What Is Going On in US Gymnastics?

first_imgIt was very disturbing to hear about the allegations leveled against the former doctor involved with our Olympic Gymnastics program.  Both of the women involved with these allegations are calling for a complete overhaul from the Olympic Gymnastics Board.  According to their lawsuit, they were allegedly sexually abused by this Olympic doctor.  Since they brought this to the attention of the authorities, many of their colleagues have voiced the same allegations.It is sad to hear that you can’t trust those who are put in the position of authority.  Most of these young ladies are in their early teens, and as a parent, you believe that someone such as a medical doctor would have the ethics associated with such a profession.  How do people get a position like this if these allegations are true?last_img read more

Defeat drops UW to No.11

first_imgSalow provides sparkoff the benchFor junior Morgan Salow, playing time has been hard to comeby so far this season, as she has only appeared in 33 of Wisconsin’s 85 games thisyear. However, in Saturdaynight’s win against the Wildcats, Salow came off the bench and provided a sparkfor the Badgers over the finally three games. “[Salow has] been the kind who, both on the left side andthe right, has been ready to go the whole year,” Waite said. One of the reasons Waite said he brought Salow into thethird game was to provide a different kind of block on the right side.“Sometimes Kat (Dykstra) can put up such a big block thatit’s actually a detriment because it’s such a target for the hitters. And ifshe’s not really on, then it really goes off for her and we can’t even defendwhen it goes out of bounds like that. Morgan’s good size, but not the same kindof block, but [she] just kept the ball in play.”For the night, Salow had six kills and chipped in with twoblocks.“(Salow) scored at some critical times. (She) had a tip — anoff-speed kill — late in the match that really made a difference for us. It wasgreat for her. It’s going to be a great confidence for her, too.” Wisconsin wins 20againFor the ninth straight year under Waite, Wisconsin has won20 matches in a season with its win over Northwestern Saturday night.“Our goals are to play great every time,” Waite said. “It’snot always the wins because if we play great, the wins will come. And that’swhat we have to do is get the passion for the players on the court, having agreat time, playing high quality ball, and they’re going to get their wins.”During Waite’s nine-year career at Wisconsin, he has acareer record off 224-63. The fewest number of wins one of his Badger teams haswon in a season was 22, which has happened twice (2003 and 2004). Thehigh-water mark for wins under Waite is 34, which occurred during the 2000season when his team won the Big Ten title and reached the NCAA championshipmatch. JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter being upset by Michigan State Friday night, theUniversity of Wisconsin volleyball team dropped four spots to No. 11 in thelatest rankings and is now two games behind Big Ten conference leader PennState.“On Friday, it kind of took me by surprise a little bit,”head coach Pete Waite said during his Monday press conference. “Michigan Stateis a very good team, and I had said that they’re really a hot team and theyplayed maybe the best they have all season, but we were a little off. They wereout of sync for some reason.”While Waite gave credit to Michigan State’s defense forholding Wisconsin to .222 hitting percentage in the match, he cited some of hisplayers being banged up as a reason for the poor showing Friday night.“I think part of that is we’ve been a little banged up,”Waite said. “Practices during the week haven’t been able to be as highintensity all the time as we’d like because you’ve got to be careful to keeppeople on the floor. That might have had a little bit to do with it, and that’sjust kind of my decision as far as how much you can push at any given point.”While Wisconsin was able to bounce back with a win overNorthwestern Saturday night, the squad still didn’t play up to its fullpotential, including senior setter Jackie Simpson who was benched in the middleof the second game. “I thought in general, the team was a little bit flustered,”Waite said. “[Simpson] was getting a little flustered and frustrated trying tocreate things and force things a little too much.”However, Waite credited Simpson’s time on the bench asreason for her improvement over the final three games of the match“Sometimes when you take a player out, they sit on the benchand they actually see what their coaches and the fans see,” Waite said. “Ithink Jackie got back in there and did a better job.”Now after a not-so-stellar weekend for the Badgers, Waite isexpecting his team to come out this week and play at its normal high level.“It was a bit of surprise,” Waite said of his team’s playover the weekend. “That’s not typical of our team, and I think they’re going tobe real motivated this week to correct things.”last_img read more

2019 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Jesse Edwards became the fifth player to join Syracuse’s 2019 recruiting class Friday.Edwards is a 6-foot-11, 205-pound, center currently enrolled in IMG Academy in Florida, a team he joined in January from the Netherlands. Edwards chose the Orange over four other Division I schools, including Georgia Tech, Providence, Stanford and Creighton. Assistant head coach Allen Griffin was the lead recruiter for Edwards, who visited campus on Monday, April 1 before making his decision.He joins Joe Girard III, Brycen Goodine, Quincy Guerrier, and fellow center John Bol Ajak in the committed freshmen class for next season. The Orange will have to replace graduating senior center Paschal Chukwu in next year’s rotation. Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj will return to SU for their junior seasons. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Irish in action at European Championships

first_imgThomas Barr, Brian Gregan and Sinead Denny will all be involved in semi-finals today at the European Championships in Amsterdam.They’re all going in the afternoon session with Barr off at quarter past three, Gregan running at quarter to four and Denny going at twenty past five.In the morning session Tori Pena competes in the pole vault while Marcus Lawler, Karl Griffin, Declan Murray and Amy Foster are all on the track.last_img

RakeTech Group strengthens M&A drive with new board chairman

first_img Share XLMedia streamlines executive team in strategy overhaul May 11, 2020 Related Articles Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019 StumbleUpon Share ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020 Submit iGaming affiliate RakeTech Group has strengthened its 2017 M&A drive by confirming Christian Lundberg as the new chairman of the company’s board.Christian LundbergA former Nordic Regional Director for Microsoft, Lundberg currently works as a strategic advisor to several corporate leaders in both publicly listed and private companies through his own business A Force 4U.His experience with international organisations such as Microsoft and Fortum qualifies him to oversee a period of high growth for RakeTech, who bought BetXpert and Turtle Gaming in April, before continuing its pursuit of Scandinavian assets with the more recent acquisitions of Agonas AB, Astro Media, Pokernet.dk and Odds.dk.Michael Holmberg, RakeTech Group CEO, said: “With Christian joining, we will sharpen RakeTech’s leadership. Christian has vast experience from building winning cultures where everyone works towards the same goals and meets market demands with a focus on long-term values and profitability.“He joins in an intense period where we among other activities recently have acquired several assets in Denmark. In addition, we have just reached our 100th employee, from being just some 30 people a year ago. I look forward to working together with Christian and the rest of the board members to take RakeTech to the next level.”Lundberg added: “RakeTech is a company with high operational capacity and advanced technical solutions, active in the fast-growing European iGaming industry.“I believe RakeTech has real possibilities to drive the continued development of the sector through responsible affiliate services with a focus on user value, and consequently secure a long-term and sustainable growth. At the same time, we will continue to pursue our active acquisition agenda, where we target assets of high quality with leading market positions.”last_img read more

Ghana suffers double agony in international boxing as Commey and Tackie lose

first_imgGhana’s wait for another world champion may last longer as the latest attempts by Raymond Commey and Tackie Annan failed to yield positive results.Raymond Commey and Tackie Annan were unable to stand up to opposition last week in China on a bill that was viewed by a reported 200 million fans around Asia. Tackie Annan who went into his bout against Bai Shan Bo (7-0-1, 4KOs) with a record of 6 wins 3 losses started off on a good note as the aggressor.With the WBC Youth World Super Lightweight belt up for grabs, Tackie jabbed and worked on the body of Shan. As fate would have it, Tackie injured his shoulder after throwing a punch at Shun and this is said to have caused some shoulder bone friction.The unfortunate incident rendered the result a blessing in disguise for Bai Shan Bowon who was handed a Technical Knockout (TKO) win according to the rules. Raymond “Chorkor Banku” Commey then became Ghana’s only hope following Tackie’s misery. The 28 year old Commey before this bout had won 10 out of 13 bouts whilst his opponent Qui Xiao Jun a.k.a.“The Dragon’ had a record of 18 wins and two losses. Commey also started well but succumbed to a fight back by Jun who eventually landed the more effective punches.This performance earned Jun a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 118-109. This also meant that he has successfully defended his title he won three months earlier in Monaco against Amor Belahdj.The title fight was rated 5.9 percent after it reportedly drew a total of two hundred million boxing fans around Asia watching the promising Chinese fighter Qui Xiao Jun on live broadcast.  Ghana, respected by the world of sport for producing Africa’s greatest boxer Azumah Nelson and seven others (David Kotei Poison’, Alfred ‘Cobra’ Kotey, Ike ‘Bazooka’ Quartey, Marvelous Nana Yaw Konadu, Joseph Agbeko and Joshua Clottey continues to wait for her next world champion.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The favorite Kansas City Royals moment question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. What was your favorite Kansas City Royal moment this year? Strike 3 in the 12th inning that sealed the Royals championship. The victory parade. The 14th inning marathon victory to start the series. The 4th game of the Houston Astro series in which Royals came from way down to win. Johnny Cueto pitching when he was on. Eric Hosmer. Nothing else, just Eric Hosmer. The whole season. I can’t pinpoint one thing. I hate the Royals, and I’m currently miserable. I don’t watch baseball and I couldn’t care less. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Lee · 249 weeks ago Not having to listen to Joe Buck for a few months!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Griezmann and Payet on song as France into Euros last 16

first_imgPayet also struck a late winner as France opened the tournament with a nervy 2-1 win over Romania.Two leave-it-late wins left doubts about whether Didier Deschamps’s side’s can repeat the feats of French sides past at the 1984 Euros and 1998 World Cup by winning on home soil.Deschamps surprisingly left Juventus star Paul Pogba and Griezmann on the bench in the only two changes from the game against Romania.Les Bleus only kicked into gear with Pogba and Griezmann reunited with the mercurial Payet after the break.Griezmann finally made the breakthrough as the clock ticked into stoppage time, stooping to turn home Adil Rami’s cross.And Payet capped another man-of-the-match performance by firing into the far corner to round off a harsh scoreline on Albania. Marseille, France | AFP |Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet booked hosts France’s place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after overcoming stiff resistance from European Championship debutants Albania.Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann came off the bench in Marseille to head the opener in the 90th minute before West Ham United’s Payet strengthened his reputation by smashing home a second deep into stoppage time.“We needed a win to qualify, and it’s done,” Griezmann told French television.“The coach had told me that I would be a substitute. I knew it and I wanted to do what I had to do once I got on.” Swiss on the vergeFrance next face Switzerland in Lille on Sunday with the Swiss also on the verge of reaching the knockout stage after a 1-1 draw with Romania in Paris.Bogdan Stancu’s penalty gave Romania the advantage at the Parc des Princes. The Swiss spurned a host of chances to score before Admir Mehmedi finally slammed home to level just before the hour mark.“We can be satisfied with a point. We were able to take an important step towards the next round and to be almost sure of reaching the last 16,” said Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic.Stancu is fast becoming a penalty specialist at these championships, having also scored from the spot in the 2-1 defeat to France to join Payet as the only player to score twice at the tournament so far.But the Swiss burst back into the game when Macedonian-born Mehmedi slammed home a loose ball from a corner in the 57th minute after the Romanian defence failed to clear.– Russian woes -Russia’s troubles deepened as a day after the 2018 World Cup hosts were threatened with expulsion from the competition for crowd trouble at their Group B opener against England, they moved to the brink of bowing out for their efforts on the field with a 2-1 defeat to Slovakia.Napoli’s Marek Hamsik set up the opener for Vladimir Weiss and then came up with a contender for goal of the tournament by smashing into the top corner to give Slovakia a 2-0 half-time lead.Russia pulled a goal back through Denis Glushakov late on, but a flare briefly lit after they scored could yet provoke further punishment from UEFA.The result allowed Jan Kozak’s team to bounce back from an opening 2-1 defeat to Wales and leaves Russia languishing at the bottom of the group with just one point from two games.Wales can seal top spot in the pool with victory over England on Thursday.“This has perhaps opened up the gates to the last 16. I did well,” said Hamsik“I am very proud that I managed to score such a goal. It was brilliant.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

World number three aims for a championship hat trick

first_img7 Jul 2016 World number three aims for a championship hat trick World number three Bronte Law will aim to complete a hat trick of consecutive wins at next week’s English women’s amateur championship at the West Lancashire Golf Club. If she wins, the 21-year-old from Bramhall in Cheshire will become the first player to complete three victories in a row. Her previous wins were at St Enodoc in Cornwall, and Hunstanton in Norfolk where she was 13 shots clear of the field. Law (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is clearly on excellent form. She was in the winning Curtis Cup team at last month’s match when she became the first GB&I player to win all five of her games. In addition, she has just won the Annika Award as the top female US collegiate golfer, having already been named as the PING Player of the Year by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Law is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her defence begins on Tuesday, July 12, when the 72-hole stroke play championship gets underway on the West Lancashire’s excellent links course. Women’s golf is in sharp focus at West Lancashire, which was founded in 1873. This year it is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding in 1891 of the West Lancashire Ladies’ Club, which occupied some of the same stretch of the dunes. The two clubs amalgamated in 1947 and West Lancashire is proud that women have played golf almost continuously on this site for 125 years. The club, which previously hosted this championship in 2006, is providing three of the competitors: the internationals Eloise Healey and Hollie Muse and their fellow member Grace Cannon. Another seven Lancashire players are in the field, including the internationals Louisa Brunt (Royal Birkdale) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe). They are joined by Jae Bowers (Prestbury), Brogan Calvert (Lancaster), Georgia Coughlin (St Annes Old Links), Megan Cullen (Heysham) and Nicola George (Royal Birkdale). Competitors from further afield include two more Curtis Cup players, Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) and Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall). Among the up and coming young players are 14-year-old Lily May Humphreys, from Channels in Essex, who is the English U14 girls’ champion and the winners of the Fairhaven Trophies. Another girl international is Norfolk’s Amelia Williamson, 15, (Royal Cromer) who has recently retained her English schools’ title. The championship will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, July 12-14. All competitors will play 18 holes on each of the first two days. The field is then cut to the leading 40 players and ties who play 36 holes on the final day. Spectators are welcome. Visit www.englandgolf.org/womensamateur for news, images, tee times and live scores.last_img read more

Westport Winery Co-Owner Kim Roberts Releases Second Novel

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery’s co-owner, Kim Roberts, is releasing her second novel on Saturday, December 7. Roberts will be signing Poi Son: An Aloha Jones Mystery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the winery.In Poi Son, Lahaina harbormaster Aloha Jones, has taken a second job as a marine patrol officer. On a break to purchase lunch, hers having been pilfered by her fur sidekick, Wharf, Aloha generates a racial profiling investigation based on their actions. To avoid the conflict and to sort out the reality of having a reunion with her ex-husband Snake, she responds to her sister Sarang’s request for help in saving the family cabin near Hana from a wildfire.Since good deeds rarely go unpunished, Aloha finds herself returning to the community and circumstance that caused her to leave the island and join the Coast Guard after college. After she gets to Hana she is further embroiled in that historic conflict as her least favorite person, Mallory Deems, drowns behind the dam and Aloha is recruited to retrieve her body. Mallory’s husband, and Aloha’s former fiancé Nate Deems, is just one of the reasons Aloha is loath to reintroduce herself to her awkward past.Once on scene, Aloha discovers that Sarang, a retired Marine, is suffering from PTSD and treating herself with medical marijuana. Aloha’s concern for the situation is further complicated by a series of local characters who pull her in different directions as she learns that Mallory’s death is not a dive accident, but murder.Kim Roberts has written for The Daily Planet, Western-Farmer Stockman, Ocean Observer, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, Discover Diving, Log Home Living, RV Life, American Fitness and the Leavenworth Echo where she won the Washington State Newspaper Publishers Association Best General Column award. Roberts and her husband Blain formerly owned Lahaina Divers on Maui. Together they founded Westport Winery on the Washington coast where they live within their Vineyards By-the-Sea.Poi Son is available at Westport Winery and on their website.  Also available on Amazon.   The e-book is also available for Kindle readers via Amazon. Westport Winery’s wine club members receive a 10% discount when purchasing either Poi Son or Luna Sea at the winery.last_img read more