Cal State softball swept by Biola

first_img CHAFFEY BASEBALL Toby Alderete’s two-out, two-run double snapped a 7-7 seventh-inning tie, sending Orange Coast to a 10-8 nonconference baseball victory over visiting Chaffey on Tuesday. Trailing 7-3 in the top of the seventh, Chaffey (9-7) tied the score with four two-out runs including a game-tying three-run triple by Gary Severson. Severson had two hits and drove in four runs for Chaffey, while Mychal Johnson was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, and Mario Granados and James Koerner had two hits apiece. Gabe Cota was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run to lead Orange Coast (9-7). CAL STATE GOLF The Coyotes were third after the first day, but finished seventh in the Cal State Bakersfield-Poor Boy Invitational. Senior Ralph Baxley led CSUSB, finishing 13th overall with an even-par 216 following Tuesday’s 76. Sophomore Micah Burke and teammate Gene Webster tied for 32nd place, shooting 222. UC RIVERSIDE BASEBALL Mike Vass hit a three-run homer in a six-run second inning and the 20th-ranked Highlanders defeated 16th-ranked San Diego 9-4 at the Riverside Sports Complex. Mark Samuelson had two hits and drove in two runs and Jaime Pedroza had two hits and scored three times for UCR (10-4). San Diego dropped to 11-6. UC RIVERSIDE GOLF The UC Riverside men’s golf team finished fourth at the Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine at Big Canyon Country Club. Freshman Scott Clayton, out of Arroyo Valley High School, had a final round 73, finishing at 223, good for sixth place individually. UC RIVERSIDE TENNIS The Highlanders rallied to down Loyola Marymount 4-3 in a nonconference match in Riverside. No.2 singles player Joe Cartledge’s victory decided the victory. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tawni Baker (4-5) took the loss in each game, including Game 1 in relief. Michelle Calderon had three hits in the two games for the Coyotes. center_img Holly Jackson walked with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, sending Biola to a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of its doubleheader with Cal State San Bernardino (10-8) on Tuesday. Biola (8-2) swept the doubleheader with a 3-1 victory in the nightcap, a contest ended after 41/2 innings due to darkness. last_img read more

Emery says Ozil has a future at Arsenal

first_imgThe former Germany international, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, failed to make the bench for the midweek League Cup loss to Tottenham.Asked if he still had a future with the Gunners, Emery said: “Yes, why not?”Ozil has been troubled by a back injury in recent weeks and has started only one match since 11 November – a Europa League dead rubber at home to Qarabag.Emery confirmed the club’s highest-paid player would be in the squad to face 18th-placed Burnley as the Gunners look to respond to defeats by Southampton – which ended a 22-match unbeaten run – and rivals Spurs, who won the League Cup quarter-final 2-0.“I want every player with a good mentality to help us and give us their characteristics and quality,” Emery insisted. “We need Mesut Ozil.“Every player wants to play and be okay to help the team when we need.“The frustration is the same for everybody when they didn’t play in a match.“But I spoke with him and with regularity in the season, telling him what we need from him and he has the commitment to help us and the quality and the characteristics to help us.”-By BBC Sport- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal boss Unai Emery gestures to Mesut OzilLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 21 – Manager Unai Emery says Arsenal “need” Mesut Ozil and he will be in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley at Emirates Stadium.Ozil, 30, has been linked with a move after being left out for “tactical” reasons in recent weeks.last_img read more


first_imgA CABINET Minister has described the Donegal County Museum as ‘the best in Ireland’ during a speech to politicians.Gaeltacht and Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan was speaking to members of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at a dinner function at the Rosapenna Hotel on Monday night.Politicians from throughout the islands were holding their bi-annual convention and body chairman and local TD Joe McHugh hosted dinner at the Downings hotel, a dinner paid for entirely through sponsorship. Mr Deenihan was speaking to the guests about the peace process and building relationships between all the residents on these islands.“I was at the Donegal County Museum today where they have the most wonderful exhibition on both the county’s role in the Great War and on the 17,000 people in Donegal who signed the Ulster Covenant,” said the Minister.“It was a fantastic display and I would recommend that everyone goes to Letterkenny to see it.“Donegal is years ahead of everyone else when it comes to diversity, dealing with the past and recognising all traditions. “The work of the county museum is the best in Ireland when it comes to that,” he added.   DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTER was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTERlast_img read more

Backpacking the Cape Flats

first_img24 May 2010Due to high levels of poverty, the Cape Flats have traditionally fallen outside Cape Town’s tourism radar. Hylton Mitchell and business partner Gerome Hofmeester have challenged perceptions with the launch of the first backpackers in the area.The Blue Flag Backpackers opened its doors in the Cape Flats community of Steenberg in February 2010, with Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato cutting the ribbon.According to Mitchell, the Cape Flats offers its visitors warmth, hospitality and more.“Myself and Gerome have always been talking about making the Cape Flats more accessible to tourists,” he says. “We know the Cape Flats as a vibrant, diverse set of people and neighbourhoods, full of creative and funny characters.”A large, flat expanse of land south-east of Cape Town’s central business district, the Cape Flats was used during South Africa’s apartheid era for the removal of black and coloured people from the more central urban areas.Mitchell and Hofmeester, co-owners of Blue Flag Tours, opened their backpackers in time to help host the thousands of fans who will be arriving in South Africa for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and already their accommodation is full for the duration of the tournament.“The 2010 Fifa World Cup has placed South Africa on the international stage, and it has given young entrepreneurs like ourselves the confidence to take a step,” says Mitchell. “We believe small and medium entrepreneurs are vital in unlocking the potential of this event.”Mitchell’s long-term plan is to help place the Cape Flats on the tourism map. “We want to take tourists to the famous cultural spots and develop specific tourist products that are unique to the Cape Flats, like the Minstrel Celebration that takes place each year.”The entrepreneurs also aim to ensure that Blue Flag establishments benefit local communities. Through training and employment, the Bue Flag Backpackers will enable a number of community members to get involved in growing tourism in the area.“We have formed close links with the community and want to offer internships and apprenticeships for young people in the area,” says Mitchell.“In the street where the backpacker is operating we’ve employed ladies to clean and prepare food for some of our guests. We see it as an opportunity for the community to come and sell their arts and craft to tourists and get to meet people from other parts of the world as part of our cultural exchange experience.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Rockets beat Nuggets for 12th straight win

first_imgRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ His step-back jumper with 46 seconds left clinched it for Houston.   /kgacenter_img Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up to shoot against Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee (24) and Malik Beasley (25) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER — James Harden had 41 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul scored 23 points; and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 119-114 on Sunday night for their 12th straight victory.Harden had 27 in the first half and seven in the fourth quarter, when the Rockets held off a late Denver rally. Harden has scored 40 or more points nine times this season. He finished with seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Denver, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Will Barton added 25 points.The Rockets are 21-4 since December 29 and own the best record (46-13) in the NBA. They are outscoring teams by an average of 12.5 points during the 12-game winning streak. The five-point win Sunday was their closest game during the streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarden scored 14 points in the last 2:47 of the first quarter and assisted on Houston’s other two baskets to end the period when the Rockets extended the lead from five to 13.Houston led by as many as 18 but Denver rallied in the fourth. Jokic’s tip with 2:12 left made it 110-106 and after Joe Johnson missed from the corner, Gary Harris had a chance to cut it to a point with a 3-pointer. But the Nuggets’ leading scorer, who finished with six points on 2-of-12 shooting, misfired and Harden hit two more free throws to make it 112-106 with 1:17 left. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

Saina deserved the medal for her sheer commitment, says father

first_imgSaina Nehwal might have got lucky to win an Olympic bronze Saturday but she deserved the medal for her sheer commitment to the game, said her emotional father Harvir Singh Nehwal.”It is a God given gift for all the hard work she has put in. It was lucky the way she won but it was definitely deserving considering that she made badminton her life. She became stone-hearted to achieve her goal. She gave up studies,” said the agricultural scientist during a media interaction at his residence.A steady stream of media personnel started gathering at the Nehwal residence here in the afternoon as Saina took the court for the bronze medal play-off match against Chinese Xin Wang.The mood suddenly turned grim after Saina lost the first game 18-21, but it didn’t last long as the Chinese retired hurt in the second game when she was leading 1-0.Wang, a former World No.1 and current No.2, could not carry on with the right knee injury that she picked up after a heavy landing at the end of the first game.Harvir, however, believes that his daughter had a fair chance of making a comeback into the game.”The way the match was going, I think she had a fair chance of winning. The Chinese girl was also tiring,” he said.World No.5 Saina became the third Indian to win a medal from the 2012 London Games after shooters Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar won bronze and silver, respectively.Harvir said her daughter was troubled after her loss to World No.1 Wang Yihan in the semi-final that shattered her dream of an Olympic gold.”Saina had called me at 11 p.m. last night. She sounded disturbed and was worried about her movement on the court. She asked me to come to London but I refused. I just wanted her to concentrate on the next match.”Saina had made quite a few adjustments in her game besides losing five kilograms in weight and adopting a strict diet chart. It paid dividends as she won back-to-back titles in Thailand and Indonesia in June.”Those two victories came as a result of the changes she made in her daily routine. She used to train two-three hours extra. She got four endorsements after that but we refused. An Olympic medal was the only thing on her mind,” Harvir added.advertisementlast_img read more

China to host 2023 Asian Cup after Korea withdraw bid

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Rain postpones Federer, Nadal and Djokovic matches in Rome FILE – China supporters cheer during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match between China and Iran at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 24, 2019. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)South Korea has abandoned its bid to stage football’s Asian Cup in 2023, authorities said, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts.The Korea Football Association (KFA) said in a statement it had pulled out to “strategically focus” on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women’s World Cup in the same year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The KFA announced Seoul’s bid to host the 24-nation 2023 edition two years ago, saying it hoped to “host the most prestigious football tournament in Asia” 63 years after holding it for the first time in 1960.Thailand and Indonesia had also previously expressed interest in hosting the 2023 event, but dropped their bids earlier.This year’s tournament in the UAE was expanded to 24 nations for the first time with Qatar winning the final 3-1 against Japan. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The KFA announced the joint bid in March, but diplomatic contacts between Pyongyang and Seoul have since dwindled with North Korea-US nuclear talks deadlocked.“For the Women’s World Cup, FIFA and the South Korean government will provide active support so that the joint hosting by South and North Koreas can be materialized,” the KFA’s head Chun Han-jin said in the statement late Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeoul’s Asian Cup withdrawal means that China should on June 4 be confirmed by the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) as hosts of the nations championship finals for the second time. China staged the tournament in 2004 when the hosts lost 3-1 to Japan in the Beijing final.last_img read more


first_imgThe 23-year-old Ethiopian made a big move in the 12th The 23-year-old Ethiopian made a big move in the 12th minute, opening a gap of some 30 metros on his nearest pursuer and he held on to a six-second lead after eight kilometers. But with the sun beating down, he soon paid for his impatience. Slowing markedly, he was eventually caught by Geremew when the clock read 25 minutes even, at which point the defending champion took command. Langat clocked 28:37, with Ethiopias Dida third in 28:42. Amongst the Indian Male elite runners, the race was a very apparent sprinters race with no clear leader till beyond the 8KM mark where it looked liked the defending champion Suresh Patel would retain his crown, till Lakshmanan G sprinted in the last one km stretch within the Kanteerava Stadium. Lakshmanan who clocked a 30:34 was all praise for the new course. “It was a very tough race because until the last 500 metres, the leader kept shifting between, Suresh, myself and Nitendra. I was only able to take the lead in the last 500 metres which is why the gap between me and Suresh was only 2 seconds.” Olympic Qualifier Nitendra Singh Rawat, who came in third at 30:53 was honest about his lack of experience in a short distance run, stating, “I planned my run like I would plan a marathon, building pace for the first half of the run, followed by a sprint in the second half. This did not work as planned as I stayed with the pack for the majority race. however, when they made their final sprints, I was unable to keep up with the winner – but this was a great race.” Swati Gadhave led the race from start to finish, ending her 10KM sprint, at 34:45 more than a minute ahead of second place Sanjeevani Yadav who clocked 36:13. Swati paced with the International Elite Athletes running with their pack through most of the race much to the viewers delight and ended amongst the top ten overall Women Finishers. “The climate wasnt an issue, even though I landed only last night from Denmark after international competition,” Swati said. Coming a distant second to Swathi, was Sanjeevani Jadhav at 36:13 who was delighted with her finish, and honored to be running amongst some of the most respected women in her category. Completing the trio on the podium was Meenu at 37:18 whose youthful exuberance was the clear reason she was amongst the top three. PTI BDN AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Manipur Governor honours 25 traditional artisans

first_imgImphal, Sep 19 (PTI) Manipur Governor Dr. Najma A. Heptulla today conferred the Swayamsiddh Samman of a steel major to 25 traditional artisans.A citation, shawl and cash award was conferred to the highly respected senior artisans who were all above 65 years of age.Speaking on the occasion, the newly appointed Governor said she acknowledged the contribution made by Manipuri artisans in the fields of art, culture and sports.Thanking the President and the Prime Minister for appointing her as the governor of the state, Dr. Heptulla commended the effort of the steel major in promoting Indian tradition across the globe.The 25 senior artisans included 6 women.Dr. Heptulla further remarked she had deep respect for the contribution of the true ?gurus? who preserved the ancient Indian tradition of ?teacher-student relationships? since the days of British rule and prior to the advancement in technology.Meanwhile, Shallu Jindal, President of the Foundation stated she specially organised ?Swayamsiddh Samman? at Imphal after learning the dedication by traditional artisans. PTI COR SUS SUSlast_img read more