Bulldogs Soccer Team Win Shoot Out Over Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Varsity Soccer team won a thrilling 2-1 shoot out victory against The East Central Trojans at The Dog Pound.  Batesville won the Shootout 3-1.Batesville vs. East Central Boys Soccer (9-29)The JV battled to a 1-1 tie.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

Monreal desperate to win trophies

first_img The 26-year-old has settled quickly following his £8.5million deadline day transfer from Malaga, helping the Gunners keep clean sheets in victories over Stoke and Sunderland which boosted hopes of breaking back into the top four. Monreal, who scored his only goal for Malaga in his final appearance last month, told Arsenal Player: “One of the things any player wants is trophies. I cannot complain about my career, but I would like to win a trophy and I hope I can do this with Arsenal.” Spain defender Nacho Monreal is happy to play a supporting role as Arsenal go all out to end their season on a high. Monreal, whose first full game for the senior Spain team came after their 2010 World Cup triumph, added: “I am asked to defend well and not so much to score goals. When I go forward and assist others, it is as if I have scored, so that is a great satisfaction for me.” “It is difficult to say what your own qualities are, but I am a committed person and so give 100 per cent in every game. That is the best attribute that every footballer can have, that every Saturday you give everything you have got for your team.” Monreal’s arrival to offer competition for England full-back Kieran Gibbs, who is still sidelined by a thigh problem, saw Andre Santos fall further down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium. The Brazilian has returned to his homeland on a loan deal with Gremio. The 29-year-old was signed from Fenerbache for £6.8million in August 2011, but made just 26 appearances. “I am confident this is the best for both Arsenal and myself,” he said on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “I just want to say a big thanks to all the people that helped me at this wonderful club.” Santos clearly feels he still can be part of Arsene Wenger’s plans in the long-term. Speaking in a separate interview with the London Evening Standard, he added: “The idea is to go there, play well and be able to come back strong. Do I have a future at the club? For sure. “However, when the club acquired another left-back it was clear to me that I will not play. I need to play, get my confidence back and Gremio is a good platform for this. I talked (with Wenger) and we decided together this would be a good chance for me to get on top of my game. “He gave me a hug and told me Arsenal would always welcome me back with open arms. He did (want me to stay), but he wanted to see me happy and if I am not performing all the time, then I am not happy.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tiger Tim keeps McGinley sharp

first_img Press Association “I hit it long and straight and just did not take advantage of some of the opportunities, especially on the last two holes. It definitely could have been a bit better but it’s a solid start and I was pleased. “It’s the best I’ve driven it in a long time. That’s huge, it’s the foundation of my game. If I drive the ball well, I play well and my results are good. “If you miss fairways here you get penalised heavily, so if you’re hitting it long and straight off the tee, it’s a huge advantage. The rough is very thick and really penal and if you miss the fairways, you’re making life very hard for yourself.” Joint leader Baldwin achieved his best finish on the European Tour by finishing second in the Nelson Mandela Championship in December and said: “It’s given me confidence to go on and hopefully keep challenging and maybe a win is around the corner.” McGinley carded a four-under-par 68 on Thursday to finish one shot off the lead shared by England’s Matthew Baldwin, France’s Romain Wattel and Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello. The 47-year-old Dubliner admitted the first half of last year following his appointment as captain was a “write-off” in terms of his own golf, but he finished the season strongly and began 2014 in the same fashion. “I prefer to play rather than practice in the winter and the members at Sunningdale, including Tim Henman, have been keeping me sharp with their money games,” said McGinley, who chipped in to rescue a bogey on the 16th after finding water with his second shot. “I played well in the second half of last season, made all the cuts and didn’t have any big finishes but I played a lot of good golf and obviously continued today. “I’m disappointed with the last. There was a scuff mark right in my line and I let it affect my stroke. It was reminiscent on Bernhard Langer at Kiawah Island (who missed a putt to retain the Ryder Cup in 1991). I didn’t hit a good stroke because of the scuff mark, a bit of a mental error.” McGinley outshone playing partners and potential Gleneagles team members Tommy Fleetwood and Thorbjorn Olesen – who carded rounds of 73 and 74 respectively – but is relishing the opportunity to compete alongside some of Europe’s rising stars. “That’s a big thing for me to do,” he added. “Both of them could be on the team. The more information I get, the better. I’ve played with Tommy three or four times now and that’s great. Should he make the team I feel I’m better prepared to manage him and the same with Thorbjorn.” McGinley admitted he knows more than enough about the likes of Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, but will nevertheless have been delighted to hear McIlroy’s reaction to his opening 70. The former world number one, who ended a miserable 2013 with victory in the Australian Open, carded two birdies and no bogeys and was delighted with his long game. “I played well and was very happy with how I hit the ball from tee to green,” said McIlroy, who has reaped the benefits of twice-daily gym sessions in Dubai following his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki in Sydney on New Year’s Eve. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley revealed playing against former tennis star Tim Henman had helped keep his game sharp as he made an impressive start to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.last_img read more

Sun takes a shine to Cork

first_img The trainer said: “It’s his ground and he’s slid down the ratings a bit. He’s run good races in big handicaps during the year, like the Rockingham. He’s entered at Navan on Wednesday and will go there, and he could even go to Leopardstown next weekend.” There was a terrific three-way finish to the Follow Us On Twitter Apprentice Handicap and it went to in-form teenager Donnacha O’Brien on John Joe Walsh’s 7-1 shot Apache Gold, who fought back to win by a nose after looking to have been headed. The winning trainer said: “He won this race last year and loves the soft ground. Donnacha gave him a great ride. He’s a nice young lad and a good rider.” Sun On The Run won for the third time in three visits to Cork as he initiated a double for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning in the feature corkracecourse.ie Navigation Stakes. The four-year-old was a progressive type in the early part of the season and had not been seen since early June, but he was only 7-2 for this Listed contest so there was plenty of faith in him. Manning sent him through a gap on the inside and in a four-strong battle royal he proved the strongest, edging out the favourite Sruthan by half a length, with Stuccodor and Ebeyina not far away. Manning said: “He was very consistent in the spring and he’s grinded it out well there. He handles the ground well, and travelled really well today. I just had a question mark about the trip, but he’s seen it out well.” The trainer and jockey doubled up when Flight Risk (evens favourite), who wasn’t far away in a Group Three in August, picked up from the quarter-mile pole to go clear in the Cork Racecourse Facebook Maiden, winning by half a length as Dancing Soprano closed. Mandamus sprung a 33-1 surprise as he stepped up on previous performances to win at the fifth time of asking in the Coolmore Most Improved Maiden. The race looked to be between Dawn Mirage and Corbata entering the final quarter-mile as they built a handy lead, but Sheila Lavery’s youngster cut them down inside the final furlong and won by an impressive three lengths under Ronan Whelan. The jockey said: “When he got to the front he wasn’t doing a whole lot. Sheila said he wasn’t a 33-1 shot, and he loved the ground. He’s a typical Lawman. I was drawn high and didn’t get away that well, so I needed to ride a bit for luck. Hopefully he’ll improve, but the ground will be the key to him.” Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins picked up a nice prize when 5-1 favourite Laviniad broke her duck at the 13th attempt in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap, hitting the front a furlong and a half out under John Egan and quickly putting the race to bed to win by two and three-quarter lengths. The jockey said: “Joseph (O’Brien, who rode her on her previous start) said that was her trip and in fairness he got it right. She has been running well all season. She travelled well and just idled a bit in front.” Ado McGuinness’s seven-year-old Bubbly Bellini was always prominent in the Ticket Sales Online Handicap and with the testing conditions in his favour, the 11-2 favourite kept up the gallop under Declan McDonogh to win by two and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

Premier League Approves Five Substitutions for Rest of Season

first_imgPremier League teams will be able to make five substitutions, rather than three, in each match to the end of the season after clubs approved new rules.Teams will also be able to name nine substitutes instead of the usual seven.Football’s international law-makers gave competitions the option of increasing substitutes to protect player welfare on the sport’s resumption. Premier League football will return on 17 June after a three-month absence.An announcement of the first few rounds of fixtures since the campaign was halted by coronavirus on 13 March is expected to be made today.Though teams can now make five substitutions, each will only have three opportunities to make changes throughout the match in order to minimise disruption to the game.Clubs have also agreed in principle to the use of neutral venues if required, although the vast majority of matches are expected to be played in their usual grounds, barring local spikes in coronavirus cases.A draft document detailing the extensive biosecurity measures required for each match has been circulated. It is believed the number of people in the stadium while each match is being played will be limited to about 300.How to end the season, decide the league positions and the possible consequences should it prove impossible to play the remaining matches was discussed at a meeting of clubs, but any decision was delayed to concentrate on the return of action.The International Football Association Board said in Maythat the temporary changes to substitutions had been made for interrupted 2019-20 competitions as “matches may be played in a condensed period in different weather conditions, both of which could have impacts on player welfare”.Concerns had been raised about the reduced preparation time that players have had before the season’s resumption with Premier League teams only returning to contact training at the end of May.Newcastle club doctor Paul Catterson told BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday that he was expecting more injuriesas the intensity of training increased.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Report says LGBTQ homeless youth need more attention

first_imgRossier professor of higher education William Tierney and Rossier Ph.D. candidate James Ward published a policy proposal in the Educational Researcher last December demonstrating that LGBTQ homeless youth need more acknowledgement by policymakers. A policy proposal published by Rossier professor of higher education William Tierney and Rossier Ph.D. candidate James Ward suggests that lawmakers must practice LGBTQ-inclusive policymaking. Daily Trojan file photo.“We opted to focus on LGBTQ homeless youth because there’s a dearth of research and policy compared to homelessness in general,” Tierney told USC News. In the past year, the Los Angeles Homeless Count found that 35 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, according to the report. While the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that Los Angeles County hosts the second largest homeless population in the nation, the researchers say the critical issue lies in the way policymakers neglect framing the discussion around specific communities like the youth LGBTQ community. “Sometimes when we think of  ‘homelessness’ or even ‘homeless youth’ we tend to lump people as if there is a one-size-fits-all problem and solution,” Tierney said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “But that’s not the case. LGBTQ homeless youth frequently face very different problems than other kids. They are more likely to have been kicked out and less likely to have support structures.” LGBTQ youth have a unique set of obstacles that are too often brushed under the rug, Ward said.“These students are more likely to be unaccompanied and thus may not have family to advocate for their needs,” Ward said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “It’s important that policies reflect this and services are easily accessible to unaccompanied students. Moreover, the experiences of LGBTQ homeless youth include higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual exploitation. Policies must reflect these differences and provide support for all aspects of these students’ lives, not just their homeless status.”The paper focused on three main policy areas: outreach, sensitivity training and inclusive policymaking.Because LGBTQ youth face higher levels of discrimination than their heterosexual counterparts in homeless shelters and other services, the paper concluded that there must be widescale LGBTQ sensitivity training to address discrimination issues LGBTQ youth face.On the streets, LGBTQ youth are forced to have “survival sex” for food and other necessities, and are overall more susceptible to being assaulted than homeless heterosexual youth are, according to the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.Furthermore, most homeless shelters are gender specific, and oftentimes exclude members of the transgender community. According to a 2011 study by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 29 percent of transgender people that needed emergency shelters were denied access because of their genders. The most important concept that Tierney and Ward are pushing is inclusivity in policymaking. “LGBTQ youth face great risk of experiencing homelessness as well as other injustices, as we know,” Suzanne Wenzel, a professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We must address homelessness among LGBTQ and other youth so that they may enjoy opportunities to live rich and productive lives.” Along with the paper, Tierney and Ward plan to launch projects to conduct more research in Los Angeles on the specific issue of LGBTQ youth, according to USC News. “We have the leeway to put forward a project that is not simply aimed at the investigation of a discrete topic, but one that can dramatically improve the lives of those who are among the most at-risk in our society and in Los Angeles,” Tierney wrote.Although the paper illustrates the extensive discrimination faced by LGBTQ homeless youth, Tierney has a positive outlook for finding solutions to the issue.“This can be a very depressing portrait that makes these youth look broken and in need of repair,” Tierney wrote. “I understand why individuals think that, but we also need to recognize the courage and resilience these students face and figure out ways to empower them, rather than think that we have all the answers.”last_img read more

Softball: Wisconsin gets first home wins, takes series over Iowa

first_imgAfter taking a gut punch at the hands of Nebraska last weekend, the University of Wisconsin Badgers softball team aimed to rebound and capture their first home win of the season as they took on the struggling Iowa Hawkeyes (8-21). The Badgers would take a step in the right direction taking two out of three, including a walk-off win to end the series.In the series opener, Wisconsin prevailed as they jumped on Hawkeye pitcher Shayla Starkenburg. In the second inning, they tagged Starkenburg for three runs. There was also an RBI double by catcher Taylor Berry, a bases-loaded walk from utility player Kelsey Jenkins and an RBI groundout by utility player Chloe Miller.In the fifth, with the Badgers leading 4-1, catcher Melanie Cross sent the first pitch she saw over the left field fence for a 2-run homer. Miller added a 2-run jack of her own the following inning, increasing the lead to 8-1— the eventual final.Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Menz picked up the win for Wisconsin, improving to 15-4 on the season. Menz pitched the complete game, allowing only two hits and striking out five batters.Softball: Errors and missed opportunities haunt Wisconsin in sweepAfter an extensive road trip, the Wisconsin Badgers softball came home to a scrappy Nebraska team, dropping their first series Read…In Saturday’s matchup, Iowa had at least one base runner in each of the first four innings with less than two outs. Starting pitcher Kirsten Stevens had been able to wiggle out of trouble until the fifth inning, when an RBI infield single and RBI sacrifice fly increased the Hawkeye lead to 3-1 and a costly error allowed one more run.“I think we’ve got to be sharper defensively,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “I think maybe eight of those 10 singles were in the infield, so to be sharper there would help.”Wisconsin would not give in. The following inning, with two outs and a runner on second, Jenkins lined a shot to deep left that just cleared the fence for a 2-run opposite field home run, leaving the Badgers down only 4-3.“I can’t say I was trying to hit the ball out,” Jenkins said. “It’s definitely favoring when the wind is blowing out to left field, because I like to hit the ball that way. Any ball in play was something I was looking for.”The Badgers did not threaten for the rest of the game, and dropped game two with a final score of 4-3. Stevens was charged with the loss, leaving her with an 8-2 record.The rubber match on Sunday afternoon offered an exciting and lengthy game. The Badgers walked off in the bottom of the 10th inning for a final score of 6-5.In the bottom of the third inning, Wisconsin trailed 1-0 but quickly gained the lead on a 2-run home run by Miller, her seventh on the year. In the fifth inning, RBI hits by Cross and Lombardo increased the Badger lead to 4-1.Wisconsin was six outs away from the win until Iowa came roaring back to tie the game at four on three hit balls that did not leave the infield. Two infield singles and an error mixed with a fielder’s choice helped the Hawkeyes catch up.Women’s golf: Ferrell snags third place for UW in Hawkeye El Tigre InvitationalThe University of Wisconsin women’s golf team has senior Brooke Ferrell to thank for a third place finish at the Read…Trailing 5-4 and down to their last strike in the ninth, with only a runner on first, Lombardo singled to center to extend the game. Next up was Gabby Scherle, and it was the Badgers’ turn to have a little luck. Scherle hit into a fielder’s choice but Lombardo was able to beat the throw to second, allowing Little to score the tying run.An error and a walk put the Badgers on first and second with no outs in the bottom of the 10th, bringing Wyderski to the plate. Wyderski sent an 0-2 pitch down the right field line that landed just fair, bringing in Jenkins to seal the walk-off win.“They’ve got a lot of fight,” said Healy about the two teams. “It shows how good the Big Ten is, they battled.”Menz picked up the win to improve to 16-4 after going the distance and punching out nine hitters along the way. With the win Wisconsin improved to 25-7 and Iowa dropped to 9-22.Now the Badgers head to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (15-26). The opener for the three-game set will be on Friday and a double-header will be played on Saturday.last_img read more

Valve and FACEIT issue new rules on multiple team ownership for CS:GO Major

first_imgWith the CS:GO competitive calendar ramping up in anticipation for the 13th Valve-sponsored Major, set to be hosted by FACEIT in London, the rule-book for the tournament’s qualification events has been released. This new rule-book features small, but important updates to how the event is set to be run. Originally reported by veteran journalist Richard Lewis in a recent video on his YouTube channel, the new sections of the rule-book cover match-fixing and multi-team ownership. The full rule-book can be found on any of the Minor qualifier pages on the FACEIT platform.6.6 – Any form of collusion or match-fixing in order to manipulate the results in this tournament will result in disqualification and potentially a permanent ban from FACEIT. To report any match-fixing allegations, please send us an email with evidence to tournaments@faceit.com.6.7 – Entry Restrictions Teams and players should not have any financial interest in the success of any team that they are competing against. To participate in the 2018 Fall Major, players and teams are required to affirm that they have no business entanglement (including, but not limited to, shared management, shared ownership of entities, licensing, and loans) with any other participating team or its players. If teams or players have an agreement or business arrangement that may be of concern, then please reach out to the tournament officials for further discussion.Later on in his video, Lewis states that these rules were not a FACEIT addition, with his sources having told him the decision came from Valve. This move would naturally cause an issue for the likes of RFRSH, who have stakes in Astralis, Heroic and GODSENT, and ESFORCE who have stakes in SK Gaming and Virtus.pro. This would also cause a potential issue for teams owned by players who compete in different organisations, with the notable examples being Brazilian team Yeah!, owned by a group of current and former SK Gaming members, and pro100, headed up by Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko of Natus Vincere, who are invited to the closed qualifier of the CIS Minor. That is also not mentioning former players of RFRSH-backed teams who might still have stakes in their teams after they had left to join new rosters.Esports Insider says: This is a good development in the professionalisation of esports, making sure that any potential conflict of interest is limited. How the companies and individuals currently involved with ownership structures in this way will respond is yet to be seen.last_img read more

First BiH’s Opponent revealed for the European Handball Championship

first_imgThe Handball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will have its first match at the European Championship against Norway.The European Handball Federation has announced the European Championship 2020 Match Schedule in Austria, Sweden and Norway, and BiH team will open the competition with a match against the host.In the first round, BiH and Norway will meet on January 10th at 20:30, in the second round on January 12thwill play against Portugal, and in the final round of Group D on January 14th, they will play against France.Meetings are played in Norway’s Trondheim.In the second round there will be two top teams from each group, who will play in Vienna and Malmo, while the final part of the program is in Stockholm, Klix.ba news portal reports.Schedule and Hours of Group D1st round (10th): France – Portugal (18:15), BiH – Norway.2nd round (12. 1st): BiH – Portugal (16:00), France – Norway (18:15).Round 3 (14th): BiH – France (18:15), Portugal – Norway (20:30).last_img read more

SC Villa seek fourth successive win over rivals Express

first_imgA goal erupted the crowd that had tried to cause violence after a controversial Ibrahim Kayiwa red card moments earlier.Going into the Tuesday tie, either side still has a minimal chance of claiming the league although it’s entirely out of their hands.Third on the log with 48 points, Express can win the league with victories in all three remaining fixtures including beating KCCA and pray that Mike Mutebi’s side as well as second placed Vipers falter their remaining games.The Jogoos on the other hand are also mathematically in the race but must win all their remaining eight games to surpass leaders KCCA who must falter.READ FULL STORY HERE Share on: WhatsApp By UPL co ugTuesday May 10, 2016Express Vs SC Villa – Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku  4pm Live on Azam TVIn a dramatic five goal thriller in the first round, SC Villa rallied from two goals down at half time to win 3-2 against Express at Nakivubo.That made it three in three who had gotten a double over their bitterest rivals although it came in the boardroom following abortion of both games.The first leg aborted after 83 minutes with the Jogoos leading 2-1 at Sazza Ground, Mityana while the second ended moments after Erisa Ssekisambu had equalised for the visitors at Wankulukuku to cancel out John Semazzi strike.last_img read more