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Year-In-Review: Working in a Bipartisan Way to Achieve Legislative Victories

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Year-In-Review: Working in a Bipartisan Way to Achieve Legislative Victories Implementing several pieces of legislation to fight the opioid and heroin crisis.Expanding unemployment compensation to nearly 50,000 middle-class workers.Enabling non-violent offenders to have their records sealed to increase employment opportunities and reduce recidivism.Finalizing new regulations on gas drillers to protect water and land.Expanding protections for domestic violence victims.Helping prevent drunk driving with stronger penalties.Change is hard to achieve, and only happens when we put partisanship aside for the greater good of our commonwealth. But Governor Wolf has shown that progress can be made if we come together and put working and middle class families first. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretarycenter_img 2016 In Review,  Government That Works,  The Blog,  Year in Review Despite historic Republican majorities in the legislature, Governor Wolf worked with the General Assembly to achieve significant victories to move Pennsylvania forward on many issues, including:Legalizing medical marijuana to help adults and children suffering from debilitating diseases.Allowing ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber statewide.Implementing the most sweeping liquor reforms since Prohibition; includingDirect shipment of wine to consumers,‘Freeing the six-pack’ at gas stations, andWine sales in grocery stores. December 16, 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW SHARE TWEETlast_img read more

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Land Rover becomes rail rover

first_imgAll-terrain vehicles from Land Rover are now also able to run on railway track. Conversion work carried out by Permaquip includes fitting Fairmont Tamper Series 1000 Hy-Rail gear, enabling Road/Rail Land Rovers to operate on-rail at up to 32 km/h.Versions available include a general purpose pickup truck, personnel carrier, welders vehicle, rapid response unit, and OHL inspector with offset boom. Each type is equipped with marker and floodlighting, and road/rail electrical change-over to meet Railtrack Group Standards. ’On-tracking’ ramps are provided to get the unit onto the railway easily, even where level crossing access is not available. A tail-lift version is planned for later this year.Permaquip offers a number of options for potential users in addition to buying outright. Road/Rail Land Rovers can be hired or leased from Permaquip. Alternatively, existing Land Rovers can be converted, or if preferred bought and leased back in converted form.Permaquip, Nottingham, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 141last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgActuarial Association of Europe (AAE) – Michael Renz has been elected chair of the AAE, starting his one-year tenure last month. Renz was also chairman of the German Actuarial Association between 2009 and 2011. Philip Shier of Ireland was elected vice-chair. Christoph Krischanitz of Austria and Falco Valkenburg of the Netherlands were re-elected as chairs of the investment and financial risk committee and pensions committee, respectively, both for three years.KAS Bank – Petri Hofsté and Peter Borgdorff have been nominated as supervisors for the Dutch bank by its supervisory board. Their appointment will be ratified at an extraordinary general meeting later this year. The supervisory board said it aimed to appoint Borgdorff as chairman. Hofsté brings experience from KPMG and ABN Amro, as well as APG and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), where she was chief financial risk officer. Borgdorff is director of PFZW and was previously a director of the Dutch association of industry-wide pension funds. Both nominees are independent of KAS Bank, and the DNB has given its approval.Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) – Pascal Jacquemin has been appointed chief executive for the French bank’s German securities business. He replaces Frédéric Barroyer, who will be moved to another position within the company, the bank said. He started in his role in September and will report to global head of SGSS Bruno Prigent.BNP Paribas Investment Partners – Colin Harte has joined the French asset manager as a portfolio manager in its multi-asset team. He will report to CIO Colin Graham, head of the tactical asset allocation and research team. Harte spent 11 years at Baring Asset Management as director of fixed interest and currency. He has also been at Gartmore Investment Management and Norwich Union Investment Management, which became Aviva Investors.Capital Group – Álvaro Fernández Arrieta and Mario González Pérez are to head up the investment manager’s new office in Madrid as business development managers. Capital Group is a US-based manager with $1.4trn (€1.1trn) in assets. Fernández Arrieta joined from French manager Amundi Asset Management in July. González Pérez has been with Capital for more than 10 years.Pioneer Investments – Morten Simonsen has been hired to lead Pioneer’s new office in Denmark, joining as head of sales. Simonsen joins from PineBridge Investments in London, where he was head of the Nordic region. Prior to this, he was head of institutional sales at Alfred Berg Asset Management.J O Hambro – Bogdan Popescu as been hired as director of European sales for French-speaking Europe. He joins from Hilbert Investment Solutions, where he was head of marketing and client solutions. He has also had spells at Skandia Investment Group and East Capital Asset Management.Lincoln Pensions – Matthew Harrison has been appointed managing director of the covenant advisory firm, joining in December from EY, where he was director of its pensions advisory business. Lincoln Pensions, a wholly owned subsidiary of US group Lincoln International, recently rebranded its UK operations, leading to the addition in its management structure.Finisterre Capital – Christopher Buck has joined the asset manager as head of credit research. He joins from Barclays Capital, where he was head of corporate credit research for Latin America PFA, Pensioenfonds UWV, UK Pensions Regulator, Actuarial Association of Europe, KAS, Société Générale Securities Services, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Capital Group, Pioneer, J O Hambro, Lincoln Pensions, Finisterre CapitalPFA – Henrik Heideby has resigned as chief executive after more than 13 years, sparking a search by the largest Danish pensions provider for his successor. He resigned to take on more directorships and provide strategic advice. The DKK425bn (€57bn) provider said Heideby planned to leave at the end of the year. The board said it had begun searching for a replacement and would appoint someone before the end of 2014.Pensioenfonds UWV – Peter Ploegsma, employer’s chairman of the €5bn pension fund of UWV, provider of employees’ insurance, has announced his departure on 1 December, following a change of employer. Ploegsma has been chairman for two and a half years. The pension fund’s board said it had entered discussions with the UWV about the appointment of a successor.UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) – Fred Berry has been appointed to the newly created role of lead investment consultant. Berry joins from Mercer, where he was a principal in its investment business. The newly created role adds to the regulator’s expertise in both defined benefit and defined contribution investments, it said.last_img read more

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Good start for Saywell

first_imgBritish showjumper Louise Saywell continued her impressive form by making a strong start to the Dublin International Horse Show. And third spot on Hello Winner followed in the Irish Sports Council Classic, a competition won by 17-year-old Irish rider Bertram Allen aboard Romanov. The show’s centrepieces are Friday’s FEI Nations Cup and the Grand Prix of Ireland on Sunday, classes that will feature many of the world’s top performers. Lincolnshire-based Saywell, third in last Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead, secured second and third placings in the two feature classes. Riding Quantas, she finished runner-up to London 2012 individual bronze medallist Cian O’Connor in the Bewley’s Hotel Speed Stakes. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Swansea part company with Garry Monk ‘with a heavy heart’ – chairman Huw Jenkins

first_img Press Association Former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers has been installed as favourite for the job, three and a half years after he let the Liberty Stadium to join Liverpool. Chairman Huw Jenkins made the decision to bring to an end Monk’s 11-year stay at the Welsh club after a run of one win in 13 matches – Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Leicester left them just one point above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Monk joined Swansea – then in League Two – as a player in 2004, on a free transfer from Barnsley, and went on to be a part of three promotion-winning campaigns, in addition to winning the Capital One Cup and Championship play-off final. He made 270 appearances for the Swans, then took over as interim first-team boss in February last year following Michael Laudrup’s departure. Swansea were just two points above the drop zone at that time, but Monk kept them up and was handed the permanent job the following May. He subsequently led Swansea to an eighth-placed Premier League finish last term with a record 56 points, and this season began with wins against Manchester United and Newcastle and Monk being touted as a future England manager. However, Swansea’s form dropped off dramatically, and just three months later the 36-year-old finds himself out of a job. The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust, which owns 21 per cent of the club, announced backing for the decision to part company with Monk. The Trust expressed disappointment that things had not worked out this season for Monk, but understood the board’s concern at current results and the need to turn things around sooner, rather than later. Trust chairman Phil Sumbler told the Trust’s website: “Garry Monk has been a great servant to Swansea City, and his success last year as a young manager in the Premier League fully justified the decision to appoint him on a temporary basis in February 2014, and subsequently on a permanent basis. “Garry has acknowledged that recent results have not been acceptable, and ultimately the club board has to take tough decisions in the longer-term interests of Swansea City. “The Trust wish to place on record its thanks to Garry for his time at Swansea, both as a player and manager. “His commitment has been unquestionable, and his contribution to perhaps the most successful period in the history of our football club will never be forgotten. The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust sends him our best wishes for his future.” Jenkins told the club website: “The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart. “To find ourselves in our current situation from where we were in the first week of September, and considering the drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months, it has brought us to this unfortunate decision today. “Garry took on the job 22 months ago with the backing of everyone at the club. “And when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time. “Bearing that in mind, and the current uncertainty around the club, we felt the situation needed clarity to move forward. “It was not a decision we took lightly, especially given Garry’s history and standing within the club. “And it goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club.” Jenkins added that he hoped to appoint a replacement “as soon as possible”. Swansea have begun their search for a new manager after “very reluctantly” parting company with Garry Monk.last_img read more

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Reggae Boyz come from behind to tame Jaguars

first_imgCARIBBEAN Cup Champions Jamaica recovered from a disjointed and shocking first half-hour of play to beat 10-man Guyana 4-2 in extra time, after the sides were deadlocked at 2, when regulation time expired.The third round CFU-Scotiabank Senior Men’s fixture, played last Tuesday night at the Leonora Stadium on the West Coast Demerara, was the first international football game staged at the venue and was witnessed by several thousand supporters who were left disappointed at the end after an enterprising and fruitful first half where the Golden Jaguars led the Reggae Boyz 2-0 at the interval.Coach Shabazz in search of a win made five changes to the starting line-up that lost to Suriname last Saturday, including replacing central defenders Quincy Adams and Colin Nelson. In their places came Jake Newton, who played at right back in Suriname, along with Dwayne Butters who was not in the 18 in Suriname.Captain Samuel Cox took up the right back position and Walter Moore held his place on the left. The midfield also showed changes from Paramaribo. Trayon Bobb and Brandon Beresford retained their places while Dwight Peters was omitted.Daniel Wilson and Warren Creavalle who were used as substitutes in the Suriname game were the other two midfielders in the starting line-up where Anthony Abrams replaced Marcel Barrington and Anani Mohammed came in for Vurlon Mills in the attacking positions up front.The Jaguars went on an all-out attack from the opening whistle and gave the fans much hope as early as the 7th minute, as central defender Butters timed a right-side corner kick, from left back Walter Moore, at the near post, to clinically nod to the far post for the Jaguars’ go-ahead goal..The Canada-based Butters again timed to perfection another spot ball kick on the stroke of the first half-hour of play, to nod past the Jamaican custodian Andre BlakeThe free kick from just outside the box on the attacking left was taken by Beresford whose kick went behind a flat-footed defence at the far post as Butters ran on to the ball that gave him an accommodating bounce to head past an unmoving Blake.The Reggae Boyz, still looking in disarray and shocked by the early 2-0 deficit, slowly began to get their composure and passes together towards the end of the first period as the Jaguars were seemingly running out of the early pace and ideas they showed before the break.On the resumption the Cup holders looked more imaginative and cohesive and after 10 minutes of play coach Theodore Whitmore made a double change and immediately the team looked more purposeful in their persistent attacks on the Guyana defence Coach Shabazz also made a substitution in the 62nd minute when he brought on Cashion London for Anani Mohammed.The constant pressure of the Reggae Boyz down the flanks finally bore fruit on Guyana’s goal in the 63rd minute when captain Jevaughn Watson found himself alone at the far post and calmly booted home a right-side throw-in into the box that was back-headed. Watson two minutes later got a booking for pulling back Bobb on a breakaway down the left side.Coach Shabazz then replaced Abrams with Vurlon Mills in the 66th minute and two minutes on, the home-side were reduced to ten, as Antiguan referee Kerry Skepple pulled out his red card to dismiss left-back Moore for a dangerous tackle on Dicoy Williams from behind.In the 72nd minute, Beresford clipped Corey Burke in the box and the referee pointed to the mark for Jamaica to equalise but they muffed the golden opportunity. The penalty kick by Shaun Francis down the middle was delightfully denied by the boot of a full-stretched Kai Lyle diving to his left. The home fans erupted and the Jaguars breathed a sigh of relief.The ten-man Jaguars soaked up tremendous pressure in defence where Beresford took up the left back position. In the 84th minute the Jaguars produced a rare attack but a beautiful one-two combination on the right between second-half substitutes London and Mills ended in a right-booter from Mills at an acute angle from inside the area that was no problem for Blake.With the minutes ticking away and the Jaguars holding out, an upset seemed in the making, but the Reggae Boyz were determined to level the score.Two minutes from full-time Dicoy Williams, from deep out on the right, looked up and saw that Lyle was way off his line and as though he had measured the distance with a tape, instinctively and calculatedly the Arnette Gardens forward clipped the ball into the far corner of the net, to dash all hopes of a Jaguars win.Burke had a clear-cut opportunity to seal the win in regulation time for Jamaica but his unchallenged effort with his head from inside the box went over the bar seconds from full-time.The late equaliser took the wind out of the Jaguars, though they battled on bravely with goalkeeper Lyle making two point-blank saves in succession in the 2nd half of extra time.The mental and physical fatigue of the Jaguars finally opened the way for the visitors, as Francis atoned for his penalty miss when he ran on to a nod by Burke in the box to beat the advancing Lyle in the 116th minute.Burke made the final breach of Lyle’s citadel on the stroke of full time. He stole the ball from Butters just outside the area and rifled a left-booter past Lyle at the near post for a final 4-2 victory.The win puts the defending champions at the top of Group One, with a decisive game against Suriname in Jamaica for a place in next year’s semi-finals of the CFU-Scotiabank Championship and another spot in CONCACAF’s GOLD Cup.For the Jaguars, it is the end of their campaign.last_img read more

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AP Sportlight

first_img2012 — Brittney Griner scores 26 points and grabs 13 rebounds to help Baylor finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the women’s national championship game. Baylor becomes the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games.April 41937 — Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.1938 — Henry Picard beats Ralph Guldahl and Harry Cooper by two strokes to capture the Masters.1983 — Lorenzo Charles scores on a dunk after Derek Whittenburg’s 35-foot desperation shot falls short to give North Carolina State a 54-52 triumph over Houston in the NCAA championship. 2005 — Roger Powell Jr. and Luther Head score 20 points apiece leading Illinois to a 72-57 win over Louisville in semifinals of the Final Four. With the win, the Illini (37-1) ties the single-season NCAA record for victories.2007 — The Florida Gators keep their stranglehold on the college basketball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio State for their second straight national championship.2012 — Doron Lamb scores 22 points as Kentucky wins its eighth men’s national championship, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory.2014 — The Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 to give the Lakers their 50th loss of the season. The last time the Lakers had 50 or more losses was 1974-75 (30-52).2016 — Villanova advances to the national championship game with the biggest margin of victory in Final Four history, overwhelming Oklahoma 95-51. The margin topped 34-point Final Four wins by Cincinnati over Oregon State in 1962 and Michigan State over Penn in 1979. April 51915 — Jess Willard beats Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Havana, Cuba.1927 — Johnny Weissmuller breaks his own 200-meter freestyle record by seven seconds in 2:08. He also lowers his own record in the 100-yard freestyle to 51 seconds, a record that stood for 17 years.1959 — Art Wall birdies five of the last six holes to cap a final-round 66 and edge Fred Hawkins by one stroke to win the Masters.1967 — Wilt Chamberlain sets an NBA record with 41 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-104 victory over the Boston Celtics and a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Division playoffs. 1977 — Jean Ratelle of the Boston Bruins scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 7-4 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.1982 — Buffalo’s Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.1988 — Louisiana Tech wins the NCAA women’s basketball championship with a 56-54 come-from-behind victory over Auburn.1988 — Amy Alcott shoots a 1-under 71 to win the Dinah Shore by two shots over Colleen Walker.1989 — Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime to win the NCAA basketball championship. Rumeal Robinson hits two free throws with 3 seconds left for the Wolverines. 1994 — Arkansas wins its first men’s national championship with a 76-72 victory over Duke, depriving the Blue Devils of a third title in four years.1998 — Mark McGwire ties Willie Mays’ National League record by hitting a home run in each of his first four games. McGwire launches a towering three-run shot in the sixth inning of an 8-6 victory over the San Diego2001 — Hideo Nomo becomes the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues in Boston’s 3-0 victory over Baltimore. The others are Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan.2003 — Toronto’s Lenny Wilkens sets the NBA record for most career losses when the Raptors lose to the Spurs 124-98. Wilkens, in his 30th year as an NBA coach, was already the winningest coach in league history with 1,292 victories.2003 — Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs becomes the 18th player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditApril 21939 — Ralph Guldahl beats Sam Snead by one stroke to capture the Masters.1983 — New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes the first player to score 60 or more goals in three cosecutive seasons. 2004 — Led by 24 points from Emeka Okafor and 21 from Ben Gordon, the Connecticut Huskies outclass Georgia Tech 82-73 to win the men’s national championship.2008 — The Boston Celtics sets an NBA record for biggest single-season turnaround with a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Celtics improve to 61-15, 37 more wins than last season.2009 — Brittany Lincicome sinks a 6-foot eagle putt on No. 18 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship, capturing her first victory in a major.2010 — Duke wins its fourth national men’s basketball championship holding off Butler 61-59 and surviving Gordon Hayward’s last second desperation shot that clangs off the rim.2011 — Danielle Adams scores 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half to help Texas A&M win its first NCAA women’s basketball championship with a thrilling 76-70 victory over Notre Dame. 2017 — So Yeon Ryu wins the ANA Inspiration in a one-hole playoff with Lexi Thompson, who was given a four-stroke penalty late in the final round for an incorrect ball placement a day earlier. Ryu birdies the 18th hole in the playoff to win her second major title.2017 — A’ja Wilson scores 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first women’s national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State. Staley made the Final Four three times as a player at Virginia but never won. She also led the Gamecocks to the national semifinals two years ago before losing to Notre Dame.April 31930 — The Montreal Canadiens win the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep of the Boston Bruins.1933 — Ken Doraty’s overtime goal gives the Toronto Maple Leafs and 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins in semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The goal comes at one hour, 44 minutes and 46 second of the overtime beyond the one-hour regulation game. 1993 — For the first time in its 157-year history, the Grand National steeplechase is declared void because of a false start. Esha Ness crosses the line first, but most of the jockeys are unaware a false start is called and the majority of the 39-horse field continue the 4½-mile race around the Aintree course even though nine stay behind at the start line.1993 — Jim Montgomery’s three goals in the third period carry Maine to a 5-4 comeback win over Lake Superior State for the NCAA hockey title.1994 — Charlotte Smith’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gives North Carolina a 60-59 victory over Louisiana Tech in the NCAA women’s basketball championship game.1994 — The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in Major League Baseball’s first Sunday night opener, sending baseball into a new era with three divisions and a new playoff format.1995 — UCLA wins its first national basketball championship in 20 years and record 11th NCAA title, keeping Arkansas from repeating with an 89-78 victory. 2002 — Utah sets an NBA record by clinching its 17th straight winning season after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 99-87.2004 — St. Louis clinches its 25th consecutive NHL playoff berth, the longest in major league sports, with a 4-1 win over Nashville.2006 — Joakim Noah dominates UCLA with 16 points, nine rebounds and a record seven blocks to key a 73-57 blowout for Florida’s first national title in men’s basketball.2007 — After a nine-year title drought, Tennessee and coach Pat Summitt are NCAA champions. The Lady Vols capture an elusive seventh national title, beating Rutgers 59-46.2008 — Jamar Butler scores 19 points and hands out eight assists in his final college game, leading Ohio State to a 92-85 win over Massachusetts for the National Invitation Tournament title. March 24, 2020 1986 — Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky breaks his NHL season points record with three assists to increase his total to 214. He scored 212 points in 1981-82.1987 — New York’s Denis Potvin, the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history, scores his 1,000th point.1988 — Danny Manning scores 31 points and grabs 18 rebounds as Kansas wins its second NCAA championship with an 83-79 victory over Oklahoma.1993 — Sheryl Swoopes shatters the women’s championship game record by scoring 47 points to lead Texas Tech to an 84-82 victory over Ohio State.1993 — Mario Andretti, at 53, wins the Valvoline 200 in Phoenix to become the oldest driver to win an Indy car race and the first driver to win a race in four different decades. 2008 — Alex Ovechkin breaks Luc Robitaille’s single-season NHL record for most goals by a left wing with his 64th and 65th scores to lead Washington to a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.2010 — David Haye mounts a successful first defense of his WBA heavyweight title after punishing John Ruiz for nine rounds in Manchester, England.2010 — Bernard Hopkins wins a brutal unanimous decision over Roy Jones Jr. in their long-delayed rematch, emphatically avenging his loss in the famed champions’ first fight nearly 17 years earlier.2011 — Stacy Lewis holds off defending champion Yani Tseng to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship by three strokes, earning her first LPGA Tour title in the year’s first major. Lewis shoots a 3-under 69 to finish at 13-under 275.2011 — Texas A&M upsets its second straight top-seeded team in the NCAA women’s tournament to advance to its first national championship game. Tyra White drives the length of the court to give Texas A&M the go-ahead layup and a 63-62 victory over Stanford. Skylar Diggins scores 28 points and Notre Dame upsets Connecticut 72-63, ending the brilliant career of Maya Moore and the Huskies’ quest for a third straight national championship. 1984 — Georgetown, led by junior center Patrick Ewing and freshman forward Reggie Williams, beats Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA championship in Seattle.1986 — The 3-point field goal, at 19 feet, 9 inches, is adopted by the NCAA.1990 — UNLV pounds Duke 103-73 to win its first NCAA championship and extend the Blue Devils’ streak to eight Final Four appearances without a title. The Runnin’ Rebels become the first team to score more than 100 points in a championship game and the 30-point margin is the largest ever.1995 — Connecticut caps an unbeaten season by defeating Tennessee 70-64 for the NCAA women’s championship. The Huskies, 35-0, become the winningest basketball team for one season in Division I.2000 — Connecticut wins its second women’s national championship with a 71-52 victory over Tennessee. The top-ranked Huskies beat No. 2 Tennessee for the second time in three meetings this season. 2005 — Dmitri Young becomes the third player to hit three homers on opening day to lead Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 11-2.2005 — North Carolina defeats Illinois to win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship. Sean May has 26 points and the Tar Heels don’t allow a basket over the final 2 1/2 minutes to defeat Illinois 75-70.2010 — Yani Tseng shoots a 4-under 68 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. Tseng, of Taiwan, finishes at 13-under 275 at Mission Hills to hold off Suzann Pettersen by one stroke.2011 — Kemba Walker scores 16 points and Alex Oriakhi has 11 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks to lead Connecticut to a 53-41 win over Butler in the NCAA championship game. UConn coach Jim Calhoun wins his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.2013 — Pierre Jackson has his fourth straight double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to its first NIT title with a 74-54 win over Iowa. 1970 — New York beat Detroit 9-5 to take fourth place and the final playoff berth in the NHL’s East Division. The Rangers, with 246 goals, become the first team in NHL history to advance to the playoffs on the basis of goals scored when they finish in a tie with Montreal at 92 points and 38 wins. The Canadiens, who lose to Chicago 10-2 in a night game, finishes with 244 goals.1972 — For the first time in history, major league baseball fails to open because of a general player strike, which started April 1 and would be settled April 13.1984 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hits a sky hook with 8:53 left to play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 129-115 victory over the Utah Jazz to become the NBA’s top career scorer. Wilt Chamberlain, with 31,419 points, held the record since his retirement in 1973.1993 — Donald Williams scores 25 points to lead North Carolina to a 77-71 win over Michigan in the NCAA championship.1997 — Bruce Baumgartner wins a record eighth World Cup wrestling gold medal, beating David Musolbes 2-1 in overtime at 275 1/2 pounds as the United States routs Russia 25-7. Associated Press AP Sportlight 2016 — UConn wins an unprecedented fourth straight women’s national championship, capping another perfect season by routing Syracuse 82-51. Geno Auriemma passes UCLA’s John Wooden with his 11th national title and a sixth undefeated season.2017 — Golden State holds off Phoenix 120-111 for their season-high 13th straight win, clinching the best record in the NBA for the third straight season. The Warriors are the first team have the NBA’s best record for three consecutive seasons since the Boston Celtics did it in 1983-84, ’84-’85 and ’85-’86. The Warriors also are the first team to win at least 65 games in three straight seasons.END ADV,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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WWE News: Draft predictions for upcoming Monday Night RAW 2019

first_img The scenario of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will once again change its ways as the company will present a two-night draft. It will take place on October 11, 2019, for Smackdown and October 14, 2019 for Raw. After Hell In A Cell, there will be new results and it will make the skies clearer for Raw and SmackDown drafts. Here is a prediction of the Raw draft 2019.Also Read | CM Punk and Triple H discuss about former’s possible return to WWEThe biggest predictions of RAW DraftBrock LesnarBrock Lesnar has lost his WWE Universal title at SummerSlam against Seth Rollins but the re-match is not on the cards. Lesnar has challenged the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston in SmackDown and they will fight for the belt in SmackDown’s debut on Fox. However, if Rey Mysterio interferes in the match and Kofi walks out with the belt, Lesnar might stay at Raw for his title run.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Here’s how The Rock influenced the word ‘Smackdown’Shayna BaszlerThe NXT Superstar can be the biggest surprise of RAW in the coming days. WWE has decided to sign her after high prominence and brilliant performance last year in NXT. The Queen of Spades is all set to amaze the RAW audience are dominating the NXT ring. RAW is stacked with big names like Ronda Rousey, Alexa Bliss and Shayna’s entrance can make the division stronger.Also Read | WWE: Upcoming events, schedule to keep an eye on after Hell in a CellSeth RollinsThough fans have been wanting to see Rollins at SmackDown, it seems like the time has arrived. Rollins is the current WWE Universal Champion and he might lose his belt against Braun Strowman in WWE Hell In A Cell. If Rollins loses his belt, there are high chances of his return in SmackDown. Seth can be a great contender for WWE Heavyweight belt and WWE might make it happen.Braun StrowmanStrowman is one of the strongest wrestlers of WWE and he has been a major star of RAW. However, if he comes down to SmackDown at the moment, there can be a feud between him and Lesnar. The Monster Among Men is a dominant star and his presence in SmackDown can be highly beneficial for the blue brand. WWE might use this trump card to take new turns.Also Read | WWE: Here are draft predictions for SmackDown Live and RAW for 2019 Written By COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 4th October, 2019 11:41 IST WWE News: Draft Predictions For Upcoming Monday Night RAW 2019 WWE Draft 2019 will take place on October 11, 2019, for Smackdown and October 14, 2019, for Raw. Here is a prediction about the Raw Draft 2019. WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 4th October, 2019 11:41 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Akhil Nambiar FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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SuperCoppa:Neymar scores as Barca hold Atletico

first_imgBarcelona came away with a one-all draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday 21 August 2013 thanks to an important equalizer from new boy Neymar.Neymar headed in a crucial equalizer to open his goal account for the Catalans after ex-Barcelona striker David Villa had given his new side the lead with a stunning 12th minute volley.Barcelona dominated possession but struggled to create chances throughout the first leg before Neymar’s 66th-minute equalizer denied the host a first leg advantage.Just as Tata Martino predicted in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, the tie between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will be decided at the Camp Nou.The home team, who took the lead after 12 minutes thanks to a superb strike from Villa, took control of the game early on but loosened their grip as minutes ticked off the clock.The champion will now be decided on Wednesday 28 August when the two sides meet at the Camp Nou for the return leg.last_img read more

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Football Association of BiH set a date for selling of Tickets for the Match BiH – Greece

first_imgTickets for the upcoming match within qualifications for the World Cup in Russia, which our national football team will play in Zenica on June 9, will be available for sale from May 29, from 9 AM, as announced by the Football Association of BiH.Due to the limited capacities of the stadium in Zenica, as well as safety procedures, there will be 10,580 tickets printed for sale, and prices are following – 40 BAM (West), 30 BAM (East), 20 BAM (North and South).There is already a huge interest of our fans and fan groups for this very important match, who want to give their full contribution in achieving a single aim: the victory of our Dragons.One person will be able to buy a maximum of two tickets with the presentation of an identification document (ID card or passport) and recording of the serial numbers of tickets.According to FIFA and UEFA rules on the number of tickets for visiting fans, 675 tickets belong to the Football Association of Greece, from which 125 tickets on West stand and 550 tickets on North stands. Football Association of Greece will organize ticket sales for their fans in accordance with their internal regulations.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more