In jest: Hitting a ball

first_imgThe thing to do is to excel at something – anything – and you have it made. If you can put a rubber ball into a hole often enough, you are a golf champion. And you can have all you want. Or take a shuttlecock. If you can place it,The thing to do is to excel at something – anything – and you have it made. If you can put a rubber ball into a hole often enough, you are a golf champion. And you can have all you want. Or take a shuttlecock. If you can place it in the opponent’s court smartly enough, and often enough, you are great.And once you have done it, there is no prize beyond your grasp.You might be a clerk in a bank. You have suddenly acquired the status of an executive, and three promotions to boot.And the Government will give you a plot of land free so that you can build a house on it for yourself and your lady-love.And you’ll be taken in victory processions, with the politicians in tow, for you are a hero-to your native soil and your country.What nostalgia you evoke! The country’s sports writers will dip their pens in syrup, and say how great you are. No more the vitriolic prose. It’s rainbows all the way.And all because you can put a ball in a hole or a shuttlecock across the net.And there are the poor sods who slog and get nowhere – and stay clerks.This is so not merely in a capitalist society; the communists overreach themselves in doing you proud – if you have skill with a ball or a shuttlecock. You are made a hero of the Order of Lenin or something, and you get a flat – more precious than gold in Moscow – and a sleek imported car and the foreign currency coupons that entitle you to shop in foreigners’ stores instead of queuing up for food and drink.advertisementThe learned men are fools to spend a lifetime acquiring knowledge out of tomes.Much better to know how to hit a ball or a shuttlecock and win laurels for yourself and your country.Doesn’t it prove that life is cock-eyed? Someone called Shakespeare once said something to the effect that men and women are only players on a stage. Amen.last_img read more

IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal Committee to decide extent of punishment

first_imgThe punishment will be decided in accordance to the BCCI’s rules and regulationsThe Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that the Mudgal Committee, that probed the allegation of betting and match fixing in IPL 2013 decide on the nature of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and others named on its report in accordance with the BCCI’s rules and regulations, including the anti-corruption code.Senior counsel CA Sundaram, appearing for the BCCI, agreed with the suggestion. He earlier had requested the court to decide on an external commission to determine the extent of punishment so that there is transparency about the verdict.”Let the Mudgal Committee be asked to take action and let there be a logical conclusion of the issue. Let them discharge the function of imposing penalty”, said an apex court bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla.”Now that the report has come we can ask the BCCI to take a decision in 10 days,” the bench said.As Sundaram told the court that “we (BCCI) will give them a hearing”, the court said that stage for a hearing is over now that the court has the Mudgal Committee report.”Why don’t you take action? Why should we take action? We will see the correctness of the decision (taken by the BCCI). We will give you an opportunity to take a call.”If we decided the action on the Mudgal Committee report this would amount to “clutching the powers of the BCCI”.The court said it had reservations on allowing the present BCCI office bearers to determine punitive action against Meiyappan and others on the basis of the Mudgal Committee report.advertisementThe court said that the present BCCI committee had outlived its utility as its term had already come to an end.The court also said that “all those who are involved in the matter stand aside”, dealing a blow to Srinivasan’s hopes of standing in the election.”There must be fresh election and fresh blood in the cricketing body that can look into the (Mudgal) report and act”, the court said.It was at this stage that Sundaram told the court: “Let the court decide on an external commission and decide the matter so that there would be no whispering on the verdict.”Then the court said Sundaramn should ask the Mudgal Committee to also determine the nature of punishment based on its report.Supporting the suggestion of the court that all those involved in this matter should stand aside, senior counsel Nalini Chidambaram appearing for the petitioner Cricket Association of Bihar, told the court to keep Srinivasan out of BCCI.”On the basis of principle Srinivasan should not contest the elections” Chidambram said to the court.Telling the court that she would address the issue on the larger question of purity, probity and public policy, Chidambram told the court that failure of Srinivasan to act on the information of betting also brought him into the ambit of the operational rules of the anti-corruption code of the apex body of cricket in the country.Chidambram said that the first Mudgal Committee report inferred that Srinivasan orchestrated a cover-up of the incident, which started with the appointment of two member panel (Justice T. Jayarama Chouta and Justice R. Balasubramanian). The panel gave a clean chit after inferring on a half-hearted presentation of the matter to them by the BCCI.At this senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for Srinivasan, said, “There is no other intent but to stop Srinivasan from contesting elections. Counsel Harish Salve, representing CAB, demanded the IPL franchise of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should be cancelled.”India Cement Limited – the owner of Chennai Super Kings – is ultimately responsible for the conduct of Gurunath Meiyappan. The owner of CSK is a corporate entity and its vice-chairman and managing director Srinivasan is responsible”, Salve told the court saying that Meiyappan by his acts of betting has brought disrepute to the game.Earlier, in the hearing, the court sought the details of the management structure of India Cements as it noted that Srinivasan was the vice-Chairman cum managing director and his daughter and wife of Meiyappan, Rupa Gurunath, was on the board of directors.”You may not be an obvious owner of the company but you may be actual controller of the company”, the court said, adding: “the process of selecting captain and coach of the team is not directly decided by Meiyappan but directed by his wife based on his inputs.”The hearing on the matter will continue December 1.advertisementlast_img read more

How to travel the world for free? The answer is here!

first_imgSo you are struggling with your budgets and still have this dream to travel the world and collect moments. What if we tell you that it is quite possible? What if we say that you can actually travel the world for free, or with just a pocketful of nickels and dimes? Read on to find out.House swappingYou know exactly what we are talking about if you’ve watched the movie Holiday where the two protagonists swap their houses located in two different parts of the world. And yes, the house swapping trend took off after this movie.Couch surfingCouch surfing is one of the best ways to travel for free around the world. It is basically a website that connects with local hosts while you’re travelling to stay at their homes for free. The best part of this social platform is that you get to experience an area with a local. Also, the site lets you see the profiles and reviews of the hosts from their previous guests.Get enrolled in a work exchange programmeWork exchange programme is one of the best ways to travel the world for free. It is a little different than volunteering because you exchange your time and energy for food and lodging with a host rather than spending money for the occasion.Become an English teacherEnglish is a widely spoken language and being proficient in the language has its own benefit and the best is getting to travel the world for free. The demand for English teachers is very high all across the globe, particularly in the middle-eastern and the south-east Asian countries.Volunteer work at a foreign countryadvertisementVolunteering is a noble way to travel the world for free, one because it is for a cause and also it takes you overseas. These volunteer organisations may help you out with room and board and occasionally with travel expenses.You can be an instructorIf you are an expert in a sporting activity like rock climbing, surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, skiing, etc., you can take a job abroad teaching other people the skills.Cycle across the globeIf you are crazy enough, then do this! Take up a challenge to go globetrotting on a bicycle. Every now and then you can find an itchy feet  taking up challenges to cross borders in the most unconventional manner possible, which of course are also amazing ways to travel the world for free.last_img read more

Cricket bug grips Nissan, inks 8-year deal with ICC

first_imgMumbai, Oct 14 (PTI) Carmaker Nissan has entered into a eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council to further strengthen its ties with global sports, making the Japanese carmakers first significant foray into the gentlemans sport.Neither the company nor the ICC divulged the commercials of the sponsorship. With this eight-year deal, Japanese Nissan replaces the rival Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor, which had a five-year sponsorship with the ICC. Nissan India president Guillaume Sicard told PTI that though its an international sponsorship, the focus of activities will be India. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan as a global sponsor of international cricket tourneys, including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC World Twenty20 and also the Under 19 and Womens cricket and qualifying events.Roel de Vries, corporate vice president and global head of marketing and brand strategy for Nissan said the company has been in touch with the ICC for this partnership for long and that the decision is the result of a well-thought branding strategy.As partners with the ICC, Nissan will introduce ways to enrich the experiences of cricket fans through our rights with the global trophy tour, the international flag bearer programme and new live event experiences, Vries said.”We are excited to be part of the global cricketing family and to be involved in some of the worlds most prestigious and popular tournaments. Our aim is to share with cricket fans around the world the excitement of the game and our cars,” he said.advertisementICC chief executive Richard Davidson said, “This is Nissans first major foray into cricket. We see the association or the partnership as the perfect fit.”On what led to picking up Nissan over other companies, he said the quality of the organization that Nissan is has played a major role in choosing the second largest Japanese carmaker. A company release said as global partners, Nissan will have extensive in-venue activation, broadcast and digital rights at all ICC venues.Nissan has partnered with UEFA Champions League (Football), the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games among other sports. PTI NRB DS BEN GK AH AH RYSlast_img read more

Why silliness is seriously important

first_imgLately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to bring joy to the types of work that I, uh…don’t particularly enjoy.I’m lucky enough to often earn a living doing work that I DO enjoy. But even with a fulfilling, challenging career, there are moments I don’t relish. I’ve written extensively on this blog about the bane of invoicing, for example, and busywork always gets me down.I’m a champion procrastinator at the best of times… and my tendency towards procrastination is directly proportional to how much I’m dreading the work. Chores that should take a few unpleasant minutes get delayed hours, or even days.I’m sure that many of you are often in similar situations. Some of you, no doubt, are able to think “let’s get this over with!”, buckle down, and get your most onerous work done promptly.I appreciate and envy your self-control.I am so not of your ilk.I’ve tried self-bribery. I’ve tried self-threats. I’ve tried whining to my significant other, who inevitably tells me just to do the darned thing, already. All of these tactics are only partially effective.Ultimately, it seems that the only way I can easily do less-enjoyable work quickly… is to turn it into enjoyable work. This is an obvious solution, if not a terribly workable one – how do I turn invoicing, for example, into a pleasant task?The answer has come to me recently, and it is: silliness.The idea came to me when watching my nephew clean up his toys: one of the small chores he’s been given to increase his confidence and sense of responsibility. I watched him putter around his room, stacking Legos and pushing stuffed animals into vaguely defensible semblances of piles. As he cleaned, he sang himself a little nonsensical song.“What are you singing?” I asked him.“Oh, just a silly made-up song,” he said, “If I don’t sing, it feels like working.”… from the mouths of babes!As my nephew so wisely pointed out, part of the reason I dread unpleasant tasks so much is that they feel, so finally and absolutely, like no-fun. When I deliberately try to cultivate silliness in stupid onerous work… it magically becomes more enjoyable, and thus infinitely more do-able.I’ve started consciously building games centered around annoying tasks. I’ve had my roommates time how long it takes to do my invoices – and tried to beat my own record. I’ve started creating “Stupid Work Playlists”, full of bad pop songs, to listen to when I’m doing dull tasks. I’ve begun trying to work small internal jokes and puns into copywriting work – nothing noticeable, just done for my own amusement. I am, in short, being silly.Because I no longer view “suspending my sense of humor” as a requirement for getting dull chores done, I’ve found myself happier and bouncier while doing even the most boring work. Tasks go faster, and time drags less.Silliness, it turns out, is dreadfully, seriously important.last_img read more

Poll Results: Majority Of OSU Fans Give OSU a ‘B’ At Halfway Point

first_imgI was surprised that only 2 percent of fans gave OSU an ‘A’ for the season it is having so far. I actually considered it, and I consider myself to be, if not cynical, then definitely in the “realistic” category. In fact, I saw more people wishing there was a button for ‘F’ than those who voted for an ‘A.’This is all about expectations though. OSU is three plays from being 6-0, and people want to give them a ‘F’? The only logic I can see behind this is that your expectations were that OSU would actually be 6-0 over the first half of the season. You came in expecting a Big 12 title. These certainly were not unrealistic expectations, and maybe OSU hasn’t lived up to what we thought it would be so far this year.But I’m also interested in how differently we would grade a 5-1 team than a 4-2 team. Same exact team, but those look like vastly different records. Anyway, I’m with the majority and give the team a B thus far. Have they looked stellar? No. But they are a blown call and two fumbles from 6-0.I think maybe expectations are a little out of whack when it comes to OSU football. Your poor grading should actually come for the way OSU recruits. It almost always gets the most out of its talent, and a lot has to break OSU’s way to win 10 ballgames. A lot has to break anyone’s way to win 10 ballgames. Maybe I’m just getting soft as I get older, but I don’t really think this team has been that bad so far.Am I frustrated that it doesn’t house teams it should house? Yes, I am. But I have also gotten used to the fact that it is just going to play a lot of (and win most) close games. That just sort of is what it is at this point. Anyway, comments and reaction below (the last one killed me!)Poll question Tuesday: What grade do you give #okstate’s football team halfway through the year?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 11, 2016Justin: B- is my grade. I think we’re a nice team and in the upper half of the Big12, but this team hasn’t shown that its ready to step up and be the big dog in the conference, which was my hope given what we returned this year.Adam M: It has everything to do with how you saw this team coming into the season. Initially I thought 9-3 was attainable. After the CMU debacle and losing to Baylor I’d be realistically happy with 7-5/8-4 and a bowl game. I assumed all the loses would be toward the end because I can’t remember the last time the team got to the end of a season without taking significant injuries and losing noticeable stamina.This usually translates to losses on the back end (not to mention the schedule in recent years gets increasingly difficult as the season wears on, this year doesn’t seem to be much different) . C- seems appropriate here based on my initial expectations of overall performance. I’d be wildly ecstatic if they ended 9-3 this year.Ferguson: Another mediocre-coached Cowboy squad. We all know what to expect, they’ll win most of the games left on the schedule and then get blown out it Bedlam (or lose a close one they shouldn’t). We’ll give Mike Gundy a 50 year contract extension and call Boone Pickens an idiot.Clint: I’d say right now we’re the B kid who sits in the back of class, doesn’t try hard until the end of the semester, then surprises everyone with a 3.75. But, hopefully that kid eventually realizes he could be a really good student if he’d just focus…I don’t know where I’m going with this anymore…JT: C. Defense leaves way too much to be desired. We let trams like Pitt and Iowa St surpass 450 – 600 Yards of offense on us. Not good. I was confident in an 8 – 4 season before it started. 7 – 5 seems more realistic at this point until we get a Defense. Looking at you Glenn.T-Bone: I thought we were going to have a really good team this year. I have not been impressed. Rudolph is throwing a lot of floater balls that don’t have a good spiral on them. He can drop some good ones but overthrows and wobbly throws don’t inspire confidence. We do have good receivers to catch them. Hill shows us why Childs and Carson couldn’t make it. They were just a step slow and could not make that cut inside. Hill gives us that and Sanders gives us some experience. Se we have a semblance of a run game. The play-calling is still suspect.The defensive line does pretty god but the secondary is appalling. I also don’t get why we are so slow in making adjustments on the field. I thought Spencer in the booth would help but I see the same thing. All game long they burn us repeatedly and then we make the adjustment in the 4th quarter and stop them. Why not in the second or third series?At this rate we will beat most bad teams (KU), toss up with mediocre teams like ourselves (KSU, TCU, TT) , and lose to the good teams (WVU, OU) with maybe an occasional lucky win. So that means 3-4 more losses and a 4th or 5th place finish out of 10 teams. Mediocre.Mark: Well, if A+ is Alabama, and F is Kansas, Then I’d have to give the Pokes a B- or C+. The win against Texas is quickly becoming not-so-special, and the rest of the games have been frustrating even in victory.Jason Sutton: I’m so confused by this team I cannot even offer a gradeIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Because You’re Awesome

first_imgTo our customers, our partners, our readers:  thank you for doing the good that you do.Every day we’re in awe of you.We’re so grateful for the amazing things that are accomplished by the nonprofits we work with: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, sheltering the homeless, saving animals, preserving the environment, fighting for justice, nurturing the arts, and so much more. Each day you are making the world a much brighter and more hopeful place with your passion and creativity. We know it’s not always easy, and we appreciate your dedication. We know that your work matters in a very real way to your communities and the lives that you impact. And this is why we come to work each day: to make it easier for you to focus on helping those that you serve.From all of us here at Network for Good, thank you. We are grateful for you and we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.last_img read more

Maternal Health in the Mobile Age

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on August 8, 2012Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Earlier this week, the Huffington Post shared a story on their Global Motherhood Blog, Maternal Health in the Mobile Age, that tells the story of one community health worker, Pushpa, in rural India who was recently introduced to a new mobile-based platform that aims to help her meet the maternal health needs of the growing population she works with.From the story:She then travels for close to two hours, often walking about five kilometers by foot in the hot tropical sun, to pass this information down to a health facility. Over the years, as the number of families in Pushpa’s village increased, she had to walk longer distances, and check on more mothers. Now, Pushpa agrees that her job has become more challenging and that she sometimes forgets. She knows she needs another way to keep track of the numbers, and to make sure that she can still look after every mother. With the help of the Maternal Health Reporter, a mobile-based platform developed by Global Health Bridge, Pushpa is able make this hope a reality.Read the full story here.Learn more about Global Health Bridge–and their work to improve maternal health in Jamkhed, India.Share this:last_img read more

La Liga president: Messi is essential, Neymar and Ronaldo are not

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas says both Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are not as important to the league as Lionel Messi, though he added that would like to see the Paris Saint-Germain star return to Spain.Neymar has been linked with a move back to the Spanish top tier all summer, having now missed all of PSG’s first three games of the Ligue 1 campaign.A return to Barcelona was widely seen as a possibility, especially with the division champions offloading Philippe Coutinho, while Real Madrid have also been linked with their former rival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Brazilian star’s future remains up in the air, with Thomas Tuchel stating on Sunday that he was unsure what will happen with Neymar before the window shuts next week.And Tebas admitted that he would like to have Neymar back in Spain, wherever he ends up, but the presence of the Brazilian would not be as vital as that of former team-mate Messi when it comes to growing the league’s popularity overseas.”Yes, of course [I’d like Neymar to return]. With his qualities he’s in the top three players in the world. It would be very important for La Liga if he came again, although it wouldn’t be defining for the Spanish league,” Tebas told Marca .”The defining thing is that we play 10 months a year, with 20 clubs each playing each other and generating passion and joy each weekend for fans in Spain and across the world.”A player like Neymar gives you a following in countries that look out for him, but he’s not an essential element, not even Cristiano Ronaldo was. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is an essential element because he’s the heritage of La Liga.”One of the issues facing any team making a move for Neymar would be Financial Fair Play, as the midfielder signed for the French club for a record-breaking €222 million (£200m/$249m) fee just two summers ago.Barcelona have already brought in the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong, while Real Madrid’s summer spending spree has included acquisitions in the form of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo.Still, Tebas says that he believes those two clubs could afford a move for Neymar and can find a way to make the signing work.”If they are interested in signing [Neymar] it’s because they can [afford] it,” he said.”I’m not going to go there because there are many factors that we don’t know about at the moment.”last_img read more

‘Vinicius should be targeting Ballon d’Or’

first_imgCasemiro has told Real Madrid team-mate Vinicius Junior to start thinking about the Ballon d’Or and other major prizes after making his Brazil debut.Vinicius made his first appearance for the Selecao in Tuesday’s underwhelming 1-0 defeat to Peru, Brazil’s first loss since last year’s World Cup.The 19-year-old has started 10 La Liga matches across the past two seasons, too, and Casemiro believes he needs to be aiming high. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “Vinicius has a very good head and, in the past year, he has surprised many people with the football he played,” the midfielder told reporters.”It is not normal for a 19-year-old boy to do what he did with the Real Madrid shirt. I told him the other day that this year is a year that he has to start thinking big.¡Enhorabuena @viniciusjr por tu debut con la selección de Brasil! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Kn0ZoXb2EK— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 11, 2019″I repeat: what he did last year was not normal. He surprised everyone and showed that he is ready to be a starter at Real Madrid.”When you are a starting Real Madrid player, you have to think big. Think of the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s World XI. He is a great player and he has already proven it.”Of course, he is very young, you cannot put too much pressure and weight on his back. But I think he has to start thinking big.”It is very important for us that he is here with the national team, but we have to be calm; two years ago he was playing in the Flamengo youth team.”Vinicius scored twice in 18 La Liga appearances for Madrid last term, while also adding a further two goals and six assists in cup competitions.The teenage forward has featured prominently at the start of the 2019-20 season, helping the Blancos earn two draws and a win from their first three fixtures.After returning from international duty, he will be back in contention to start for Zinedine Zidane’s side against Levante on Saturday, before a Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain four days later.last_img read more

Guardiola: Walker faces challenge to regain England place

first_imgPep Guardiola has predicted his “outstanding” right-back Kyle Walker will rise to the challenge after losing his place in the England squad.For the second international break in a row, Manchester City star Walker has been left out by Gareth Southgate.Walker faces strong competition for his position from players including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier, who was left out for the Nations League Finals but has regained his spot after joining Atletico Madrid. Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Guardiola, though, is in no doubt 29-year-old Walker can fight his way back into contention for the Three Lions having played throughout the 2018 World Cup for Southgate’s side.”Kyle, it’s a big challenge for him to show the manager from England how good he is and ready to come back,” Guardiola told a news conference on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at home to Wolves.”In our sports life always it’s about challenge, deals, targets. He has one in front of him in every single game to show how good he is and come back in the national team.”He came as an incredible, outstanding player and he still is, physicality strong and fast, we try to help him since we’re together to be a better player.”We ask him many times to attack from wide or inside; Kyle Walker is a player who can do everything. But the opinion is of Gareth the manager, I’m not here to… he makes a decision to select and he decided the last two times.”I respect it, Kyle respects it, Gareth does what he does for the national team. It’s a challenge for Kyle to show how good he is. My opinion doesn’t change whether he’s in or not, he remains an incredible full-back.”Here it is: your #ThreeLions squad for this month’s #EURO2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria! https://t.co/uuLf9zGD3g — England (@England) October 3, 2019 City signed right-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus in the transfer window and the Portugal international has impressed in the Carabao Cup and Champions League, but Guardiola indicated Walker will remain his first choice.”Against Preston he made a step forward with all the kids, last game really good too,” Guardiola said of Cancelo. “Because he arrived late, not in pre-season, things we work on he was not there, it was different to his previous team so we need time.”But he’s getting better with and without the ball. He’s understanding what we want and he played well in the last two games. Kyle I don’t have doubts about, Danilo played a couple of games last season.”We cannot play with just one player. We survived with one [left-sided] full-back with Fabian [Delph] and Alex [Zinchenko] so we need this player to move forward, let Kyle rest and sometimes Joao plays to take his position. It is what it is.”Guardiola would not comment on Bernardo Silva being charged by the Football Association following a racially insensitive social media post about City team-mate Benjamin Mendy.last_img read more

Simeone reveals Klopp is the rival manager he admires most

first_imgDiego Simeone has named Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the coach he admires most in world football.In an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, the Atletico Madrid manager spoke about losing Antione Griezmann to Barcelona and signing Joao Felix, while also singing Klopp’s praises.”A coach I admire? Jurgen Klopp. No doubt,” stated the Argentine. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “He had to lose things and also win beautiful things, but always with the same style. I see him close to his players.”Klopp has reinvigorated Liverpool following their slump in the years prior to his arrival and guided them to their sixth European Cup triumph – their second in the Champions League era – last season.The former Dortmund boss had taken the Reds to two European finals prior to the victory over Tottenham in Madrid, reaching the Europa League final in his first season where they lost to Sevilla prior to the 2018 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.As Simeone has done on many occasions, Klopp has also had to build a team after losing a key player. Philippe Coutinho was sold to Barcelona in January 2018, but Liverpool emerged as a stronger unit following the Brazilian’s departure as they strengthened other areas of their squad.Atleti, meanwhile, sold Griezmann to Barcelona in the summer, but the 49-year-old, who has been with the club for almost eight years, says the player they miss the most is Lucas Hernandez, who left for Bayern Munich.”The player exit this summer that was the most damaging for us was that of Lucas Hernandez,” he added.”He was a kid of ours, from the youth system, he was one of us – just like Saul [Niguez], Koke, Thomas [Partey]… Lucas came along at the same time as Thomas, those players are important.”Atletico Madrid are currently third in the Liga table after eight matches, three points behind current leaders Barcelona.Klopp’s Liverpool, meanwhile, have raced out in front at the top of the Premier League table, with Manchester City’s 2-0 home loss to Wolves seeing them slip eight points behind their title rivals. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

High school scoreboard, Sept. 19

first_imgHigh school scoreboard, Sept. 19 Battle GroundHighlights — Bethany Tuchardt 20 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces, 11 digs; Jenny Kopytyuk 5 kills, 1 ace, 13 digs; Soraya Schleischert 6 kills, 1 block, 3 digs; Julia Baiar 1 ace, 7 digs, 32 assists; Sarah Parker 5 aces, 3 kills, 1 blocks.JV — BG, 3-0. C — BG, 2-1UNION 3, KELSO 025-16, 25-15, 25-14UnionHighlights — Camille Darland 7 kills;  Corinne Ongley 14 kills, 2 blocks; Ellie Seo 3 aces, 6 digs; Emma Nelson 1 ace, 1 kill, 4 assists, 13 digs; Hannah Schmidt 1 kill; Mackenzie Lewis 1 kill, 7 digs; Lauren Gehrmann; 7 kills, 10 digs;  Lexi Amon 1 kill, 1 block; Marina Morningstar 1 ace, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs; Megan Lee 1 ace, 26 assists, 8 digs.OLYMPIA 3, CAMAS 121-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-17CamasHighlights — Emma Villaluz 32 assists, 2 aces, 7 service points, 1 kill, 12 digs, 2 blocks; Kate Golb 4 kills, 1 block; Grace Varsek 9 digs; Kylie Loewen 4 aces, 2 service points, 11 digs; Mary Pipkin 1 ace, 6 service points, 5 kills; Genevieve Crowston 6 service points, 12 kills, 12 digs; Mackenzie Hancock 5 service points, 6 kills, 4 digs; Madi Hanton 3 kills.JV — Olympia 2-1; C1 — Camas 2-1; C2 — Camas 2-1KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 3, ELMA 025-20, 25-19, 25-10King’s WayHighlights — Abby Cummins 3 kills, 2 blocks, 25 assists, 5 digs; Dana Snider 4 kills, 1 block, 2 aces, 8 digs; Gracie Brown 9 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs; Katrina Cloyes 2 kills, 2 assists; Tyra Schroeder 1 ace, 15 digs; Aly Evanson 1 ace, 4 digs; Brooke Mattila 6 kills, 4 blocks; Bridget Young 1 kill, 2 blocks, 1 ace. JV — Ridgefield won. C  — Ridgefield won.WOODLAND 3, COLUMBIA RIVER 126-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16WoodlandHighlights — Emma Swett 11 kills, 18 assists; Taylor Foster 19 kills, four aces, 2 blocks; Nicole Gutherie 21 assists, 3 blocks; Elyse Booker 29 digs, 3 aces; Payten Foster 12 digs, 3 aces; Kyley Storie 4 kills, 2 blocks; Olivia Andersen 7 digs, 6 kills.RiverHighlights — Maddie Sheron 14 kills, 2 blocks, 3 digs; Jayden Foster 9 kills, 1 dig; Alicia Wallingford 5 kills, 4 blocks, 1 dig; Rylie Reeves 3 kills, 1 block; Sydney Waite 3 aces, 7 digs; Riley Zanas 2 aces, 6 digs; Hallie Worden 3 aces, 4 digs; Emma Adams 12 aces; Lexi Williams 30 assists, 5 aces, 3 digs, 1 block.WASHOUGAL 3, MARK MORRIS 025-17, 25-23, 25-20WashougalHighlights — Emily Johnson 24 assists, 2 aces, 13 digs; Gracie Dolan 14 kills, 10 blocks; 3 digs; Kaylee Baldwin 9 kills, 20 digs; Paige Wilson 3 blocks, 4 kills.NON-LEAGUEPRAIRIE 3, BATTLE GROUND 220-25, 21-25, 25-19, 33-31, 15-13PrairieHighlights — Katie Vroman 22 kills, 14 digs, 4 aces, 3 blocks; Molly Packer 38 digs, 6 assists, 2 aces; Lainne Wilkins 53 assists, 16 digs, 5 aces, 2 kills; Maddi Cederholm 11 kills, 1 Dig, 1 block; Sophia Carter 10 kills, 1 Ace,6 blocks. Halftime — River, 2-1JV — River, 8-0.MARK MORRIS 2, WASHOUGAL 1No reportNON-LEAGUEFORT VANCOUVER 2, SETON CATHOLIC 1Seton CatholicGoals (assists) — Riley McDonough (un); Goalkeeper saves — Michaela Ephraim 7.Fort VancouverNo information provided.HUDSON’S BAY 1, HERITAGE 0Hudson’s BayGoals (assists) — Caysen Pressley (Awnie Bigelow); Goalkeeper saves — Olivia Hewett 6.HeritageGoalkeeper saves — Darien Walton 2.Halftime — Bay, 1-0JV — Bay, 6-0.SKYVIEW 1, MOUNTAIN VIEW 1SkyviewGoals (assists) — Audra Martin; Goalkeeper saves — Allie Thompson 5, Madison Merrill 0. Coach’s standout — Riley Bowen, Ava Harman.Mountain ViewGoals (assists) — Olivia Fothergill (Autumn McMahon); Goalkeeper saves — Waverly Iverson, 7. Coach’s standout — Alexis Sadler, Perla RamirezHalftime — 1-1.JV — 1-1.BATTLE GROUND 2, EVERGREEN 0EvergreenGoalkeeper saves — Mikayla Hiler 4. Coach’s standout — Jazmine Wright, Rose Camacho.BGNo team information reported.TENINO 5, LA CENTER 0BOYS CROSS COUNTRYSKYVIEW 23, UNION 37At Pacific Park; 5,000 metersSKYVIEW — Andrew Thurston 17:35, Vik Sahgal 17:46, Jonathan Riley 18:01, Dylan Terry 18:01, Josh Verrinder 18:04.UNION — Andres Solorzano 17:31, Mikie Connell 17:53, Jonah Mack 18:14, Cameron Lantagne 18:33, Steward Johnson 18:33.MOUNTAIN VIEW 23, FORT VANCOUVER 34At Pacific Park; 5,000 metersMOUNTAIN VIEW — Shun Yamaguchi 16:45, Mason Wrede 18:23, Anthony Johnson 19:01, Branden Chou 19:07, Justin Keanini 19:34.FORT VANCOUVER — Drew Weber 17:02, Ethan CLark 18:54, John Sesay 19:27, Gabe Daigle 19:52, Gavin Medina 19:59.CAMAS 18, HERITAGE 48, PRAIRIE 70, EVERGREEN 110At Heritage; 5,000 metersCAMAS — Daniel Maton 15:40, Jackson Lyne 15:46, Spencer Twyman 16:01, Luc Utheza 16:05, Sam Geiger16:16.HERITAGE — Ryan Cibart 16:00, Justin Cebart 17:12, Kyler Spiller 17:41, Vincenzo Robles 17:43, Braedon Sitmann 17:52.PRAIRIE — Luke Lund 17:00, Isaac Moulton 17:54, Ty Kneeshaw 17:55, Sheldon Galipeau 18:03, Dylan Pedersen 18:46.EVERGREEN — Lorenzo Anguiano 20:02, Luke Lundahl 20:24, Seth Wampach 21:14, Kyle LeCount 21:59, Dalton Jones 23:02.KELSO 15, BATTLE GROUND 49, HUDSON’S BAY 81At Lewisville Park; 5,000 metersBATTLE GROUND — Mason Hennessey 19:42, Tyler PErry 19:45, Henry Cameron 19:48, Matthew Clay 20:10, Spencer Cowger 20:12.HUDSON’S BAY — Justin Terry 20:06, Elijah Adams 20:22, Elijah Sassmann shaussen 20:49, Clark Temme 21:41, Ethan Paulsen 21:42. FIRM FOUNDATION 3, SETON CATHOLIC 125-11, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20Firm FoundationHighlights — Brooklyn Warren 24 assists, 2 aces, 3 digs; Hannah Matson 13 digs; Abbie Helmes 8 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace; Elsa Helmes 17 digs, 6 kills; Darya Quint 18 digs, 3 aces; Katie Kogler 2 aces, 6 digs, 10 kills, 4 blocks; Anna Huntsinger 1 ace, 3 digs, 7 kills.Seton CatholicHighlights — Anna Yrjanson 11 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks, 1 ace; Alicia Bigler 6 kills, 6 digs, 2 assists; Jasmine Morgan 5 kills, 4 digs, 1 blk, 1 ace, 5 assists; Samantha Owen 8 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces; Haley Vick 5 digs; Elizabeth Niehaus 8 digs, 6 assists; Savannah Smith 1 kill, 5 digs, 3 ace 17 assists; Rebecca Vu 4 kills, 13 digs,1 assist.JV — Firm Foundation, 3-0.HERITAGE 3, HUDSON’S BAY 025-15, 25-16, 25-17HeritageHighlights — Katie Peneueta 5 kills, 9 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces; Adria Jones 12 kills, 6 aces; Aliyah Hamblin 21 assists, 2 aces.Hudson’s BayNo team information reported.GIRLS SOCCER2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE Published: September 18, 2018, 11:19pm GIRLS CROSS COUNTRYUNION 22, SKYVIEW 39At Pacific Park; 5,000 metersUNION — Haylee Brodahl 19:59, Emily Rosenkranz 20:09, Brooklyn Baldwin 20:30, Callie Mills 20:43, Claire Reeburgh 20:48.SKYVIEW — Isabella Abbruzzese 19:22, Presley Timmons 20:25, Phoebe Abbruzzese 21:03, Maia Luther 22:09, Emiliy Norton 22:09.FORT VANCOUVER 23, MOUNTAIN VIEW 31At Pacific Park; 5,000 metersFORT VANCOUVER — Emily Phelps 18:42, Anna Harrison 20:13, Dhamar Campos 22:26, Shelby Willett 22:38, Khonnie Ecklund 23:41.MOUNTAIN VIEW — Jasmine Bates 19:38, Jessica Fidler 22:04, Noelle Garrett 22:31, Hannah O’Meara 23:45, Mana Yamaguchi 23:56.CAMAS 19, PRAIRIE 46, HERITAGE 86, EVERGREEN 100At Heritage; 5,000 metersCAMAS — Halle Jenkins 18:49, Aspen Ashcraft 18:57, Camryn Mock 19:44, Ashley McKinstry 20:04, Elizabeth Nilles 20:11.PRAIRIE — Meri Dunford 19:08, Andrea Cernuda-Herraiz 20:06, Sally Anderson 22:18, Mary Lynn McLeod 23:23, Hannah Clouse 23:23.HERITAGE — Kaylee MacDonald 23:10, Piper Lemon 23:17, Emilie Sitmann 25:11, Jennifer Ferguson 25:21, Ryann Wilks 28:41.EVERGREEN — Trinity Siehl 23:42, Chloe Stahlheber 23:49, Kyra Dejesus-Wood 26:22, Francesca Zino 26:28, Eris Delay 27:08.KELSO 22, BATTLE GROUND 35, HUDSON’S BAY INC.At Lewisville Park; 5,000 metersBATTLE GROUND — Alena Stevens 23:26, Kendra Matson 23:59, Julia Jensen 25:00, Sierra Smith 25:19, Nova Gomulkiewicz 25:36.HUDSON’S BAY — Sofia Pelkey 24:24, Cassie Trimple 24:25.BOYS TENNISSKYVIEW 6, PRAIRIE 0Singles — Jonathan Hutley (S) def. Elijah Nelson 7-5, 6-4; Noah Mariotti (S) def. Cole Harmon 6-2, 6-2; Nathan Whitson (S) def. Isaiah Sound 6-1, 6-2. WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULECROSS COUNTRYWashougal, Woodland at Hockinson, 4 p.m.Mark Morris, Ridgefield at R.A. Long, 4 p.m.Seton Catholic at Castle Rock, 4 p.m.Columbia-White Salmon, King’s Way Christian at Stevenson, 4 p.m.GIRLS SWIMMINGKelso, Union, Mountain View, Evergreen vs. Heritage, 4 p.m. at Cascade FitnessBattle Ground, Prairie, Hockinson, La Center, R.A. Long vs. Mark Morris, 5 p.m. at Mark Morris HSBOYS TENNISSkyview at Mark Morris, 3 p.m.Columbia River at Washougal, 3:30 p.m.Ridgefield at R.A. Long, 3:30 p.m.BOYS GOLFWoodland vs. Mark Morris, 3:30 p.m. at LongviewSLOWPITCH SOFTBALLBattle Ground at Fort Vancouver, 4 p.m.Evergreen at Heritage, 4 p.m.Union at Camas, 4 p.m.Mark Morris at Skyview, 4 p.m.VOLLEYBALL2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE W LRidgefield (5-0) 3 0Woodland (4-1) 2 1Washougal (3-2) 2 1Columbia River (2-2) 1 1Mark Morris (1-2) 0 1Hockinson (1-2) 0 2R.A. Long (0-4) 0 2RIDGEFIELD 3, HOCKINSON 025-12, 25-22, 25-15RidgefieldBailey Norris 3 digs, 3 aces; Kohana Fukuchi 8 digs, 2 aces, 1 kill, 26 assists; Delaney Nicoll 2 digs, 17 kills, 4 blocks, 13 assists; Emilea Stepaniuk 9 digs; Mackenzie Gilchrist 6 digs, 6 kills; Presley McCaskill 2 digs, 4 kills; Allie Andrew 4 kills, 1 block; Kameryn Reynolds 2 digs, 4 kills, 1 block; Morgan Harter 3 digs; Aida Sinks 3 digs;  Emily Borgstedt 1 dig, 3 kills, 4 blocks; Emily Paul 2 digs,1 kill. By The Columbian Subscribe Today BATTLE GROUND 168, SKYVIEW 182At Tri-Mountain (front 9) BATTLE GROUND — Nick Leckwold 40, Garrett Ballard 41, Anthony Tobias 43, Alex Salanis 44, Cade Barker 46.SKYVIEW — Anthony Chae 41, Jacob McAtee 45, Morgan Huseby 47, Dustin Brooks 49, Thomas Pedigo 55.JV — Skyview won.UNION 168, HERITAGE 231At Club Green MeadowsUNION — Seth Finnie 40, Chase Williams 39, James Hu 44, Camden Mills 45.HERITAGE — Ethan Flaherty 63, Griffin Martinez 53, Seaver Smith 59, Bryce Wickum 56.R.A. LONG 180, WASHOUGAL 201At Mint Valley Golf CourseR.A. LONG — Noah Gilcrest 40, Chandler Lyon 48, Easten Haglund 44, Ian Mendenhall 66, Wayne Keegan 48, Huessen Nyguen 48.WASHOUGAL — Oliver Evers 45, Kol Mael 57, Kolton Andrews 52, Bryce Holmes 53, Kale Cranford 51, Colby Minges 53.JV — Washougal, 217-236. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Doubles — Joey Gaylor/Sean Wilcox (S) def. Ethan Hufflin/Ethan Hsu 6-1, 6-0; Jaxon Mills/Keagan O’leary (S) def. Laszlo Liebman/Micah Gaston 6-0, 6-2; Henry Liles/Ethan Smiley (S) def. John Almajan/Riley Yuasia 6-4, 6-1.JV — Skyview 6-0; C — Skyview 5-2BOYS GOLFCOLUMBIA RIVER 162, HOCKINSON 177At The CedarsCOLUMBIA RIVER — Isaiah Lamont 40, Brady Yackley 43, Nate Schreiner 38, Alden Fay 42, Gabe Wise 41, Corbin Trickett 44.HOCKINSON — Jarrett Christiensen 42, John Dorotik 44, Greyson Cuttingham 43, Stephen Weinmuller 52, Tanner Hough 57, Erik Hawkins 48. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: GO W LHockinson (4-2) 3 0Ridgefield (5-2) 2 1R.A. Long (4-1-1) 2 0Mark Morris (3-1-1) 1 1Columbia River (1-2-1) 1 1Washougal (4-3) 0 3Woodland (3-3) 0 3HOCKINSON 3, RIDGEFIELD 2RidgefieldGoals (assists) — Taylor Hope (Paytn Barnette), Kelli Krsul (Barnette); Goalkeeper saves — Ellie McCann 9.HockinsonGoals (assists) — Brooke Grosz (Grace Abott), Ellie Seekins, Alyssa Pfaender (Megan Mindersee); Goalkeeper saves — Maddie Perry 4, Amanda Jeschke 1. Coach’s standout — Megan StangelHalftime — Hockinson, 2-0.JV — Hockinson, 3-2.COLUMBIA RIVER 5, WOODLAND 1RiverGoals (assists) — Ava Greer (Julia Skimas),  Abby Harris (Sydney Flores-Tucker), Skimas (Julia Cash), Yaneisy Rodriguez, Kyla Castro (Gracia Larson). Goalkeeper saves — Liz Canton 0, Allison Countryman 0, Alex Schulz 0.WoodlandGoals (assists) —Emersyn Finn (unassisted). Goalkeeper saves — Gwen Elkinton 25. Coach’s standouts — Gwen Elkinton, Audrey Adams. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Hudson’s Bay girls down North Thurston to nab first state berth since 2007

first_img Bay scored 12 of its 28 points from the foul line in the second half.Though the Eagles went to state in 2007, led by Jasmine Foreman who went on to play at BYU, Saturday’s state berth feels like a landmark accomplishment for everyone associated with the program, from Rainville, who is in his third year, and athletic director Patrice Woods, who stepped into her post after the last state run.For Rainville, that makes this run all the more special.“I’m feeling really emotional,” he said, choking back tears, “because they really played great, stuck it out when we needed to. Made the big shots, made the big plays. That was a good team we had to get over.”And though the odds were stacked against the Eagles, they say — in unison, when asked — they’re far from surprised.“We knew we had it in us from the beginning,” Martin said.Added Hampton: “We were riding high going into the Gig Harbor game. I think it knocked us down in a good way. We need to get to work now, win these next three games.” PUYALLUP — Hudson’s Bay took the long road back to its first state tournament berth since 2007.After losing in the second round, the Eagles girls basketball team won three games in as many days, capped by Saturday’s 62-55 win over North Thurston at Rogers (Puyallup) High School, to nab the fifth and final berth out of the 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament.When the final horn sounded, the Bay bench — at times the most vocal section of the gym — rushed the floor. While teammates and coaches jumped up and down around them, Aniyah Hampton and Jaydia Martin found each other’s gaze and didn’t exchange any words. They just smiled.A look worth a thousand words.“We’re going to the dome,” Martin said. “We didn’t even have to say it.” Hudson’s Bay girls down North Thurston to nab first state berth since 2007 Eagles win three games in three days Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Follow Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer andy.buhler@columbian.com HUDSON’S BAY 62, NORTH THURSTON 55HUDSON’S BAY — Gabriella Garcia 0, Shelby Delong 0, Maria Mendez 3, Jaydia Martin 20, Xena Le 0, Aniyah Hampton 21, Kamelai Powell 12, Anastacia Mikaele 6. Totals 21 (5) 15-20 62.NORTH THURSTON — Brooklyn Harn 32, Rokki Brown 10, JaclynAnn Reid 0, Jazmin Arnold-McClanahan 1, Sarah Parker 0, Janae Kalama 7, Aurora Goodwin 5. Totals 19 (5) 12-17 55.Hudson’s Bay 17 18 10 18 — 62North Thurston 14 11 17 13 — 55 By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: February 16, 2019, 3:07pm Buy this Photo The Hudson’s Bay girls basketball team poses in celebration after beating North Thurston 62-55 to earn the program’s first state tournament berth since 2007. (Andy Buhler/The Columbian) Share: Tags “We knew we had it in us from the beginning,” Martin said. “When we lost to Gig Harbor I knew we were going to take that (fifth).”Hudson’s Bay led by 10 at half, but withstood a 23-point second half by North Thurston’s Brooklyn Harn. Harn hit all five of the Rams’ 3-pointers, and led the charge in the second half as the Eagles fell cold from the field.Martin and Hampton combined for 23 of Hudson Bay’s 35 first half points. But the two went cold in the third quarter, and North Thurston pounced.The rams mounted a 7-0 run, then Brooklyn Harn hit a 3 pull within two of Bay at 41-39 less than three minutes to play in the quarter. Harn hit a transition jumper in the final minute to bring the Rams within one. Anasticia Mikaele immediately looked for coach Michael Rainville, who embrace her with a hug as the two jumped up and down, an uncharacteristic sight befitting of the moment, Mikaele said.“Ge always tells us, ‘don’t start celebrating, we haven’t won this game yet!’” Mikaele said. “So to see him celebrating was huge to us.”Hampton, a freshman, hit a go-ahead baseline floater with just over a minute left to give Bay a 57-55 lead. Mikaele then hit a midrange jumper with 45 seconds left to push the lead to four, then Hampton then hit two free throws with 33.4 left to further seal the win.Hampton finished with 21 points, Martin had 20 and Kamelai Powell added 12 for the Eagles, who, despite being led by a freshman (Hampton) and a pack of sophomores (Martin, Powell and Mikaele), play with the assured confidence typically assigned to upperclassmen. GO @AndyBuhler Follow The Columbian on Instagram Hudson’s Bay EaglesVideo (360) 735-4557 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Monday qualifier Noh leads by 3 at LPGA Portland Classic

first_imgMonday qualifier Noh leads by 3 at LPGA Portland Classic Green falls to second after a 73 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Tags Published: August 31, 2019, 7:58pm PORTLAND — Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh shot an 8-under 64 Saturday for a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Portland Classic.The 18-year-old Noh, who turned down an offer to play for UCLA and instead went pro in February, made eight birdies and moved to 19 under at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. Hannah Green of Australia is second at 16 under after a third-round 73.Noh, playing in her seventh event on the tour this year, was asked afterward if she did any scoreboard watching during her bogey-free round. Her previous best finish was a tie for sixth at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.“On front nine, I was kind of looking at the leaderboard, but toward the end, I didn’t — actually, I didn’t even know what I shot on the back nine,” she said. GO Share: Canadian Brooke Henderson and Brittany Altomare were two strokes back of Green heading into the final day. Altomare is on the U.S. Solheim Cup team, which heads to Scotland for the biennial match-play team competition at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on Sept. 13-15.Noh was reminded that Henderson won the Portland Classic as a Monday qualifier in 2015. The only other to win on the tour was Laurel Kean, at the 2000 State Farm LPGA Classic.“That would be really, really cool. She’s doing so well right now,” Noh said about Henderson. “That’s just really cool, Monday qualifying and winning, but I don’t want to think about that tomorrow. Just go out and play my game, but really hope that’s the result.”Henderson earned her tour membership with the victory in Portland.“Yeah, you know, in my case, I had I think a five-shot lead on Sunday, so I was just terrified. Just like don’t give that away. I was just trying to make more birdies and stay ahead of the crowd,” she said. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: World No. 1 Jin Young Ko was in a group at 7 under. The South Korean is a four-time winner this year, including two major championships. Defending champion Marina Alex, also on the Solheim team, was in a group at 8 under.Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster did not make the cut in Portland, along with Solheim players Morgan Pressel, Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis.The 72-hole event that started in 1972 is the tour’s longest running non-major event.Noh was asked what a Sunday victory would mean.“It would change my entire like, year, my life,” she said. “That would just be a dream come true.” golf By Associated Presslast_img read more

Kelso football preview: Consistency is key for Hilanders

first_img New faces might emerge every year, but the tradition and culture message remains the same.“It’s mattered here for a long time, and it will always matter,” Amrine said. “Coaches and players come and go, but the blue jerseys and gold helmets always play hard.”3 things to know— Returning all-league QB, RB combined for 33 touchdowns in 2018.— Kelso’s reached the postseason five straight years.— Hilanders have finished second in league to Mountain View past three seasons. As rich in tradition and culture as Kelso’s football program is, there’s never talk of a down season.“There’s really not much opportunity for that,” head coach Steve Amrine said. “The expectations always are to play good, solid, competitive football and be in the hunt for a league title and get into the playoffs.Players and coaches respond to that equally. Kelso has reached the playoffs five straight seasons and finished runner-up to league-champion Mountain View three straight years.With the exception of Amrine’s first season at Kelso in 2013 (2-7 overall), the Hilanders are34-17 the past five seasons. Share: Meg Wochnick Columbian staff writer (360) 735-4521 This article is part of The Columbian’s High School Fall Sports 2019 special section, published in print on Sept. 1. View it online. By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer Published: September 3, 2019, 5:15pm @MegWochnick By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Kelso returns five starters on each side of the ball, and where the team’s strength is for 2019 lies in its skill-position players.“We have enough guys who’ve played a lot of football to hold us together as everybody else learns.”Two players Amrine speaks of are the all-league quarterback-tailback tandem of seniors Marshall Coleman and Josh Webb.The duo combined for 33 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards of offense.Amrine noted makes the duo special is their competitive nature.“They play off each other,” he said, “and care about winning and being successful.”Amrine projects the offensive line to average between 220 and 230 pounds, led by Seth Sutherby, who had 10 sacks in 2018 at linebacker, and second-team all-leaguer Cooper Lindgren.center_img Kelso football preview: Consistency is key for Hilanders Kelso returns talented skill players Kelso’s Josh Webb combined with quarterback Marshall Coleman for nearly 2,000 yards of offense. Longview Daily News photo Tags Kelso Hilanders Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GO Share: meg.wochnick@columbian.comlast_img read more