Humboldt State University announced Tuesday that it will discontinue its football program after the 2018 season.“Our football team has been an important source of pride for our students, staff, and alumni, as well as our regional community,” HSU President Lisa Rossbacher said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “Sadly, and despite a tremendous fund drive effort, we found that football cannot be sustained through student fees and community giving. At the same time, the university cannot …
Wide receiver Tyrell Williams didn’t practice at all during the week and will not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Stadium in London.Williams has 17 receptions for 216 yards, leading Raiders wide receivers. He also has four of the six touchdown passes thrown by quarterback Derek Carr through four games. The four touchdown receptions is twice as many as active receivers Hunter Renfrow,Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Marcell Ateman combined.Guard Richie Incognito, who didn’t …
The following day Impey and Orica-GreenEdge were the winning team in the fastest team time trial in Tour de France history and Gerrans held on to the coveted jersey until Thursday’s 176 kilometre stage from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier. PlannedOrica GreenEdge’s Sport Director Matt White admitted that putting Impey into yellow had been planned before the stage. “Simon (Gerrans) came to me yesterday afternoon and asked if it was okay for him to pass the jersey along to Daryl. I said it was fine. “It’s a dream come true, a magical moment. It’s a big day for South African and African cycling. This is a special day.” InterviewA beaming Impey commented in a post-race television interview: “If you told me that I would experience this moment in my life, I would tell you you were lying. “They’re great mates. What they’ve done for each other will never be forgotten. Simon won his stage with the perfect lead-out from Daryl, and he had his two days in yellow. Recalling the stage, Impey said: “I knew if I did the lead-out for Gossy as planned, I’d probably end up in yellow.” Yet, when the moment arrived, the South African star, a three-time stage winner this season so far, seemed somewhat surprised and overwhelmed. MontpellierIt was in the Montpellier, six years earlier where Robbie Hunter became the first South African to win a stage of the Tour, and Montpellier once again proved to be a happy place for South African cycling as Impey seized the yellow jersey. ‘This is it’Later, he said, on the Orica-GreenEdge website: “I was pretty emotional on the podium. I was standing there and thinking ‘This is it’ – this is the proudest moment ever of my career. I don’t think anything will ever top this. That’s not to say I’ll never be able to do it again, but not in this way. It’s like winning the jackpot.” The stage finished in battle of the sprinters, with Impey working to lead out Matt Goss. Andre Greipel of Lotto-Belisol raced to the win, but Impey’s work with Goss left him five seconds clear of Gerrans and moved him up into the yellow jersey, three seconds ahead of ahead of Sky Pro Cycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen, with Gerrans in third, followed by Michael Albisini, also of Orica-GreenEdge. Impey doffed his cap to Hunter, who missed out on the Tour when his team, Garmin-Sharp, opted not to select a sprinter. “I have always been the second for everything,” he said, recalling how Hunter had always been the trailblazer, “but today I’m the first for a change.” Riding on the Australian-based Orica-GreenEdge team, Impey had shown up strongly throughout the first week of the Tour. It was his lead-out that helped team-mate Simon Gerrans win the third stage and with it the leader’s yellow jersey. Daryl Impey made history on Thursday when he became the first South African to don the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, in the 100th edition of the world’s greatest cycle race. 5 July 2013 South African-educated Kenyan Chris Froome, the pre-race favourite, sat in seventh place, eight seconds off the lead. “For Daryl to be first South African in yellow, even if it is only one day, well, it will change his life forever.”
Navjot Chana defeated South Africa’s Daniel le Grange to seal his finals berth in the 60kg categoryIn what appears to be a incredible start by the Indian judokas in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Sushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana have stormed into the finals of the event.Likmabam pinned her Australian counterpart Chloe Rayner during the semifinals in the women’s 48kg category to assure India of its first medal in the CWG.On the other hand, Navjot Chana also assured a medal for India after he edged past South Africa’s Daniel le Grange to seal his finals berth in the 60kg category.The 30-year-old Chana, who is employed with Punjab Police, had defeated 23-year-old Tom Pappas of Australia in the quarterfinals. Chana had three shidos, minor violations, but managed two yukos to finish off in style.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Romeu: We must bounce back against Portsmouthby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says they must bounce back from defeat to Bournemouth.Two first-half goals left Saints with it all to do after the interval and despite James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in an improved second-half display, it was not enough and Callum Wilson sealed things in stoppage time.Attentions now turn to the south coast derby on Tuesday night at Portsmouth, something which Romeu is relishing.“We have a massive one now ahead and we’re all very excited about that game to get back to winning feelings and sensations and to start building something good again.“There has to be a reaction surely now. We want to prove that we’re not a team that loses and does nothing about it.“We know how important it is, we know how tough it will be also over there but we players like those matches and we’re ready for it.“We want to get that very important win for us, for the fans and also for the club.”
Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contactby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard says parent club Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to tell me how they see me,” he told Eurosport Norway.”They have congratulated me and praised my good start in the league.”They have told me that they are happy with me.”Odegaard went on to express his desire to see out his two-year loan agreement with the Basque side, before returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”The idea is to respect [the loan deal],” he said.”I am happy at the team, and so I want to continue here until my two years end.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Over $1 billion has been spent to improve the delivery of potable water to several communities in south eastern St. Catherine and its environs, says Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan.The improvements, which were completed in May 2013, fall under the Portmore Pipeline Project implemented by the National Water Commission (NWC).Mr. Fagan, who provided details during his recent Sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives, said the project involved the construction of 10 kilometres of 30-inch transmission main from the Rio Cobre pipeline in Caymanas, across Mandela Highway, along Municipal Boulevard, and to the existing Marley Hill Reservoir at Braeton.It also included reinforcement of the distribution network in Passage Fort Drive, Germaine Road, Port Henderson Drive, and Portmore Parkway.“While the inconsistent water supply has not been fully resolved, it has certainly improved. The residents in areas of Cumberland, Edgewater, Independence City, Passage Fort and Waterford, to name a few, are already experiencing the benefits of this work which was completed…two months ahead of schedule,” he said.Mr. Fagan informed that phase two of the water supply improvement exercise is underway and will see the replacement of the transmission line from Flat Bridge to Mandela Highway.“This will then be interconnected with the transmission line that was recently completed. This phase is expected to take 18 months, after which, the residents of Portmore will have consistent and reliable high-pressured quality water,” he said.Contact: Chris Patterson
Junior middle blocker Dustan Neary runs to return a ball during a game against Loyola (Chicago)April 11at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Logan Hickman / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team couldn’t muster a win in its last regular season game.OSU ended its regular season schedule with a 3-1 loss against No. 1 Loyola (Chicago) Friday at St. John Arena.The Buckeyes (11-15, 6-8) took on the Ramblers (24-1, 14-0) Friday for the second time this season. The previous match also ended in a loss for the Buckeyes, as they fell, 3-0, Feb. 1 in Chicago.The Buckeye defense was strong throughout the match but could not hold its own against Loyola’s offense.Defensively, OSU doubled up Loyola in blocks, 10-5. Junior outside hitter Michael Henchy and junior middle blocker Dustan Neary — the reigning Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week — led the way up front, each getting in on five blocks.Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen said the Ramblers played to their strengths of solid serving and scoring near the antennas throughout the game to come out on top.“Loyola has great service pressure and two of the best pin attackers in the country,” Heinen said, referring to sophomore Thomas Jaeschke and junior Cody Caldwell, who finished with 19 and 18 kills respectively.This season OSU has struggled getting all of the new players to work together, with eight freshmen and three redshirt-freshmen on the roster, and that has been a main issue this year, Heinen said.“We struggled with our consistency. That is going to happen when you have so many freshmen playing key roles, and we are still working to try and figure that out. When we have been able to put together a consistent effort from everyone on the floor, great things happen,” he said. “The ability is there, we just need to find a way to bring it every point.”Senior libero Michael Piechowski said another season-long struggle has been playing at a steady, high level.“Our struggle has been our consistency in matches and really staying aggressive against every opponent. As you know, our team is very young and we have a lot of freshmen. I would say our biggest improvement has been their ability to come ready to play and bring it,” he said.Senior middle blocker Jonathan Newton agreed, saying the players vary by matches.“Some games we will have one player playing good and another having an off game, and that has thrown us off during games. Like our coach said, we just need everyone to play the 80 percent level of good volleyball all the time and we will be able to beat anyone,” Newton said.OSU also celebrated its seniors in their last match of the regular season and in Columbus. The honored players included libero Danny Baker, Newton, Piechowski and Heinen, who will not be returning to OSU next year.Next up for the Buckeyes is the MIVA tournament, and their first match is set for Saturday against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The English forward joined Southampton from Liverpool after three years with The Reds; he only played 14 matchesDanny Ings joined Southampton this Thursday night, on a season-long loan from Liverpool.And comments about his new club and what is expected from him came soon.Southampton boss Mark Hughes spoke to the club’s website to say something about the new loan.“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” he was reported saying by Sky Sports News.“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room,” he added.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front. He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove,” the manager commented.“It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality player into the squad, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the group.”Your newest Saint! ? #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/7ClbxOeCTk— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is pleased to get off the mark as the club made their best start to a season in 88 yearsThe Serie A leaders claimed a seventh successive win on Wednesday night with Dybala registering his first goal of the season with an acrobatic effort from a rebound before Blaise Matuidi sealed a 2-0 win over Bologna.Speaking afterwards, Dybala spoke of his delight to finally get his name on the scoresheet this season following a Man of the Match display.“It’s a goal that gives me confidence,” he told the club website.“I work hard to give my best for the team. Prior to tonight, I had not been playing badly, but was unable to find the net, so it’s great to get off the mark.”After making some big recruits in the summer, Juventus are the only side in the Serie A to win all six of their opening games.“Big players have arrived at the club and we’ll find out if Juventus are now the strongest team. There’s a buzz around the place, also because of Cristiano [Ronaldo], so long may that continue,” said Dybala.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“That said, it’s important to underline that we do not play only for Ronaldo. Yes, we help him to score, but the end goal is to win football matches.”Juventus will next face title rivals Napoli on Saturday at Turin.Dybala added: “Against Napoli, we will be going for three more points. Ultimately, these are easy games to prepare for, because they are worth so much.”Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri stated his belief that Dybala will form a strong partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo after the win.I’m back 🔙! Felice per il gol ma soprattutto per la vittoria ⚪️⚫️ #serieA #juventus #soccer #futbol #dybalanation pic.twitter.com/y7KV44a6iy— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) September 26, 2018