Weber State’s Kate Sorensen Competes Well Saturday At UW Invitational

first_imgFebruary 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Kate Sorensen Competes Well Saturday At UW Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE-Saturday, Weber State star junior track and field athlete Kate Sorensen repped the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network well with a strong performance at the UW Invitational hosted by the University of Washington.Sorensen, a former Gunnison Valley High School multi-sport star athlete, earned third place in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.69 seconds.She presently has the Big Sky Conference’s lead in the 60-meter hurdles, at 8.59 seconds, set at the 2020 Snake River Open January 10-11 at Pocatello, Idaho.Sorensen also placed sixth in the women’s 400-meter dash in a time of 56.17 seconds.Sorensen and her Wildcats teammates are next in action Friday and Saturday at the Mountain States Games hosted by Idaho State University at Pocatello’s Holt Arena. Tags: Kate Sorensen/Weber State Track Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Brady Goes After NFL Czar Goodell

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady wants to call Commissioner Roger Goodell as a witness in the appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed for “Deflategate.”The NFL players union said in its appeal of the penalties that Goodell can’t hear the appeal because one of the issues is his credibility.The union also said in the letter released May 15 it will call league Vice President Troy Vincent, who handed down the punishment.The Super Bowl MVP was suspended for four games and the Patriots were fined $1 million and docked a pair of draft picks for using illegally inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.The appeal also complains that the evidence collected in the Wells report doesn’t support such a harsh penalty.The union lawyers say that the suspension is invalid because only Goodell can punish players for conduct detrimental to the league. The penalties were handed down by Vincent, NFL’s executive vice president of football operations.Brady appealed the decision on May 14, and later in the evening Goodell announced that he would hear the appeal personally.Although the collective bargaining agreement gives him the right to do that, the appeal letter claimed Goodell cannot remain impartial because he will called as a witness.Writing to Vincent, the union said it intends “to call both you and Commissioner Goodell as essential witnesses in the proceeding.”And it told Vincent “your personal involvement in the game-day events surrounding this matter render you inherently biased in any disciplinary determination.”The union asked Goodell to appoint a neutral arbiter and threatened to go outside the league’s system of appeals if he does not.“If the Commissioner does not appoint such a neutral arbitrator, the NFLPA and Mr. Brady will seek recusal and pursue all available relief to obtain an arbitrator who is not evidently partial,” it said.The team has not said if it will appeal its penalties, which include losing a first-round draft pick next year and a fourth-rounder in 2017. The deadline to appeal is May 21.Wells concluded that Brady was “at least generally aware” of plans by two team employees to prepare balls to his liking, below the league-mandated minimum.The NFL requires a range of 12.5-13.5 pounds per square inch. Footballs with less pressure can be easier to grip and catch and some quarterbacks prefer those with less air.The union’s appeal letter said the Wells report contained “insufficient evidence to find that Mr. Brady committed any violation of NFL rules.” A day earlier, the Patriots issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the league investigation.Patriots attorney Daniel Goldberg, who represented the team during the investigation, wrote in the 20,000-word document that those conclusions are “at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context.”The team’s rebuttal presented its own science to explain the loss of pressure in a more innocuous way. And it claimed that a ballboy’s reference to himself as “The Deflator” was just a reference to losing weight.It also says increased communication between Brady and the ballboys after the scandal broke were just normal expressions of concern, rather than evidence of the quarterback’s guilt.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Photos: Syracuse Will Wear Awesome “Pearl” Warm-Up Shirts Tonight

first_imgPearl Washington shirts for Syracuse.SYRACUSE, NY – DECEMBER 17: General view of the back of a Syracuse Orange warm up shirt to honor former player Pearl Washington prior to the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on December 17, 2016 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)This week, Syracuse fans began raising money for former Orange star Pearl Washington, who is battling a brain tumor and needs significant, round-the-clock medical care. There’s also a website “Prayers for Pearl” where people can purchase shirts and donate to the cause. Tonight, Syracuse basketball is getting in on the act, and the team will be wearing special “Pearl” warm-up shirts before taking on Notre Dame. The shirts are very cool, featuring Pearl’s No. 31 and his name written in the same vintage script that appeared on the ‘Cuse jerseys in the 1980s. These are awesome. Kudos to Syracuse and our continued best wishes to Pearl.last_img read more

Dawson Creek male arrested in St Albert in connection to a Alberta

first_imgST. ALBERT, A.B. – A Dawson Creek man is one of our people facing charges after the RCMP found a ‘chop shop’ operating in the St. Albert area.Over the course of July 24 and 25, the Central Alberta District CRU were investigating a property and a known repeat offender in the St. Albert area.  While investigating, the CRU observed minor thefts committed by the four suspect males.On July 24, the four males were arrested.  Following their arrest, the investigation by the RCMP determined that two Ford F350s that the males were connected to had been reported stolen.  In one case, the vehicle identification number of the truck had been altered. Judicial interim release hearings have been held. Skoro and Gerrior remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018. Scott and Beckman have been released on a Recognized and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018.At the time of his arrest, Ronald Vernon Scott was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Stony Plain. With the assistance of members from St. Albert Detachment, a related residential property on Villeneuve Road was secured in anticipation of a search warrant.  On July 25, with the assistance of Edmonton RCMP Auto Theft Unit and the Wetaskiwin and St. Albert RCMP, the Central Alberta District CRU executed a search warrant.  A stolen utility trailer along with parts from a GMC Sierra were seized.Four males are facing charges as follows:44-year-old Trevor Wayne Skoro of St. Albert, is charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime; as well as, tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)48-year-old Ronald Vernon Scott of Alberta Beach is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)50-year-old Wally Allen Gerrior of St. Albert, is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)29-year-old Darcy Todd Beckman of Dawson Creek, is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)last_img read more

Opinion Difficult draw shouldnt end United States World Cup hopes

United States Men’s National Team defender Clarence Goodson (21) heads the ball away from goal during a World Cup Qualifying match against Mexico Sept. 10 at Crew Stadium. The USMNT won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor months, my mind has been singularly focused on this year’s FIFA World Cup. Ever since the calendar turned to 2014 it’s seemed so close, but in truth it’s always been comfortably out of reach. That situation has changed, however, and the world’s greatest sporting event is now right around the corner.The first event announcing that the tournament is imminent – the World Cup herald, if you will – is the naming of the rosters. Competing nations had until Tuesday  to name a provisional squad of 30 players to take to a pre-tournament training camp. Each country has until June 2 to provide FIFA with a final list of 23 players whom it will take to Brazil.Some countries – England, Brazil, Mexico and others – elect to skip the 30-man squad and go straight to the 23. But a majority of the nations still name preliminary squads.One of those countries to name its 30 players this week: the United States.Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed his selection of players on Monday, and while the names didn’t cause shock among the American soccer public, the omission of striker Eddie Johnson did raise a few eyebrows.Johnson scored the winning goal in the U.S.’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Sept. 10 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Even though his goal effectively clinched World Cup qualification, Johnson’s failure to score in his first eight games of the season with D.C. United is probably the reason Klinsmann decided against selecting him.There’s a very good chance that Columbus will be represented in Brazil with Crew captain Michael Parkhurst included in the preliminary roster. Parkhurst may have been on the outside looking in a year ago, but his performances since then for the national team have been exemplary, and I’d be very surprised if he didn’t wind up with a seat on the plane to South America.Other than that, the squad picks itself – meaning the real test will be seeing who makes the final 23. In my opinion, there are roughly 20 “locks,” while the final three spots will be decided over the coming weeks.The team will gather for the first time on Wednesday at Stanford University. Once there, they’ll participate in a training camp and ultimately compete in three friendlies: against Azerbaijan on May 27 in San Francisco, against Turkey on June 1 in Harrison, N.J., and then with the final roster against Nigeria on June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.The prize awaiting the players who make the cut? A shot at playing against some of the best players in the world during games against Ghana, Portugal and Germany in the opening round at the World Cup.I’d argue that the U.S. has one of the most talented squads in its history, with an array of talent from the goalkeeping position all the way to the forward line. It may not include a world superstar, but then that isn’t a prerequisite to succeeding in a World Cup – just ask Argentina forward Lionel Messi.The doubters will rightly point to the standard of opposition, a group that deserves it’s moniker as the “group of death.” Germany and Ghana have both overcome the U.S. twice in World Cup play, while Portugal fell to the Americans in 2002 with arguably the most disappointing squad in its history. Thank goodness this year’s World Cup isn’t being played in Panem, because the odds certainly aren’t in the U.S.’s favor.But having said that, I don’t see why many are so quick in writing off the U.S. team’s chances.For starters, having a tough group at the World Cup shouldn’t be a blow to morale. It should be expected. After all, the competition isn’t held in high esteem for nothing. It takes the best teams on the planet and puts them in one place to find an eventual winner.In 2010, it could be argued that the U.S. was handed an “easy” draw against England, Slovenia and Algeria. Even though the Americans navigated that group successfully, it’s not like it came easy. If you’re hoping to face a second-rate, low-quality side at the World Cup, you’ve come to the wrong place.That’s why I think the prospect of facing these talented countries shouldn’t be seen as a doomed exercise. Instead, it should be recognized as a tremendous opportunity to showcase just how far soccer in this country has come since the days when barely any matches were shown on television. The world’s best teams become the world’s best teams because they overcome difficult opposition, and that’s the only way the U.S. is going to move up world soccer’s ladder.The U.S. has never made it out of the group stage in consecutive tournaments, and if that trend continues it won’t necessarily signal a failure, but more of an indication that the national team’s growth still has a long way to go.But if it can reverse that trend, and bury the demons of the past three World Cups against the countries that eliminated them, it will be an epoch-defining achievement.Believing in an outcome like that sounds a lot more fun to me than dismissing the national team’s efforts before they even begin.If you want a place on the bandwagon there’s still time. We’ve got plenty of room. read more

Football Linebackers and more from Urban Meyer on the Big Ten coaches

Ohio State senior linebacker Chris Worley (35) sacks in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJunior linebacker Jerome Baker is cleared for Saturday’s game against Illinois, while redshirt junior Dante Booker’s status remains questionable, head coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. Baker and Booker both missed last Saturday’s game against Michigan State with undisclosed injuries. With the two starters out against the Spartans, Meyer sent Chris Worley and Malik Harrison to the outside linebacker positions and started Tuf Borland inside. The standout performance by the replacements has brought up the question of who will start Saturday for Ohio State, even if Booker and Baker are both healthy. Meyer said a decision on that will be made in the next two days. “I like the fact first of all, we’re building a bit of depth,” Meyer said Tuesday. “And second of all, those are very tough, consistent players and I’ve seen both playing a lot.”One player who Meyer said has stepped up all season for the Buckeyes was Borland. The redshirt freshman filled in for Worley earlier in the season due to Worley’s injury and has since established himself as a co-starter at middle linebacker on the team’s depth chart each week. “Just his consistency, it’s every day,” Meyer said. “He matches — it’s amazing his name is Tuf, he’s a very tough player, very consistent player, does things right and a very valuable guy for our program.”Here are some more notes from Meyer on Tuesday’s teleconference:Meyer on the three targeting calls that have been levied against his team this season: “The one [by Denzel Ward] was misfire by an official and then the other two weren’t. I think Bosa’s was a hit. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one like that where it’s in a pile. It’s kind of in the pocket. But Dre’Mont’s is wrong. So I met with coach Schiano and coach Johnson we’re just going to constantly, there’s zero resistance on our end. We are proponents of the rule. I don’t think the rule is — it’s a good rule. It’s for the best interest of the game and our players and all players, so it’s just consistently educating and teaching it and making sure that people know it’s not acceptable.”Meyer on the recent performance of freshman kicker Blake Haubeil: “Our kicker, ever since we’ve had, you know, the struggles early has been really, really good. So he’s kicking it right where he’s supposed to be. We’ve made some personnel changes and the personnel changes have been very productive.”Meyer on if Senior Day will prevent Ohio State from sleeping on Illinois: “I think that you know it’s a very unique experience, Senior Day in the Horseshoe. I hear players talk about it. It’s an incredible tradition to salute the players in front of the great fans and I think just the coaching staff has to take the lead in the way we practice. There will be zero conversation about the past and the future. It’s about today and then Wednesday and then Thursday and go play well. And that’s our job.”Meyer looking ahead at Illinois: “Their two-deep inside guys on defense stand out. You can tell they’re building for the future, and they can see there’s some young players on the offensive side of the ball that have brilliant futures and we’ve just got to make sure that future isn’t Saturday. We have a lot of respect for them and what they’re trying to do and their coaching staff and their players and the two inside guys can play anywhere in the Big Ten conference.”Meyer on what stood out from the Michigan State game: “The offensive line play without question. They went against a very good rush defense, we’ve gone against them, but that’s our sixth time and it’s not easy to do what they did and they worked extremely hard and without question the offensive line play.” read more

Albion set to sign versatile Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun

first_imgEnglish Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion are on the brink of signing Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun from Mainz on a free transfer.Brighton boss, Chris Hughton is willing to add defensive cover to his squad and Balogun seems to be the ideal replacement for Uwe Hunemeier who left the club for SC Paderborn at the start of this offseason. Balogun can play anywhere across the backline which stands him out as an attractive proposition, according to ESPN FC.The 29-year-old Super Eagles star is out of contract at Mainz this summer and Hughton is keen on strengthening his squad since they have already secured their status in the EPL for next season. Hence, he’s willing to bring Balogun who can play at center-back and full-back to the Amex Stadium.News: Samson Siasia banned for life by FIFA George Patchias – August 16, 2019 The former manager of the Nigerian national team Samson Siasia has been banned from football for life.A match-fixing investigation has been carried out by…Balogun won 16 caps for Nigeria, helped the Super Eagles qualify for this summer’s World Cup and he could feature for his country in their friendly against England at Wembley, Russia next month.He previously had spells with Turkiyemspor, Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt 98last_img read more

Real Madrid transfer targets revealed

first_imgDespite having only just retained their Champions League crown for another season, Real Madrid have already commenced with their summer transfer plans for the following campaignWhile Los Blancos did seal their third successive European crown this season, their domestic campaign ultimately turned out to be a very disappointing campaign with Real surrendering their league title to arch-rivals Barcelona and suffering a shock defeat to Leganes in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals in January.In light of this, the club has decided to hold a meeting that will feature the coach, the president and key board members such as Jose Angel Sanchez and Juni Calafat, who is responsible for scouting nationally and internationally.After months of scouting on potential signings and approaching agents to discuss possible transfers, Marca has reported that Real have identified the following areas and targets that they want to invest in this summer:GoalkeeperSergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Alisson (AS Roma)David De Gea (Manchester United)Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)Centre-backJose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan)Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)Right-backAlvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad)ForwardNeymar (Paris Saint-Germain)Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Paulo Dybala (Juventus)last_img read more

Gundogan hopes he doesnt get booed by German fans

first_imgThe Manchester City midfielder hopes he gets called to the matches against France and Peru in SeptemberThe last time Ilkay Gundogan was playing for Germany back at home he got booed by the German supporters.And now, the Manchester City midfielder has the chance to be called up to the national team again, he hopes he doesn’t get the same treatment.“I hope that I will be welcomed with open arms – first and foremost from my team-mates and DFB (German Football Association) officials,” the Manchester City star told German newspaper WAZ as reported by France 24.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“And then I hope that there will be no whistles in the stadium against me.”“If it happens, then I’ll have to face it. It will be a test, but I can promise that I will do my best,” he added.Him and teammate Metsul Ozil have been in the middle of a scandal after taking a photo together with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.last_img read more

Bahamas Police arrest more men for drug possession

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Police have arrested two men in possession of drugs and firearms. According to reports, shortly before 1pm on yesterday, officers arrested two male suspected in the Weddell Avenue area, after they were found in possession of one pistol with three .9mm rounds of ammunition, another black Smith and Wesson pistol with eight .40 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, a magazine containing addition rounds of ammunition, a quantity of marijuana and cash. The men were taken custody and will be arraigned this week. Over 178 firearms have now been taken off the street for the year.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more