Selfishness cannot be tolerated

first_imgDear Editor,I am happy that Attorney General Basil Williams is moving to root out the institutions that “reek of selfishness” in Guyana and has set his sights on Red House which houses the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, and which he says should be a museum for all of Guyana’s presidents.I expect that he will be swooping down on the African Museum and shutting it down forthwith since it is exclusive to only the African race. The property in Bel Air that houses the museum was bought with state funds in 1985 from well-known Pan Africanist, Hubert Nicholson, and the African Museum with an African art collection and artefacts officially opened to the public in 1994.Its personnel, programmes and acquisitions are all state funded and I am sure Williams recognises how selfish it is that this museum is not inclusive of the other five race groups of Guyana.In fact, Williams would also want to shut down the Walter Roth Museum which houses artefacts and records of the country’s First Nations and move to establish a Guyanese Museum where every race and ethnic group will be represented under one roof.Selfishness cannot be tolerated here, never mind that the world over leading politicians, artists, writers and other personalities have museums, libraries, and monuments that are exclusive to them, recognise their singular contributions and provide research facilities into their life and work.Red House has always been associated with President Cheddi Jagan ever since he resided there as the first ever Premier of British Guiana when the country attained self-government. That is a notable historical point in itself and that the property should now house a Research Centre on this outstanding Guyanese far from being selfish is most warranted and absolutely proper.Other leaders should also be afforded such facilities and one for President Burnham could be established at Castellani House which was his official residence during his Prime Ministership and Presidency.I notice that some people are asking, quite rightly, that Martin Carter’s home on Lamaha Street be preserved as a national heritage site to honour our Poet Laureate. Martin Carter would have had a good guffaw over the Granger Government’s view that it would reek of selfishness for his home to be a memorial and research centre for only him and his poetry and that it should be shared with other late Guyanese poets.The poet is not around to write a couple of succinct lines to sum up the preposterousness of the idea but these, from “Bastille Day – Georgetown”, written in 1970s at the height of the PNC dictatorship will suffice:“I have at last startedto understand the originof our vileness, and beingunable to deny it, I suggestits nativity.In the shame of knowledgeof our vileness, we shall fight.”Yours truly,Shanie Jagessarlast_img read more

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Misinformation in the news

first_imgDear Editor,This is being written to clear the misinformation that has been in the news this past week, which is purported to come from the Childcare & Protection Agency (CPA); the statement that “children in institutional care dropped by 25 percent.” This is a misrepresentation and not from CPA. What was presented is that the number of children in state residential care institutions – the Drop-in-Center, Mahaica Children’s Home and the Sophia Care Center is now approximately 165 children which signify a reduction since towards the end of 2015 there were over 200 children in these three (3) institutions.At the beginning of 2016, with the presentation of the CPA statistical information, the figure of the total number of children in residential care was given as approximately 700. This figure is the sum total of the children in all the residential care institutions in the country. The number of child residential care institutions in the country is twenty-three (23) of which twenty (20) are privately owned and managed and the three (3) being state care centers as mentioned above.There was a mix-up in the presentation of the news information relayed and the CPA had asked the news agency to correct after the first airing of the news. However, this was not done and the misinformation continues to be published.Further, I wish to state that the reduction of the children in the state care centers is due to the renewed effort of reunification of children to biological families and the development of the foster care programme.The policy of the agency is the promotion of family based care and institutional care as a last resort. If there is an alternative other than admission to an institution that option will be taken since children are better served in a family and the agency has a programme of the deinstitutionalization of children.The agency is appealing to persons to come and register to be foster parents. There is a screening process and initial training followed by ongoing training and support to ensure the children continued wellbeing.Yours faithfully,Ann GreeneDirector of ChildrenServices & Head ofChildcare & ProtectionAgencyEditor’s note: The information was disseminated by the Government Information Agency (GINA) to all media houses in Guyanalast_img read more

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Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election

first_imgRichard G. Sneed, incumbent Principal Chief, and Teresa McCoy, a former long-time Big Cove Tribal Council representative, will square off in the race for the Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election. With 1,132 (39.57 percent) votes, McCoy topped the field for the top office in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Primary Election held Thursday, June 6. She was followed by Chief Sneed with 1,117 (39.04 percent). Incumbent Vice Chief Alan B. Ensley topped the Vice Chief field with 1,089.last_img read more

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Changing their fortunes

first_imgClick on arrows to view more photos:Spencer/Columbus looks for a championshipBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER – The Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling team has finished second at the Cloverbelt Conference Meet in each of the past three seasons.The Rockets are looking to change their fortunes, but first have their sights set on a regular-season title.Following a dominating 62-12 win over Abbotsford/Colby on Jan. 18 at Spencer High School, the Rockets improved to 6-0 in Cloverbelt Conference duals and can wrap up an outright regular-season championship with a win at Osseo-Fairchild/Augusta/Fall Creek on Thursday at Osseo-Fairchild.“We’re rolling pretty good,” Spencer/Columbus Coach Jake Zschernitz said. “We’re wrestling good right now, a few injuries, a little banged up. We’re looking at getting healthier and some guys possibly cutting some weight, I don’t know, that will play itself out. I think we’re wrestling really well at the right time, and we’ll see what happens.”All five of the Rockets that won Cloverbelt titles a year ago are back looking for another.Senior Hunter Luepke, a defending WIAA Division 2 state champion at 195 pounds, has moved up to 220 and is as dominating as ever. Luepke is 33-0 this season and is looking for his fourth-straight conference title.Logan Zschernitz, a junior who was third at 285 at the state tournament, is 28-2 this year, and he will be going for back-to-back conference titles.Ashton Ackman (106 pounds), Dominick Wichlacz (120), and Carson Hildebrandt (170) also will defend their Cloverbelt championships at the conference tournament Feb. 3 at Osseo-Fairchild.Wichlacz won his 100th career match in placing third at the St. Croix Falls Invitational on Jan. 20 and is 27-7 this season.Luepke won a title at the tournament, with Bryce Shaw (22-6) placing second at 145. Leo Rodriguez (113) and Hildebrandt took fourth, Caden Schillinger (152) was seventh, Colton Schillinger (132) finished eighth, as the Rockets took eighth place out of 20 teams at the meet.The depth and experience of the Rockets’ lineup has the team psyched for a strong postseason run.“I knew coming into the season we had a really good team,” Jake Zschernitz said. “It was senior night tonight and the seniors (Wichlacz, Shaw, Caden Schillinger, and Luepke) have really stepped up all year. The underclassmen have been winning matches when they need to be.“It’s pretty fun to watch (Luepke and Zschernitz). We’re pretty fortunate to probably have the two best athletes to ever come through this gym at the same time, on the same team. It’s pretty awesome.”Following the Cloverbelt meet, Spencer/Columbus will compete in the WIAA postseason in Division 2, with regionals at Medford on Feb. 10 and sectionals at Amery on Feb. 17. The WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament is Feb. 22-24 at the Kohl Center in Madison.Paul Lecker is the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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F2 Logistics dumps Iriga City, seals top quarterfinal slot

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH La Salle, Ateneo duel for all the marbles Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “It’s going to be an awesome match-up against Cocolife,” said Cignal import Alexis Matthews, who hammered in 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ F2 Logistics brushed off Iriga City, 25-11, 25-17, 25-16, Saturday night to formally clinch top spot at the close of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix elimination round at FilOil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers actually tied the Foton Tornadoes and Petron Blaze Boosters with similar 7-1 records but carry the highest point quotient among the leaders.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads F2 Logistics will again face Iriga City in quarterfinals.Even with a depleted lineup, Cignal HD still proved too much for Victoria Sports-UST in the first game and hammered out a 26-24, 25-16, 25-14 victory.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 openingIn the absence of injured frontliners Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis, the HD Spikers used their experienced to the hilt and posted their fourth win in eight matches, which sealed their place in the top 4.Cignal will thus face No. 5 team Cocolife in the knockout quarterfinals starting next week. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utd

first_imgPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePatrice Evra says Manchester United players must want to “bleed” for the club.The Red Devils are undergoing a transition period with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the fourth manager since Evra left the club in 2014. The Frenchman is happy with Solskjaer’s appointment and now wants to see the players buy into the club’s philosophy.”We’ve had too many managers, David Moyes, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho. I just think for the players it’s difficult,” Evra told Sky Sports.”One manager wants to play one way, another manager wants to play another way, you need to know the value of the club and Manchester United.”That’s why I think Ole is a good appointment for the club. He knows the philosophy of the club.”It’s difficult when you come to Manchester United from the outside, people don’t accept you straight away. You need to bleed for this club before people accept you.”We are a big club. We want to win trophies. We don’t want to spend more than 10 years without winning the league again. It’s not easy but the fans have to believe – it’s a process.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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JaVale McGee Is No Joke

1JaVale McGeeGS7391215.9 This JaVale McGee guy sure can dunk During the 2016-17 regular season, McGee took a career-high 78 percent of his shots at the rim. In 2012-13, rim shots accounted for only 65 percent of his total attempts.2Before this season, McGee’s career high for the share of his field-goal attempts at the rim was 65.4 percent in 2015-16. Similarly, just 3 percent of McGee’s field goals this season were attempted from outside of 10 feet, whereas these jumpers made up at least 10 percent of his shots in each of his previous campaigns. While McGee’s effectiveness at the rim this season (73 percent field-goal percentage) is basically unchanged from the past two seasons, his condensed shot distribution means that he’s more efficient overall.The Warriors have several actions designed to get McGee near the rim. Most reliably they deploy a Curry-Green high pick-and-roll with McGee positioned at the edge of the lane. Curry’s dead-eye shooting tends to demand a double team in this situation, allowing him to slip a pass to Green around the free-throw line. From there, the Warriors gain a numerical advantage with only McGee’s defender remaining to stop Green’s marauding drive down the lane. The ultimate result is a lob to McGee and a slam dunk.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-02-curry-green-pnr-to-green-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Warriors also use a McGee-Curry ball screen up top. In this variation, McGee picks Curry’s defender and rolls hard to the rim, Curry slings the ball toward Green at the wing, and Green relays it to the cutting McGee for an alley-oop.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-03-mcgee-curry-pnr-green-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.McGee gets dunks when he rolls to the basket after setting off-ball screens for Klay Thompson, too. He gets dunks when Andre Iguodala beats his man off the dribble. He gets dunks in transition. He gets dunks on putbacks. He gets all kinds of dunks, all the time. In fact, McGee led the league in dunks per 36 minutes this season.3Among players who played at least 200 minutes. PLAYERTEAMMIN. PLAYEDTOTALPER 36 MINUTES 8Mason PlumleePOR, DEN2,1481312.2 Among the top 15 in total dunks during the 2016-17 regular season.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 14Steven AdamsOKC2,3891121.7 5Rudy GobertUTA2,7442353.1 McGee’s dream season has been about more than just a string of dunks, though. With the encouragement of the Warriors coaches, he has distilled his game down to its essence. “The thing about it is I have to know my role, and my role isn’t to get post-up touches and stuff like that,” McGee told reporters after the playoff opener. “My role is to rebound, block shots and run the floor.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-04-mcgee-blocks-rebounds-runs-the-floor.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.McGee is providing a lift on defense, too. He’s tall, long and springy, which allows his teammates to funnel ball handlers in his direction. It’s a perfect responsibility for McGee, who is good at sloughing off his man in search of blocks. During the regular season, McGee contested shots at the fifth-highest rate in the NBA (0.5 contests per minute). One benefit of this McGee-centric Warriors defensive scheme is that his teammates — Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Durant and Green — each foul at a lower rate when he is on the court to back them up, saving them each an average of 0.6 fouls4Includes shooting, personal and blocking fouls on defense. per 100 possessions.Despite the seeming transformation, McGee told the Post that he hasn’t metamorphosed into some more-mature version of himself. “I’ve been the same goofy guy I’ve been this whole time,” he said. And there have been some goofy moments: missed dunks, behind-the-back turnovers, even one attempt to inbound the ball for the wrong team. But McGee told the Post that his new team recognized that he is also earnest: “They knew who I am and realized, underlying me laughing all the time, I’m actually working hard.” Indeed, many of McGee’s bloopers this season — and even his mishaps from his peak Shaqtin’ years — are errors of overzealous activity and effort.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-05-mcgee-misses-multiple-layups-trys-hard.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the opening round of the playoffs, the Trail Blazers were an undermanned and undersized team that offered McGee an ideal opportunity for success. The Western Conference semifinals provide a new challenge for McGee: the Utah Jazz and their likely soon-to-be All-NBA center Rudy Gobert. Gobert demands more attention from McGee on defense and makes it more difficult for McGee to find dunk opportunities on the other end. Indeed, McGee had a very quiet Game 1 against Utah, tallying just one dunk and one block in nine minutes. But I don’t expect that Gobert will be taking him lightly moving forward. McGee has opened eyes and shut mouths all season with his stellar play. And he has long since proved that he’s more than just a 7-foot punchline.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 4Dwight HowardATL2,1991993.3 6Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL2,8451942.5 2Clint CapelaHOU1,5511633.8 The Golden State Warriors have acted out many familiar scenes during this year’s playoff run. Kevin Durant has crossed up big men en route to vicious slams, Draymond Green has continued to revolutionize rim protection, and Stephen Curry has danced his way to almost 30 points a night. But a bit player has elbowed his way into the spotlight, too: Warrior reserve center JaVale McGee.In Golden State’s opening series against Portland, McGee was outstanding in his supporting role, chipping in 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 12 minutes per game. He also gave the Warriors a decided advantage over the Blazers when he was playing, contributing to a +48 scoring margin for the Warriors during his 48 minutes on the court. In Game 1, McGee stuffed Portland’s Damian Lillard to ignite a fast break, hustled down court to rebound a missed transition jumper, and set up Curry for a corner three that gave the Warriors the lead. The sequence was emblematic of McGee’s play during the series: exuberant and useful. You could describe McGee’s whole season like that. A player who was once derided as a laughingstock of the NBA is enjoying an unexpected breakout year.In the offseason, McGee had to scratch and claw just to earn an NBA roster spot. After a slew of leg injuries limited the big man to only 62 regular-season appearances over the previous three seasons combined, McGee was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in July. He eventually accepted a non-guaranteed contract and a training-camp invitation to audition for Golden State’s final roster spot.McGee’s image wasn’t helping his prospects, either. After years of unwanted attention on “Shaqtin’ A Fool” — the NBA’s blooper show hosted by Shaquille O’Neal — McGee was saddled with a nasty reputation as basketball’s court jester. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told The Washington Post that his view of McGee had been colored from afar — “he’s had the reputation of being flighty.” Speaking to the Mercury News earlier this season, McGee characterized the opinion held by many NBA fans more bluntly: “They think I’m a dumb person.”Once in camp, however, he won over his teammates and coaches with a bevy of high-flying dunks and blocks and earned the 15th spot on the squad. Before a preseason game, Kerr told SFGate that he was optimistic about the player’s fit with Golden State: “He gives us something that we don’t have with our other centers, just with that ability to catch a lob and finish. I think he has the potential to help us. We’ll see how it all goes.” As it turns out, it has gone really well.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/embedded-video-01-mcgee-curry-dribble-handoff-curry-mcgee-alley-oop.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During the regular season, McGee led all NBA players1Minimum 20 games played. in plus-minus per possession, with the Warriors edging their opponents by an average of 19.2 points for every 100 possessions he was on the court. This impressive stat stands in stark contrast to McGee’s career norms — he’s posted negative plus-minus numbers in nearly all of his previous seasons. In part, McGee’s statistics reflect the strength of his new team. He’s asked to play only about 10 minutes a night, and those minutes rarely come during clutch situations. Still, his plus-minus mark substantially surpassed the numbers of his more-renowned teammates: Curry (17.5), Durant (15.9), and Green (15.5), suggesting that he isn’t just an anonymous extra, either. 3DeAndre JordanLAC2,5702533.5 13Andre DrummondDET2,4091181.8 11Kevin DurantGS2,0701071.9 12Anthony DavisNO2,7081361.8 McGee has been spectacularly efficient with his shots, posting a career-high true shooting percentage of 64 percent this season. And even though he doesn’t play a lot, when he’s on the floor, he’s a big part of the Warriors offense. McGee was one of just 14 players — including superstars LeBron James, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Durant and Curry — who combined 60+ percent true shooting with a 20+ percent usage rate this season.Although some of it is a luxury of playing with his talented Warrior teammates, McGee’s improved efficiency is mainly the result of a more disciplined shot selection. Compare his shot chart from this season with the one from the 2012-13 season, when he played for a 57-win Denver Nuggets team. Note that with the Warriors, McGee is attempting nearly all of his shots from inside the paint; whereas with Denver, he regularly stepped away from the basket to shoot. DUNKS 15Karl-Anthony TownsMIN3,0301301.5 10LeBron JamesCLE2,7941451.9 7Hassan WhitesideMIA2,5131632.3 9Tristan ThompsonCLE2,3361221.9 read more

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Wild finish leads Minnesota to upset over Ohio State womens basketball

OSU senior guard Cait Craft (13) looks to make a pass during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorSenior night for Minnesota (19-9, 11-6) was upon the No. 5 Ohio State (23-5, 15-2) women’s basketball team as it entered Williams Arena Wednesday night for a late regular-season showdown.It was a healthy crowd that made its way out to witness a true barnburner at “The Barn,” with the Golden Gophers coming away with the 90-88 upset victory in overtime after a game-winning shot with less than a second remaining.Right from the tip, the Buckeyes and the Golden Gophers went back and forth. But in the first half, neither squad was able to get efficient offensive production.Before practice on Tuesday, Buckeye coach Kevin McGuff harped on the fact that his team would have enough time to get used to the elevated floor at Williams Arena, stating how it was still a basketball court with two hoops like all the other arenas that OSU played at this season. It turns out it is easier said than done to get hot at The Barn — even for the home team.Minnesota presented an extended 2-3 zone to OSU to prevent senior guard Ameryst Alston and sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell from driving to the hoop for their own shots and also penetrate to find open teammates. The zone allowed for OSU to swing the rock and have plenty of open looks from downtown, but Minnesota was willing to take the risk with its strategy.The gamble on OSU’s 3-point shooting looked genius, as the Buckeyes only shot 1-of-11 from 3-point land in the first 20 minutes of play. That was an unorthodox showing from the Scarlet and Gray, who average 37.8 percent from behind the arc, ranking third in the Big Ten in that category.However, it wasn’t only the Buckeyes that had problems getting the ball to hit the nylon. Minnesota shot a whopping 26 percent from the field, not only missing long-distance jump shots but also fundamental layups.Heading into the locker room, Minnesota only trailed OSU by four, and the Golden Gophers did not plan on letting the Buckeyes march away in the second half like others have done in the past, as a potential bid for the NCAA tournament was on the line.The third quarter began with a quick OSU 6-0 run to give the Buckeyes an 11-point lead, but Golden Gophers redshirt senior guard Rachel Banham took the game into her own hands after a Minnesota timeout.Averaging 27.5 points per game on the year, scoring over 50 points multiple times and earning recognition on Twitter from NBA legend and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, Banham is all that, and she proved it in the second half against the Big Ten-leading Buckeyes.The 5-foot-9 Banham had no problem creating space for herself from all areas of the court, giving OSU senior guard and tenacious defender Cait Craft a difficult task of guarding her. Banham would finish the game with 35 points and five assists, including a highlight-reel around-the-back pass to sophomore center Jessie Edwards.As play continued in the second half, the officials began to get more and more stingy, whistling after nearly every hand-check and touch on both sides of the court.Craft, who followed Banham up and down the floor the entire night, was forced to exit the game with the five-foul maximum in the fourth quarter.  With 1:10 to play in regulation, Minnesota was holding a 76-74 lead, and the Buckeyes were having a tough time navigating through the Golden Gopher defense. The possession ended up resulting in a shot-clock violation, turning the ball back over to the home team.The Golden Gophers brought the ball down with confidence, but OSU sophomore guard Asia Doss applied stifling defense, stealing the ball and converting the basket on the other end to tie it up with only 16.7 seconds left on the clock.Minnesota put the ball in Banham’s hands for the final shot, as she has pulled through in the clutch time and time again for this Golden Gophers squad. After dancing around at the top of the key, Banham made an in-and-out crossover to the left elbow for the go-ahead jump shot, but it was off the mark.Bouncing off the rim, the ball ended up in Edwards’ hands, who jumped straight up to put the ball through the cylinder to give Golden Gophers a two-point lead and win with the game clock hitting zero.But then whistles blew; the game was not over.The officials went to the scorer’s table to review the play, and after looking over the time when the ball made it through the net, they came to the conclusion that the Buckeyes would have 0.5 seconds to try to send the game into overtime or win it with a 3-pointer.After a Buckeye timeout, Alston set to inbound the ball on the sideline near her own bench. Sophomore forward Alexa Hart looped off of an off-ball screen toward the basket, receiving a lob from Alston and touching it in right before the buzzer sounded.The referees looked it over and determined it was good. Next up, overtime.In the extra period, both teams continued to go back and forth, finishing the entire contest with 12 ties and 13 lead changes.Mitchell, who turned it on in the fourth quarter and overtime period, finishing with 21 points, grabbed her ninth rebound of the night and at the same time drew the foul from Banham, which was her fifth, sending her to the pine for the remainder of the game. Mitchell then hit both foul shots to make the score 86-85 in favor of the Golden Gophers.Minnesota sophomore guard Carlie Wagner, who finished with 26 points, extended the lead to three points, but then OSU junior forward Shayla Cooper came up big on the other end, answering with a strong old-fashioned 3-point play to tie the score up at 88 with 14.3 seconds left on the clock.Wagner wanted the last word, coming down on the other end and knocking down a contested jumper in the short corner with less than a second left to give Minnesota a two-point lead.Once again, the officials would go to the scorer’s box and come back to the floor putting up more time on the clock: 0.8 seconds.After what happened in regulation, the Golden Gophers were aware that the game really isn’t over until the buzzer sounds, no matter how much time is on the clock.This time around the Buckeyes, would inbound the ball to Mitchell in the corner, who would not have enough time to get a shot off, giving the Golden Gophers a sigh of relief and a moment of happiness to celebrate senior night in winning fashion.With their 11-game win streak coming to a close, the Buckeyes will head back to the drawing board and look to finish the regular season on the right foot Saturday versus the Michigan State Spartans.The game is set to tip at 2 p.m. in East Lansing, Michigan. read more

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Allegri warns Juventus to take Young Boys seriously

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is wary of the threat that BSC Young Boys will provide them ahead of tonight’s Champions League gameThe Bianconeri sealed their spot in the knockout stages of the competition last time out by beating Valencia 1-0.Now Juventus head to Switzerland needing to either win or hope second-place Manchester United fail to defeat Valencia in the other game for top spot in Group H.Young Boys may be bottom of the group table with just one point after five games, but Allegri is refusing to take them lightly.“We’re playing for first place against a team who have fared well at home,” said Allegri on the club website.“We know we need to take this game seriously but I have a responsible group of players so I’m sure we will.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We’re aware of how important the game is because a bad result could have an effect on us – and we can’t afford that going into the derby.“We mustn’t think it’s an ‘easy’ game because if you don’t show opponents the respect they deserve you can come a cropper.“We want to top the group because we’re one of the best teams in the competition now and it’s important to avoid the group winners.“Over the years we’ve become one of the contenders to go all the way but the Champions League gets more and more difficult.“Once you get to the quarter-final stage it’s really tough and it’s impossible to get an ‘easy’ quarter- or semi-final.”The Italian champions will take on Young Boys at the Stade de Suisse tonight at 21:00 (CET) before facing local rivals Torino on Saturday in the Serie A.last_img read more

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