa 1930s residence at 79 Windermere Road was bought by Amita and Mark Riksen in 2016, but with their son now studying in the US, and their daughter soon to follow suit, it is time to follow their childrens dreams. “We had been living in Brisbane since 2010 and when we found out we would be here for longer, we decided it was time to buy a home for the children,” Mr Riksen said.“We called this one the Hansel and Gretel house. “It just looked like it was made from cookies and marzipan, like something straight out of a childrens book.” The back of the house has been extendedMr Riksen said his favourite space was the kitchen, describing it as the place “we cooked, we ate, we talked, as a family”.“It truly was the heart of the house,” he said. “We watched our kids grow up but our little people are not so little anymore, they are leaving, so it is time for someone else to enjoy it. The master bedroom has plenty of room. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago The stylish kitchen. Split over two levels, four bedrooms including the master suite with ensuite and walk-in-robe occupy the upper level of the residence. On the ground floor, the traditional features continue as you enter the house, with a hallway dominated by polished timber floors, a timber staircase and chandelier. Traditional features blend with the latest mod cons.The couple, who both work in the oil and gas sector, said they were drawn to the age and history of the house, plus the modern renovations that have already been completed. Off this hallway is a study and a formal lounge with period ceilings, lead light sliding doors, feature chandeliers and a fireplace. Adjoining the formal lounge is a formal dining room, which has French doors opening on to an alfresco terrace with sandstone flooring. AUCTION Rugby star Quade Cooper and model Laura Dundovic list Brisbane love nest Moving towards the back of the house, there is an open plan kitchen with custom shaker-style cabinetry, Calacutta marble bench space, period tap ware and large butler’s pantry. This kitchen/dining space opens in to a family living room with vaulted ceilings, parquetry flooring and stacker doors that lead out on to a veranda that overlooks the pool. The ‘Hansel and Gretel’ home. Mr Riksen they got “the best of both worlds” — a traditional home with the latest mod cons.A grand portico entrance, soaring red brick chimney, period shutters and established manicured gardens add to the street appeal of the house, which sits on a 809sq m north-facing block. “They are mixed feelings (about selling) but we can look back on some really great memories in this house, in Hamilton, and in Brisbane.”The property is listed with Grace & Keenan and will go under the hammer 3pm on December 1. AUCTION Kelvin Grove art deco home owned by luxury hotel fit-out experts hits the market Plenty of storage, too.last_img read more

first_imgLiteSite News 7 January 2016A massive analysis spanning seven countries has found that people who view pornography are more likely to be physically or verbally aggressive than those who do not.Those who report that they watch porn are more likely to rape, sexually harass, or use threats and intimidation to “obtain sex” than those who do not, the study found.“Consumption of pornography was associated with an increased likelihood of committing actual acts of sexual aggression,” according to the report, which was published in the Journal of Communication on December 29.Researchers from Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa performed a meta-analysis of 22 studies from around the globe.“The accumulated data leave little doubt that, on the average, individuals who consume pornography more frequently are more likely to hold attitudes conducive to sexual aggression and engage in actual acts of sexual aggression than individuals who do not consume pornography or who consume pornography less frequently,” they wrote.Significantly, they found that it made no difference whether the porn consumer was male or female – and whether the content was viewed on the internet or another medium.They found that, while “associations were stronger for verbal than physical sexual aggression,” both “were significant.”READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/pornography-viewers-more-likely-to-be-sexually-aggressive-study-findsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Share 52 Views   no discussions Tweet FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Pope Francis mulls opening door to female deacons in church by: Associated Free Press – May 12, 2016 Sharecenter_img Share Pope Francis (Photo: AFP)VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is prepared to set up a commission to study the possibility of women entering the Catholic clergy at the rank of deacon, one below a priest.Francis made the remarks in exchanges with female members of religious orders during a meeting at the Vatican, according to reporters who were present.His spokesman said he could not immediately confirm the pontiff’s exact remarks, which could have far-reaching implications.In the exchanges, Francis said he had discussed the use of female deacons in the early centuries of the church but was not clear as to their exact role and status.“Constitute an official commission that might study the question?” the pontiff asked aloud, according to the National Catholic Reporter and Italian news agencies.“I believe yes. It would do good for the church to clarify this point. I am in agreement. I will speak (in favour of doing) something like this.”He later added: “It seems useful to me to have a commission that would clarify this.”Although deacons cannot celebrate mass they are ordained and can carry out many tasks in place of a priest, including presiding over baptisms and prayer services. They also often play a role in parish management and in offering pastoral guidance to believers.Church historians say women played this role in the first centuries of the Church, but the practice died out and calls for women to be allowed to become priests were categorically rejected by Pope John Paul II in 1994.Francis’s remarks appeared to have caught Vatican officials off-guard.“I cannot confirm anything, until the full transcript of the conversation is published,” his spokesman said. “These were off-the-cuff remarks.” Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgFranklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis falls to Greensburg High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-1, 6-3 vs. Brett Stringer#2 Singles Brant Ertel 1-6, 1-6 vs. Isaac Tebbe#3 Singles Nick Wendel 0-6, 0-6 vs. Karson Scheidler#1 Doubles Lonnie Schwartz & Will Wade 3-6, 3-6 vs. Sam Bower & Abe Tebbe#2 Doubles Landen Wuestefeld & Tanner Weartz 0-6, 1-6 vs. Bryce Stringer & Drew Messer.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated the Greensburg Pirates and the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers at Hidden Valley Golf Course by a score of 183 to Lawrenceburg 198 and Greensburg 202.Emma Weiler led the Lady Bulldogs with a 37. Other Batesville scores were Josie Meyer 43 Rhea Miller 49 Madelyn Pohlman 54. Chloe Murphy 55 Tori Harpring 56.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball Team earned their third straight victory over Milan by the scores; 25-13, 25-22.Ava Walsman started the game with an impressive 18 consecutive service points including 5 aces. She added 8 more points including 2 aces in the second set to lead the team to victory. Grace Walter stayed aggressive in the front line earning 4 kills, but more importantly, hit with great accuracy on many set and overpassed balls throughout the match. Jade Martin and Walsman each had a kill. Reesa Zimmerman made many hustle plays to keep the ball alive in key moments. Way to go, ladies! We are proud of your efforts!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team had a solid win against Milan 25-11, 25-12.The team was strong from the service line. Molly Meer had  11 points; including 7 aces. Sophie Gesell earned 10 points. Aly Peters added 8 points while Ava Powner contributed 5 points and Addison Westrick had 3 points. The setters of Sophie Gesell and Ava Powner continue to set the ball up for the hitters. Aly Peters had 2 strong kills and a tip for a kill. Lydia Haskamp & Annie Negovetich had 2 kills. And Kate Bauer chipped in 1 kill. The team is 5-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.SDMS is 3-0 after traveling to Connersville on Thursday to face the Spartans and coming away with two victories.  SDMS Girls won 155-37.  SDMS Boys won 147-43. Individual winners include Riley Shumate – 100 IM, 100 Free; Brogan Wilson – 100 IM; Reagan Reany – 50 Free; Kyle Goodwin – 50 Free, 100 Breaststroke; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Logan Burbrink – 1 meter diving; Aubree Popen – 50 Fly; Issac Quick – 50 Fly, 400 Free; Kennedy Shuler – 100 Free; Riley Reany – 400 Free; Elle Jankovsky – 100; Backstroke; Emmit Trent – 100 Backstroke; and Audrey Bumgardner – 100 Breaststroke.  SDMS won all 4 relays. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoSDMS has the next week off but travels Monday the 21st to Centerville to face the Bulldogs.  Go AquaTrojans!!  Courtesy of Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless. North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf beat Oldenburg Academy 244-999.The Lady Chargers Girls Golf team competed against Oldenburg Academy at North Branch (Meadow). While Oldenburg did not have enough players to post a team score, Emerald Simmonds tied with Kenda Sieg for individual low scorer with both shooting a 55. This was also Kenda’s personal best.ND Individual Scores: Katy Kinker 60, Laronda Schwartz 58, Kenda Sieg 55, and Rilie Sieg 71.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.      The Lady Bulldogs lost 5-nil to Columbus East. It was a rough game in all, giving up 26 shots to our opponents.   Olive Cerniglia (Senior) Kept out 15 shots while tending goal.   Courtesy of Caleb Sucietto. Franklin County Girls Freshman Volleyball beat South Dearborn/Rushville 2-0.FC Freshman volleyball hosted EIAC Rushville and South Dearborn teams. We beat Rushville in 2 sets, 25-13 and 25-21. Kristen Ison had 9 ace serves and 5 assists. Kensee Ferman had 2 kills and 1 assist. Sophie Garrett had 2 kills. Veronica Reeves had 4 kills, 1 ace serve, and 1 dig. Daphne Stokes had 2 kills and 1 block. Piper Twiggs had 1 ace serve. We sat next game while Rushville played South Dearborn.Then, we played South Dearborn and won in 3 sets, 16-25, 25-21 and 15-12. Kristen Ison had 3 ace serves and 5 assists. Kensee Ferman had 3 kills, 2 ace serves, and 1 assist. Sophie Garrett had 1 kill. Veronica Reeves had 1 kill, 3 ace serves, and 1 assist. Daphne Stokes had 3 kills and 1 ace serve. Chloe Clark had 1 kill.Freshman/JV/Varsity travel to South Dearborn Tuesday, Sept. 15th. Game starts at 5 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.    Batesville Varsity Tennis defeated Columbus East 4-1 on Thursday.Lleyton Ratcliffe and Jaden Smith won at #1 and #3 singles while Cael Rahe played a great 3-set match but came up short at #2 singles. Sam Voegle/Max Giesting & Jackson Tracy/Hank Ritter both picked up doubles wins.  In JV, Batesville won 5-0. Lyle Oesterling, Cole Pride, and Chase Schwegman won in singles along with doubles wins from Alec Bunselmeier/Sam Johnson and Jackson Wanstrath/Landon Oldham. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.  Jac-Cen-Del High School Varsity Volleyball falls to Southwestern-Hanover 19-25, 25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 15-12.  Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz Comments.‘We continue to put together some great volleyball. Our serve receive has been solid all year and our aggressive serving has helped win us some sets. We need to continue to work on staying focused throughout the match in order to come out with some wins.’Serving. Aundrea Cullen 17/19– 89.5%–3 aces; Emma Newhart 18/19–100%–2 aces; and Katelyn Wagner 14/14–100%–2 aces. Serve Receive. Shaylee Volz 25/26–1.46 rtg; Aundrea Cullen 22/28–1.50 rtg; McKenzy Gray 15/19–1.11rtg; and Emma Newhart 10/11–1.27 rtg. Hitting. Emma Newhart 34/38–7 kills–+0.079%; Shaylee Volz 23/28–6 kills–+0.036%; McKenzy Gray 19/22–6 kills–+0.0136%; and Desiree Sparks 20/22–5 kills–+0.0136%.Blocking. McKenzy Gray—4; Desiree Sparks—3; Julia Meyer—3. Setting. Emma Newhart– 63/64–13 assist; Katelyn Wagner– 49/50–8 assist; and Aundrea Cullen– 30/30–3 assist.  Digs. Shaylee Volz—37; Aundrea Cullen—20; and Emma Newhart—18. Jac-Cen-Del Boys Varsity Soccer beat Rising Sun 5-0.This was a very important game for us on our schedule. If we won we would go 5 points up in the conference race, but if we lost we would be down 1 point and still have to go to Rising Sun and play.The boys came out ready to play tonight and we were able to score 2 goals in the first 3 minutes. That really set the tone for the game, we were able to play much more relaxed with a 2 goal lead. I think this is probably the best 80 minutes of soccer we have played this season.Rising Sun has a couple of very talented offensive players that are capable of scoring a lot of goals. I felt out defense did a great job of keeping them contained in this game.JCD Goals. Jacob Jines – 2 and Yuki Yamashita – 2. Assists. Morgan Sutton -1; Jacob Jines – 1; Ryan Wilson – 1; and Jordan Meyer – 1.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Derek Jones.last_img read more

first_imgMoments ago, the convicted Clearwater parking lot shooter learned his fate.Michael Drejka was found guilty of manslaughter after fatally shooting Markeis McGlockton over a handicap parking spot outside a Clearwater convenience store in July of 2018.Thursday, the 48-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 92 days credit for time served.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office initially did not charge Drejka, saying that he was protected under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.However, he was later charged after further investigation into the incident.Drejka attempted to use the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law in the shooting case, but it proved to be unsuccessful in swaying jurors.Drejka’s legal team has already attempted to appeal the conviction and requested a new trial, but it was denied.However, Drejka can still appeal to the higher courts.At Thursday’s sentencing, he agreed to pay 550-dollars in court costs and five-thousand-dollars in funeral costs towards McGlockton’s family.last_img read more

first_imgOur sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Star Sporting and Royals Club won their respective matches in the GSA Second Division Cricket League held at the Latasil ground here today. In the first game Star sporting defeated ESPA by three wickets. In the other game, Royals Club registered five wickets victory over Ambari United.Also Read: Gauhati Town Club, Royals Club win in T20 Ankurjyoti Challenge Cricket Also Watch: Six-mile to Ganeshguri Road Closed due to Overbridge construction; Public inconvenienced.last_img read more

first_img Associated Press Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL playerNEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. The hacker repeatedly posted the one-word slur in all capital letters on the Rangers’ “Future Fridays” series on Twitter.The Rangers said in a statement that “a vile individual hijacked the chat to post racial slurs, which we disabled as soon as possible.” The team said it is investigating the matter.The NHL also released a statement condemning the hack, saying “No one deserves to be subjected to such ugly treatment and it will not be tolerated in our league.” — The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts. The league is trying to reduce the financial impact caused by the outbreak, but players say the organization wants them to carry nearly half the total losses. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses that could reach about $1.08 billion if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. Players have said they are willing to reduce their salaries, but not as much as the league or the clubs want.— English Premier League soccer players have rejected a move by clubs to cut their wages by 30% during the coronavirus pandemic. The stance from the union followed talks involving clubs and the leagues. Liverpool and fellow 2019 Champions League finalist Tottenham have announced that some non-playing staff will be furloughed since the competition has been indefinitely suspended.BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMEKobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame classUNDATED (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness. He’s now officially a Hall of Famer. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline a nine-person group announced Saturday at this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN’-oh-vich), longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were also selected.All eight finalists who were announced in February were chosen to get in by the panel of 24 voters.Former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann is also headed to the Hall. He was selected as a direct-elect by the international committee.INDYCAR-VIRTUAL RACING Update on the latest sports The White House says the commissioners thanked the president for his “national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry.” He called on them to continue efforts to support their fellow Americans during the current challenge. A wide range of sports league officials participated in the call, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.None of the leagues released public comment about the call.A person with direct knowledge of what was discussed on the call said Trump believes the NFL season will start on time on Sept. 10 with fans in seats.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The president is reassuring Little League baseball players that they should be playing the game again soon. Little League president and CEO Stephen Keener reassured that the players would be back soon. Little League has suspended activities until mid-May, when the situation will be assessed, according to its website.center_img April 4, 2020 McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from AustraliaUNDATED (AP) — Australian V8 SuperCars champion Scott McLaughlin has won IndyCar’s second virtual race.McLaughlin and NASCAR’s seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson were invited guests by IndyCar to participate in the iRacing Series meant to entertain fans during the stoppage due to the coronavirus. He beat Team Penske teammate and fellow Aussie Will Power in Saturday’s race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.McLaughlin was scheduled to make his IndyCar debut for Team Penske on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May before the race was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.NHL-RANGERS-RACIST HACKER Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPresident lauds sports leagues, players in handling of coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — The White House says the president spoke with commissioners of the country’s sports leagues in a conference call Saturday and told them he recognizes “the good work being done by many teams and players” to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus. OBIT-HONDURAS-CALLEJASEx-Honduran leader caught in FIFA scandal dies in U.S.MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal has died in the United States. Rafael Callejas (ky-YAY’-guhs) governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the wide-ranging FIFA soccer scandal over lucrative broadcast rights. The 76-year-old Callejas pleaded guilty in 2016 and was reportedly being held at a prison in Atlanta when he died Saturday.He pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York federal court. He said he distributed a significant portion of his bribes to delegates of the Honduran soccer federation so he could remain its president, a position he held from 2002 to last August.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

first_img Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Alex Fitzpatrick just finished her senior season at Lehigh and was working on getting a job to start in the fall. Her focus was on the future, not on lacrosse.But just as she began to look beyond her time in college, she received a phone call. Maryland – the defending national champions – got in contact with Lehigh head coach Jill Redfern to see if her former goalkeeper had any interest in playing a fifth year for the Terrapins. It was an offer she couldn’t resist. Fitzpatrick acclimated quickly to the idea of another year of college lacrosse and moved to her new school.“She knew that was the opportunity of a lifetime,” Molly Fitzpatrick, Alex’s sister said, “so she had to take advantage of it.”After thinking her lacrosse career was over, the redshirt senior has been the key cog of a Maryland team that ranks fifth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 7.2 goals per game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite moving from the Patriot League to the Big Ten, the goalkeeper hasn’t skipped a beat. Fitzpatrick currently holds the fifth-best goals against average in the NCAA, a career-best 6.91, and allowed just five goals in Sunday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal against Northwestern. She’ll take the cage when Maryland (19-1, 5-0 Big Ten) plays Syracuse (16-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park in the NCAA tournament semifinals.“I didn’t know what to expect going to the No. 1 team in the country,” Fitzpatrick said, “but being here and going through the experience, I wouldn’t change anything for the world.”At Maryland, Fitzpatrick’s experience, leadership and communication on the defensive end have been instrumental in filling the void created after Abbey Clipp, last season’s goalkeeper, graduated, head coach Cathy Reese said.Jill Redfern, Fitzpatrick’s head coach at Lehigh, praised Fitzpatrick’s solid fundamentals, quick hands and natural ability to make saves. It’s a toolkit that helps masks Fitzpatrick’s small 5-foot-4 frame and has aided her adjustment to a more competitive conference. “It’s a tough spot to come into because you’re playing behind a (defense) that’s been playing together for a while, but she’s done a really nice job transitioning in,” Reese said. Entering the season, senior defender Megan Douty said she had low expectations for her goalkeeper. But Fitzpatrick turned heads quickly as she amassed more saves and showcased her ability between the pipes. “She makes incredible toe saves that I’ve never seen,” Douty said. “Her feet are like crazy.”In addition to solid one-on-one defense and crashing the gap early, Douty said that Fitzpatrick’s ability to stop low-angle shots has been a large reason why the Maryland defense has been able to be so effective. Fitzpatrick has stuck true to her fundamentals and remained consistent despite changing teams and conferences before the season.“I think Alex is an excellent technical goalkeeper,” Redfern said, “…her reflexes are gonna carry her.”Prior to receiving the phone call, Molly said her sister was preparing to stay at home for a change.Instead, Fitzpatrick put those plans on hold to chase a national championship and help her new team repeat as NCAA champions. It’s this willingness to tackle a challenge, Molly said, that explains the goalkeeper’s success.“Not everyone can play five years of college lacrosse because it does take a lot out on your body,” Molly Fitzpatrick said. “…so I think it shows a lot about her character that she was able to do that this year and do so well.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgBrennen Lopez | Daily TrojanAfter an epic comeback last Sunday against the Oregon Ducks, the No. 7 women’s soccer team (8-1-1) — third in the Pac-12 — will go on the road to Tucson to play Arizona tomorrow night.Arizona (5-3-2) — fourth in the Pac-12 rankings — last played No. 11 California on Sunday, upsetting the Bears in Berkeley. The game was a very even affair, just like the Trojans’ game against Oregon.  The game was even at 0-0 until the 75th minute when Arizona took the lead via freshman forward Jada Talley’s first goal of the season.  Arizona managed to outshoot the Bears in this game 16-to-13, leading in on-target shots 9-to-4, and forced the Cal goalkeeper into making eight saves.  Arizona’s defense throughout the entire season has been outstanding, only allowing 7 goals in their 10 games this season and holding opponents to 10 shots per game, while at the same time producing over 14 shots per game and scoring 11 goals.  Gabi Stoian and sophomore defender Samantha Falasco lead Arizona in scoring at 2 goals each this season.  Although the statistic of 11 goals scored in 10 games suggests that the Arizona offense is not prolific, they have not had to be.  The solidity of the Wildcat backline has more than compensated for this lack of goalscoring prowess.  The Trojans must take extreme caution in preventing Arizona from taking an early lead as the solid Arizona backline will give the Trojans trouble in trying to mount a comeback, something that is becoming increasingly common this season.But perhaps the key player for the Wildcats is senior midfielder Cali Crisler, who has five assists to her name this season.  The Trojans will have to mark her constantly throughout the game to prevent her from setting up her teammates and adding to her assist tally this year.     The Wildcats are not a team to be overlooked.  Although they are not ranked, they have been extremely tough for some of the top teams in the Pac-12 and nation, with an impressive win against California and a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Stanford, with both games being on the road.  Expect the Wildcats to bring this same enthusiasm and effort to the game against the Trojans as they look to knock-off another nationally ranked powerhouse.  For the Trojans, scoring will not be a problem, with 20 goals in their opening 10 games.  The defense has also been solid, allowing only 7 goals, the same number as Arizona.  This game will be a great battle between a prolific Trojans’ attack and a stout Wildcats’ defense, with the prevailing side  providing their team with a better opportunity to win.  The Trojans will have to depend on their two leading goal scorers, freshman midfielder Savannah DeMelo and junior forward Leah Pruitt — both on 4 goals — to be on top form in order to break through the Arizona defense and bring back a victory to Los Angeles.  This game is slated to be a tough fixture for the Trojans, with Arizona boasting a strong home record and only allowing 3 home goals all season.  As long as the USC attack can make progress and pick apart the Wildcat defense, this game should result in a Trojan victory. With a victory tomorrow, the Trojans will improve their record to 9-1-1 and perhaps enter the top 2 of the Pac-12 women’s soccer rankings.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — The Angels are going to spend some time this fall seeing if they might have one or two more two-way players coming up in the minors.Outfielders Jared Walsh and Bo Way have both been invited to the Angels’ fall instructional league as pitchers, a nod to their success in limited appearances on the mound already.“We’re going to give them more tools in their tool belt,” General Manager Billy Eppler said. “It’s an opportunity to get some formal pitching instruction.”Position players pitch regularly in the minors, to save the arms of relievers in lopsided or long extra-inning games, but Eppler conceded that it’s possible either of these players could carve out a more significant pitching role. Catcher Joe Hudson, who was at Triple-A with Walsh before the Angels recalled him this month to be their third catcher, is a fan of his work on the mound.“I think he’s got a legit chance of being a two-way guy in this league, to be honest,” Hudson said. “His curveball is really good. He could be a guy that comes in late in a game and faces a power-hitting lefty, or a lefty who doesn’t hit lefties too well, and throw some power curves in there. … I think he could definitely overpower some lefties.”Hudson said Walsh could get up to 94 mph, and that was without any of the instruction he’s about to get. He said Walsh just threw about 10 pitches in a bullpen about once a week.Way, 26, was the Angels’ seventh-round pick in 2014. He hit .312 between Double-A and Triple-A this season. Also a left-handed thrower, he pitched in six games this season, allowing two earned runs in 6-1/3 innings, with five strikeouts.OHTANI’S FUTUREWhile the Angels are still waiting for an official decision from Ohtani about undergoing Tommy John surgery, Manager Mike Scioscia gave an idea of how he envisions Ohtani resuming his two-way role in 2020.“You’ll see a guy who can go out and start 20 to 24 games and get 350 plate appearances, or whatever it may be, and be a dominant force,” Scioscia said. “His first year, we got a taste of it.”Scioscia said he imagines that the training staff will still have a large say in balancing Ohtani’s two roles, specifically in determining whether he still needs the days off before and after he pitches.“That will be a discussion for another time,” Scioscia said. “I don’t know if we have enough data from this year (to determine that). I will tell you this; he wanted to hit even more when he was pitching. He felt he could, but the restrictions were from our medical staff and Billy to make sure he could rebound enough.”ALSOTyler Skaggs (groin) threw 48 pitches in a simulated game on Thursday in Arizona and had no issues, Scioscia said. Skaggs is expected to return to Anaheim and be evaluated, to determine his next step. …Second baseman Jahmai Jones, one of the Angels’ top prospects, is also on the Angels’ instructional league roster, even though he’s also playing in the Arizona Fall League. Jones will have a couple weeks to work out in instructional league before the AFL starts.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Matt Shoemaker, 2-0, 3.45) vs. Mariners (TBA), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)center_img Neither is likely to become another Shohei Ohtani, starring at both roles, but if a position player could pitch in more than just a mop-up role, that could be a valuable asset to have.“I’m open-minded to anything,” Eppler said. “Time will tell. We’re going to give them an opportunity to show us. They’ve shown us enough at this point to say ‘Let’s make a formal program and invite them and see what the next step is.’”Both Walsh and Way are closer to being major league two-way players than William English, a high schooler the Angels drafted in the fifth round as a two-way player this summer.Walsh is a 25-year-old former 39th-round pick who plays outfield and first base. A left-handed thrower, he pitched in college at Georgia. This season he rocketed through the system, from Class-A to Triple-A, by hitting .277 with 29 homers and an .895 OPS.Walsh also pitched in eight games across the three levels, allowing one earned run in 5-2/3 innings, with seven strikeouts.last_img read more