CLEAR LAKE — For the first time in 40 years, the Clear Lake boys basketball team is in the state tournament as they’ll face West Delaware in a Class 3A quarterfinal later today. The Lions are the only undefeated team in Class 3A but only garnered the fourth seed in the state field. Clear Lake coach Jeremy Ainley says he believes his team is talented enough that they’ll be playing three games this week.Clear Lake will face a West Delaware team that is 17-6 overall and finished in a three-way tie for second in the WaMac Conference-East Division at 12-5. The Hawks are led by 6-foot-7 senior Derek Krogmann, who leads Class 3A in rebounds at 14 per game and is fourth in scoring at 21.8 points per contest. You can hear live and local coverage of the Clear Lake-West Delaware Class 3A state quarterfinal game this afternoon starting at 12:30 with the pre-game, with the tipoff scheduled for 1 o’clock on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and online at kribam.com DES MOINES — Drake will be without one of its top players for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.Drake overcame the loss of star point guard Nick Norton in the opening moments of league play to earn a share of the Missouri Valley title and now face a similar challenge heading into the conference tournament.Freshman guard D.J. Wilkins will miss the remainder of the season with a broken ankle suffered with nine minutes remaining in Saturday’s win at Missouri State. Wilkins averaged just over 11 points per game and also is second on the team in steals.The Bulldogs are the two seed in the tournament and will play either Illinois State or Evansville on Friday night. === rest of the 3A quarterfinals11:15 — Norwalk (20-4) vs. Ballard (15-9)2:45 — Sergeant Bluff-Luton (20-3) vs. Winterset (16-6)4:30 — Oskaloosa (16-5) vs. Marion (16-5) AMES — The Iowa State women celebrated Senior Night with a 69-49 win over Kansas last night. The Cyclones locked up the second seed in the Big 12 Tournament.ISU coach Bill Fennelly. Picked to finish sixth in the pre-season Fennelly says chemistry allowed the Cyclones to exceed expectations.The Cyclones open the Big 12 Tournament Saturday night in Oklahoma City. === Class 2A quarterfinals Monday and todayBoyden-Hull 61, Iowa City Regina 56South Hamilton 73, Rock Valley 61Van Meter 43, Dike-New Hartford 329:30 — North Linn (23-0) vs. Des Moines Christian (17-6) MASON CITY — The NIACC women now know their opponent for Wednesday night’s Region XI quarterfinal round game. 8th-seed Little Priest Tribal College beat 9th-seed Ellsworth 103-71 last night in the play-in game to the quarterfinal bracket. You can hear the NIACC-Little Priest Region XI quarterfinal women’s game on Wednesday evening at 5:30 on KGLO. The NIACC men will also host Little Priest in the Region XI quarterfinal round tonight at the campus gym starting at 7 o’clock, a game you can also hear on KGLO. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jose Berrios will be Minnesota’s opening day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli made the announcement, with the first game against Cleveland set for March 28. Berrios was the team’s only All-Star last season. Berrios posted a career-best 3.84 ERA last year, his third in the major leagues, with 202 strikeouts in 192 1/3 innings. Berrios will be the youngest opening day starter for the team since Brad Radke in 1997. === 4A quarterfinals tonight6:30 — Cedar Falls (18-3) vs. Sioux City East (21-1)8:15 — North Scott (22-1) vs. Ames (17-4) TODAY:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 3A boys state quarterfinal — Clear Lake vs. West Delaware — pre-game 12:30, tipoff 1:00AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Region XI men’s quarterfinal — NIACC vs. Little Priest Tribal College — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00 === Class 1A quarterfinals MondayGrand View Christian 58, Council Bluffs St. Albert 51Montezuma 78, Bishop Garrigan 65Remsen St. Mary’s 58, Clinton Prince of Peace 55Alburnett 55, Sioux Central 54 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten player of the year, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice. Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league’s coaches and media members. Gustafson averaged 28.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, and shot 68.7 percent from the field in Big Ten games this season. UNDATED (AP) — Jim Delany will step down as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in June 2020. Over three decades, the 71-year-old Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff. He also protected the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl. Big Ten revenues soared under his leadership and he became one of the most powerful figures in college sports.
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Image Courtesy: Instagram(@futebolvids)/GettyAdvertisement lx73NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsumWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecglwc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 34a1Would you ever consider trying this?😱20wzCan your students do this? 🌚a6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Scorpion kick is one of the most breathtaking and jaw dropping acrobatic movevemtn a goalkeeper can perform between the sticks, made famous by the Columbian star keeper René Higuita. And now, another keeper has seemingly mastered the gruelling act, and its none other than Keylor Navas!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@futebolvids)/GettyThe former Real Madrid champion keeper, who now plays for Paris Saint Germain after falling down the pecking order against Thibaut Courtois, was seen performing the deft bicycle kick during his past training days with the Galacticos.The clip was uploaded by @futebolvids on Instagram. Check out the video below-Advertisement Navas, 32, is seen masterfully performing a scorpion kick to save teammate Marcelo’s low volley in the training grounds, as the Costa Rican’s buddies are seen laughing in amusement.The Costa Rica international joined Los Blancos in 2014 after activation of his €10 million release clause at Levante, and became one of the best goalkeepers in Europe under Zinedine Zidane. Along with Lag Liga in 2017, Navas won three consecutive UEFA CHampions League trophies in 2016, 2017 and 2018.After the arrival of Courtois from Chelsea at Santiago Bernabéu, the Real fan favourite keeper parted ways with the team, and joined the Ligue 1 giants this transfer window on a four year contract. Advertisement
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has become the latest Caribbean player to sign up for Australia’s inaugural Women’s Big Bash League after Sydney Thunder announced Wednesday that it has secured her services for the tournament, which bowls off tomorrow. The 24-year-old Taylor ranks among the elite batsmen in international women’s cricket and also bowls penetrative off-spin and is expected to immediately strengthen a Thunder side that already boasts the likes of Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Rene Farrell, and Erin Osborne. Taylor, who took over the captaincy of the West Indies side in September, said she was looking forward to contributing in all areas to Thunder’s campaign. “I know I’m going to be a huge asset to the team. The team is very strong, I am here to share my experience and, hopefully, have some good games,” Taylor said.
ATHENS: Figures released by the Greece Shipping Cooperation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has further strengthened its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greece ship owners and operators.The GSCC statistics show that, in the year to end-March 2015, the number of Greek-controlled ships in the Liberian Registry increased by a net total of 61 vessels, more than any other registry in the world. In the process, the Liberian Registry moved closer to the Greek flag, which recorded a net total of 20 new registrations in the 12-month period.The GSCC figures show a total of 739 Greek-controlled ships, aggregating 54.03m deadweight terms (dwt), registered with Liberia, compared to 678 vessels of 49.05m dwt at end-March 2014. Eighteen per cent of Greek-controlled ships are now registered under the Liberian flag. This is an increase on the corresponding figure for the previous year and positions Liberia second only to the Greek national flag in this respect.Almost 16 per cent of the world fleet in deadweight terms is now controlled by Greek interests, and the average age of that fleet is 2.5 years below the world average. The total amount of Greek-controlled ships in the world fleet is now at its highest level since 2008 / 2009, and the fact that Liberia has played such a leading role in this quality growth is testament to the mutual trust and respect which exists between the Greek ship owning community and the Liberian Registry.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…gun, ammo foundThree bandits who were in the process of robbing a supermarket at Grove, East Bank of Demerara (EBD) on Wednesday, were nabbed following swift actions by Police.Reports are the three men – one of whom was armed with a handgun – stealthily entered the “Number One Supermarket” at about 04:30h on Wednesday morning.The men pounced on the lone security guard and bounded his hands with his shoe lace. The bandits then proceeded to the third floor of the building, removed the grill from a window and entered the building.As the bandits were all inside of the supermarket, the 53-year-old security guard, managed to free himself and immediately alerted neighbours who summoned the Police.Prompt response from the lawmen resulted in the bandits being caught in the act. When Guyana Times visited the supermarket, Andy Lin, whose family owns the business, and who resides in the top flat of the building, said he was asleep and unaware of what was happening. He said that at about 06:00h, he learnt of what had transpired when a Police Officer went into the upper flat and alerted him. The CCTV footage was also reviewed, which showed the men entering the premises.When the men were nabbed they had $70,000 in prepaid phone cards and an undisclosed sum of cash in their possession.Meanwhile a .38 revolver with six live matching rounds was also found.An employee of the business told this publication that the supermarket was only opened about five weeks ago. Meanwhile, the bandits – two of whom hail from Herstelling Sea Dam and the other from Covent Garden, EBD – are being processed for court.
1 Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be missed by Atletico Bilbao, according to Rafa Benitez.The former Liverpool boss is in charge of the Napoli side that faces the Spanish team in a Champions League qualifier on Wednesday night.And he says the side they come up against will only just cope without United’s £34million summer signing, who tasted defeat on his competitive debut against Swansea on Saturday.“He is a great player,” Benitez said. “And his absence will surely be felt, but the strength of the team remains in its unity.” Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera
Hull City have allowed goalkeeper Mark Oxley to extend his Hibernian loan until the end of the season.The 24-year-old has been on loan at Hibs since the summer and has impressed during his 23 appearances so far.Oxley has not only kept them out at one end – but also scored himself, when his long kick was misjudged by Livingston keeper Darren Jamieson.And now it has been confirmed that Oxley will spend the rest of the campaign at Easter Road.The keeper was signed by Hull for £150,000 in August 2008 but has only ever made one susbstitue appearance for the club.But he has gained first-team experience out on loan at Walsall, Grimsby, Burton and Oldham before his move to Hibs. 1 Mark Oxley in action for Hibs
AC Milan are set to rival Liverpool for the signing of out of favour Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.The centre-back has been heavily linked with a switch to Anfield this month but the Reds now face competition from a number of clubs in Italy and a deal is looking increasingly unlikely. Sampdoria are also interested in landing the out-of-favour Inter centre-back and now, according to Sky Italia, their city rivals have registered an interest in the 27-year-old.Ranocchia is understood to be favouring a move to another Italian club and is prepared to listen to offers from AC.Inter are reluctant to negotiate with their rivals but remain keen on offloading the defender this month, who has featured just ten times for Roberto Mancini’s side this term. 1 Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia
OLYMPIAN Chloe Magee retained her singles title for the sixth year running at the National Badminton Championships in Baldoyle yesterday.Magee beat Sinéad Chambers 21-10, 21-9 in her final.The Raphoe woman then teamed up with her brother Sam to take their fifth mixed doubles title in a row – beating another Magee, Daniel, and Fiona Glennon in the final. Sam also partnered Ian MacBeth to success in the men’s doubles, while Chambers had some consolation in the women’s event, triumphing with Jennie King. BADMINGTON: MAGEES STAR AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 6th, 2012 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:BADMINGTON: MAGEES STAR AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Michael Murphy: put Donegal ahead.Donegal 1-08 Dublin 0-10Donegal’s senior footballers’ dream of joining their minors at All-Ireland finals day is on the cards as they lead reigning champions Dublin in their semi-final clash at Croke Park.Jim McGuinness’s men are ahead by a single point at the break against a Dublin side that threatened to over-run the Ulster champions with the type of football that has them the bookies’ favourites to retain the title. However, after a shakey start Donegal have fought back and are well in contention for retaining the title they last won in 2012.Donegal got off to the a great start, Colm McFadden firing over a free in the first minute to put the Tir Chonaill men ahead.However, Dublin were three ahead within four minutes, putting over four unanswered points.Karl Lacey put over a lovely point in the 13th minute to settle the nerves but Dublin hit back with three unanswered points to open up a five point advantage in the 20th minute. Michael Murphy kept his nerve to successfully convert a free in the 21st minute to keep his side in touch.Funston and Kavanagh exchanged points before Durkan got down brilliantly to push out what looked an almost certain goal from Connolly.Connolly made amends with an excellent point which was followed by two unanswered points for Donegal to put three between the sides in the 28th minute.Murphy had an excellent chance to reduce the arrears but his weak shot from 20 yards fell tamelessly short.But he made up for the miss with an excellent long distanee point immediately afterwards. Ryan McHugh put Donegal ahead when he took advantage of poor Dublin defending when slid the ball to back of the net two minutes from the break.A late Dublin point sees Donegal lead by the slenerest of lead at the break and on course to emulate their minors who earlier reached their first ever All-Ireland final with a thrilling win over Dublin.Donegal: Durkan, E. McGee N. McGee McGrath; Thompson, Lacey, McGlynn; Gallagher, MacNiallais; David Walsh, McLoone, McHugh; Kavanagh, Murphy, McFadden.DONEGAL LEAD AT CROKER: HISTORIC DOUBLE STILL ON THE CARDS was last modified: August 31st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:alldonegaldublinFootballIrelandsemi-finalSenior