UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Cal State Bakersfield For Senior Night

first_imgCal State Bakersfield’s statistical standouts are sophomore guard Jarkel Joiner (16.4 points per game), senior guard Rickey Holden (10.6 points per game) and redshirt senior guard Damiyne Durham (10 points per game). The Roadrunners score 71.7 points per game and surrender 70.6 points per contest. March 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Cal State Bakersfield For Senior Night Tags: Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners/Damiyne Durham/Jake Toolson/Jarkel Joiner/Rickey Holden/Senior Day/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC The proficient Wolverines rank 16th nationally in field goal percentage (48.5 percent) and 12th in three-point field goal percentage (39.2 percent). The Wolverines score 77.6 points per game and surrender 70.7 points per contest. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Saturday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (22-8, 11-4 in WAC play) celebrates Senior Day by hosting the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (16-13, 7-8 in WAC play) at the UCCU Center. Redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson (16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds per game) is 39th nationally in field goal percentage (56.1 percent) and 28th nationally in foul shooting (86.5 percent). The Roadrunners lead the Wolverines 13-9 all-time while Utah Valley leads the series at home all-time 5-4. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Valentina Sampaio becomes 1st openly transgender ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit model

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Tommaso Boddi/WireImageBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Valentina Sampaio has become the first transgender model to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated’s highly coveted swimsuit issue.“I was so surprised,” Sampaio told Good Morning America. “It means a lot, not just for myself but for all the LGBTQ+ community.”Sampaio wears a gold bikini and natural makeup in the magazine.“The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multi-talented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way,” she wrote in an Instagram post sharing the news.Being featured in the magazine’s iconic swimsuit issue is one of the most sought after modeling gigs in the world, and to see Sampaio on the cover is a joy to many of her fans. “Keep breaking grounds you powerful luminous Goddess,” one person commented on her post.Growing up transgendered in a family of fishermen and one of seven children she struggled to find her place and faced a mountain of obstacles.“It hasn’t been easy,” said the model and actress. “Early on I had a high-profile modeling job where once they realized I was trans on set I was suddenly fired.”Support from Sampaio’s family and loved ones have played a key role in helping her propel into the pinnacle of her modeling career.When asked about her message to others in the trans community, she said to “keep strong and believe in yourself.”On Instagram, Sampaio also shared, “Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds. We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a loving and accepting family, having a fruitful experience at school, or finding dignified work are unimaginably limited and challenging.”“We are all human, and I love to see people, friends and companies more open to fearlessly embracing the trans community with compassion and respect,” Sampaio said in a statement.This isn’t the first time the magazine has broken barriers. Last year, model Halima Aden became the first woman to appear in a birkini and traditional hijab to be featured.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img July 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Valentina Sampaio becomes 1st openly transgender ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit modellast_img read more

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Red Raiders Open Football Season at Lower Cape May

first_imgSummer drills at Carey Stadium showcase a play action fake by the offense. (Photos courtesy of OCHSfootball.com) By TIM KELLYThe start of the high school football season brings with it high hopes and high expectations.For the players, coaches and fans of the Ocean City Red Raiders, that is certainly the case leading into the 2019 campaign.The Raiders, coming off a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes exasperating and almost always exciting 4-6 season, kick things off Friday 6 p.m. at Lower Cape May.“Game week has finally arrived,” head coach Kevin Smith said in his weekly email to friends of the program. “Please come out and support us as we begin our march to the playoffs.”The final pre-season practice took place yesterday, followed by a team dinner in the cafeteria. Smith also scheduled a three-hour practice for Saturday morning, presumably to go over the opening game’s successes and challenges.Those details took a back seat on Thursday as Raider Nation focused on the first “for real” action to follow a busy summer of weight training, scrimmages, camps and pre-season team activities.Ocean City looked very good in its final two scrimmages — both shutout wins — including a dominating 19-0 whitewash of a strong Cinnaminson team that went 8-3 last year, including a win in the Group II playoffs.Carey Stadium, the Raiders’ century-old home field, hosted Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and local resident Vinny Curry’s youth camp earlier in the summer.O.C.’s coaches and many of the players volunteered to help out at the event. There were also several NFL-sanctioned football events, including a “7-on-7” tournament, pitting the Raiders against some of South Jersey’s top programs.A hard summer’s work in the weight room should pay dividends for the Raiders this season.With all of that in the rearview mirror, it was time to focus on the Caper Tigers.“They are going to be ready for us,” Smith said in an email, “and we are going to be ready for them.”Lower Cape May is coming off a 6-4 season during which the Tigers were explosive at times, scoring a total of 89 points in two games. The offense revolves around junior quarterback Connor Eckel who had a strong sophomore season, running for nearly 900 years and passing for over 700.He has an experienced four-man rotation in the backfield and a top returning receiver in Nico Castellano.The team figures to contend in the West Jersey Football League’s United Division, and some observers call them the favorites.“We won six games last year and I don’t see any reason why we can’t improve on that and win seven or eight,” head coach Brian Hindle said in a published report.Ocean City also has a highly-touted junior quarterback. However, Joe Repetti will be seeing his first varsity action as the starter. That doesn’t seem to matter to his coach or teammates.“I really like him,” Smith said at the 7-on-7 tournament. “He does a lot of things well and he has looked sharp in the pre-season.”Once again, Smith is expected to unleash a dynamic spread offense, a threat to move the ball and score at any time. It’s well-suited for Repetti’s precise timing throws underneath and his ability to chuck it deep.The Ocean City defense flies to the ball in a recent scrimmage against Cherry Hill West.Last season the offense was plagued by almost a complete lack of a reliable running game. Establishing one this year is vital to success.Smith has repeatedly cited “finishing drives” as one of the top needs for improvement. A great way to do so is with an old-school ground game, something the Raiders will need to secure a playoff berth for the third straight year and to make noise in the postseason.No matter how the offense develops, defense might be the top calling card when Ocean City makes its identity known. The Raiders return eight of 11 starters on the defensive side of the ball, including a linebacker group headed by juniors Brad Jamison, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, senior Tommy Oves and Jake Inserra, one of the co-captains.Junior defensive end Mike Rhodes provides bigtime size (6-foot-5, 228 pounds) and is expected to be a force on the pass rush. Another junior, Will Drain, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder who made some big plays last year, joins Rhodes in a quarterback’s nightmare.Chris Armstrong, another co-captain, leads by example as a record-holder in the weight program, and with his vocal exhortations to his teammates. The 6-foot, 252-pound senior two-way lineman, described himself at a team event as, “Just a kid who wants to play football. I’ll do anything they ask of me to help us win. I want to enjoy every minute of my senior year. Winning is a lot more fun (than the alternative).”Repetti’s proven targets include junior Jake Schneider, whom a coach deemed “uncoverable” at one of the scrimmages, and co-captain Brian Beckman, who is known to make plays as a defensive back as well.On special teams, one of O.C. observers’ unanswered questions was who will be doing the bulk of the kicking? A logjam at the position currently exists, including seniors Henry Suoto and Micah Waid vying for kicks with soph Brendan McGonigle.Of the Raiders six losses last year, half were by a margin of a touchdown or less, the most devastating of which was a walk-off loss at home on a last-second field goal by arch foe Mainland.That game, the annual “War at the Shore” on Nov. 1, has been circled on the Raiders calendar from the moment the schedule was released.Aside from a playoff berth and a championship, Ocean City would like nothing more than to return the favor to the ’Stangs when the Raiders head over Ninth Street to Linwood.Following the Lower Cape May game, Ocean City’s home opener will be the following Friday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. at Carey Stadium against Egg Harbor Township. Then come three straight road games at Bridgeton, Absegami and St. Augustine Prep, a brutal stretch that should either set the tone for a run at the division crown and playoffs or a role as spoiler.All things considered, Ocean City figures to have a strong year. It boasts experience and depth at most positions, motivation from last year’s near-misses and they are coming off a 3-2 division mark.We’re not in the predictions business, but if you’ve read this far you deserve one: It says here the Raiders make the playoffs once again. Winning the West Jersey Independence Division will be a taller order.The outcome against Absegami, middle game in the aforementioned three-game stretch of road contests, will go a long way in determining who wins it. The Braves already are 2-0 with impressive non-league victories over Burlington County traditional powers Shawnee and Pemberton by a combined score of 35-7.Ocean City has shown in the past it backs down to no opponent. We’re still going to go conservative here and perhaps give the home squad some bulletin board material: We think the Raiders hang in the division race most of the season and wind up taking second place to the Braves.Last year’s team gathers for a group photo after their last home game, a win over Washington Township.last_img read more

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East Northport Man Dies After Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old man died the day after he crashed his car in  Valley Stream this week.Nassau County police said David Jensen, of East Northport, died Wednesday at North Well Hospital in Manhasset.Jensen was driving his Nissan Altima on Sunrise Highway when he lost control of his car, crossed an grass median and struck a Hyundai Elantra, which then hit a Nissan Pathfinder at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, police said.The women driving the other two vehicles were treated for non-life threatening injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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If you build it, will they come? Dissecting the science behind the branch (Part 2)

first_imgIn part two of our conversation with Momentum’s Project Manager Mark Alguard, we discuss the ever-changing design world of the credit union branch — especially in these controversial times of “branch consolidation.” It seems to be evolving on a daily basis as technology, employees roles, and members’ needs all change. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Area Boys Soccer Sectional Scores

first_imgArea Boys Soccer Sectional Scores.Monday (10-2)Class 2A @ Rushville.Rushville  3     South Dearborn  2Lawrenceburg  8     Greensburg  0Class 1A @ Jac-Cen-Del.Southwestern  5     South Ripley  3Class 3A @ Greenfield-Central.Shelbyville  3     Richmond  2last_img

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Arsenal axing ten scouts as part of cost-cutting measures

first_imgArsenal are axing ten scouts as part of cost-cutting measures. Arsenal’s players and coaching staff will see their salaries reduced. The Daily Mail says Arsenal are set to release a clutch of their youth scouting network because of financial cutbacks as a result of the coronavirus crisis. As many as 10 part-time scouts who helped unearth talent such as Bukayo Saka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe have been informed of the news.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies Ever8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World The recruitment staff, who were informed of the news via email, will see their contracts expire at the end of June and not be renewed. read also:Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward Dennis A host of other Gunners employees who are employed on a contract basis are fearful for their jobs. Arsenal could look to re-employ the scouts once the depths of the financial crisis that has gripped football becomes clearer later in the year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Special Olympics joins Sports Authority of India & AIFF’s E-Pathshala

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Olympics Bharat has teamed up with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to join E-Pathshala, a web training module aimed at developing interest and creativity in football among budding athletes.Special Olympics coaches from 17 states attended the session on Thursday, when they were trained on how to enable special athletes to engage with the platform virtually and enhance their football skills. The session was facilitated by Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, SO Bharat, and witnessed the active participation of distinguished representatives from the key organisations who have collectively designed the concept. “E-Pathshala has provided us an opportunity to keep the athletes in practice of football. Following the session today, I will convene a meeting every 15 days with the targeted coaches to take an update ensuring the participation of as many athletes as possible and to address any challenges that may arise during the process,” said Vaz. The E-Pathshala initiative is aimed at budding footballers below 18 years of age and provides guidance and training on three broad categories – football culture, skill and training. The experience is set to stimulate multiple faculties around football, namely, creativity and access to audiovisual assets. Narendra Gangwar, Assistant Professor at SAI’s Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) LNCPE in Thiruvananthapuram, guided the trainees through the user-friendly virtual interface. IANS Also Watch: Special Trains from September 12: Here are the Detailslast_img read more

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ICC World Cup England survive Rohit Sharma ton, beat India to keep World Cup 2019 semis hope alive

first_imgEngland won against India after 27 years in World Cups.India is one win away from reaching the playoffs.England takes on New Zealand in their last game. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma blasted his 25th century and had shared a brilliant 138-run stand with Virat Kohli. The Indian cricket team skipper is considered the ultimate chase master as the team looked to achieve the highest run-chase in World Cup history. Kohli had created a record by smashing his fifth consecutive fifty. However, Liam Plunkett managed to get Kohli driving loosely to backward point as the skipper fell for 66. The 138-run stand had consumed 155 balls and India were playing catch-up in response to England’s massive score. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya kept the fight alive but once Plunkett took both of them, India’s chase ended in a whimper and they lost by 31 runs. For England, the win kept their hopes of reaching the semi-final alive and this was their first win against India since the 1992 World Cup clash in Perth.Chasing 338, India had started disastrously when KL Rahul fell for 0 to Chris Woakes. England’s bowlers bowled in the right areas and did not give the Indian players easy runs. Rohit survived a dropped chance on 4 by Joe Root off Jofra Archer and the batsman capitalised with a boundary. Kohli looked in good touch with two boundaries off Archer but England ensured they never got going. Rohit and Kohli looked to break the shackles but the asking rate mounted.Both batsmen went past fifties and they opened up. Rohit smashed three consecutive boundaries off Ben Stokes while Kohli found the boundaries consistently. However, once Plunkett got Kohli, all hopes hinged on Rohit and the middle order. The Mumbai batsman closed in on his landmark with two boundaries off Mark Wood. Rishabh Pant, playing in his first game, looked nervous as the asking rate mounted.Rohit reached his 25th century and third in this tournament but Woakes dealt the killer blow when Rohit miscued a slow off-cutter to Jos Buttler. Hardik Pandya held the key and he immediately looked to keep India in the game and he blasted three boundaries off Woakes in the 39th over. However, Plunkett continued to dent India and England were rewarded when Pant miscued a hoick to long leg only for Woakes to dive to his left and take a brilliant catch near the boundary. Pandya kept the fight going but in Plunkett’s final over, the all-rounder miscued the lofted shot and was caught at long on.The chase fizzled out after that and India tamely lost the game with MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav unable to score freely in the death overs. The win for England will give them massive relief after the game was brilliantly set by Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy after England chose to bat.Bairstow and Roy, playing his first game after suffering a hamstring injury, galvanised the top order brilliantly as they began aggressively. The powerplay yielded 47 runs as the platform was built for an onslaught. Roy blasted Hardik Pandya for a boundary and a six and that opened the floodgates. Both batsmen found the boundary every over with India’s spinners coming under pressure.Bairstow reached his fifty with two sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal while Roy also notched up his fifty. The 160-run stand was broken when Roy mistimed the lofted shot off Kuldeep only for Ravindra Jadeja, the substitute for KL Rahul who injured himself to take a splendid catch. Bairstow continued on his merry ways and notched up his maiden World Cup century.However, India’s bowlers varied the pace in the middle overs and managed to restrict England. The hosts looked like scoring in excess of 350 but in the middle period, they managed just 65 runs in 14 overs, with Mohammed Shami wreaking havoc again. Ben Stokes, though, had other ideas and he flayed the bowling to all parts of the ground and he was given good support by Jos Buttler. Stokes notched up his fifty and although Shami took his maiden five-wicket haul, the exploits of Bairstow and Roy has ensured England fight another day in the race for the semi-finals. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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