first_imgTwo-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka reached the US Open final for the second time in her career with a thrilling 7-6(1) 3-6 6-3 victory over American hope Jennifer Brady on Thursday.Brady arrived at her first Grand Slam semifinal without having dropped a set in New York and did not show any nerves but Osaka’s firepower allowed her to get by the 28th seed.Fourth seed Osaka, who won the first of two consecutive Grand Slam titles two years ago in New York, fired 35 winners and had 17 unforced errors as steady rain pounded on the roof of an otherwise quiet Arthur Ashe Stadium. Osaka will play former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the final.”I really love the atmosphere even though there’s sadly no people here,” said Osaka. “This court really suits me well.”Osaka set the tone early when she served out to love to open the match but she soon learned she had a battle on her hands as a composed Brady came out swinging in a contest that featured just six break-point opportunities.Japanese world number nine Osaka turned aside a break point while serving at 3-3 in the first stanza, held at love to get ahead 5-4 and then ran away in the tiebreak to close out a set in which she made just four unforced errors.Brady, however, was not rattled and dropped only four points through her first four service games of the second set before securing the first break of the match for a 5-3 lead that she would consolidate to force a decider.From there it was all Osaka, who built on an early break to lead 4-1 before going on to seal the match as Brady, whose previous best Grand Slam performances came in 2017 when she reached the fourth round in Melbourne and New York.Osaka’s victory sends her back to the Flushing Meadows final, where in 2018 she beat Williams in a match that saw the American become involved in a series of confrontations with the chair umpire.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgImage courtesy of WärtsiläFinnish technology group Wärtsilä said Tuesday it recently started site work for a new 378 megawatt power plant in El Salvador to be fired by liquefied natural gas (LNG).This facility, ordered by Energía del Pacífico, is being supplied by Wärtsilä on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract won back in 2015.The power plant will be the largest in El Salvador, and one of the first in Central America to be fired by LNG, according to Wärtsilä.The installation will feed electricity to the national grid. A dedicated floating LNG import terminal will be built at the same location.This new terminal represents an important addition to El Salvador’s energy infrastructure with cheaper and efficient power generation in the country, the Finnish company noted in its statement.The power plant will operate on nineteen Wärtsilä 50SG engines and a steam turbine in combined cycle, reaching a net plant efficiency of close to 50 percent.Wärtsilä will also provide operation and maintenance services.“This project marks an important milestone in the development of the country’s energy mix by utilising clean natural gas, and through the highly reliable, efficient, and flexible power offered by Wärtsilä’s multi-unit Flexicycle solution,” said Alejandro Alle, Managing Director of Energía del Pacífico.The ground breaking ceremony took place on December 21, 2018 and was attended by the Vice President of El Salvador, Óscar Ortiz, the Mayor of Sonsonate, Roberto Aquino, as well as local officials and executives from Energía del Pacífico.last_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 12 Oct 2012Former Police Commissioner Howard Broad has been chosen to lead a new independent inquiry into Child, Youth and Family’s complaints process.Social Development Minister Paula Bennett made the announcement at Rotorua today, in the first of a series of talks on the newly-released White Paper to address child abuse and neglect.Mrs Bennett said the review would look at whether complaints regarding cases – which are currently handled by Child, Youth and Family – could be handled independently outside of the agency.She told a public meeting she was “concerned enough” about the process to order the review and was keen to get “the right advice” on whether it should be changed. read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bats 13U won a great contest on Saturday over the Buckeye Elite 6-5 to claim second place in the Cincinnati West Fall League against teams from the Tri-State area. Chris Lewis led the squad in hitting with a .667 batting average and an .889 slugging percentage. Conner Drake hit .368 and Joey Everroad .364. Everroad led the team in fielding percentage with a perfect 1.000, while Drake was solid on the mound going (4-0) with a 5.81 ERA. Lewis was impressive in relief with a 7.02 ERA and 4 saves. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The IPL 2017 has presented some scintillating clashes, excellent run chases, majestic power hitting and deadly bowling. Royal Challengers Bangalore and  Mumbai Indians are locking horns in match no. 38. RCB batting first had a mixed day and given Mumbai a fighting target of 163 runs.The match is scheduled to commence at 4:00 P.M. at the Wankhede.The fortunes of both the teams have been highly contrasting. Whereas Mumbai is sitting pretty at the second spot- tied on points with the top ranked Kolkata Knight Riders, 2016 IPL finalists are at the bottom rung of the points table.Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreHere are the live match updates:#RCB’s dismal campaign continues with yet another loss#Mumbai goes on top of the table with 16 points, good enough to guarentee them a play-off spot#What a knock by Rohit Sharma under pressure.The captain comes out shinning#Rohit Sharma holds his nerves, strikes a boundary off the penultimate ball to seal victory for his team#Watson starts well, bowls straight to restrict  the batsmen to singles#Watson starts with a wide!!!Thats a pity!!!#It is down to the last over#Shane Watson entrusted to bowl the final over#11 off the over, MI in the drivers seat#Sharma brings up his half century#Rohit Sharma sweeps Arvind for a maximum six!!!That was sheer class#Arvind pretty tight with his first three deliveries #Arvind back into the attack#18 runs required off the last two overs for a MI win, RCB need to strike #Pandya eventually breaks the shackles, hits Chaudhary for a six off the last delivery#MI need to get the boundaries, they certainly have dried up#This is brilliant from Chaudhary, just 5 off the first four balls#Pandya tries to go big!!!!but Chaudhary equal to the task in containing him for a single#RCB seamer gets his line bang on target.Sharma strokes one to mid-off for a single#Chaudhary back into the attack#We are in for an exciting finish. 31 off the last three for Mumbai#Watson bowls a brilliant over given the circumstances #Hardik Pandya should come in next to bat#Watson scalps Karn Sharma, RCB continues to fight #Sharma dosent want to leave it to the end, tonks Watson for a four off the first delivery#Shane Watson come back for the last burst#MI are 125 for 4 after 16 overs#Chahal unrelentless in his line after going for a boundary early in the over#Chahal has been brilliant in this over#Chahal drags it wide this time, that’s a bonus for Mumbai Indians #Chahal comes back for one final over#Mumbai Indians require 49 off the last 5#Sharma hits that with some force, another four,MI getting some momentum back#Sharma gets the much required boundary#Rohit Sharma desperate to get a move on#Chaudhary pretty good with his first few deliveries, mixed it up with short deliveries and slower ones#Aniket Chaudhary comes back into the attack#MI require 59 off 36 balls, this can go down to the wire#Karn Sharma walks into bat#Krunal has to leave the field, this is not good news for MI#Krunal Pandya puts in a desperate dive and his injury resurfaces#Singles off the first three deliveries, RCB putting up a fight#Krunal Pandya joins Rohit Sharma at the crease#Mumbai Indians bring up their 100, 63 required off 40.Its GAME ON#This game has been like a sea saw, Heartening to see RCB put up a fight#Chahal strikes big!!!!!gets the dangerous Pollard #Pollard breaks the shackles and dispatches Chahal for a boundary#Pollard and Sharma happy with seeing him off, singles off the first two deliveries#Chahal inviting the batsmen to go for the big ones#Chahal back into the attack#RCB are 90 for 3 after 12 overs#Only four runs off the Negi over#Negi has bowled well by keeping his line tight#Pawan drops it short, Pollard gently tabs it to the legside and scampers home for two#Pawan Negi back with his third over,good captaincy by Kohli#MI are 86 for 3 after 11 overs#MI step up the scoring rate#Milne one again goes legside,Pollard this time flicks it for four#Milne slightly legside, Pollard flicks that for two runs#Sharma cuts one to the point region for a single#Sharma now looking to open up his arms#Sharma now steps up the gas, cracks Milne for a boundary#Milne back into the attack#RCB have fought well to come back into the game#MI are 74 for 3 after 10 overs#Negi continues to bowl flat, Rohit paddles it to the leg side for 2 more#Pollard off the mark with a single#Keiron Pollard comes into bat#MI are 70 for 3, Is this the opening RCB were looking for#Travis Head pulls of a brilliant catch at the boundary to get rid of the in-form Rana#Negi is trying to bowl a flat trajectory#Pawan Negi back into the attack#8 off the Watson over, MI are 70 for 2 in 9 overs#Rohit Sharma pulls a short delivery to midwicket for a boundary#Rohit Sharma needs to get a move on#Watson bowling to a plan , has been good in controlling the run rate#Watson comes back into the attack#RCB are 62 for 2 after 8 overs#Only four of the Negi over#Negi continues to bowl a tight line.This is the need of the hour for MI#The MI skipper walks into the middle, Sharma would like to get some runs under his belt#Negi who impressed with the willow making an impression with the ball now#Pawan Negi strikes big blow, gets the dangerous Butler for 33#Mumbai Indians cruising along at 60 for 1#Good over by Watson, just 3 off it#Butler and Rana have the luxury of milking Watson for singles after scoring rapidly in the poweplay#The Aussie medium pacer is bowling stump to stump#Watson settles into a good line#RCB in desperate need of a wicket#Watson brought into the attack#Strategic Time out#Mumbai Indians are 55 for 1 after 6 over#Butler changes gears, hits Chahal out of the park for a massive six#Rana and Butler pretty cautious against Chahal, content with taking the singles#Chahal bowling his leggies with a lot of loop#Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack#MI are 47 for 1 after 4 overs#11 off that over, MI going along nicely#Butler unrelentless, hits Arvind straight down the ground for a boundary#Rana takes a single and gives the strike to Butler#Arvind bowls the next one on the right spot, Rana good at defending it#The young Rana shows some intent, cracks a boundary off Arvind#Arvind is a clever customer, can take pace off the ball# Sreenath Aravind  comes into the attack#MI are 36 for 1 after 4 overs#Aniket again bangs it short. Bulter happy to fend it off for a single#Aniket Chaudhary surprises Butler with a pretty quick bouncer.#Butler continues to look for quick runs, gets a double by running like a hare btw the wickets#Nitish Rana dabs one to third man for a single#Aniket Choudhary brought back into the attack#Mumbai are 33 for 1 after 3 overs#Mumbai are off to the start they intended#Butler is on song, cracks another four of Milne#Butler has unsettled Milne, the Kiwi pacer gets his line wrong# Another FOUR! Buttler stands tall and punish the short ball.# Buttler greets Milne with a FOUR! Welcome young man, we are Mumbai Indians and this is how we welcome. # Adam Milne, right-arm fast, comes into the attack#  Another FOUR from Rana, he is not going to sit mum. 9 off the first over of Chahal.# Chahal to Nitish Rana,  FOUR , was in the airr, fielder went for the catch and could not stop the boundary. Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack# 6 runs off the over and a wicket. Good start for the RCB.Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease# Aniket Choudhary to Parthiv Patel, THAT’S OUT!! Caught!! This is just the start RCB wanted. It’s a golden duck for Parthiv on the very first ball.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Parthiv Patel and Buttler are at the crease. Parthiv Patel is on strike. Aniket Choudhary will open the attackInnings break!!# OUT! Hattrick of wickets for Mumbai but not for McClenaghan. Run out it was. Mumbai Indians does well to strict RCB for just 162 runs. #  McClenaghan to Kedar Jadhav,  out  Caught by Pollard!! McClenaghan on a hattrick now. #  McClenaghan to Negi,  out  Caught by Pollard!! Pawan’s windy show is over. He departs for 35 of (23) # McClenaghan to Negi, FOUR, straight down the ground.# Jadhav looking to go for the big one but McClenaghan does well to bowl that outside off. Single to bring Negi one strike.# Last over of the RCB innings. And Mitchell McClenaghan is the bowler.# SIX! Negi is not going to stop here. he has taken the task of Kohli and di Villiers in his hand. Hitting Bumrah for six in death overs is no less than a herculean task. #  Bumrah comes to bowl his last over. #Another SIX! from Negi’s bat, Hardik jumped high but not high enough to catch that. A very good over for RCB, 15 runs off the over.# Negi goes for the big one. Six! off the very first ball. RCB needed that badly and need even more. Lasith Malinga [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack# 10 runs off the over and if not big, a good over for RCB.# Jadhav steps out and glanced to mid wicket for a Boundary. # Death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack# After 15 overs RCB are 122 for 5.# Jadhav is trying hard for big hits, stepping out but McClenaghan does good to restrict him to singles and doubles. 7 runs off the over.Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack# Another very tight over from Malinga. Conceded just 4 runs.# Lasith Malinga [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack#  Bumrah to Watson,  out  Bowled!! Watson continues to disappoint. He goes for 3 (5). Negi comes into the crease.# Bumrah is back into the attack. #  After 13 overs RCB are 106 for 4.#OUT! ABD goes and Krunal Pandya strikes again. De Villiers departs after blitz.  43(27)# Six on the very first ball, ABD has started to entertain the crowd here in Wankhede.# Krunal Pandya to bowl his final over. # Karn Sharma will continue to bowl his third over. 9 runs off the over with a FOUR from Jadhav.# OUT! caught by his brother Hardik. Head departs on 12(15). Jhadav replaces him.# Krunal Pandya comes again after the loose last over. Head decides to ride on his head and hit him for a FOUR over long on.   # So, after 10 overs RCB find itself in a fine position with 80 for 2 on board. # Sharma bowled a very tight over. Conceded only 4 runs.#Wankhede is chanting ABD-ABD and that makes Kohli and Binny smile a bit. # Karn Sharma [1.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack# NO NO.. Its not pandya, it is de Villiers who is ‘testing’ him. A delicious Four and Six. 13 off the over.# Krunal Pandya will now test de Villiers. #  Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR! off his fourth ball of the over. But still conceded only 6 runs. Lasith Malinga [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack#4:37 PM – RCB are 56 for 2 after 7 overs#Pandya bowls a tight line and just gives 4 off his first over#De Villiers cautious to begin with against Pandya#Head content with stroking one and giving De Villiers the strike#Krunal has been pretty impressive with the ball in the tournament#Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack#RCB are 52 for 2 after 6 overs. Good start by RCB in the powerplay though they are two wickets down#RCB bring up their 50 in the powerplay#De Villiers smokes a six of  McClenaghan to end the over #De Villiers showing his intent upfront, he seems to be in a mood to attack#De Villiers opens his account with a cracking boundary#De Villiers watchfull against McClenaghan, no runs off the first two deliveries#Can Mr 360 produce a magical innings and lead a fightback of sorts#Proteas batting genius AB de Villiers comes to the crease#Kohli fails again to make an impression.Sent back for 20,RCB’ batting woes continue#McClenaghan has dealt a big blow, gets the prized scalp of the RCB captain Virat Kohli#Mitchell McClenaghan  is back into the attack#4:27 PM – RCB are 40 for 1 after 5 overs#Kohli dabs one to the cover for a single#Bumrah retuns strongly with an immaculate delivery, no run scored#Virat Kohli shows sign of aggresion.Hits Bumrah for a maximum. That was pure class!!!Kohli’s wrists have that power#Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack#RCB are 31 for 1 after 4 overs#That’s aggresive captaincy by Rohit Sharma, slips brought in place for Head#rcb batting has been patchy all along the tournament, someone needs to stand up and deliver#RCB are 31 for 1, Travis Head comes into the crease#Karn Sharma strikes opening blow, scalps Mandeep for 17#Kohli strokes a single of Sharma to end the over#Kohli tonks Sharma out of the park for  a huge six#Kohli whips Karn Sharma on the leg side for 2 runs#Mumbai Indians are mixing up their bowlers, a lot of variety in their attack#Karn Sharma, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack#RCB are 21 for no loss after 3 overs#Pandya finishes strongly, only five off the over#Pandya mixing his pace and making it tough for the batsman to score#Mandeep hits Pandya’s loose delivery  to midwicket and runs two#RCB openers have started well, they need to carry on the momentum#Kohli tucks to fine leg for a single#Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack#4:11 PM#RCB are for 16 no loss after 2 overs#Mallinga ends the over strongly.No runs off the last two balls#Mandeep Singh looking in good touches. Whacks Mallinga for a boundary, his third in the inninngs#Kohli strokes Mallinga’s delivery to third man for a single#Kohli hits a beatiful on drive for no run#Mandeep plays down one to the third man for a single#Mallinga comes into the attack#4:07 pm# RCB are after the 10 for no loss after the first over#Mandeep Singh looking promising, cracks another four of McClenaghan#RCB off the mark with Mandeep Singh striking a boundary off  Mitchell McClenaghan# Mitchell McClenaghan  starts the proceedings for Mumbai Indians#Mandeep and Virat Kohli open the RCB innings #Mumbai Indians Team Changes – Karan Sharma comes in place of injured Harbhajan Singh# RCB Team changes – Shane Watson in for Samuel Badree, Mandeep is back in place of Sachin Baby and Aniket replaces Binny.# Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga# Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Travis Head, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav(w), Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal#Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to batIPL 10: Know detailed schedule IPL 10: Know detailed squad of all eight teamsAlso Read: IPL 2017 | MI vs RCB, Match Preview: Formidable Mumbai Indians aim to steamroll Royal Challengers Bangalore; eye first qualifying spotAdam Milne [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjr Jarrod West’s first catch for Syracuse was a long time coming.The sophomore wide receiver missed all of last season with a foot injury. He was one of the standouts in preseason camp in August, but he was not targeted much in the Orange’s first three games.So when he finally made that first catch — on a slant route that he turned upfield for a 39-yard gain — a towering weight came off his shoulders.‘I was trying to get my first one out of the way, and I finally got put in the right position where I was open and (Ryan) Nassib found me with a great ball,’ West said.West led Syracuse in receiving yards on Saturday, catching two balls for 56 yards in the Orange’s 33-30 overtime victory against Toledo. SU quarterback Ryan Nassib spread the ball around, completing 16 passes to nine different receivers. And West was one of the biggest beneficiaries with two receptions in key moments of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Toledo took a 20-13 lead in the third quarter, Syracuse needed to counter. Facing a third-and-11, Nassib hit West on a slant moving left across the middle. West was given a cushion by Rockets safety Jermaine Robinson, and he used it to make a cut and turn up the right sideline.One play later, Antwon Bailey was in the end zone with a 20-yard touchdown run to tie the score.West’s second catch was almost as vital as his first. Down 27-23 in the fourth quarter and facing third-and-9, Nassib stepped up in the pocket and delivered a strike to West, who found an open pocket in the middle for a 17-yard catch that led to a go-ahead score.‘He was able to come up and make some big third-down catches, and it’s been a long time waiting, but we’re excited about it,’ Nassib said.Spruill banged up, doesn’t startThe natural center of the Syracuse defense was absent to start Saturday’s game. Middle linebacker Marquis Spruill was not on the field when the Orange defense took the field on Toledo’s opening drive.His backup, Siriki Diabate, was in his place.Spruill did see the field against Toledo in limited snaps, but it was still a surprise to see the Orange’s most experienced linebacker on the sidelines most of the game.‘Marquis was struggling during the week, getting a couple of reps here and there,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘He defended a pass out there, and Siriki went in there and started. At the end of the day it’s going to help us, playing those kids.’Diabate joined normal starters Dyshawn Davis and Dan Vaughan in the linebacking corps on the opening drive. Spruill did see a couple plays early and more time later in the game, but he watched from the sidelines for most of the game.Syracuse gave six linebackers ample playing time against the Rockets. Walk-on backup Dom Anene spent much of the game lined up against Toledo star wide receiver Eric Page, who caught 14 passes for 168 yards. Freshman Cameron Lynch was second on SU in tackles with eight and recorded the first sack of his career.And Spruill still made two tackles in his limited time.‘It was really hard because I am used to going out there with my boys, but I had to sit back this one for a little bit,’ Spruill said. ‘It didn’t really affect my play, though, because at the end of the day, when he puts you in there, you’ve still got to go in and make plays, and that’s what I did.’Toledo’s Marrow taken off field on stretcherThe Carrier Dome went silent in the third quarter on Saturday, when Toledo cornerback Desmond Marrow lay motionless on the field following a helmet-to-helmet collision with Syracuse running back Antwon Bailey.Bailey took a toss right on a third-and-8 play, and as Marrow went in to make a hit on Bailey, their helmets collided. Marrow spun around nearly 360 degrees before landing on his stomach.Fortunately, Marrow’s MRI and CT scan were negative, Toledo head coach Tim Beckman said.‘He was talking when I was out there on the field, so he felt like he was OK,’ Beckman said. ‘He was moving his hands and legs. The lack of movement had more to do with the concussion than anything else.’Trainers surrounded Marrow for a few minutes on the field before he was taken away on a stretcher. He gave the crowd a thumbs up as he was wheeled off, getting a standing ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd.Beckman said Marrow had full movement and will recover. He traveled back to Toledo, Ohio, with the rest of the Rockets on the team’s charter flight, according to the Toledo Athletics website.mcooperj@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgJust a couple days after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA for the first time in four seasons, Clay Helton has been named the USC football program’s permanent head coach, athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning.The 43-year old Helton, who previously took over on an interim basis for Steve Sarkisian on Oct. 12, guided the Trojans to a 5-2 record and a Pac-12 South title after the team started out the season with a 2-3 record. With his family beside him, he was officially introduced by Haden as USC’s long-term head coach in a press conference held at the John McKay Center on Monday. A number of Helton’s players, USC football staffers and athletic department administrators, in addition to USC President Max Nikias, were among those in attendance on Monday.“After weeks of searching the collegiate and pro ranks, interviewing candidates and speaking with head coaches, athletic directors, NFL executives and very knowledgeable football people, and after observing Clay in action the past seven weeks, it became abundantly clear that what we were searching for in a coach was right here in front of us,” Haden said in a statement. “Choosing a coach is an inexact science. In Clay’s case, there is exactness,” Haden said. “We have a man with unquestioned integrity. He is a fantastic person, and he is real. Clay is a leader of young men. He is a terrific communicator. He brings high character, stability, continuity, consistency, toughness and resiliency to our program.”Prior to becoming head coach, Helton, who has been at USC since 2010, served as the team’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He is 6-2 all-time as a head coach at USC, having previously coached the Trojans to a victory over Fresno State in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl.“I am extremely humbled and grateful to Max Nikias, Pat Haden and the Trojan Family for having the opportunity to be the head football coach at the University of Southern California,” Helton said in a statement.In his remarks, Helton apologized for not being glitzy, but believes that it’s a blue-collar mentality that wins championships, referencing the likes of former head coaches John McKay and Pete Carroll, and former players Marcus Allen and Ronnie Lott that once embodied that mentality.“This place [USC] was founded on a blue-collar toughness, a toughness that I hope to emulate with my time here,” Helton said.Helton said that he felt his last six years at USC has been a tremendous learning experience for him not only as coach, but as a person.“During my six years here, I have learned the standard of excellence that it takes to be a Trojan. I understand the expectations of this great university and welcome the challenge. I am so proud to have the chance to lead what I feel is the pinnacle of college football and to represent our Trojan Family.”Helton and his team now look forward to representing USC in the cardinal and gold’s first ever Pac-12 Championship Game appearance at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday.“Through the hard work and resiliency of this year’s team, we have put ourselves in position to play for a Pac-12 Championship,” Helton said. “I would like to thank our players and coaches for the effort and dedication that they have given to this season. It has been my most memorable as a coach.”The Men of Troy will get a chance at redemption against No. 7-ranked Stanford after the Cardinal handed them their first loss of the season, 41-31, at the Coliseum back in September. A win against Stanford would send the Trojans to their first Rose Bowl since 2009.“Clay was not hired because his team defeated UCLA Saturday,” Haden said. “He was not hired because many current and former players voiced their support for him. And he was not hired because he is a Trojan. He is our choice because we believe he can win Pac-12 and national championships here. Clay Helton is the right man at the right time for the USC football program.”According to Haden, Helton signed a five-year guaranteed contract to coach the Trojans on Sunday, though, the exact details of the agreement were not disclosed. The 62-year-old athletic director expressed his full support for his new head coach and said that he has been impressed with how the team was inspired by him and supported him.“We have known Clay well for the past six years. He earned this opportunity. He has been positive and upbeat handling adversity. He was built to be a head coach,” Haden said. “Football is his family business. He is a coach on the rise and he will be coaching a team on the rise. As our interim head coach, Clay brought back USC’s style of physical football.”Under Helton, the Trojans have established a run-first identity on offense, having outrushed their opponents in each game by an average of about 140 yards since he took over. They’ve been able to control the ball, winning the the time-of-possession battle in every game except Colorado and also have a plus-nine turnover margin under Helton.During that time, Helton has accumulated unconditional support from his players, who joyously celebrated and continuously chanted his name after Haden announced in their team meeting that he was going to become their permanent head coach.“I will never forget the reaction our players had in my entire life,” Helton said.Helton becomes the second head coaching hire made by Haden, who previously called on Sarkisian in December 2013 to take the helm. Following the announcement, many USC players took to social media to express their approval of Haden’s decision to retain Helton.“[Thank] you Pat Haden! I wish I had more years left under Coach Helton,” senior redshirt senior defensive tackle Antwaun Woods said on Twitter. “I will definitely enjoy these next few games! #Helton2016.”Before coming to USC, Helton spent 10 years as an assistant at Memphis and served in the same capacity at Houston and Duke prior.After Helton’s introductory press conference on Monday, Haden said that he interviewed several candidates and current Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was not one of those interviewed.This post has been updated as the story developed.last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team is looking to continue their 12-game winning streak at McClimon this weekend as they take on the Loyola Ramblers.The Badgers (2-1-2, 1-1-0 Big Ten) seem to finally have found their momentum this week as they managed to garner their first Big Ten win against Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday. Now, they welcome non-conference foe Loyola (3-3, 0-2 MVC) to McClimon with the intention of continuing to build the momentum they’ve just started to build.Men’s soccer: Badgers take on Wildcats in Big Ten thrillerThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team heads back home this week to take on the Northwestern Wildcats in what Read…The Badgers managed to shutdown Northwestern Wednesday 3-1, with outstanding performances coming from Tom Barlow and Robin Olofsson, who each managed to net a goal for UW. Along with Barlow and Olofsson, Wisconsin’s goaltender Phillip Schilling played all 90 minutes and managed to get two saves for UW.The Badgers have been struggling to gain momentum these past few games, with a loss from Michigan and two ties coming from Tulsa and Oral Roberts. Even though their record looks really rough, the Badgers are in the same position that they were in last year, and they managed to attain an 11-4-4 record overall in 2016.Men’s soccer: Badgers fall to Wolverines in hard-fought gameIn the battle between two Big Ten powerhouses late Friday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer fell in a Read…Loyola has also been struggling to get the momentum they need to have a successful 2017 season this year. With losses coming from Bradley, Valparaiso and UTRGV, the Ramblers have been struggling to find momentum and keep it. They are hoping that they might find some this weekend against the Badgers.This game looks like it will be in favor of Wisconsin, who not only has the better record of the two teams, but has also managed to be more consistent between games than Loyola has. With the Badgers coming off of their win against Northwestern, they should have the right energy to defeat the Ramblers Saturday at 7 p.m..Saturday will also be “Pack the MAC” night for Wisconsin, during which general admission tickets will be $1 for all who wish to attend, and student tickets will be free for all students with a valid WiscCard. Saturday will be warm, so fans might want to dress a little lighter, even though the game is a nightime event.last_img read more

first_imgProlific scorerKnown more for his prolific scoring at the top of the order, Brathwaite struck 134 and 95 in the second Test at Headingley to help West Indies square the three-match series with a five-wicket victory. Within level of toleranceThe assessment of Brathwaite’s action at the Loughborough testing center in England last month confirmed that the elbow extension for all of his deliveries were within the approved 15-degree level of tolerance. Brathwaite was reported to the ICC following the day/night first Test at Edgbaston a month ago when West Indies slumped to an innings and 209-run defeat inside three days. Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council.center_img In a release on Wednesday, the world governing body said the 24-year-old Barbadian’s action had been “found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket.” The tourists lost the final Test at Lord’s by nine wickets.last_img read more

first_imgEnglish: Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is actively preparing and planning for the 2020-2021 school year, including the consideration of various possible models for reopening schools. The survey can be accessed in English, Spanish or Haitian-Creole on the M-DCPS Parent page at or by clicking on the links below: The District is currently seeking feedback from M-DCPS parents and guardians through an online survey. Spanish: Parent surveys should be completed by Friday, May 22, 2020 and are being shared via M-DCPS automated messaging and through social media promotion. Haitian-Creole: read more