Gophers lose two straight, aim to rebound

first_imgGophers lose two straight, aim to reboundMinnesota fell 4-3 to Tulsa on Friday and 4-3 to Harvard on Saturday. Lisa PerssonMinnesota doubles partners Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg celebrate after a victory in a match against Tulsa at Baseline on Friday. Dane MizutaniFebruary 10, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhile his team just dropped its final two matches before its first Big Ten match of the season next weekend, Minnesota head coach Geoff Young said he isn’t too concerned.“You never want to lose, but this is the perfect opportunity to learn from our mistakes,” he said. “We need to fix those before next weekend.”The Gophers came into the weekend winners of four straight matches, but they faltered with a 4-3 loss to Tulsa on Friday and a 4-3 loss to Harvard on Saturday.“We played two really good teams, and we competed very well with those teams,” junior Jack Hamburg said. “We know we’re right there with top-ranked opponents in the country.”Minnesota took the doubles point in each match, but it could not overcome a less-than-stellar performance from the bottom of its lineup.The Gophers didn’t win a set all weekend at No. 4 singles, No. 5 singles or No. 6 singles.“We need to get better at the bottom of lineup,” Young said. “It will come for guys with time, but that needs to improve for us to compete.”Young said a silver lining on the weekend was the doubles play in both matches.Minnesota swept all three doubles matches against Tulsa and took two of three matches against Harvard. “We’re playing some pretty good doubles,” Hamburg said. “We’re starting to develop some cohesiveness with all our teams in the lineup.”Hamburg and his doubles partner, junior Mathieu Froment, teamed together last season and have an evident chemistry on the court — a trait the other two doubles pairings seemed to flash at times.Young said he saw some of those flashes, but he said he wants his team to stay aggressive on the court. He said at times, his players would tense up during a crucial point.“I can handle missing shots,” he said, “but being too passive and missing points is not a way we want to lose points.”Hamburg agreed that the team needs to stay aggressive on the court, but he said some of the kinks in the lineup could stem from the younger players’ lack of experience.“It’ll all come around in time,” he said. “It can be hard to adjust to college tennis, and with more matches, it will get better and better.”While Hamburg said he never likes to lose a match, he said the nonconference schedule has served a clear purpose.“We’re getting matches under our belt,” Hamburg said. “We are working to be ready for Big Ten play, which starts next week with Iowa. We’ll be ready.”last_img read more

Suspenseful final day for Windies

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):The Windies collapsed from 227-4 at tea to 287 all out in the final session on Day 4, narrowly avoiding the follow-on in the second cricket Test match against England yesterday.England were 37-2 in its second innings at stumps, a lead of 219 runs, with Windies pacer Kemar Roach (2-14) bowling promoted opener Jos Buttler (0) and Zak Crawley (11). Ben Stokes, who opened in a Test match for the first time as England sought quick runs, is on 16, and Joe Root is on 8.Although not without any danger, an early declaration is expected on Monday for England to have any chance of winning the three-Test series.Windies took the opener by four wickets in Southampton, the first cricket Test to be played since the global coronavirus outbreak.Half-centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite (75) and Shamarh Brooks (68) had kept England at bay until the evening session. The game moved England’s way when Stuart Broad trapped Brooks leg before wicket (lbw), bowled Jermaine Blackwood (0), and claimed Shane Dowrich (0) in another lbw dismissal as part of a fiery new-ball spell. Chris Woakes claimed the last three wickets, starting with Windies captain Jason Holder (2). He was caught by his England counterpart, Root, as the Windies slumped to 260-8 in its first innings, still needing 10 runs to avoid the follow-on after England’s 469-9 declared. But Roston Chase (51) hit Sam Curran (2-70) for a couple of boundaries to avoid the follow-on target before he was out, lbw, to Woakes.Brooks said that it had been crucial for the West Indies to avoid the follow-on.“Yes, it is a runs game and trying to save it was important, but the more time we (batted) today, the harder it makes it for England to come and get a result in this game,” Brooks said. He’s anticipating an exciting last day, depending on England’s approach to a declaration. “Well, I personally think (England) would probably like to (set) us 260, 270, but it all depends on the time that they spend to get those runs, and I think we just need to make it as difficult for them as possible and make them spend as much time on their batting so they don’t get the opportunity to get a second new ball.”Broad, who was left out of the first Test, claimed three wickets for one run in 14 deliveries to energise the hosts and returned 3-66.“I genuinely didn’t feel like I had to prove anyone wrong. I’ve done all that talking on the field, but I felt quietly – or maybe not that quietly – that when I got the chance again, I needed to be in the best place to perform,” Broad said.Broad said England needed a lead of least 270 to avoid defeat.“We should be able to defend 270 on this pitch, but they are dangerous players,” he said. “We want to make this series 1-1 as quick as we can, and with the time that has gone out of the game because of weather, we might have to take a risk.”SCOREBOARDENGLAND 1st innings 469 for nine decl.WINDIES 1st Innings(overnight 32 for one)K Brathwaite c and b Stokes 75J Campbell lbw b Curran 12A Joseph c Pope b Curran 32S Hope c wkp Buttler b Curran 25S Brooks lbw b Broad 68R Chase lbw b Woakes 51J Blackwood b Broad 0+S Dowrich lbw b Broad 0*J Holder c Root b Woakes 2K Roach not out 5S Gabriel b Woakes 0Extras (b1, lb12, w2, nb2) 17TOTAL (all out, 99 overs) 287Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Campbell), 2-70 (Joseph), 3-123 (Hope), 4-199 (Brathwaite), 5-242 (Brooks), 6-248 (Blackwood), 7-252 (Dowrich), 8-260 (Holder), 9-287 (Chase), 10-287 (Gabriel)Bowling: Broad 23-7-66-3 (w1), Woakes 21-10-42-3, Curran 20-4-70-2, Bess 21-3-67-1, Root 1-0-0-0, Stokes 13-3-29-1 (nb2).ENGLAND 2nd inningsB Stokes not out 16+J Buttler b Roach 0Z Crawley b Roach 11*J Root not out 8Extras (lb1, nb1) 2TOTAL (2 wkts, 8 overs) 37Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Buttler), 2-17 (Crawley)Bowling: Roach 4-0-14-2, Gabriel 4-0-22-0.Position: England lead by 219 runs with eight second innings wickets intact.Toss: Windies.Umpires: Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth; TV – Richard Kettleborough.last_img read more

Improbable wins Whitney for Baffert at Saratoga

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST Improbable Wins Whitney For Baffert At Saratoga Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95 First Published: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95.Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Improbable ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.65. The 4-year-old colt paid $8.50, $4.50 and $2.70. He earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.By My Standards returned $5.40 and $2.60. Tom’s d’Etat paid $2.10 to show. Code of Honor finished fourth and Mr. Buff took fifth.Baffert won last year’s race with McKinzie. Trainer Scotty Schulhofer won the Whitney in 1994 with Colonial Affair and the following year with Unaccounted For.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Inside Conditions…One legged race

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThe heralded return of Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback “Big” Ben Roethlisberger went as smooth as could be expected considering the fact that on Sept. 27,  he was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.However, the three turnovers by Roethlisberger coupled with a few “questionable” calls by the “visiting” officiating crew assisted the Cincinnati Bengals in achieving a 16-10 victory against the Steelers.The Bengals intercepted “Big” Ben twice in the fourth quarter alone to help secure the victory.  Although he wouldn’t admit it publicly, Roethlisberger appeared to be a bit rusty from the four weeks plus layoff. Roethlisberger deflected any excuse making; “Health wise I’m okay,” he said. “I’m obviously disappointed, in the way I played.  I let this team down and I let the fans down.  This one is on me and I’m taking the blame.  And letting everyone know that I have to play better.As far as the Steelers defense goes, Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton and his “high powered” offense did not score a touchdown until it was 2:57 left in the game.  However that final score by Cincy provided the margin of victory. Dalton should add another skillset to his resume, that of a prophet. “I knew eventually were going to score a touchdown, and we did,” he said.Dalton was also picked twice and was sacked three times.  For three quarters plus Dalton looked as though the soothsayer that he may or may not have consulted before traveling to Heinz Field, may have owed him a refund.The Steelers have eight games remaining starting with the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns at home, the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle and the Indianapolis Colts at home.They complete the final leg of the 2015 regular season schedule at Cincinnati, then come home to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos after that they travel to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to face the spoiler hungry Ravens and then travel to Browns Stadium to face the up and down Cleveland Browns to complete the 2015 Season.Out of those games Pittsburgh can beat Baltimore, Cleveland, Oakland, Indianapolis, and believe it or not the Bengals in Cincy as long as they import an officiating crew from NFL Europe or destinations unknown.The officiating smelled like a sulfur mine.  The game has gotten away from, the players, fans and coaches.  These officials have developed a “God complex.”  If players are too demonstrative, penalty.  If players wiggle their rear ends after scoring a touchdown, penalty.Hey I suspect that after a player gets married when he does the traditional wedding dance with his new bride and touches her rear end a referee might appear out of nowhere and throw some laundry,  for as Mel and Tim might say; “backfield in motion I’m gonna have to penalize you.”This policing of the game has turned into a “fleecing” and sterilization of the game.  The game that we know is rapidly deteriorating from football to “foolsball.”The officials have evolved from managing the game to changing the outcome of the game, ultimately cheating the fans and the sport.  Ben Roethlisberger entered the Steelers/Bengals game with a bad knee, the officials cut his good leg from under him.Aubrey Bruce can be reached: [email protected] or 412.583.6741He is also a contributing columnist for urbanmediatodayFollow him on [email protected]last_img read more

Raheem Sterling leaves heartfelt tribute to Palace youth player during England game

first_img REPLY Raheem Sterling pays tribute to 13 year old Damary Dawkins who recently died.He had helped the schoolboy try and find a donor in his battle with cancer.“May your soul rest in peace.” Pure class 👏👏— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 22, 2019 Sterling reveals the tribute after scoring his second goal of the game The Czech’s had no answers for Sterling’s brilliance REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Everyone at #CPFC 🦅 would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Damary Dawkins, who sadly passed away on Sunday. Damary was a huge football fan and an incredibly brave young man. ❤️💙— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 22, 2019A donor was finally found for Damary in the US, however, he died after relapsing twice following a transplant.Sterling’s tribute read: “May your soul rest in peace.” Manchester City forward Sterling has been on fire this season and Friday’s game showed why he is a top, top player.However, the celebration for his second goal – which was a lovely curling effort – also showed that Sterling is a superstar off the pitch as well as on it.Sterling lifted his shirt to reveal a classy tribute to Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins, who sadly passed away on Sunday following his long battle with leukaemia. Damary was 13. no dice 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE On his social media accounts, Sterling issued pleas to find a stem cell donor and Crystal Palace also ran a campaign, working with blood cancer charity DKMS. Special night in so many ways ☝🏾✨ RIP Damary, gone but u will never be forgotten. ❤️— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) March 22, 2019 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Raheem Sterling was the star of the show as his hat-trick helped England get their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to the perfect start.England beat the Czech’s 5-0 at Wembley, with Harry Kane and Tomas Kalas’ own goal getting the Three Lions’ other two.last_img read more

ECM: Sizing Up the market

first_imgNew numbers from Frost and Sullivan try to size up the enterprise content management (ECM) market.  The report estimates that the ECM solution market size in 2009 was on the order of $795 million and that the entire ECM ecosystem was on the order of $2.1 billion.The Frost and Sullivan forecast is that the global ECM solution market will in 2016 reach $1.75 billion and the ECM ecosystem market size will grow to $6 billion. Loren Johnson, Frost and Sullivan industry analyst, comments that “With the capabilities of ECM solutions stronger than their component parts, the ECM industry, consumers and companies have started to recognize the inherent value of implementing full ECM solutions.”Whenever numbers grow into the the billions of dollars, it is often hard to fathom exactly what it means.  And when compared to a similar report by Gartner, we find a wide disparity.  Gartner estimates that 2009 ECM software license and maintenance revenue was $3.5 billion and will exceed $5.7 billion in 2014.But the Frost and Sullivan report may be more strict in what they consider constitutes an ECM solution. “ECM solutions offer a unique productivity solution that singular products, components, and content management modules cannot.”  The report defines a  complete ECM solution as one that contains the following components:Back-End Assessment ManagementFront-end PresentationWorkflow and Business Process ManagementIn the view of Frost and Sullivan, only six vendors are capable of offering complete ECM solutions.last_img read more

Kansas ~ Sales and Use Tax: Retailer’s Installation Services Qualified for Exemption

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportA Kansas sales and use tax exemption for all installation services connected with the reconstruction, restoration, remodeling, renovation, repair, or replacement of a residence applied to the installation of various built-ins provided by a home improvement retailer taxpayer in customer residences. The appellate court held that the decision by the Board of Tax Appeals that: (1) the taxpayer was acting as a contractor and not a retailer when it installed the built-ins into customer’s homes; (2) all of the transactions at issue were real property improvements; and (3) the exemption applied, was correct. There is no exception in the statutory exemption that distinguishes the installation of built-ins from other residential home improvements.In the Matter of the Appeal of Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, Kansas Court of Appeals, No. 115,254, April 14, 2017, ¶201-911last_img read more

MPBL: Munti faces unbeaten QC at home

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Regine Arocha named NCAA Finals MVP PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Denied of a home victory at the start of its campaign in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)-Anta Rajah Cup, Muntinlupa faces another acid test when it battles unbeaten co-league leader Quezon City on Tuesday.Expect a full house crowd at Muntinlupa Sports Complex as the Angelis Resort-backed Cagers try to sustain the momentum of a three-game winning streak against the formidable Capitals supported by Royal Manila at 9 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Muntinlupa has picked up victories on the road since losing to Navotas in its first game while Quezon City is undefeated in four games to share the lead with the Tanduay-backed Batangas City Athletics.“They’re starting to play better while gaining more confidence,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia, referring to the host team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWinless Bataan and Imus collide at 7 p.m.STANDINGS: Batangas 4-0, QC 4-0, Muntinlupa 3-1, Valenzuela 3-1, Parañaque 2-2, Navotas 2-2, Caloocan 1-4, Imus 0-4, Bataan 0-4 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer out of Australian Open, Andy Murray advances

first_imgRoger Federer is out of the Australian Open in the third round, beaten by Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday.Federer was trying to come from two sets down for the 10th time in his career, most recently at last year’s US Open against Gael Monfils.The 17-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t been beaten this early at the Australian Open since 2000, the second year he played here. It was also the unseeded Seppi’s first win against Federer in 11 matches.Federer was up 4-1 in the second-set tiebreaker before he allowed the Italian to win six of the next seven points and the set. He led the fourth-set tiebreaker 3-1 before a double-fault helped allow the Italian to again overcome the deficit.Earlier, Andy Murray beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 to set up a fourth round clash with Grigor Dimitrov. The sixth-seeded Murray is attempting to become the first man to win the Australian Open after losing three times in the final. He lost to Novak Djokovic in 2013 and 2011 and Roger Federer in 2010.His next match against the 10th-seeded Dimitrov will be a reprise of their Wimbledon quarterfinal last year, won by the Bulgarian. With coach Amelie Mauresmo watching from the stands, Murray has yet to drop a set at Melbourne Park.He said, “I’ve played three quite quick matches, which helps. You expect with every round they’re going to get a little longer, tougher on the body.”last_img read more