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Badgers down Redbirds 3-2 in thriller

first_imgWisconsin benefited from a well-placed corner from freshman Kinley McNicoll (13) in the 103rd minute. Senior Joana Bielefeld won the ball on a header, which sophomore Cara Wells put away for the game-winner.[/media-credit]It took extra time, but the Wisconsin women’s soccer team left the McClimon Complex with a 3-2 win over Illinois State Sunday to remain perfect at home.The Redbirds (3-2-2) gave the No. 15 Badgers (5-1) all they could handle, forcing the game into two overtime periods before sophomore forward Cara Walls lifted UW to victory over the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference champions. After the game, head coach Paula Wilkins was quick to praise Illinois State’s effort.“I give great credit to Illinois State,” Wilkins said. “They were organized, which we knew they would be. They had a game plan that we didn’t do well to adapt to. A huge credit to Illinois State and what they tried to do when they came in here.”UW’s offense had some early opportunities to score against ISU but was unable to capitalize on its chances until the 26th minute, when Walls was able to get a ball past the opposing goalkeeper.Wisconsin was able to fend off the Illinois State attack until the 52nd minute, when junior midfielder Anna Stinson evened the score at one from 18 yards out.In the 59th minute, the Redbirds committed a crucial mistake after officials called them for a handball in their own box. The call resulted in a chance at a penalty kick which redshirt junior Paige Adams took full advantage of. Adams buried the penalty kick, giving Wisconsin the edge once again in the back-and-forth battle.The game seemed all but won for UW in the closing minutes of the game until Illinois State’s sophomore sensation and back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Tejada delivered the tying blow with a missile from 12 yards out. Tejada’s score added to her MVC-leading goal total, giving her nine on the season.Coach Wilkins admitted her team may have gotten a little complacent after taking the lead which resulted in the game-tying goal.“I think [we became complacent] a little bit,” Wilkins said. “I think that they won a ton of second balls … and they were running by us in the midfield and I think tactically we had to make a better decision as coaches. I think that we lost some of our transition ability and we got a little lackadaisical.”Tejada’s late goal forced the Badgers into overtime. Neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net in the first 10-minute overtime period. However, it was in the second overtime period with six minutes left when Walls scored the game-winning goal.“We played a short free kick. I just wanted to catch them off guard,” Walls said. “I remember seeing the cross go up and I knew Joana (Bielefeld) was going to win the head-ball so I just wanted to get around it for the knockdown.”Both offenses were generating chances against the opposing defense with each team racking up 18 shots. UW managed to put six shots on goal while ISU put four shots on net.Wisconsin continued to find the back of the net, as Sunday marked the fourth game in which the Badgers were able to score three or more goals.Although the Badgers did score three goals on the game, they could have done a lot more damage to the Redbirds, failing to finish on a number of opportunities that presented themselves in the opposing box.Coach Wilkins said she hopes UW will be able to capitalize on more offensive opportunities as her team gets deeper into the season.“[Being able to finish] usually comes a little bit later in the season but I’d like it to be higher right now,” Wilkins said. “I’m not going to complain about three goals but I would like to finish more of our chances if we can.”Walls was equally critical of the way her team played offensively, as she would also like to see more consistency out of the offensive unit.“[The offensive play] was OK,” Walls said. “It was in spans. We would play well for 15 minutes and then it was kind of like we didn’t get the ball a lot so we just need to put it all together.”On the defensive side of the field, Wisconsin gave up two goals for the second consecutive game. The Badgers were able to shut down the Redbirds for most of the game but committed some untimely turnovers that resulted in quick transitions and points.Joana Bielefeld, a team captain and senior defender, thought the defense played well at times but needed to do a better job limiting the number of turnovers.“We did what we needed to do to win the game,” Bielefeld said. “Maybe it wasn’t a good game for us overall, but we got the result we wanted.“I think we had moments when we were really brilliant and then I think we had moments that kind of killed us. So we just need to make sure that we work on those things in practice and make sure we don’t give away those easy balls.”last_img read more

Lifetime making movie about ‘College Admissions Scandal’

first_imgThe college admissions scandal is heading to the small screen.In a press release Tuesday, Lifetime announced plans to release a two-hour film about the real-life college admissions scandal, for which both famous actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been charged.The new movie will follow two wealthy mothers who stop at nothing to get their children into the best colleges.Although the network does not name the most famous women implicated, their involvement is reportedly implied.The movies official title is ‘Admissions Scandal.’Loughlin, along with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters, Olivia,19, and Bella,20, into the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team.Neither girls participated in the sport.Loughlin and her husband have pled, not guilty.Huffman, however, cut a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May.She admitted to paying $15,000 to get her eldest daughter, Sofia, into an elite college by cheating on the SAT and is currently awaiting sentencing.The movie premieres this fall.last_img read more

USA retains the Junior Ryder Cup

first_img The United States, powered by a strong singles performance, captured its third consecutive Junior Ryder Cup, 14½ to 9½, yesterday afternoon at Olympia Fields Country Club, Illinois.The European team, which included England internationals Bronte Law and Toby Tree, were trailing by two points at the start of the 12 singles and were unable to make up the deficit, winning 5½ points from the session.Tree contributed a half in the singles, to add to the half he earned in the foursomes, and is pictured with opponent Cameron Champ at the end of their game (Image courtesy The PGA of America). Law, meanwhile, lost her singles only on the last hole.The Junior Ryder Cup, a premier international team match-play competition, features 12 junior golfers from the United States hosting their European counterparts.The United States now owns a 4-3-1 overall record in the Junior Ryder Cup, and has not lost since 2004 at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. The matches were halved 6-6 in 2006 at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.The United States battled to a 7-5 lead after the first day of foursomes and mixed four-balls, then sprinted out in the singles by winning four of its first five matches.U.S. captain Roger Warren commented: “We are really fortunate to have won, because these teams are so evenly matched and each have such a wealth of talent.“We came because we wanted to compete and win. But in the end it was all about friendships and goodwill between the teams that made this a truly special experience.”European Captain Stuart Wilson enjoyed his experience and is looking forward to being captain again in 2014 when the Junior Ryder Cup visits Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.“The players really enjoyed themselves this week and we battled all the way down to the final match,” said Wilson. “It will be an honour to captain the team again in 2014 when we go to Scotland and we will hope for a better result.”Today both teams will play a “Friendship” Match” at Medinah Country Club, venue of the 39th Ryder Cup.The “Friendship” Match will feature a combined mixed four-ball, with six groupings of four players that includes one girl and one boy from both Europe and the United States. The teams will play a composite course of 10 total holes, blending both front-nine and back-nine holes. Play will begin on the first hole.You can follow the conversation online by using the hashtag #2012JrRyderCup.Europe trail USA in Junior Ryder Cup25 September 2012Europe’s Junior Ryder Cup team – which includes England internationals Bronte Law and Toby Tree – are trailing the USA by two points after yesterday’s foursomes and all but one of the mixed fourballs.One match remained on the course at the end of the day, due to darkness, with the USA 1up after 16 holes.  Play at Olympia Fields Country Club, Illinois, was delayed by 90 minutes in the morning due to frost.The Junior Ryder Cup, a premier international team match-play competition, features 12 junior golfers from the United States hosting their European counterparts. Today they all play singles matches.Toby Tree (Worthing) and his partner, Gavin Moynihan of Ireland, halved their foursomes, while Bronte Law (Bramhall) and Germany’s Quirine Eijkenboom – playing in the top match – were beaten 3/2. Tree and Law paired up for the afternoon mixed fourballs but lost one downEuropean Junior Ryder Cup Captain Stuart Wilson is looking forward to singles play today and the opportunity to capture the team’s first Junior Ryder Cup since 2006.“There are still a lot of points to play for tomorrow,” said Wilson.  “My players will have no problem getting motivated for tomorrow and hopefully we can close well and see what happens.”You can follow the conversation online about the 8th Junior Ryder Cup by using the hashtag #2012JrRyderCup.European team image courtesy of The PGA of America 25 Sep 2012 USA retains the Junior Ryder Cup last_img read more

Lancashire’s Les Wilson to be 2021 England Golf President

first_img Lancashire’s Les Wilson has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2020. He will succeed Somerset’s Graham Yates as President in 2021.Les was a relative latecomer to the game of golf at the age of 33 when he gave up playing football for a local club in the Lancashire Amateur League. It was then that he joined Greenmount Golf Club near Bury and he has been a member there ever since. He is also a member at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s and plays to a handicap of 13.The new President Elect first got involved with golf administration at his home club of Greenmount in the late 1980s. He went on to become junior organiser for the Bury and District Golf Association and then in 1999 joined the executive of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs and was Championship Chairman before becoming its President in 2012.Les was appointed to the Board of England Golf in 2014 and has since played a key role in many areas including as Chairman of its Finance and Audit committee and on its Championship Panel.“It is a huge honour to have been nominated as the next President Elect of England Golf,” he said. “The invitation came totally out of the blue but I can assure you it took next to no time to accept.“Golf has played a huge part in my life over the past 30-odd years and it has been my privilege to have had the chance to work with so many volunteers and colleagues dedicated to driving the game forwards.“I have huge respect for the Past Presidents of England Golf and can only hope that I fulfil my duties as diligently and as successfully as they have done.“I am taking up the post with a mixture of excitement and apprehension but, above all else, I look forward to meeting lots of people up and down the country over the next few years,” he added. “That is going to be a lot of fun.” Away from the golf course Les is Chairman of a software house which he founded in 1984 and which specialises in document management and workflow system implementation and maintenance.He is married to wife Lesley and has two daughters, Emma and Anika, and two granddaughters, Ysabelle and Keira. 16 Jul 2019 Lancashire’s Les Wilson to be 2021 England Golf President Tags: England Golf, Les Wilson, Presidentlast_img read more

Badree’s plea: WI need help

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):Leg-spinner Samuel Badree believes the problems of West Indies cricket are now too big for authorities in the region to fix.As such, he said here yesterday that cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), or Caribbean governments may need to intervene to halt the decline.”It’s disappointing and deeply painful to be a player and to see the level we have reached,” said Badree, who has signed to play with Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.”There has been a lot of conjecture about the reasons and I don’t want to get into that – just to say that we need help.”Whether it comes from the ICC or whether it comes from the governments of the West Indies, at the end of the day, we need some help to get our cricket back on the right track.”The 34-year-old Badree has played 22 Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies but is yet to play Test or one-day cricket.He has risen to become the number two ranked bowler in the world and, like many West Indies players, has opted to focus on the lucrative T20 leagues around the world in recent years.Badree is joined by fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player Lendl Simmons for Heat’s campaign in the Big Bash.Tonight, they will take on Melbourne Renegades, featuring Windies teammates Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, and Badree said he was fully aware of his role for the Heat.”As one of the international players, I need to step up to the challenge,” Badree said.”People doubted spinners initially in Twenty20 cricket, but you have seen the success of slow bowlers as the game has gone on. Spinners all over the world have adapted well [to T20 cricket].”last_img read more

West Ham star insists ‘great guy’ Lucas Perez would never refuse to play

first_img 2 Perez allegedly refused to warm up Perez blasted the claims on social media on Monday, and attempted to set the record straight that it was Pellegrini’s choice to bring on Michail Antonio instead.Speaking after the match, the boss explained that while Perez had finished his warm-up and had sat back down on the bench, Michail Antonio was just completing his so was the readier of the two players to go on immediately.Yet, it was suggested Perez – who was seen apparently arguing with a West Ham coach – had refused to play.And, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday, Snodgrass insisted that was unlikely, describing his Spanish team-mate as ‘a great lad to have about the place’.“I don’t know what happened,” said Scotland international Snodgrass.“Lucas was sitting behind me on the bench so I don’t know about what is being said. “I was warming up for maybe 15 or 20 minutes before that as well, so I don’t know what happened.“But I’ll tell you something, he’s a terrific lad.“He’s a great lad to have about the place, he comes in every day with a smile on his face and works really hard.“So listen, I don’t know what’s happened, but it would be very unlike him if that’s the case because he’s a good guy and he’s very good for the squad.”Listen back to Robert Snodgrass on talkSPORT IN FULL above! West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has hailed under-fire Lucas Perez as ‘a great guy’ and has backed the striker’s claims about the ‘false information’ that he apparently refused to go on as a substitute against Everton.The Hammers claimed their first Premier League win under new boss Manuel Pellegrini at Goodison Park on Sunday, but the victory was tarnished by reports following the game that summer signing Perez had refused to come off the bench.Television replays appeared to show the former Arsenal forward, who had just finished his warm-up, not wanting to come on to replace Marko Arnautovic after the Austrian suffered a knee injury in the second half.center_img 2 Snodgrass is back in the frame at West Ham having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa GETTY IMAGES – GETTY last_img read more

VIDEO: Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s big game in 113-105 win versus L.A. Clippers

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors didn’t need their two-time league MVP Stephen Curry to have a big game to take care of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. For many teams in the NBA that might be an issue but not when you have Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to pick up the slack. Durant and Thompson combined for 65 of the team’s points in the 113-105 win.Thompson was particularly hot early scoring on his first seven attempts. He would end the game with 32 points. Klay’s hot hand had a positive effect …last_img read more

Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery staying busy using Ohio commodities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this special report, the Ohio Ag Net travels to the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery for a behind the scenes look at how some of American’s favorite beers are made. The process is rich in agricultural product usage, including corn from Ohio farmers. Senior General Manager Josh Zabek and Brewmaster Matt Kaminske take us through the plant’s history with Ohio ag and the unique process seen everyday to create Budweiser.Take a look at this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.last_img read more

Texas Rangers Twitter Account Tweets Out “Fire Charlie” During Longhorns Blowout Loss

first_imgTexas Rangers tweet Fire Charlie.Twitter/@Charlie_BurrisThe Texas Longhorns are in full meltdown mode. Following back-to-back awful losses due to special teams gaffes, the Longhorns are losing to TCU 50-7 late in the fourth quarter. During halftime, freshman cornerback Kris Boyd retweeted a message about transferring to Texas A&M, and now the Texas Rangers are jumping on the “Fire Charlie Strong” bandwagon. Or, at least one rogue social media manager is upset about the game, and was on the wrong Twitter account.Hey, what did I ever do to you @Rangers? pic.twitter.com/5OgWkUOVMi— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 3, 2015The tweet was deleted very quickly, but not before the internet captured it for all of eternity. There have been better college football Saturdays in Austin, that’s for sure.last_img read more