Men’s Basketball Returns To The Knapp Center Monday

first_imgDrake and SIUE have met twice, the last coming in 2009 with SIUE prevailing, 60-58, with a late rally. Buy Tickets Following Monday’s game, the Bulldogs will host Rider, Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Live Audio Drake Game Notes  Print Friendly Version Fellow senior Nick McGlynn is averaging 20.0 points per game in the last four games with a pair of 23-point performances. Monday’s game is the Bulldogs’ first in the Knapp Center since Nov. 27. The Bulldogs are 3-0 at home this season and averaging more than 85 points per game in the Knapp Center this season. Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team continues a stretch of five games in eight days with Monday’s game against SIUE as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Tipoff against the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center and will be broadcast locally on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN+Drake begins the week with a 6-2 record after suffering just its second loss of the season Saturday to Iowa State. The Bulldogs led for nearly half that contest before Iowa State closed the game on a 19-5 run. Anthony Murphy matched a career high with 12 points in the loss. Story Links ESPN+ Senior Nick Norton returns to campus after amassing a 32-to-3 assist to turnover ratio in the last four games with a pair of double-figure assist games including a school-record 17 assists against North Dakota State that was part of a triple-double and 10 assists in his most recent outing.last_img read more

Winter meeting chatter: Sugar is sweet, prices are sour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After the 2016 Winter Agronomy Meetings for Seed Consultants there were major parts of the discussion that resonated throughout Ohio, including the need to be creative in order to be profitable this year. As farmers at the meetings put sugar in their coffee, agronomists were suggesting putting sugar on their fields.“With commodity prices and input cost being where they are right now, growers need to find ways to increase yields while keeping overhead down,” said Mike Earley, Director of Replicated Testing for Seed Consultants. “Our years of testing show that farmers can get those results by applying foliar applications of sugar to corn and soybeans at for $2.50 an acre versus $30 to $40 for fungicide, and we are getting huge returns on investment.”This sugar application is done at the V5 to V6 stage on corn and R1 on soybeans at 5 pounds per acre.“Some do choose to put that sugar on with fungicide or you can put it on with your last application of herbicides,” Earley said. “Overall, it is a very economical way to increase yields.”During their testing of sugar as part of a field script, Seed Consultants has seen yield bumps up to 30 bushels to the acre in corn and a 3-4 bushel increase in soybeans. That’s still a nice return on a minimal investment and something more and more of Seed Consultants’ customers are willing take a look at, in a year when convincing farmers to add anything to the cost of production is a challenge.“Most of the farmers I am talking with are trying to find any way possible to trim the fat heading into planting season,” said Dan Fox, a seedsman with Seed Consultants. “Now that some comfortable years for income are well behind us, producers are really fine tuning their bottom line to try to keep their operations in the black.”Due to rising taxes on farm land, rent prices aren’t showing much mercy on that balance sheet and Fox said that some producers will want to cut fertilizer first, which may be the easiest thing to do but it is the wrong thing to do for a successful 2016 crop.last_img read more

New year, new hair, new Phoenix deal for Matthew Wright

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It’s just a change of scenery, it’s hair, it’s going to grow back,” said Wright who’s also aware that his hair has been the subject of several memes. “If it looks ugly, in three or four months, it will be back to how it was before.”“It’s not really a big deal, even here in Phoenix they were teasing me, but I don’t mind. It’s just hair.”Aside from the new do, Wright also got a fresh contract with the Fuel Masters, who are eager to surpass last conference’s playoffs breakthrough this season. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I just felt like it was a new year, this was my hair for a long time,” said Wright after the Fuel Masters’ Friday practice at Upper Deck. “I think it’s time for a change, a new hairstyle, I feel like I could just go out of bed and look more like a basketball player.”Wright has been wearing his hair the same since he entered the league in 2016 as part of the special draft from which the members of the Gilas program were taken.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion How hard is it to be a basketball player? Just take a look at June Mar Fajardo’s feet Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue It was essentially a fade cut that had a curly top, much like what Ryota Miyagi of the iconic Slam Dunk anime sported.Wright said he wanted to look different and that he’d end up looking the same as before in a few months.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthew Wright sportinga  new haircut.MANILA, Philippines—New year, new hair.Phoenix star Matthew Wright finally ditched his curly tops to sport a new buzz cut as part of a new version of him for 2019.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ateneo fades against rival La Salle anew, but coach Almadro quick to move on

first_imgRenaldo Balkman open to San Miguel return What he didn’t expect is that the winning run would collapse against De La Salle.The Lady Spikers, the league’s defending champions, thrashed the Lady Eagles in straight sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-23, in a manner Almadro found to be surprising.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s disappointing because we lost that quick but of course I knew that the time will come that our performance would take a dip,” said Almadro in Filipino. “I just didn’t expect it to happen against La Salle.”Ateneo’s only two losses in the tournament so far have all been against their fierce rivals. Ateneo still has two games left in its schedule against eliminated teams Adamson University and University of the East.“It’s important for us to get the momentum back especially going into the semifinals,” said Almadro. “We have to keep the positivity. This game is over so we just have to be positive for the next games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Oliver Almadro knew that Ateneo’s 10-game winning streak in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament would eventually come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments What made the second little harder to swallow was that Ateneo’s main weapon—it’s blocking—got completely neutralized.The Lady Eagles had been league’s best blocking team averaging 2.62 kill blocks per set but tallied zero the whole match against La Salle.Maddie Madayag, the league’s best blocker with .9 kill blocks per set, said they expected the Lady Spikers to send out a power-driven attack but what happened was the complete opposite.“We were expecting hard spikes and they weren’t giving that many hard spikes, they gave more long balls, and touch shots,” said Madayag in Filipino. “We were surprised with that especially on the defensive end.”Almadro, though, said they have to forget about their defeat to La Salle especially with the Final Four round looming.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has avoided action after grabbing Stephan Lichsteiner around the throat during victory over Arsenal.Mane put his hands around Lichtsteiner’s neck during the first half of Saturday’s 5-1 home win at Anfield.However, The Sun reports referee Michael Oliver saw the incident at the time and duly awarded a free-kick which means there will be no further action.The clash summed up a feisty, frustrating evening for the Gunners as they fell five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.There was even a tunnel bust-up involving Arsenal defender Sokratis and Liverpool top scorer Mo Salah. last_img read more

Former Florida State RB Karlos Williams Doesn’t Like Desmond Howard’s Take On J.T. Barrett vs. Cardale Jones

first_imgKarlos Williams tweets shows he disagrees with Desmond Howard.Twitter/@Karlos_SrDuring a College GameDay segment about Ohio State’s high profile quarterback battle, Desmond Howard made it very clear who he believes will come out on top. Citing Cardale Jones’ Twitter antics, which he does not appreciate, Howard thinks that J.T. Barrett is a lock to win the job. Desmond Howard on J.T. Barrett: “He’s not really about the foolishness” Tell us what you really think— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 5, 2015Desmond Howard just called Cardale Jones’ tweets to Ronda Rousey “foolishness” and cited it as a reason J.T. should start. So there’s that.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 5, 2015Former Florida State running back Karlos Williams, of all people, was very upset with Howard.Desmond Howard is a hater.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, 2015He don’t know nun bout what players do in the personal time. He just talking.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, 2015@JameisLover Bruh be hating.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, 2015We probably wouldn’t have guessed that Karlos Williams would be a Cardale Jones defender this morning, but here we are.last_img read more

Albertas credit rating cut after confirming 103B deficit 42B debt

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta has been hit with another credit downgrade one day after it confirmed it remains on track for a $10.3-billion budget deficit this year.The credit rating agency DBRS say it has downgraded Alberta’s long-term debt rating to AA from AA (high) and has adjusted or maintained other ratings indicators on a negative trend.The agency said the downgrade reflects the high operating deficits and Alberta’s rapidly accumulating debt, which is pegged to surpass $42 billion by the spring.It’s one of a number of credit downgrades or warnings that have resulted from the province’s fiscal direction under Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP since 2015.Although the economy has been hammered by low oil prices, Notley’s government says it makes sense in the short term to take on debt to catch up on long-delayed infrastructure projects.Finance Minister Joe Ceci, responding to the downgrade, says Alberta still has the strongest debt-to-GDP ratio among provinces and the province’s credit rating remains among the highest in Canada.“The fiscal update released yesterday shows that Alberta’s economy is growing faster than forecast, the deficit is coming down, and significant cost savings are being realized,” Ceci said in a statement.“The government will continue to take a steady and responsible approach that avoids extreme and risky cuts that would hurt families, cost jobs and damage our recovery.”last_img read more

AAPCongress alliance remains inconclusive talks to continue

first_imgNEW DELHI: After a day-long meeting on Wednesday between AAP and Congress in various phases, the alliance between both the parties remained inconclusive but the sources from both the parties confirmed that the talks will continue. According to the sources, the AAP has accepted the 4:3 seat sharing formula in Delhi but as in Haryana the Congress was not ready to negotiate the talks.AAP’s Sanjay Singh on Wednesday met Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to take the alliance talks to a conclusion, sources said. According to sources, has proposed a 6:3:1 seat sharing in Haryana in which Congress would fight from six seats, while the JJP would field its candidates for three seats and one candidate would be fielded by the AAP. But the Congress has proposed a 7:2:1 seat-sharing formula in which seven Congress candidates, two JJP candidates and one AAP candidate would contest the polls, the sources added. On Wednesday, Singh also met CM Arvind Kejriwal to apprise him about the condition where the AAP national convenor also reportedly agreed with the Delhi pact. Later in the evening, confusion erupted when Singh said, “Congress has refused to form an alliance in Haryana and we do not want a tie-up only in Delhi.” Minutes after the statement, the sources said that the talk will continue and no such decision of calling off talks took place. Earlier, Congress offered four Delhi seats to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to ensure the rout of the BJP. However, in response to Congress’ offer, AAP leadership asked for three seats in Haryana and one in Chandigarh. Sources had told the Indian Express that Haryana was the main demand as AAP believed it has enough support in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Karnal seats to win with an alliance. Meanwhile, sources in Congress denied having any knowledge of AAP’s demand and said the party never put forth any such request when the possibility of an alliance was being discussed earlier. Earlier, AAP sources said if the Congress wants alliance only in Delhi then it has to be in the 5:2 ratio and if an alliance is sealed for both Delhi and Haryana then the ratio can be 4:3 in the national capital and 6:3:1 in Haryana. Amid a continuing blame-game over seat-sharing in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi and CM Kejriwal Monday engaged in a public spat, with the Congress president accusing the AAP of making a “U-turn” over alliance talks, prompting the Delhi chief minister to hit back at him. Gandhi had said while the doors of his party are open, time is running out, but CM Kejriwal slammed him, questioning what U-turn was he talking about as the talks were still on. AAP has already declared candidates on all seven Lok Sabha seats.last_img read more

Gayle named West Indies vicecaptain for World Cup

first_imgJamaica: Explosive opener Chris Gayle has been named vice-captain of the West Indies team for the World Cup, beginning May 30 in the UK. Gayle, who is set to retire from ODIs after his fifth World Cup appearance, is in top form going into the tournament, having scored close to 500 runs in the IPL. He was also in devastating form in the home series against England, hitting two hundreds and as many half-centuries in the five-match series. “It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special,” Gayle said after being named Jason Holder’s deputy on Monday. Gayle is a former West Indies captain who last led the regional side in June 2010. “As a senior player, it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies,” said the 39-year-old, who has amassed 10151 runs in 289 ODIs at 38.16.last_img read more

Crew tie FC Dallas in rescheduled match after lightning strike injures fan

The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas were able to reconvene for their inter-conference match Sunday, after “extenuating circumstances” during a pregame severe weather alert saw a fan get struck by lightning in Crew Stadium’s parking lot Saturday.A downpour of rain and lightning striking visibly close to the stadium had led to the issuance of an emergency alert that urged fans to seek shelter just before the scheduled kickoff of 8 p.m.Stu Tudor, an off-duty lieutenant of the Columbus Fire Department, was one of thousands of fans waiting to see if the weather would let up. A bolt of lightning struck near a bank of portable restrooms by the southwest corner of the stadium and seriously injured him.“First responders were called to Crew Stadium to address an incident surrounding the inclement weather that delayed tonight’s contest,” the Crew said in an press release via email at 10:07 p.m. Saturday. “Due to these extenuating circumstances, the match was postponed. During tonight’s thunderstorm that caused the severe weather delay, an individual was injured during the inclement weather and was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.”Bystanders said Tudor was unresponsive when emergency services arrived to provide care, according to multiple reports.He was later reported as being in critical condition.In a Sunday press release, MLS Executive Vice President Dan Courtemanche said the decisions to both postpone and subsequently reschedule the match for Sunday afternoon were made by the league, keeping fan safety in mind.“Due to the inclement weather in Ohio and the unfortunate incident that occurred in the parking lot outside Columbus Crew Stadium last night, Major League Soccer made the decision to postpone the game between FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew,” Courtemanche said. “The health and safety of our fans is always our top priority, and we believe it was the right decision to postpone the match.”Courtemanche also said it was “standard policy” to reschedule the game for the following day, if it is possible and feasible for both teams.“All of us—including Dallas as well—you prepare all day for a match, and then it gets delayed and you hear something like that. You don’t want to play,” midfielder Justin Meram said after the match of the team’s mindset after learning of Tudor’s injury Saturday evening. “I think it was the right thing to do (to postpone the match).”So on Sunday, the Crew (4-5-7) and FC Dallas (6-7-5) kicked off at 2 p.m. and played to a 0-0 tie in both teams’ first regular season action since June 7 and 11, respectively. MLS instituted a break in play for the FIFA World Cup, just as the NHL did while the 2014 Winter Olympics were taking place in Sochi, Russia.Columbus played efficiently in the first half and notched two shots on goal on five attempts.Midfielders Ben Speas and Tony Tchani stepped up early to direct traffic and set the pace of attacking sequences, often relying on fellow midfielders Wil Trapp and Hector Jimenez to cross balls in from the side to generate scoring opportunities.The Black and Gold possessed and skillfully passed the ball often, attaining a 61.5 percent control advantage and 90.6 percent in passing accuracy in the second half.In the 13th minute, Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark moved forward to confront a Dallas attack and went down with contact in the penalty area, but play continued with no foul call. Defender Michael Parkhurst manned the goal in Clark’s stead and was able to block an accurate shot from Dallas midfielder Michel to keep the game scoreless.“It’s very important, me as a goalkeeper. It’s a very tight line between success and failure when you come out of your net like that,” Clark said after the match. “Michael’s been there for me all year and we have each other’s backs. And he had me today. It’s a really big save for the team and for me as well.”Clark later came up big in the 83rd minute when he stopped the ball on the goal line after a header from Dallas forward David Texeira. Sunday’s clean sheet marked his second consecutive shutout after not surrendering any goals at D.C. United June 7.Defender Eric Gehrig used his head to deflect a bending cross kicked from the left side of Dallas’ attacking half by Michel in the 61st minute, and Gehrig was consistently in position to defend the barrage of three consecutive Dallas corner kicks that happened next.“Every game, I always experience a time where it’s about survival mode. No matter what game it is, there’s always been a five-, 10-minute stretch where it’s about digging in and fighting and getting out of it. I think that was one of those cases,” Gehrig said of the task of defending three straight corners. “The message to the guys is just hold on and hang in there and not let that decide the game. I thought we bent a little bit but didn’t break.”Showing their support for the hospitalized Tudor, numerous Crew players—including Gehrig, Trapp, and defender Bernardo Anor—walked over to the Nordecke fan section after the match to sign a fan-made banner that read, “Get Well Stu.”The coaches of both teams also wore red ribbons pinned to their shirts as a gesture of goodwill and solidarity for Tudor.“This is something you have to do, this is your job. You have to kind of put it behind you … as well as, you know, play for him (Tudor),” Meram said.Columbus is slated to travel west to take on the Colorado Rapids next on the July 4 holiday. Kickoff is scheduled for Friday at 9:30 p.m. read more