Senior captains take charge as Johnson’s crew remains unbeaten

first_imgThe top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team took three out of a possible four points in a weekend battle with No. 2 Minnesota.The Badgers relied on good team defense, incredible goaltending and timely goal scoring to win the Border Battle against the Gophers and maintain first place in the WCHA.Captains Erika Lawler, Meghan Duggan and Jessie Vetter responded to the Badgers’ first test of the season with impressive performances. The quick and talented Gophers ultimately could not curb the Wisconsin captains as they helped lead UW to a crucial series victory.Vetter, Wisconsin’s goaltender, stopped 60 of the 62 shots she faced on the weekend; a two-time all-WCHA goalie, she neutralized a relentless Gophers attack and provided the Badgers with the edge they needed to win the series. Vetter weathered an early barrage of shots in both games to prevent the Badgers from falling behind early. Wisconsin was outshot 62-41 on the series.“I just have to hang on as long as I can and give the team a chance to win, and they definitely responded well in the third period and played awesome,” Vetter said following the Badgers’ come-from-behind victory on Saturday.Vetter also applauded the courageous performance of Minnesota freshman goalie Alyssa Grogan. Grogan stopped 14 shots and shut out three Badgers in the Gopher’s Friday shootout win. Despite Grogan’s performance on Friday, the Gophers continued their goalie rotation as senior Jenny Lura started Saturday.“She is a very good goaltender. I’ve always been impressed with her; she plays really well. She did very well in the shootout to get [the Gophers] the extra point,” Vetter said of Grogan.After Vetter’s 33-save performance on Friday night, Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson mentioned how important it is to his team’s success to have a goalie like Vetter.“She played well,” Johnson said. “When we break down, or they create a scoring opportunity, Jessie does a nice job.”Lawler’s shorthanded goal in the third period on Saturday was the game-winner and a turning point in the game. Lawler took a pass from defenseman Malee Windmeier, snuck around a surprised Gopher defender and beat Lura with a shot just under the crossbar. It was Lawler’s third goal of the season. She also had an assist earlier in the period. Lawler is Wisconsin’s sixth-leading scorer of all time.“I didn’t have too much time to think about it, which is probably a good thing,” Lawler said. “Malee head-manned it to me, the quick transition did it for us, and I got it and went as fast I could, and their defenseman got caught a little flat-footed. I was almost thinking I was going to take a slap shot from the outside, but luckily things went our way.”Duggan has a reputation of stepping up in big games, especially those against the Gophers, and she did not disappoint this weekend as her goal on Friday sent the game into overtime. Duggan’s fourth goal of the season came on a power play when her wrist shot from the point found its way to the back of the net.“The puck squirted out to Hilary [Knight], who cycled it Erika [Lawler] who brought it out top,” Duggan said. “I just shot it, and there was a lot of chaos out front, and one of their players went down to block it, and it got redirected into the back of the net.”Duggan, the team’s top returning goal scorer from last year, has 13 points against the Gophers in 13 career games.“It is a huge rivalry throughout the university; everyone has a little extra chip on their shoulder. It’s always a battle,” Duggan said after Friday’s shootout loss.last_img read more

Ohio State head diving club coach placed on administrative leave

John Appleman, the head coach of Ohio State’s Diving Club, was placed on administrative leave Friday after the class-action lawsuit was filed accusing fellow Ohio State Diving Club coach William Bohonyi of sexual abuse of a former athlete. Ohio State confirmed Appleman’s suspension with USA Diving and that he was placed on administrative leave by the university. On July 12, Appleman was suspended of his membership with USA Diving for undisclosed reasons. USA Diving released the following statement: “Providing a safe environment for USA Diving members is our top priority. USA Diving currently has suspended members and we are unable to comment further on this matter. USA Diving cannot comment on any action The Ohio State University may have taken.” Appleman was announced as the next diving coach at the University of Arizona on June 5, but Arizona rescinded his offer of employment once he was suspended by USA Diving. Appleman was mentioned by name in the class-action lawsuit filed against Bohonyi. The lawsuit stated that he learned of the sexual abuse while at the Senior Nationals competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, in August 2014. But the athlete, 17, was sent home while Bohonyi stayed at the event. The OSU Police investigation of Bohonyi was reopened on Jan. 30, 2018 after the university was contacted by the former diving club athlete. Appleman could not be reached for comment. read more

Jermain Defoe remembers his Sunderland past

first_imgThe English striker is enjoying his time at AFC Bournemouth, but he spent two years with the now-in-League-One teamEnglish striker Jermain Defoe is 36 years old and he has spent his time in many different teams in the English football leagues.He has played with West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, and he spent two years with Sunderland.There, he scored 34 goals in 87 official matches between 2015 and 2017.“I cried on the pitch when that goal went in,” he was quoted by The Chronicle.AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.“I had to cover my face when I walked down the tunnel because of it.”“Sunderland was special for me. Football means so much to the fans up there and that game, I just knew I had to make a difference,” he added.“As soon as the ball left my foot, I knew it was in, but I think the tears were because of the relief of scoring such an important goal for the club.”“[Alan] Shearer’s got 260 hasn’t he?” Defoe asked about the goals he’s scored in the English Premier League.“[Wayne] Rooney’s got two… something [208]. Andy Cole’s got 186 [actually 187]. You’ve got [Frank] Lampard 177. Thierry [Henry] 175. Robbie [Fowler] 163. JD [Defoe] 162. [Sergio] Aguero will be up there – he’s got 149 now [actually 148]. I saw the list the other day, even when I see my name there it’s strange.”last_img read more

Messi might be available Valverde

first_imgThe Barcelona coach believes the Argentinean superstar could play tomorrow against Italian Lega Serie A club Internazionale MilanBarcelona star Lionel Messi broke a bone in his arm in the October 20th win over Sevilla.And after ten days, he returned to train, although he doesn’t have the full medical permission to play.He and the Blaugrana traveled to Milano for tomorrow’s match against Internazionale Milan, as part of the UEFA Champions League season.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Leo’s at the point where he might be available, but we have to wait until after the training session [on Monday to decide],” coach Ernesto Valverde said in a news conference as reported by ESPN.“We have to see if he’s OK to play. In terms of his play and his movements, he’s fine, but we have to wait. Of course, it’s necessary to get him back as soon as possible — it’s always better if he’s there.”“There are three or four possibilities that we’re studying. One is that he plays from the start, another that he comes on … What we will not do is take any risks,” he added.last_img read more

Cardinals Beat Lipscomb 51 in RainFilled Spring Match

first_imgThe game was moved to Trager where the momentum fully swung in Cardinals favor. The Cardinals put immediate pressure on the Bison and the pressure paid off as Jack Hickey dribbled down the left sideline and found Haji Abdikadir, who turned his defender and blasted a shot into the upper 90 in the 72nd minute to take a 2-1 lead.  Story Links The Cardinals added another in the  81st minute when Will Portman collected a ball and passed to Izaiah Jennings. Portman immediately overlapped Jennings, making a 70-yard run to collect the pass and finish to the far post to make the score line 3-1. All three goalkeepers on the roster all played thirty minutes each, combining for seven saves on the night. Both teams started the second half dealing with a heavy downpour and gusting winds. Lipscomb evened the scoring in the 50th minute of play when Malik Shaheed scored on an assist from Louis Robinson. The rain picked up and the referees made a decision to delay the match in the 55th minute. Louisville, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s soccer improved their spring record to 2-1 with a strong 5-1 performance over Lipscomb University.  The Cardinals got out to an early 1-0 lead on Elijah Amo’s goal in the 11th minute of play. The goal was the junior’s second goal of the spring season. The Cardinals have outscored collegiate teams 9-2 in spring play.  Head coach John Michael Hayden improves to 2-1 in his first spring season at the helm.   The Cardinals found some possession as the game wore on and came close to adding a second goal in the 25th minute as Amo and Cherif Dieye combined to force a save by the Lipscomb keeper. Both teams continued to battle each other, and the weather, as the first half finished with a score of 1-0 Louisville advantage. The high pressure from the Cardinals paid dividends again when Kino Ryosuke picked up a 50-50 ball and beat two Lipscomb defenders, passing to Jennings who found the back of the net in the 86th minute, making the score 4-1. The Cardinals continued to press and found their fifth goal of the match in the 89th minute when senior Cody Cochran picked out Jennings’ run in behind. Jennings controlled the ball, dribbled to the end line, and played a ball across the box to Ryosuke, who calmly played the ball into the corner of the goal. The Cardinals will travel to Lindsey Wilson for their lone away trip of the spring season on Friday, April 5th, and will host their final spring game on April 19th when Indiana University visits Lynn Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Going Punjabi

first_imgFrom Phulkari to Lassi to Makki di Roti and Sarson da Saag, the vibrancy of the land of the five rivers will be on full display as Delhi celebrates the culture and spirit of Punjab in a three-day Punjabi Mela organized by Delhi government’s Punjabi Academy.The cultural carnival will be unveiled at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts on 12 April and will put on display every aspect of Punjabi life – from its rich food to its colorful dances to various forms of its arts – to give a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the people of the land. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The event also intends to exhibit and promote the dying ethnic traditions of Punjab through a setting of the traditional ‘mela’ of a Punjabi village where all cultural traditions meet and grow.All Punjabi instruments like the fast-slipping-into-oblivion ‘charkha’ or the spinning wheel, the art of knitting, popularly known as ‘Phulkari’, the making of ‘lassi’ and the playing of old musical instruments like ‘Been’, ‘Algoza’ and ‘Rabab’ will create an aura of  a typical Punjabi Mela. Dotting the IGNCA grounds will be stalls in the traditional Punjabi bazaar pattern selling Punjabi Juttis, Phulkaris, Naale-Prandey and other goods. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor those who love the Punjabi cuisine there would also be the traditional Punjabi food including. Men from the order of the ‘Nihang Singhs’ will perform their popular martial art Gatka.  ‘Punjab’s vibrant culture, its rich cuisine and soulful music, has always attracted people. It is full of love and life. Through this festival we not only want to highlight the culture of the state but also promote the dying traditions of the great land,’ said Rawail Singh, Secretary, Punjabi Academy.While the day will showcase the working arts, the evening will be take viewers to a nostalgic journey through the Punjabi culture with live performances by top singers and dancers. Performers of international fame are expected to participate in the three-day extravaganza where exquisite fusion of Bhangra-Giddha and modern dances would also be presented.last_img read more

Wishes galore for SRK on 50th birthday

first_imgCalling him a wonderful man and a great inspiration, celebrities like Salman Khan, Hema Malini and Karan Johar wished health and happiness to Shah Rukh Khan on his milestone 50th birthday.Many celebrities shared interesting anecdotes about working with Shah Rukh, while others took to social media to talk about how the actor inspired them to give their best in life.Salman, who has worked with SRK in films like Karan Arjun and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, said, “I wish him the best in life, I wish him good health, family and success and most amazing life. I would want whole family to be healthy.” Filmmaker Karan Johar wished the actor and credited him for turning him into a director with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.last_img read more

Boy dies after falling off moving bus in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: A teenage boy died Thursday morning after allegedly falling off a moving bus in the south -eastern part of the city, a senior police officer said. Around 7.30am, Akshay Kumar (14) apparently lost balance and fell off the bus when it was passing through Gobinda Chandra Khatik Road near Grace Ling Liang English School in Topsia Police Station area, he said. “The boy was rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. We have initiated an investigation into the matter,” the officer added.last_img read more