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PHOTO: Glendale Narrows Repairs Underway

first_imgWork to repair of damaged embankment and levee toe within the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River Flood Control Channel at Reach 4D is in full swing, reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Corps, Los Angeles District, yesterday released a few photos of the ongoing work.JF Engineering, the contractor for the project, started the repairs in the summer of 2017.In order to conduct the repair, a limited portion of the channel will be dewatered. Approximately 3,000 square feet of vegetation and sediment will be removed to facilitate the dewatering process. A temporary access ramp into the channel will also be installed.The Corps is anticipating that the construction period will last approximately 5 months.last_img read more

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The Ocean Cleanup Brings First Catch of Plastic to Shore, Unveils New Project

first_imgThe Ocean Cleanup has brought the first batch of ocean plastic to shore following its first mission in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.This plastic trash will be transformed into sustainable products that will be sold to help fund the continuation of the cleanup operations, Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of the Dutch organization announced.“Welcoming the first catch of plastic on land is the moment we have been looking forward to for years. I believe we can use this trash to turn a problem into a solution by transforming this unique material into a beautiful product,” Slat remarked on the upcoming plans of The Ocean Cleanup.“As most people will never go to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, through these products, we aim to give everyone the opportunity to take part in the cleanup.”The first plastic has arrived on shore. Next stop: September 2020, when we aim to launch the first product made out of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Learn more: https://t.co/hCVDrzhTQJ pic.twitter.com/DCBiqceucy— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) December 12, 2019To confirm the origin of these future plastic products, The Ocean Cleanup has worked with classification society DNV GL to verify plastic that is removed from the ocean.In October 2019, The Ocean Cleanup said it was successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with its System 001/B.Since the launch of the first cleanup system, System 001, in September 2018, most items on the long list of deliverables for the technology could be checked one-by-one. Early reports showed, however, that System 001 was not retaining plastic as it should, and despite attempts to remedy this and successful design confirmations, the system suffered a fatigue fracture, resulting in a need to return the system to shore in January 2019.After redesigning a modifying the system, The Ocean Cleanup deployed the upgraded system, System 001/B, in June 2019.From Pollution to ProductThe Ocean Cleanup has, from its start, planned to create a value chain on the basis of the collected debris, with the aim of funding continued cleanup operations. The organization has now unveiled its intention to develop sustainable products made from material collected in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.The return to shore of the first plastic catch marks the beginning of this journey. This will be the first attempt to produce products fully made from plastic taken out of the ocean, according to The Ocean Cleanup.If all goes well, the organization expects to launch this premier product made from material collected in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in September 2020.Verifying Ocean PlasticCurrently, it is not compulsory for an independent third party to verify that materials have been sourced from the ocean, and products labeled as “ocean plastic” may not be entirely sourced from the ocean.To add further transparency to their work, the origin of the material used in The Ocean Cleanup’s products will be verified by DNV GL. Over the last year and a half, DNV GL has been developing a standard that allows a high level of traceability, clarifies how ocean plastic is defined and brings transparency to this fast-growing market.As informed, the new standard will be open to all parties interested in ocean-plastic product certification and will ensure that the origin of recovered plastics is defined and verified, allowing consumers to have trust that the product they are purchasing was made from material removed from the ocean.“When purchasing products verified by DNV GL, consumers can fully trust that it is an ocean plastic product and that they are contributing to the solution,” Luca Crisciotti, CEO of DNV GL-Business Assurance, noted.Image Courtesy: The Ocean CleanupWith the conclusion of Mission One, The Ocean Cleanup has begun preparations for their next system, System 002. The aim of this new design is to create a full-scale, fully operational system that is able to both endure and retain the collected plastic for long periods of time.System 002 will be a key stepping stone to full-scale cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the organization believes.last_img read more

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Mexico’s president dismissive of wearing mask in pandemic

first_imgMexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. AP PHOTO/MARCO UGARTE “If a mask was an option for the economy’s reactivation, I’d put one on immediately,” López Obrador said Wednesday. “But it’s not like that. I follow the recommendations of the doctors, of the scientists.” MEXICO City – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday downplayed the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic, calling his treasury secretary’s assertion that using them would be a factor in reactivating the economy “disproportionate.” (AP) López Obrador had never been seen publicly wearing a mask until he flew to Washington earlier this month to meet with President Donald Trump.last_img read more

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Patch Work Begins On Batesville Roads Thursday

first_imgBATESVILLE – City workers are milling and paving several city streets beginning Thursday morning and concluding Friday, August 15.Vehicles on affected streets need to be removed by 7:00 a.m. as grinding of the streets begins during the early morning. Once milling is complete, parking is permitted on the street until paving begins.Residents affected by the milling and paving, received a notification via letter. Below are the streets impacted by the road work:The following streets will be milled on Thursday, August 7 or Friday, August 8:Columbus Avenue – From Smith Street to Mulberry/MitchellWoodlawn Drive – approx. 400 feet back from Huntersville to the West endHuntersville Road – from West Pearl Street to Sycamore LaneSycamore Lane – from Huntersville Road to Fifth StreetFifth Street – from Sycamore Lane to WashingtonCentral Avenue – from South Park Avenue to LibertySt. Louis Place – South side only from Clay to front of Church to South WalnutDepot – from Boehringer Street to Crestview LaneIntersection of Depot Street and Hillenbrand Avenue – mill & pave out humpBob White – from Pheasant Run to Meadowlark LaneMeadowlark Lane – heading South to the dead endThe following streets will be paved during the week of Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15:Columbus Avenue – From Smith Street to Mulberry/MitchellWoodlawn Drive – approx. 400 feet back from Huntersville to the West endHuntersville Road – from West Pearl Street to Sycamore LaneSycamore Lane – from Huntersville Road to Fifth StreetFifth Street – from Sycamore Lane to WashingtonCentral Avenue – from South Park Avenue to LibertySt. Louis Place – South side only from Clay to front of Church to South WalnutDepot – from Boehringer Street to Crestview LaneIntersection of Depot Street and Hillenbrand Avenue – mill & pave out humpBob White – from Pheasant Run to Meadowlark LaneMeadowlark Lane – heading South to the dead endNorthside Drive – from 229 to where the residential area begins.Numerous patches on Walnut and Pearl Streets and Underpass Roadlast_img read more

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Wenger upset seeing French coaches ignored for Portuguese

first_img Loading… Wenger is upset not seeing more French managers in jobs amongst the game’s elite and believes it’s because of the influence of a certain agent.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has had a pop at the popularity of Portuguese coaches across Europe. He stated in L’Equipe: “Today there is a strong impulse from the Portuguese coaches. I don’t want to denigrate their quality, they are good, but it is because they have very strong international connections. read also:Anthony Joshua named among sports money bags of 2020 in Britain “See the influence of Jorge Mendes in so many European clubs. The French coach does not sell as well and he doesn’t surround himself with the best agents. Things have changed, connections are essential. In 1996 I didn’t go to Arsenal because of an agent, even if there was a huge skepticism about me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Sweetwater Speedway hosts May 30-31 EQ Wild West Tour dates

first_imgROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (May 28) – The second doubleheader of the 2014 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour takes traveling IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds to Sweetwater Speedway this weekend.Both Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 features pay $1,000 to win with spots on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot at stake as well.Pit gates at Rock Springs open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids. Pit passes are $25.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State, special series and local track points will be awarded. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, street stocks and cruisers complete the Friday and Saturday cards. Rigby, Idaho’s Jake Donnelly and Justen Yeager of Green River split feature wins when the Wild West Tour opened earlier this month at Millard County Raceway. Yeager, a three-time series cham­pion, leads Donnelly by one point and Michael Hale of West Jordan, Utah, by two points heading into the weekend.Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., was the winner of four of the 13 previous tour events held at Rock Springs. Yeager and Ryan Cotrell of Las Vegas, Nev., have each won twice there.More information about the May 30-31 twinbill is available by calling 307 870-5959 and at the www.sweetwaterspeedway.webs.com website. EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo., 79; 2. Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho, 78; 3. Michael Hale, West Jordan, Utah, 77; 4. Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev., 70; 5. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo., 69; 6. Bert M. Beech, Rock Springs, Wyo., and Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah, both 68; 8. Bryan Wordelman, Salt Lake City, Utah, 66; 9. Ron Moser, West Valley City, Utah, 57; 10. Brian Ungaro, Green River, Wyo., 56; 11. Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., 55; 12. Tye Cook, Santaquin, Utah, and Mark Murray, Delta, Utah, both 53; 14. Troy McElroy, Shady Cove, Ore., and Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho, both 52; 16. Don K. Baisch, Rigby, Idaho, 51; 17. Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah, 50; 18. Reese Artz, Battle Moun­tain, Nev., 48; 19. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah, 46; 20. Shawn Maxfield, Delta, Utah, 45.last_img read more

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England need to get back on level terms in Adelaide day-nighter

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – England must sweep aside the distraction of the Ben Stokes saga and get the ball swinging if they are to move back on level terms with Australia when day-night cricket makes its Ashes debut in Adelaide this weekend.Speculation over the reasons behind Stokes’s trip to New Zealand have reached fever pitch in Australia but would no doubt be less intense had the tourists not crumbled to a 10-wicket defeat in the series opener in Brisbane on Monday.Whether or not it was a ruse to get Stokes ready to play in a part in the series while a decision is awaited over a potential assault charge, it is certain that England will not be able to call on his considerable talents at Adelaide Oval.They will have James Anderson and Stuart Broad on board, however, and it is the prospect of the experienced pace duo getting the ball to move that has had the second of the five Tests long marked out as the most likely for an England win.Two statistics would suggest that a victory in Adelaide is all but essential if the tourists are to retain the Ashes they won with a 3-2 series triumph on home soil in 2015.None of the six previous day-night Tests played anywhere in the world had finished in a draw, and only once has a team come from 2-0 down to win an Ashes series – when Don Bradman’s Australia achieved the feat in 1936-7.While Anderson and Broad shared 10 wickets when England won their maiden day-night Test against West Indies earlier this year, Australia’s pacemen have used the Kookaburra pink ball to win all three of theirs — two of them at Adelaide Oval.“It is a unique ball,” said England’s Chris Woakes. “We have not bowled a huge amount with it. We had the warm-up game here so we can draw on that experience of winning that game and hopefully that can stand us in good stead.”FASTEST WICKET Still the most picturesque of Australia’s Test venues after a sympathetic modernisation, the Adelaide Oval has shed its reputation as a batsman’s paradise since drop-in wickets were introduced in 2013.The grass will be left a little longer than usual to avoid wear and tear on the pink ball and Australia coach Darren Lehmann is of the view the wicket gets even more pace-friendly under lights.“There’s a lot of talk about it’ll seam and it’ll swing,” Lehmann said this week.“The ball stays pretty good, but you can make runs if you play well. And it does quicken up at night – probably the fastest wicket around Australia at night – so that’s going to be interesting.”Australia are likely to stick with the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, ably aided by Nathan Lyon with his off-spin, after bouncing England out in the second innings to win at the Gabba.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img August 30, 2020 — The Padres have acquired Trevor Rosenthal from the Royals, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. The 30-year-old Rosenthal has a 3.29 ERA and seven saves in 14 games. San Diego shipped outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named to Kansas City for Rosenthal.NASCAR-DAYTONAByron wins as Johnson is eliminated from title contentionDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson’s final season as a full-time driver will end without another title.The seven-time NASCAR champion missed the playoffs in the Cup Series regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway after being involved in a multi-car crash with five laps to go. — The Angels set a season high in runs as Mike Trout collected six RBIs and Jo Adell hit his first two major league home runs in a 16-3 thrashing of the Mariners. Dylan Bundy allowed only one run and four hits over 5 1/3 innings, his fifth quality start in seven games.— Max Muncy drove in four runs for the Dodgers in a 7-4 win over the Rangers and potential trade target Lance Lynn. Cody Bellinger’s long two-run homer in the third put Los Angeles up 3-0. — Anthony Rizzo homered twice and Yu Darvish won his sixth straight decision with the Cubs’ 3-0 shutout of the Reds in the opener of a doubleheader. Darvish scattered seven hits over six innings to help Chicago halt a three-game skid.— Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) scored on Craig Kimbrel’s third wild pitch of the night to complete the Reds’ seventh-inning comeback in a 7-6 win over the Cubs in Game 2. Jesse Winker hit a two-run shot and Joey Votto and Curt Casali added solo homers to help Cincinnati gain a split.— The Brewers pulled out a 7-6 win over the Pirates on Eric Sogard’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Sogard’s first walk-off homer came after closer Josh Hader walked five of six batters in the top of the ninth to blow a 5-4 lead. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSBucks close out Magic; Rockets crush ThunderLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA Playoffs have resumed with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers closing out their opening-round series. Nicknamed Uncle Cliffy, Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA and helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals. Before that, he was the centerpiece of Calhoun’s early teams at UConn. Robinson was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1993 and made his lone All-Star appearance the following year.NHL PLAYOFFSLightning beat Bruins again…Isles go up 2-1UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are one victory away from a spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. The rest of the Laker starters combined for 21 points, 14 coming from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.CJ McCollum had a team-high 36 points and Carmelo Anthony contributed 27 for the Trail Blazers, who dropped four straight after winning the opener.The Rockets own a 3-2 series lead following a 114-80 pounding of the Thunder.James Harden finished with 31 points to extend his run of playoff games with at least 20 points to 18. Robert Covington had 22 points and Eric Gordon added 20 for the Rockets, who welcomed back Russell Westbrook from his quad injury. Westbrook had seven points, seven assists and six rebounds in 23 ½ minutes. Update on the latest sports The Lightning enjoy a three-games-to-one lead after scoring the first three goals and playing sound defense in a 3-1 win over the Bruins.Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) scored in each of the first two periods, giving him four goals in the last three games.Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal late in the second after Nick Ritchie received a five-minute major penalty for his hit on Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd).Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 29 shots and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) had two assists while also providing a defensive presence. Vasilievskiy was perfect until Jake DeBrusk scored a power-play goal seven minutes into the third.Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots and the Islanders scored three straight goals to beat the Flyers, 3-1 and take a 2-1 lead in the second-round series. Associated Press Varlamov did his best work while the Flyers were outskating the Isles in the first period, allowing only a Tyler Pitlick goal at the 14:18 mark.Matt Martin tied it 7:12 into the second and Leo Komarov put the Isles ahead with less than six seconds left in the period. Anders Lee cashed in on a power-play opportunity 3:41 into the third.The Golden Knights also went up 2-1 in their series with the Canucks.Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Zach Whitecloud scored 1:23 apart early in the first period to ignite a 3-0 win for Vegas over Vancouver. Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) turned back 31 shots for his second shutout in three games, five days after he surrendered four goals in a 5-2 loss. Elsewhere in the majors:— Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings and Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in the Astros’ 4-2 decision over the Athletics in Game 1 of a twinbill. Josh Reddick also connected for Houston.— Kyle Tucker hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning and George Springer homered as the Astros beat the Athletics, 6-3 for a doubleheader sweep. The Astros have won four of five to get within 2 1/2 games of the AL West-leading A’s.— Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami. Rookie Josh Fleming scattered three hits over 5 1/3 innings of Tampa Bay’s fourth straight win, which puts the Rays a season-high 12 games over .500.— Taijuan Walker made his Toronto debut and allowed just four hits over six innings of the Blue Jays’ 5-0 shutout of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio each hit two-run singles to back Walker, who pitched for the first time since learning that his father and siblings lost their property and belongings in Hurricane Laura. It was a tough day for Cardinals catcher Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina, who bounced into a double play to end the eleventh and was tagged out between third and home to end the game.Indians hurler Carlos Carrasco allowed two hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six scoreless innings for his quality start since Aug. 6 versus Cincinnati. The White Sox lost for just the second time in 12 games, while the Twins dropped a doubleheader to the Tigers. The Royals cooled off the White Sox, 9-6 as Maikel (MY’-kehl) Franco and Ryan McBroom homered during Kansas City’s five-run seventh. Ryan O’Hearn and Alex Gordon also went deep to help the Royals win for just the second time in seven games.The Twins absorbed 8-2 and 4-2 losses in Detroit. Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits in the opener. Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the Tigers’ to victory in the nightcap.center_img Mark Stone added a power-play goal early in the third period.NHL-RACIAL INJUSTICERacial injustice not forgotten as NHL resumes playoffsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Before playoff hockey returned to its usual intensity, the NHL and its players took time Saturday to highlight racial injustice and the sport’s role in confronting it.Players pushed to postpone two days worth of games to protest the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which came three months after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. More than 48 hours of reflection culminated with a pregame presentation in Toronto before the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins faced off. Retired goaltender Kevin Weekes narrated a video montage on the subject that included clips by fellow minority players Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild and Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights.MLB-SCHEDULEIndians climb past Pale Hose, TwinsUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have climbed into first place in the American League Central, one game ahead of the Chicago White Sox and 1 1/2 in front of the Minnesota Twins.Tyler Naquin’s (NAY’-kwihnz) RBI double in the 12th inning lifted the Indians past the Cardinals, 2-1. It was Cleveland’s fifth hit of the afternoon and first since the eighth inning. Both survived another demanding day at Olympia Fields, scratching out 1-under 69s that felt better than it looked under tough conditions. Johnson and Matsuyama are the only players below par.Joaquin Niemann, Mackenzie Hughes and Adam Scott share third at plus-1.Patrick Cantlay only hit five fairways and didn’t make a birdie. He tumbled out of a tie for the lead with a round with a 75 that left him five shots behind and might cost him a spot in the Tour Championship.LPGA-WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPNordqvist leads through 36 — The Phillies have their first five-game winning streak in two years after Rhys (rees) Hoskins had three hits, including a three-run homer in a 4-1 victory against Atlanta. Zach Eflin allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings to help Philadelphia get within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.— Dellin Betances (DEH’-lihn beh-TAN’-sehs) uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Clint Frazier to score the winning run in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 2-1 verdict over the Mets. J.A. Happ scattered three hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings, but Wilson Ramos (RAH’-mohs) tied it with a homer off Adam Ottavino before the Yankees ended a seven-game losing streak.— Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) hit an early three-run homer and The Red Sox’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-3 decision over the Nationals. The defending World Series champs lost for the fourth time in five games despite Trea Turner, who was 5-for-5 with two doubles to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.— Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy gave the Rockies their first walk-off victory of the season, but stroking an RBI single in the ninth to complete their 4-3 decision over the Padres. Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia (RY-mehl TAH’-pee-ah) and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which had blown a three-run lead in the eighth after Antonio Senzatela blanked San Diego for the first seven.— Evan Longoria doubled twice and scored twice as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 5-2 to end a three-game losing streak. Longoria and Belt hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first, two innings before the Giants added another run on Mike Yastrzemski’s (ya-STREHM’-skeez) double. Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with 19 points despite being ejected midway through the third quarter for hitting P.J. Tucker in the groin; Tucker also was ejected after retaliating with a head-butt.BASKETBALL-OBIT-ROBINSONCliff Robinson diesUNDATED (AP) — Former Connecticut star and longtime top sixth man in the NBA Cliff Robinson has died at 53.Robinson’s death Saturday was confirmed by UConn. No cause of death was given, though former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said Robinson had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago. MLB-RAYS INJURIESRays lose another hurlerUNDATED (AP) — Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough has become the 11th Tampa Bay Rays pitcher since the start of summer camp to be sidelined with an injury. He went on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of left groin tightness. Starting catcher Mike Zunino also went on the injured list with a strained left oblique strain. In other MLB news: ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Anna Nordqvist shot a 9-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead over Sei Young Kim into the final round of the LPGA Tour’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.Tied for the first-round lead after a 64, Nordqvist birdied five of the first six holes and seven of the first 11 in the round interrupted by an afternoon thunderstorm. Kim following an opening 65 with a 64. TENNIS-WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPENDjokovic wins, tying a Nadal record Johnson’s teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, William Byron, won the race in overtime and locked up one of the three postseason berths available going into the finale. It was Byron’s first Cup victory.Matt DiBenedetto finished 12th and secured the final spot. Clint Bowyer wrapped up a berth at the end of the opening stage.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIPJohnson, Matsuyama share leadOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama (hih-DEH’-kee mat-soo-AH’-mah) are co-leaders through three rounds of the PGA’s BMW Championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) and Khris Middleton each had double-doubles as the Bucks dumped the Magic, 118-104 to advance to the second round.Antetokounmpo contributed 28 points and 17 rebounds for the Bucks, who took the last four games after dropping the opener. Middleton added 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and nailed a 3-pointer that put Milwaukee ahead, 74-53 early in the second half.Bucks players Sterling Brown and Paul George elected to sit out the game, which was postponed three days by a league-wide boycott following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend. Brown has a federal lawsuit pending against the city of Milwaukee alleging he was targeted because he was Black. He also alleges that his civil rights were violated in January 2018 when officers used a stun gun on him after a parking violation.The Lakers also earned a Game 5 win as Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 79 points in a 131-122 triumph over the Trail Blazers.Davis led the Los Angeles scoresheet with 43 points, while James delivered 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Davis had a personal 9-0 run to put Los Angeles up 123-112 after the Lakers wasted a 14-point, third-quarter lead. NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vihch) has tied Rafael Nadal’s record by winning his 35th title at a Masters 1000 tournament. Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to beat Milos Raonic (MEE’-lohsh ROW’-nihch), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Western & Southern Open final and remain unbeaten this season. It was a good way for Djokovic to get tuned up ahead of the U.S. Open, which starts Monday at the same site in New York. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic improved to 23-0 in 2020.Victoria Azarenka won her first tour title since 2016 when Naomi Osaka pulled out of the women’s final because of a left hamstring injury.last_img read more

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Freshman back Clay expected to redshirt season

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoOne of the nation’s top recruits from 2007, Badger running back John Clay, will likely take his redshirt this season, head coach Bret Bielema announced at a press conference Monday.Unless an unforeseen injury happens to one of the backs ahead of him, who have impressed Bielema thus far, that’s the route the coaching staff is aiming to take.”It is still a work in progress, and fortunately for us, we feel Zach Brown did some positive things in the last two ball games, and obviously Lance Smith, when he got in there, showed that he has continued to make strides,” Bielema said. “Even though his current situation has a reason to get him down, he is trying to battle through it, and it showed up on Saturday.”Clay will continue to participate in all team functions and practices, except games.All-American Performance Running back P.J. Hill has been nominated for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week Award following his five-touchdown performance against The Citadel Saturday. While Hill did not win this week’s conference honors in that category, Bielema certainly credited Hill’s performance.”Our MVP on offense, P.J., I was surprised he didn’t get the Big Ten Player of the Week, but he did for us with the five touchdowns and everything he did,” Bielema said.Badger fans shouldn’t take for granted their dynamic offense led by Hill along with quarterback Tyler Donovan and wide receiver Travis Beckum.”You can ask another team in college football how hard it is to get a touchdown,” Bielema kidded, referencing Notre Dame’s hardship scoring points.David Gilreath named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week After facing two straight weeks of unconventional punt formations in Washington State and UNLV, the return team finally showed what they were made of Saturday as return man David Gilreath took home Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors. The true freshman tallied 73 punt return yards in addition to 75 more on kickoff returns. Gilreath’s first punt return of 34 yards electrified the crowd as he nearly turned the corner for a touchdown.”Probably the most disappointed guy on film on Sunday was David,” Bielema said. “He realized if he made a little bit more of a cut to the outside he had a score.”Bielema credited Gilreath for his fantastic play, but also made sure to identify other key pieces in the return game.”There was also a couple of key guys that did some great things in coverage,” Bielema added. “Paul Standring did a tremendous job for us, as well as Ben Strickland and Jay Valai.” Defense continues to struggle The Badgers looked sluggish on defense as they gave up 31 points to The Citadel Saturday, 21 of which came in the first half. Bielema conceded that the big play was an issue for his defense, as the unit gave up four plays of ten-plus yard gains.”Our defense started fast … but then after that made some critical errors and put us in a difficult situation.”While it may have been a bit disheartening to some to see The Citadel rack up such a hefty score against the UW defense, there were a few bright spots Saturday as safeties Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter made their presences felt.”It should be noted that there are several players that made dramatic improvements, probably the best game by our two safeties overall,” Bielema said. “There weren’t many mental busts. The way they communicated on the sidelines … was an indication to me that they really respond to each other.””There’s obviously going to be outside expectations of how good someone should be … and how few points should be let up. The biggest thing is if we win and if we stay on a path to getting us better.”last_img read more

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Teenage Burundian in Lagos Open Final Today

first_imgNewcomer Sada Nahimana from Burundi has had a smooth sail into the final of the women’s singles of the first leg of 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship, which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.Eighteen-year old Nahimana defeated Fanny Oslund, a Swedish star, in straight set of 6-3,6-1 in the semi final decided yesterday.Nahimana, the right-handed player, will now face Brazilian Laura Pigozzi in today’s final match. Pigozzi beat Indian Riya Bhatia in another straight set of 6-2,6-2.Interestingly, the Burundian star, Nahimana is coming to Lagos for the first time and she has shown since her first match of the main draws of the ITF World Tour that she meant business traveling down to Lagos.Nahimana is well travelled having played at the junior tournaments of major grand slams. She played to the first round stage of the Australian Open Juinor 2019, so also was French Open 2019Junior where she played in the second round.In 2018, she played in the second round of the Wimbledon Open Juinor and first round of US Open Juinor of that year.Meanwhile, Frenchman Calvin Hemery defeated Zimbabwean Takanyi Garanganga 6-4 6-0 to reach the men’s singles final. Hemery will play Setkic Aldin from BIH who defeated  Pichler David from Bosnia and Herzegovina6-2,5-7,6-3 in another semi final.The finals of both the singles and doubles events were supposed to hold on Sunday, but were rescheduled to today because of heavy downpour in Lagos on Saturday which forced matches scheduled for that day to be shifted to yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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