Brandon McBride earns chance to defend his national title

first_imgMississippi State's Brandon McBride (left) qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday.Mississippi State’s Brandon McBride (left) qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday.Brandon McBride and Mississippi State track and field coach Steve Dudley vowed to be better in the NCAA championships qualfiers. McBride, the defending national champion in the 800 meter, finished second in the event at the Southeastern Conference championships in Starkville earlier this month.Friday in Jacksonville, Florida, he earned a trip to the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon after finishing first in the 800 with a time of 1:45.97.Five of his teammates also secured a spot in the NCAA Championships next month.“They came in here with a goal in mind, they worked hard, they stayed focused and it paid off,” Dudley said in a release. “I’m proud of how far they all have come.”Nationals begin on June 10. Cornelia Griesche, will join McBride in Eguene. She ran a school record time of 9:58.06 in the 3000m steeplechase to qualify for the second consectutve year.Freshman Curtis Thompson’s season will continue as well after qualifying for in the javelin throw. Thompson had a throw of 225 fee, 6 inches to finish 10th in the first round.Alfred Larry and Scottie Hearn both qualified for the in the 400 meter. Hearn returns for the second-straight season.Marcus Jackson will compete in the high jump championships after clearing 6 feet, 11.75 inches.Erica Bougard finished first in her heat and sixth overall in the 100m hurdles. Bougard along with Ste’yce McNeil, who ran 13.31 to place 12th, qualified for today’s quarterfinals at 6:05 p.m. Bougard already booked her trip to nationals after winning the SEC title in the heptathlon. MSU’s Zach Taylor qualified for nationals in the decathlon with a second-place finish at the SEC championships.Tiffany Flynn will compete in the triple jump today along with Ebony Brinker in hopes of continuing her freshman season. The two will kick off the final day at 3 p.m. in the event.On the track, Rhianwedd Price and Marta Freitas will look to qualify in the 1500m run quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m.Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

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Video | UK’s Humphries on battles with Skal

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Souhan; NHL Could be First Pro Sport Back [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 720p HD 1/1 360p 1080p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Which Twins teams is the best of all time?  Jim Souhan weighed in this topic.  He says it is hard to argue with the ’91 Twins, but ’87, ’65 and ’69 were all great teams.Enter your number to get our free mobile app Albany Bar Owner Pulls the Plug on Early Re-opening(Photo: Jim Maurice)Hundreds of people were in Albany, Monday, May 18th, as central Minnesota bar owner Kris Schiffler prepared to defy the Governor’s Executive Order and re-open his business for customers.(Photo: Jim Maurice)Schiffler — the owner of Shady’s Hometown Tavern — owns five other Stearns County bars. He says faced with a $25,000 fine per location per day, he decided to open just one of his six locations — the Albany location — in defiance of the executive order on Monday.(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)But about five minutes before noon, Schiffler addressed the large crowd in front of his bar and announced he would not be opening. He said he had received a phone call from Attorney General Keith Ellison and was taking the advice of his personal lawyer not to re-open yet.(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky)Stearns County Judge William Cashman had issued a temporary restraining order Monday sought by Ellison.(Photo: Jim MauriceIf Shady’s had opened, owner Kris Schiffler could have been fined $25,000 per day.(Photo: Jim Maurice)A GoFundMe page has been set-up to challenge the business closings possibly to the Minnesota Supreme Court. As of Monday afternoon over $205,000 has been collected.(Photo: Jim Maurice)Shady’s Tavern employees handed-out menus for people grab and go. The NHL is expected to reveal the results of a vote on return-to-play tonight.  The proposal would put 24 teams in a playoff that would have the Wild open the playoffs against Vancouver.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan thinks Major League Baseball and the NFL will return this year as it stands now.  He is more skeptical about the NHL and NBA.  About Connatix V56490last_img read more

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Chelsea official in Brazil – “Want to take him to England”…

first_imgAndré Rizek, from channel SporTV, says the Blues are keen on the Athletico Paranaense midfielder, and will soon make moves to try and get him.He says the player is already being negotiated with Shakhtar Donetsk, but Chelsea will crash into the conversations and try to get a deal for the 21-year-old.The pundit informs that the player has a partnership with Giuliano Bertolucci, the same agent who’s been involved in several Chelsea deals in the past few years.Rizek said “Chelsea are impressed with the player” and “want to take him to England”.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s worth noticing that André Rizek is one of the most important football pundits in the Brazilian media. He hosts a couple of SporTV shows and isn’t really used to pushing exclusive information these days. So this is a reliable source and a story we should keep an eye on.Bruno Guimarães has been impressing for Athletico for a few months now, and the attention becomes bigger in a game like the one from Tuesday, where he had a big part in the 3-0 win over Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores. Rizek himself says  Bruno ‘is not a defensive midfielder, he’s an attacking midfielder’ because of the creative qualities he has, which are not usual for defensive midfielders in Brazil.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Chelsea had a representative in Brazil watching Bruno Guimarães’ display against Boca Juniors on Tuesday night, according to reports.last_img read more

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Malinov’s agent: I had talks with Rangers about Christian, but they…

first_imgCSKA midfielder’s agent Kristian Malinov – Marko Mihalievich confirmed that he had talks with Glasgow Rangers, but added that the Scottish giants have not yet sent an offer for him.“Yes, we had conversations with Rangers about Christian. Did the Rangers send an offer? No, “Mihalievic said in an interview with Herald and Times Sport.“We are in talks and there is interest, but deals cannot be made at night because there are many factors that we have to take into account,” he added.“It is too early to say whether an agreement will be reached between Christian and Rangers. Malinov is privileged by the Rangers’ interest in him, but there are other clubs that are interested in the Bulgarian national team, “the agent of the CSKA football player continued.“We are talking to all clubs that are interested in Christian and we keep all opportunities open,” said Mihalievic.The 26-year-old footballer is interested in Vitesse, Venlo, Mechelen and Standard Liege.“The transfer amount of Christian has already been determined by CSKA and has been agreed. The figures cannot be changed. Let’s just say that the transfer fee is very acceptable for the teams that want Christian “, concluded Marko Mihaliević.Scottish and Belgian grandees lined up for Malinovlast_img read more

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Tyson Fury has psychological edge over Deontay Wilder after climbing from the canvas twice before, says Frank Warren

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicoptercenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. TYSON FURY has the psychological edge over Deontay Wilder after climbing from the canvas twice in their first fight, according to Frank Warren.The Gypsy King sensationally rose from the mat in the ninth and 12th back in December 2018 after being dropped by the Bronze Bomber to take the WBC title holder the distance during their epic draw.Tyson Fury has the psychological advantage over Deontay Wilder going into their rematchCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe Gypsy King rose from the canvas twice during their first fight back in 2018Credit: PA:Press AssociationFrank Warren believes the way the Brit climbed back to his fight twice will give him the edge going into the second clashCredit: Getty ImagesDespite feeling the wrath of the much-feared American’s fists, the Englishman’s promoter believes those knockdowns actually give Fury and not Wilder the advantage ahead of Saturday’s highly-anticipated Las Vegas rematch.Warren said: “The knockdowns in the first fight will have more of a psychological impact on Wilder, because he’ll be thinking ‘how am I going to stop this fella from controlling the fight?’.“The only way to do it is to let those bombs go. Because he’s not going to out-jab Tyson and he’s not going to out-box him, so what’s he going to do?“He’s got to let his shots go. And when he does let his shots go – and yes, they come from unorthodox angles – he leaves himself open and vulnerable to the counter.”Since the first fight Fury has secured two more wins over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin ahead of his second shot at regaining his heavyweight crown. However SugarHill Steward will be in his corner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena instead of Ben Davison after the 6ft 7in traveller decided to change trainer.Warren is undeterred by the switch, insisting the lineal champ knows what is best for his in-ring performance.He added: “I haven’t seen him training because I’ve been in the UK and Tyson has been in America but when I speak to him he sounds good.“But if you think about it, when he went with Ben everybody asked ‘Ben who?’ because he had no track record of training any top-quality fighters.“Everyone said ‘this is madness, Tyson shouldn’t be trained by him’ but he actually did very well.“Tyson is a student of boxing, he knows the sport backwards and he also knows SugarHill from years ago.“He decided that SugarHill could bring something effective to his weaponry and that’s why he took him on.“Tyson is no fool. He knows what he’s doing. He’s in a very good place at the moment. And in boxing, of course you want to be fit and you want to be well-conditioned and whatever.”“And Tyson is that. But the most important thing is to be mentally on the money – and that’s where Tyson is at the moment.”Eddie Hearn wanted to sign Tyson Fury two years about but thought the overweight boxer could never come back 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017last_img read more

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2017 Super Nationals logo is required for entry in best appearing car contest

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – There’s no particular theme, just one important requirement for Modified and Northern SportMod drivers planning to enter the Best Appearing Car contest for their respective divisions at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.In addition to required decals for the division, entries must incorporate the 2017 Super Nationals logo, in original and unaltered colors, in the overall design. The logo must be a minimum of 20 inches wide and 13 inches tall and located on the nose or side of the car.Golden Empire Towing of Bakersfield, Calif., awards $200 in cash to drivers of the cars judged best appearing in both divisions. Speedway Motors gives $100 gift cards to all drivers entering the contest while Sweet Manufacturing awards an ignition box to the Modified winner.Both the Modified and Northern SportMod winners will be announced during pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Boone Speedway.last_img read more

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Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez may have lost closer role after NLDS flops

first_imgIt’s not been pretty. MORE: Three takeaways from Braves’ comeback in Game 3The first three runs weren’t costly — he was working with a four-run lead in Game 1 and the Cardinals still won — but Sunday’s trio of tallies has put St. Louis in a precarious situation. Martinez and his teammates now trail 2-1 in the best-of-five series. One more loss and their season is finished. “You’re not looking to see guys fail,” Braves closer Mark Melancon told SN after the game. “You want to do it the right way, big on big and beat somebody. We’ve all been there. I can’t say that I didn’t want to win, but Carlos is an incredible pitcher. We’ve got to come back strong tomorrow because he’s going to come back, I’m sure.”Let’s stop for a minute and be clear: It’s far from solely Martinez’s fault that the Cardinals are in this situation. The St. Louis offense has scored a total of one run in the past two games. In Game 2, Mike Foltynewicz shut the Cardinals down. On Sunday, Mike Soroka was brilliant. And in both contests, the Atlanta bullpen made big plays when needed. Like Sunday evening, when a two-on and no-out situation in the eighth inning disappeared with a pop-out, pick-off (technically caught stealing, but a great move by Darren O’Day to get Harrison Bader) and, after a single, a fly out. It’s hard to win games without scoring multiple runs. But on Sunday, the Cardinals had a chance to do just that. Adam Wainwright was brilliant into the eighth inning, and Andrew Miller came in to make sure Atlanta was shut out into the final frame. Which put the spotlight on Martinez to nail down the 1-0 victory. That didn’t happen. Dansby Swanson tied the game with a two-out RBI double, and Adam Duvall provided insurance with a two-run single. Three runs with two outs. And now the Cardinals have decisions to make. Manager Mike Shildt was asked about Martinez’s role going forward.“We’ll continue to evaluate it. It’s a fine line, I get it,” he said. “Now we’re in a do-or-die situation, and really looking forward to tomorrow’s game, quite honestly. But guys have gotten us here, it’s hard to look at them and say, oh, you didn’t do something well. The proverbial, ‘I’ve got your back until things don’t go well.’ But we’ve also got to recognize and evaluate what we see as well and compete in the moment. And had complete confidence that he was going to be able to make a pitch there to Swanson and didn’t happen.”A decision by Shildt backfired, but we’ll come back to that in a moment. First, this: He has caught criticism for going to Martinez in that situation in Game 3 because of what had happened in Game 1, but that’s hindsight speaking. Martinez was 24 of 27 in save opportunities this year after taking over for injured Jordan Hicks. He allowed runs in only one of his final 17 appearances during the regular season. That’s not a guy you ditch after one miscue in the postseason, in a game where he still got the final out. The 27th out is a tough out, says someone who knows about getting the 27th out.  “Hardest out there is. Hardest out there is to get,” Wainwright said. “Anybody who thinks anybody can go out there and get the last out, they don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s a different deal, getting those last three. Unless you experience that, you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Back to Shildt. After Josh Donaldson led off the ninth with a double off Martinez, the right-hander actually struck out the next two batters he faced, making Nick Markakis look silly swinging at Strike 3 and fanning Adeiny Hechavarria on an awkward attempt to check his swing. Instead of letting Martinez face Brian McCann — Martinez struck out McCann the only time he faced him, in 2014 — Shildt intentionally walked the veteran catcher. “Consensus was that rather take a shot at Swanson, 0 for 6 at that point with Carlos, clearly that’s the go-ahead run you’re putting on,” Shildt said after the game, explaining the decision. “But you have two outs, and we play to win. Gotta play to win the game. Everybody felt like that was the best matchup, including the guy on the mound. Took our shot.”Not for nothing, but 0 for 6 isn’t exactly a large sample size. Especially when two of those plate appearances were in 2017. A larger sample size might have been McCann’s last two months of the season, a span that produced a .183 batting average in 83 plate appearances.   ST. LOUIS — At this point, it’s hard to imagine Carlos Martinez pitching another important inning for the Cardinals in the NLDS. And after his disastrous ninth inning in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Braves, if Game 4 on Monday afternoon starts poorly for St. Louis, there might not even be any more important innings left for him not to pitch. Martinez has thrown 2 1/3 innings through three games against the Braves, and he’s allowed six runs in those two appearances. Six runs, five hits, three walks, two home runs, if you want the extended totals. Another way to look at it: Of the 15 batters he’s faced, eight reached base safely and six have scored.  Regardless, Shildt made his decision and Swanson — who had two of Atlanta’s four hits against Wainwright, both smoked line drives — made them pay. He jumped on Martinez’s first pitch, which brought home the tying run, and Duvall’s single scored Rafael Ortega — the pinch-runner for McCann — and Swanson to put the Braves up 3-1. “I just feel for Carlos, because he’s been so great all year,” Wainwright said. “We had a chance in the (eighth) there to get a couple of insurance runs out there, and their guys did a great job. But a guy like Carlos, I feel for him, because he’s so talented, he’s so good and he’s been great for us all year. Let’s hope one moment doesn’t define a season because I’d like to see him get another chance.”If the Cardinals somehow advance to the NLCS, that could happen. But it seems doubtful the rest of this series against the Braves.last_img read more

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Icardi snatches stoppage time winner for Inter in Milan derby

first_imgInter Milan forward Mauro Icardi scored with a stoppage-time header to give his side a 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan in their derby at San Siro on Sunday.The match was heading for a tame goalless draw until Matias Vecino floated over a long cross from the right, Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was caught in no man’s land and Icardi scored at the far post in the 92nd minute.The Argentina forward, who missed two goals when the sides drew 0-0 in April in their previous meeting, had barely been involved in the game until that point, apart from having an early goal chalked off for offside.Mateo Musacchio also had one disallowed for Milan just before halftime.Inter went third in Serie A with 19 points from nine games, six behind leaders Juventus who drew 1-1 at home to Genoa on Saturday. Milan are 12th with 12 points, having played one game fewer.Both coaches agreed that Inter deserved to win. “I wanted us to score earlier,” said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti. “We obviously deserved to win as we spent most of the game in their half.”His opposite number Gennaro Gattuso agreed that “Inter did more to earn the points.”“The team did well, the only regret is we didn’t exploit some counter-attacks towards the end. We have to look ahead, but it burns.”Milan created very few chances and striker Gonzalo Higuain had to feed off scraps. The first half was a bad-tempered but entertaining affair while the second half was disappointing and was petering out until Icardi’s goal from out of the blue.Tempers flared when Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia caught his opposite number Radja Nainggolan with a late tackle from behind and both players went down injured.Biglia was booked and an angry Nainggolan had to go off shortly afterwards.Despite losing the combative Belgian, Inter were enjoying the better of the first half and defender Stefan de Vrij volleyed against the post, then a last-ditch tackle by Alessio Romagnoli denied Icardi a scoring chance.Milan thought they had scored when Musacchio managed to turn the ball in at the far post just before halftime but the linesman flagged and replays showed he was offside when Romagnoli flicked the ball on.Inter had a golden chance to go ahead from the next attack but Vecino fired wildly over from a free position after Ivan Perisic cut the ball back into the area.Inter were more adventurous after halftime and lived up to their reputation of leaving it late – Icardi’s goal was the seventh time they have scored in the last 15 minutes this season, more than any other Serie A side.last_img read more

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Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis at 29

first_imgIn this video, taken from a livestream feed on her Facebook page on Dec. 28, 2016, Ana Ivanonic announces her retirement.Updated: 5:12 a.m., Dec. 29, 2016LONDON (AP) — Ana Ivanovic retired from tennis at age 29 Wednesday, ending a career in which she was ranked No. 1 in 2008 but can no longer play at the highest level because of injuries.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK A finalist at Roland Garros in 2007 and the Australian Open in 2008, Ivanovic lost in the first round of this year’s US Open to 89th-ranked Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic. It was her second consecutive exit in the first round at Flushing Meadows.Ivanovic announced a week later she would take the rest of the season off because of wrist and toe injuries, saying she had a recurring wrist injury and would also have surgery on a toe she broke at the Australian Open in January 2015.“Ana is a true champion and a great ambassador for the sport of women’s tennis,” WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement on the tour’s website. “She has contributed greatly to the entire sport, both in her home country of Serbia and across the globe.”ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH In a live broadcast on Facebook, Ivanovic said “it was a difficult decision, but there is so much to celebrate.” The Serb won 15 tour titles, including the 2008 French Open, and is now ranked No. 63.“It’s been well-known that I’ve been hampered by injuries. … I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards and I can no longer do that,” she said. “So it’s time to move on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIvanovic became a UNICEF national ambassador for Serbia in 2007 and says that position will figure in her plans.“I will become an ambassador of sport and healthy life. I will also explore opportunities in business, beauty and fashion among other endeavors,” she said on her Facebook page. “I will also have more time for my philanthropic activities with my work with UNICEF. I’ve lived my dreams and I really hope to help others do so as well.” Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercisecenter_img We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Inquirer 7: Volleyball’s best Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

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