Slumping Pitt falls to Cincinnati 66-63

first_imgOUTPLAYED—Cincinnati’s Jaquon Parker (44) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Dante Taylor (11) in the first half of the NCAA college basketball game Jan. 1, in Pittsburgh. No foul was called. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesPITTSBURGH (AP)—So much for Pittsburgh’s dominance at the Petersen Events Center.And in the Big East too.The reeling 22nd-ranked Panthers fell to surging Cincinnati 66-63 on Sunday night, their third straight defeat overall and third at home in the last six weeks.“We can’t make excuses,” coach Jamie Dixon said. “We need to find a way. We have the guys to get it done.” Maybe, but Pitt isn’t getting it done at the moment.The Panthers (11-4, 0-2) turned it over 17 times and made just 5 of 19 3-point attempts against the undersized Bearcats.Nasir Robinson led Pitt with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Ashton Gibbs added 18 but the Panthers struggled at times without injured point guard Travon Woodall, who sat out with lingering groin and abdominal injuries.“We’ve just been missing shots and not taking advantage of opportunities,” Gibbs said. “And turnovers, especially today. We had too many turnovers and they capitalized on them. We made too many mistakes and they just took advantage of it.”Cincinnati (11-3. 1-0) overcame a distinct size advantage to win their sixth straight despite missing forward Yancy Gates, sitting out a sixth and final game for his role in a bench-clearing brawl against Xavier on Dec. 10.JaQuon Parker scored a career-high 21 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 19 as Cincinnati won in Pittsburgh for the first time in 33 years.“All this was (done) with relentless effort by the guys,” said Bearcats coach Mick Cronin. “You watch those guys play you think ‘How are they doing it, they’re so small?’”The answer? A heavy dose of fullcourt pressure and a dash of fearlessness.The Bearcats have eagerly embraced their new frenetic style, pushing the pace at every opportunity and using their quick hands to disrupt the opponent’s offense.“”Playing four guards is actually kind of easier for the press, because everyone on our team is really fast and really athletic,” Kilpatrick said. “We use that to our advantage.”Cincinnati didn’t back down against the suddenly vulnerable Panthers, never panicking after getting down by eight points early. Instead they kept shooting, kept getting their hands in passing lanes and kept frustrating Pitt in the process.Pitt drew within three on two free throws by John Johnson with 40 seconds to play but couldn’t take advantage after Parker and Kilpatrick clanked the front end of two 1-and-1s.Johnson was called for an offensive foul to end one possession. Gibbs missed a 3-pointer on Pitt’s next trip but the Panthers got the rebound and called time out with 2.4 seconds remaining. Lamar Patterson’s 3-pointer from the top of the key wasn’t close and the Bearcats poured off the bench in celebration.How bad are things going for the Panthers? They’re suddenly beatable at home.Pitt started the season winning 55 of its last 57 home games but has lost at the Pete three times in the last six weeks. Long Beach State raced by Pitt on Nov. 16, then Wagner stunned the Panthers two days before Christmas.Gibbs made 7 of 15 shots but couldn’t find the range when the Panthers needed it most.“We tried to eliminate him beating us,” Cronin said. “We didn’t all the way…but down the stretch we made it really, really hard on him.”last_img read more

Ben Roethlisberger throws 200th career TD pass

first_imgBen Roethlisberger (7) throws a touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)t quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown his 200th touchdown pass.Roethlisberger is the second quarterback in Steelers history to reach the milestone. Terry Bradshaw is the other. He threw for 212 TDs from 1970-83.Roethlisberger reached No. 200 when he found Antonio Brown in the end zone in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger then connected three times with Jerricho Cotchery in the second half to give him 203.That left Roethlisberger 32nd on the NFL’s career list, tied with Jim Everett.last_img

Olympia Harbor Days Tug of the Month: Danni K

first_imgFacebook159Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Les EldridgeDANNI K was built in Seattle in 1916 by Alex Callerm for the Snohomish River Boom Company of Everett, Washington.  Originally named the George S., she boomed and towed logs out of the Swinomish Slough (now the Swinomish Channel) for several years.Tug DANNI K at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: Karla FowlerFrom 1959 to 1971, she changed ownership four times. In 1971, she was renamed the Millard T. Fillmore after the 13th president of the United States. The author is pursuing more information of the choice of President Fillmore as a name, as it appears to be a surprising selection. Fillmore is not regarded as a highly respected national leader, although his term of office was memorable and contributed to several important federal decisions and laws, and indeed is thought by many to be a major factor in the eventual advent of the American Civil War.Fillmore was a strong advocate and shaper of the Compromise of 1850, which codified slavery among new states as they entered the Union, and the same holds true for the Fugitive Slave Law, which required federal action to return runaway slaves to their owners.  Even though Fillmore was an anti-slavery New Yorker, he believed his slavery support actions were central to holding the Union together, his primary priority.  His actions, however, marked the demise of the Whig Party, and the inception of the largely pro-abolition Republican Party.The Tug Fillmore was purchased by Albert Freeman in 1973. He stored her, unused for 40 years, in covered moorage on the shores of West Lake Union, Seattle, and sold her in 2013. In 2016, the present owner, Dan Cadman, bought her and renamed her DANNI K, after his granddaughter.DANNI K is 36 feet in length, with a beam of 11 feet and draws 5 feet. Her hull and decks are steel-clad. Her original 32-horsepower gasoline engine was replaced in 1957 by a war surplus Grey Marine 671 General Motors Diesel airshift, also known as a “Screamin’ Jimmy,” originally designed for US Military water craft and tanks in WWII. This two-cycle engine generates 165 horsepower, with redundant fuel filtering and bilge pumping capacity.DANNI K raced in the Small Tug category in the 2017 and 2018 Olympia Harbor Days vintage tug races.  As she was the oldest tug in the 2018 event, that had not previously been selected as a logo tug, she was bestowed the honor of Logo Tug for the 2019 Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival where dock side tours of the tug are offered.  Skipper Dan Cadman now uses the tug as a pleasure craft and offers harbor tours and light towing work.  Tug DANNI K is moored at the Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, Washington.  Contact [email protected] for tour information.Tug DANNI K racing at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: LG Evans Maritime ImagesSources:  Interview with Dan Cadman, 2017, 2018.  West Coast Workboats, Archie Satterfield, Sasquatch Books.  Ships of the Inland Sea, Gordon Newell, Binford and Mort.About Les Eldridge:  Les is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association and author of a number of maritime histories, a series of novels on the American Civil War at sea, and a book of humorous verse. The Tugs at the Capital City, Volume 1, a collection of Tug of the Month stories was published in 2018. He lectures frequently ashore and afloat, and narrates the OHD races each year.  In 1989, as a Washington State Centennial Commissioner, he chaired the Commission’s Maritime Committee.  For more, see EldridgeSeaSaga.com.Tug of the Month is sponsored by Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races and Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event free to the community.  It takes place every Labor Day weekend on the Olympia waterfront since 1974.  All Tug of the Month stories can be found at www.harbordays.com/blog.   For festival information, see www.HarborDays.com, or on [email protected]  Questions to Executive Director Carol Riley at [email protected]last_img read more

McLeod hungry for more

first_img American Ameer Webb posted his second sub-20 time of the season in the half-lap event, winning in a meet record 19.85. Panama’s Alonso Edward was second in 20.06. Jamaica’s only field athlete on show, Shanieka Thomas, competing at her first Diamond League meet, fell well short of her personal and season’s best 14.47m in the triple jump. The 24-year-old, who cited her coach’s absence as the possible reason for her below-par showing, placed sixth after managing 14.10m. The event was won by Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen with a meet record and world-leading 15.04m to stretch her unbeaten run to 32 competitions. Yulimar Rojas, with her leap of 14.92m, broke the Venezuelan national record for second, with Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova (14.61m) placing third. [email protected] NEW SEASON BEST One of two other Jamaican top three finishers on the night was Veronica Campbell-Brown, who improved her season best to 10.91 seconds in the women’s 100m. Campbell-Brown was not perturbed at not winning as she intends to produce her best when it counts most. “I am working to keep getting better so that when it matters most, I am at my best,” Campbell-Brown said. There was a mild upset in the race. American champion and World bronze medallist Tori Bowie won ahead of pre-race favourite Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in a new meet record and world-leading 10.80. Schippers clocked 10.83. The second Jamaican in the race, Simone Facey, was sixth in 11.05. The country’s most successful Diamond League athlete, 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer, failed in her bid to notch a 22nd victory in the series as she appeared race rusty and was third in a season’s best 55.02. “I wasn’t hurdling properly … I was jumping for the most part of it,” Spencer, the four-time Diamond Trophy winner in the event, said. The race was won by Great Britain’s Eilidh Doyle in a world-leading 54.53, with world indoor 400m champion Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya placing second in 54.87. Nickel Ashmeade placed a disappointing seventh in the men’s 200m in 20.31, which he said was due to the flu, which made it difficult even for him to speak. MEET RECORD DOHA, Qatar: “I want everything!” Those were the words of Omar McLeod shortly after he got the better of a quality field at the Qatar Sports Club at the Doha Diamond League meet yesterday. McLeod won in a world-leading and season’s best 13.05 seconds. This was the 22-year-old’s first Diamond League outing, and having created history since the start of the year by becoming the first athlete to run under 10 seconds in the 100m and sub-13 seconds in the 110m hurdles to go along with his World Indoors 60m success, he intends to stay dominant right up to the Olympics as he wants all that’s on offer. “You always want to go out with a bang, especially in hurdling. You always want to stay on top of your game, especially with these world-class athletes. Let them know you are around and let them know you are here to stay,” McLeod said. McLeod survived a stumble at the end of yesterday’s race as he finished ahead of compatriot Hansle Parchment. Parchment, who also clocked a season’s best 13.10, viewed his run as another rung on the journey to the two big races. “I think the technique was a little off today, but this is just another build-up race to the main event – first the trials and then the Olympics, ” Parchment said. Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.12) was third, while 2013 World Champion David Oliver (13.16) was fourth, and Olympic champion and world record-holder Aries Merritt was sixth in 13.37.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 18 | In the barn and out of trouble

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Episode 18 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast one of mixed emotions as we bring news of great gains at the Clinton County Fair through a unique program that allowed troubled youth to learn responsibility by raising and caring for a swine project. Ty Higgins is joined by Chad Mason to talk that unique program. The crew brings it back to the roundtable to also discuss the troubling news of swine flu at the same fair.Many farmers have been looking at the growing puddles on their land wondering when the rains are going to take a break. Joel Penhorwood speaks with Ed Vallee of BAMWX.com on the history, outlook, and challenges posed by this year’s wet times.Matt Reese continues the dicamba conversation as he speaks with Ohio State Extension’s Mark Loux on the herbicide that’s raising eyebrows across the country.All that and much more in this week’s podcast.The Ohio Ag Net Podcast courtesy of AgriGold.last_img

ODA issues reminder about upcoming changes for veal

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) wants to remind producers and livestock owners about upcoming changes to Ohio’s livestock care standards.Effective Jan. 1, 2018, veal calves must be housed in group pens by 10 weeks of age. Additionally, whether housed in individual stalls or group pens the calves must be allowed to turn around and cannot be tethered. Also effective Jan. 1, tail docking on dairy cattle can only be performed by a licensed veterinarian and if only medically necessary.The above changes were recommended by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, a group of 13 members from farming, veterinary, academic, food safety, animal care and consumer interest backgrounds tasked with annually reviewing the standards and recommending any appropriate changes to ODA. The changes were submitted by ODA and ultimately approved by the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.Ohio’s livestock care standards were implemented after Ohioans overwhelmingly passed State Issue 2 in November 2009. The constitutional amendment required the state to establish comprehensive livestock care standards, established in rules by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

Theus says ‘no way to say who’s the best’ coach in NBA

first_imgLATEST STORIES OKC’s Steven Adams and former NBA coach Reggie Theus during the opening of the NBA 3x in the Philippines.Former NBA head coach Reggie Theus has had his time as the top honcho in an NBA bench in the late 2000s and he’s exchanged wits with some of the brightest minds in the league.Theus once led the Sacramento Kings to a 38-44 record in the 2007-2008 season when seven of his players averaged more than 10 points a game.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously you have top of the hill guys but there are a lot of young good coaches too,” said Theus. “There are only 30 in the world so they’re all great coaches.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Neymar dazzles as Barcelona down Juventus Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Martin and then-known Ron Artest led the team in scoring, posting 23.7 and 20.5 points a game but it still wasn’t enough to crack into the playoff picture of the Western Conference as the Kings finished 4th in the Pacific Division.Theus never stayed long as an NBA head coach, but in his short experience he knows he can’t pinpoint anyone who’s really the best of all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There’s no way to say who’s the best,” said Theus Saturday during the media availability at the opening day of NBA 3X at Mall of Asia Music Hall. “I think there are so many great coaches.”Theus did give two distinctions to the head coaches right now in the NBA. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Nobody Else Can Win Gold for India, Says Mary Kom After Nikhat Zareen Selection Row

first_imgNew Delhi: On the heels of a major controversy over her automatic selection for Olympic qualifiers that has since been rolled back, veteran boxer Mary Kom has claimed only she can win a medal for India at major world events and young Indian boxers are not ready for the big stage yet.The 35-year-old, who last month had bagged her eighth medal, a bronze, at the World Boxing Championships, asserted that no one else except her was currently capable of winning the gold for India. This is why, she said, she had switched her weight category to 51kg ahead of the Olympics as it is applicable for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Till last year’s World Championships and Commonwealth Games, Mary Kom was competing in the 45-48kg category. “I keep changing the weight because if I don’t stay in the Olympic category, who will win the gold there? This is the truth. The youngsters are not ready yet. They will take a lot of time, there is nobody as unique as I am,” Mary Kom told News18.com on Tuesday on the sidelines of Sports Carnival that was organised under the aegis of Fit India Movement.Although Mary Kom did not name anyone, her statement comes after the selection row with Nikhat Zareen, who competes in the same weight category as her. Zareen had cried foul at the Boxing Federation of India recently, alleging that it bent its criteria and decided to send the six-time world champion for the Olympic qualifiers without a trial.Zareen, a junior world champion who was also overlooked for the recently concluded world championships, had also written to union sports minister Kiren Rijiju to give her a fair chance in a trial bout.Mary Kom, a mother of four, said young boxers develop an ego and attitude as soon as they win a small international medal and that is something which will not take them far.”The young boxers win a small international event that I don’t even want to participate in, and they feel like they are big stars. I have eight medals in World Championships and in the Games too, I have all the medals except Olympic gold. That is why I am still going on,” Mary Kom added, again without taking any names.She further said that till these younger boxers “don’t let go of their ego, they won’t achieve”. She also asked her fans to keep her in their prayers and said she is looking at the Olympic qualifiers first and only once she qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Games, will she think about the medal.”I hope to have everyone’s support and please pray for me because that helps. I will try my best to qualify for the Olympics first and then think about the medal.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 Olympics2020 tokyo olympicsboxingIndia First Published: November 20, 2019, 12:02 PM ISTlast_img read more

Smash Hit | The Sports Stars

first_imgBadminton is in Lakshya Sen’s genes. At four, he picked up the racquet to play with grandfather Chandra Sen, a national-level player. It helped that father Dhirendra Kumar was a coach at the Sports Authority of India in Almora and that he had a training partner in elder brother Chirag.,Badminton is in Lakshya Sen’s genes. At four, he picked up the racquet to play with grandfather Chandra Sen, a national-level player. It helped that father Dhirendra Kumar was a coach at the Sports Authority of India in Almora and that he had a training partner in elder brother Chirag. “As a kid, I never thought it would be a career,” he says. “I just loved the sport, so I started playing.”While playing in a junior level tournament in Bengaluru, the Sen brothers were spotted by former national champion U. Vimal Kumar, now director at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. Kumar recalls that Chirag was selected from a trial camp while Lakshya, then 10, was deemed too young to be parted from his parents. But the kid had a mind of his own and the brothers finally moved to Bengaluru to avail the better facilities and learn from the legendary Padukone himself. “From a young age, he had the ability to keep the shuttle in play,” says Kumar. “He doesn’t give away easy points.” Olympic Gold Quest has been supporting him since the age of 11. Their investment has paid off. Sen had a standout 2018 where apart from being crowned Asian Junior champion, he won silver at the Youth Olympic Games and bronze at the World Junior Badminton Championship. All eyes are now on whether he can transition seamlessly to the senior level. “I am excited and a bit nervous,” says the teenager. Foremost on his mind is building stamina to play longer matches to keep up with more experienced and stronger players.advertisement”We won’t push him,” says Kumar. “We will give him the opportunity to compete and if he is able to perform and qualify (for 2020), it’ll be a bonus. But we have to be realistic. If everything goes well, he should be contesting and medal ready for 2024.” Sen, though, is eager and has set his sights on 2020.Indians will get their first glimpse of Sen’s stylish play at the Premier Badminton League where he makes his debut with Pune 7 Aces. “I am very excited about watching Carolina Marina and Mathias Boe (Danish doubles player) up close and playing in the same team,” says Sen. Even as he sets his sights on senior glory, Sen also hopes to feast on momos every Sunday. After all, you can move a boy from the hills but you can’t change his tastes.last_img read more

Marking History

first_imgIt has become rather difficult these days to capture anything: a thought, an idea, a memory. We fire off tweets as if we’re emptying shells at a skeet shooting range and if I had a dollar for every blog post I’ve written in the last year, I might be able to do this as a full time job (okay, maybe a hundred dollars).That’s why I’m so proud of the guys over at the O’Colly for putting together this gorgeous book that draws in every play from the 2011 OSU football season as well as all the quotes and an innumerable consternation of thoughts into an organized, relevant, consumable 168-page anthology.The guys (and gals) of the O’Colly compiled all their work from last fall (all the columns, articles, predictions and reviews) and culled it together with some terrific photography to bring you this $20 souvenir (that’s like two foam fingers!)[I guess this is the point at which I should mention that my name is also included in here along with a couple of columns but I promise that’s not why I’m telling you to purchase. If you want those columns that badly, you can just email me for them.]When I look back at this period of time in a few decades, I’m going to remember this season and I’m going to want to mark it by the people and games who made it what it was. This book does a fantastic job of that. But I’ll let the creators of it tell you themselves… Anthony Slater (sports editor): The entire production is what I enjoyed the most. Me, along with our designer Gerrardo Diaz (who did an incredible job), had to go week-by-week, game-by-game through the entire season. It allowed me to fully grasp how special this year really was, and allowed me to bring it to the readers. Twenty years from now, I’m going to enjoy flipping through the pages, looking at the great pictures, rereading some incredible stories and reminiscing about these players and this team. And I think any OSU fan who buys the book will do the same.KT King (sports photographer): One thing that as struck me the most about the book was the perspective it gives just by flipping through its’ pages. You see the highs of the final victory in College Station and the Fiesta Bowl win, placed right by games you might have completely forgot about, like the Tulsa game. Flipping through the pages and remembering the things you felt going into every game has been what will keep it on my shelf forever.Brendon Morris (sportswriter): It’s awesome to see a review of the season all wrapped up in one book with no detail spared, and even better when you think about how it was constructed. It was put together by hard working editors, some of the best photographers around and writers who made press conferences and open practices fit into their class schedules. We are just as excited about it as the next person, because not only did we enjoy the season and the book-making process, but we also know how much sweat and hard work was put into it. We’re proud to present something that we hope will bring joy to every Oklahoma State fan that gets the chance to flip through the pages.James Poling (sports writer): My favorite part of the book is the photos. A picture says a thousand words, and this book does that for the 2011 Oklahoma State season. It is something people will pick up when they see it on countertops.YOU CAN PURCHASE THE BOOK HERE FOR $20If 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