The circumstances looked bleak for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team four minutes into the second half Thursday night. The Badgers (5-2) were reeling from an 11-0 Boston College (3-5) run to make it 38-38 Golden Eagles and seemed to put the game out of reach.Enter sophomores Tessa Cichy and Nicole Bauman. Head coach Bobbie Kelsey made the fateful decision to let the two 5-foot-10 guards control the backcourt for the middle of the second half, and both contributed to bring the Badgers back from a 10-point deficit and explode to a 74-59 victory over the Eagles in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.Wisconsin was lacking any sort of energy or impetus to make a comeback prior to the substitution. But these young players know that it is there job to breathe life into the team and make the most of the opportunity when they step onto the court.“Whenever I come into the game I’m looking to provide energy,” Cichy said. “I felt like that at that point we did not have a lot of energy, and I said to myself ‘Well, I bring that’.”Both Cichy and Bauman played a scrappy first half, marked by diving for loose balls and chasing down long rebounds to allow second chance scoring opportunities. That type of play continued into the second half, and with Bauman at the point-guard feeding Cichy playing the two guard, they had the chance to make an impact on the outcome of the game for the first time this season. Bauman pulled down four boards and Cichy came away with two steals by the final buzzer.Coming into the game, Cichy had only attempted two three-pointers in the season. But on Thursday evening, the Somerset, WI native’s all three attempts from beyond the arc found the bottom of the net. Her makes came at crucial points in the game, the first cutting Boston College’s lead to two at 44-42. Her next came with under ten minutes to play, and halted a 5-0 BC run, making it 45-49 and kept the Badgers in striking distance. Down by one with under six minutes left in the game, Cichy squared up and sunk a bomb from the left wing to put the Badgers up 55-53. That sparked a 13-0 Wisconsin run, and the Badgers never looked back.“Tessa is a very smart player, and she uses her brain more so than her physical part of her game,” Kelsey said. “She’s a very good shooter, knows when to take shots, and knows where to get the ball to. We needed that lift off the bench.”Bauman had an impact on the game in a much different way than her backcourt partner. She only attempted two shots, and finished the game with zero points in the scoring column. However, the other parts of her game made her an invaluable piece to the puzzle for the Badgers.“She was out there orchestrating,” Kelsey said. “You don’t always have to score to affect the game, you can make a big impact without putting the ball in the basket because your presence and energy and your command of what you’re doing and your confidence goes a long way.”Bauman also added stingy defense, shutting down junior guard Lauren Engeln. Engeln, like Johnson, is a transfer from the University of Connecticut. She only managed six points, and Bauman rejected her at the rim as a final statement with 1:24 remaining and riled up the 3,028 fans in the Kohl Center.“The gameplan going in was that she was going to take two dribbles and then spin left,” Bauman said. “We knew she was a driver more than a shooter.”The second half surge from the bench was much needed for the squad. In the first half, only three Badgers — junior Michala Johnson (14), fifth-year senior Taylor Wurtz (10), and sophomore Dakota Whyte (2) — scored. In the second half, Cichy added 13 points and junior Morgan Paige caught the hot hand at the end and finished with 12. Wurtz went on to lead all scorers with 22 and Johnson had 21.Johnson scored her second half buckets because she was the beneficiary of several crisp entry passes from both Bauman and Cichy. Bauman said that rapid outside passing helped create wide open passing lanes and made feeding Johnson in the paint easy. Bauman had two assists and Cichy dished out 3 helpers on the evening.“Nicole and Tessa are both very good players,” Kelsey said. “These two really understand, they have high motors and high energy, we needed it and they came through big time for us.”
The Member of Parliament for Secondi has described comments by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president that appearance fees for the Black Stars were airlifted in 2006 as untrue and ambiguous.“The statement is absolutely false and deliberately misleading”. he said on the floor of Parliament last Thursday.Papa Owusu Ankomah who was the Minister of Youth and Sports and head of the delegation that led the Black Stars to the 2006 World Cup held in Germany said no such thing happened.He went on to say that his deputy at the time, Mr. O.B Amoah has made several statements to the fact that the comments made by the GFA president were incorrect.An amount of $3 million dollars was airlifted to Brazil as appearance fees for the Black Stars after they threatened to boycott their crucial match against Portugal.This situation caused uproar among both local and international press with many describing it as a shame. However the GFA president has said the practice was a normal one adding that in both 2006 and 2010 World Cup, appearance fees was airlifted to the players.Papa Owusu Ankomah has therefore advised members of parliament who have given credence to the GFA president’s statement to get their facts right before endorsing such statements.
The win is huge for Wardle, from Prestbury in Cheshire, who said: “Last year I led after two rounds and kind of blew it in the third round. I went out there today so determined not to let that happen again. I didn’t want that that sinking feeling again. “It was so tough coming in. On the 10th I started wondering how I could get the club back in the wind and we were only just making the fairway. When you were over the ball it was a matter of take whatever stance you could and give it a go. Now Wardle is off to play for England in the girls’ Home Internationals at Little Aston, Staffordshire, which start on Wednesday. After that it’s the British girls’ championship, where she was runner-up last year. Click here for the full scores The winds blew at gale force – but nothing could stop Bel Wardle as she swept to a seven-shot win in the English girls’ championship at Littlestone, Kent. Wardle’s plan was to get off a quick start – and she couldn’t have been speedier. She drove the first green and holed the 3ft putt for an eagle, then birdied the next two holes to get to 10-under for the championship. She parred her way to the turn and then began the very difficult inward half. The brutal weather made it tough to take a stance, let alone hit a ball, but the 17-year-old international shot one-under 72 in the third round – and became the champion when the fourth round was abandoned because of the conditions. The win is huge for Wardle, from Prestbury in Cheshire, who said: “Last year I led after two rounds and kind of blew it in the third round. I went out there today so determined not to let that happen again. I didn’t want that that sinking feeling again. “I just kept things simple, I didn’t go pin-hunting I just tried to hit greens and control shots into the green.” Click here for the full scores The brutal weather made it tough to take a stance, let alone hit a ball, but the 17-year-old international shot one-under 72 in the third round – and became the champion when the fourth round was abandoned because of the conditions. “It was so tough coming in. On the 10th I started wondering how I could get the club back in the wind and we were only just making the fairway. When you were over the ball it was a matter of take whatever stance you could and give it a go. She was seven-under par for 54 holes, while runner-up Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) finished on level par. Third place, on three over, was taken by Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) and Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) was a further shot back. The winds blew at gale force – but nothing could stop Bel Wardle as she swept to a seven-shot win in the English girls’ championship at Littlestone, Kent. Bel wins wind-blown girls’ championship by seven “I knew I could compete, but this was about getting over the line with my first win and it does so much for my confidence. It shows me I can do it, I really can do it.” She was seven-under par for 54 holes, while runner-up Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) finished on level par. Third place, on three over, was taken by Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) and Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) was a further shot back. Wardle’s plan was to get off a quick start – and she couldn’t have been speedier. She drove the first green and holed the 3ft putt for an eagle, then birdied the next two holes to get to 10-under for the championship. She parred her way to the turn and then began the very difficult inward half. “I knew I could compete, but this was about getting over the line with my first win and it does so much for my confidence. It shows me I can do it, I really can do it.” “I just kept things simple, I didn’t go pin-hunting I just tried to hit greens and control shots into the green.” Now Wardle is off to play for England in the girls’ Home Internationals at Little Aston, Staffordshire, which start on Wednesday. After that it’s the British girls’ championship, where she was runner-up last year. 3 Aug 2017 Bel wins wind-blown girls’ championship by seven
BOB BAFFERT, DORTMUND, WINNER, AND ONE LUCKY DANE. SECOND: “It’s exciting. I’ve been in this position before. You get excited when you know you have a legit contender, just like last year when Art Sherman went through it with California Chrome.“The feeling is like we’ve been here before; just enjoy the moment because the next race (Kentucky Derby on May 2) is going to be the one. It’s good to see this horse just really developing the way he has from his first start. I just love the way he ran today.“When we bought him, he looked like a really good horse, but he was just a big horse, and sometimes they don’t turn out. He’s a big, long-legged horse. When he made the lead and when he gets by himself like that, he’ll idle on you a little bit, so he had to keep going.“One Lucky Dane, he’s a good horse. He showed that last time. This distance is not going to be a problem for him. He’ll go to the (Kentucky) Derby. He qualified in Bob Baffert’s eyes (in addition to points). I don’t need 40 points. They’ve got to qualify in my eyes.“They’ll ship out of here maybe in another couple weeks. I’ll make that call later.”Asked about American Pharoah and his race next Saturday in the Arkansas Derby: “This is the time of the year where we take nothing for granted, we work hard, we have a great team and American Pharoah is doing fantastic. We want to get there in top form and healthy. That’s the battle right there. We have good horses. I can’t believe I’m so fortunate to be in this position with two outstanding 3-year-olds like I have.”KALEEM SHAH, OWNER OF DORTMUND: “Just to have a horse in the Santa Anita Derby is a thrill, but to run this well and win it, is unbelievable. Ever since the San Felipe, this has been like March Madness for me. To be going to the Kentucky Derby with an undefeated horse like this and to be compared to horses like Seattle Slew and Smarty Jones is just amazing. We have these colors (red, white and blue) because I am very patriotic. I have strong feelings about this country ever since I became a naturalized citizen (in 1989). MARTIN GARCIA, DORTMUND, WINNER: “This is my first win in the Santa Anita Derby. There are a lot of ‘firsts’ with him for me. He was really comfortable. The main thing for me today was to break well and put him in a good position.“Even though he’s won all his races, he’s still learning. He can play around a bit but when someone comes to him, or I ask him to go, he becomes push-button and he just takes off.“I never had the chance to ride American Pharoah except in his first time out. But American Pharoah just drags me in the morning; wherever you want to go, however far you want to go, he drags you there. Dortmund, just gallops along, but he isn’t aggressive about it. They’re different in that way but they’re both very good horses.” NOTES: Winning owner Kaleem Shah is from San Diego. JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, ONE LUCKY DANE, SECOND: “I had a good trip. No excuse. I put him right behind with the speed, but the winner was just the best. He was much the best. My horse was still running to the end. My horse ran really good, really good. He surprised me today. He made a good move at the end.(The best thing about his performance?): “This will help a lot in the (Kentucky) Derby. I think this horse can run all day. He’s still learning. He’s a big horse, good-sized for two turns. I think this race will be a lot of help.” MIKE SMITH, BOLO, THIRD: “We didn’t win today, but the good thing is that we know how talented he is on the grass. So we’ll just have to regroup and start our campaign back on grass. We couldn’t have had a better trip – it was perfect. We went three wide, but I was fine with it. I just didn’t have the horse to go with him. He just struggled with the surface.” WHAT ABOUT THE MEDIA CIRCUS LEADING INTO THE KENTUCKY DERBY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS? “I’m looking forward to everything. Those are good problems to have. It means you have a horse in the race.” -30- TRAINER QUOTES
Speaker Bhofal Chambers (right) supports the bid to impeach Associate Justice Ja’neh (left)By Attorney Keith Neville Asumuyaya BestThe American Colonization Society, (ACS) had made it clear from the very beginning, in the mid-1800s: “no,” the nation’s luminaries had insisted in simple English. “We want no ‘superior’ court like what the British had, that even they had to keep adjusting, (fiddling with, fine-tuning) to keep power manageable, (simple, easy to handle). Liberia will do it the American way – by sticking with a ‘Supreme Court, as we do,’” they said.But even ‘Supreme Court’ carried some risk; the ACS member must have understood. However, confined to one separate and distinct branch — a good ways removed from the other two — promised some restraint, (control, limit) the erudite men must have reasoned amongst themselves.That’s what they did, and they were right: no longer lumbering, the U.S. marches on. Not so Liberia. The story turned out differently, when it came to restraint and self-control, as we will soon see!U.S. HYDRA FANGS BARED ON LIBERIAN SOILWe mentioned above that U.S. statesmen took pains to spare this nation some of the challenges the U.S. political system faced, as well as lessons that U.S. History outlined. That history was in-the-making, given that the U.S. was itself, relatively young. So it would be some time, before Liberia could learn and benefit from either the negatives or the positives of the American political system that, in time, would impact Liberia.With the U.S. Constitution limited to seven paragraphs at the start, American political history would lumber on as government powers and responsibilities overlapped, Stateside. Needless to say, conflicts and competitions routinely, (regularly) flared up between the three branches of government, as we discussed last week.After one hundred seventy years as an independent nation, Liberians, over the past few months, found itself finally caught up in a storm of local reactions to the effects from the conflicts and competitions that had grown out of overlapping powers and responsibilities between two of the three separate, but equal branches of government. Those were (the Judiciary and the Legislature) that Liberia had inherited from the U.S., along with the Executive. The conflict had “hit the proverbial ‘fan.’”THE CASE OF LIBERIAIt began with the 2017 presidential and legislative elections in Liberia. The Legislature had made the first move. Somehow, a dress-rehearsal idea worked it way into the mix. It would simulate, (reproduce, imitate) the real impeachment that would be undertaken later. The main subject targeted for the dress rehearsal was the then Speaker Alex Tyler.But this time around, this new set of guys from the lower House were primed for and had zeroed in on the real target; there would be no fooling around! They meant business. They felt they had some real complaints against Justice Jan’eh: The Constance property case would factor in critically! So would the Austin Clarke/EcoBank case, we were informed. The lower House guys made their move for impeachment.JUDICIAL HERETICSBut, the Supreme Court Justices had not been caught unawares by the move by the lower House people. With keen eyes, they had watched the dress rehearsal that had targeted the then Speaker Alex Tyler. They also knew that Hon. Bhopal Chambers had been gunning for Justice Ja’neh.Over the years, the Judicial Branch had seen things another way: “Beginning with a mind-game, they had concluded that there was a bit more to this infernal, (horrible, burning) ‘separate-but-equal’ equation, than ‘met-the-eye.’They speculated about—something, that they felt was still there. It was inside; inside there, somewhere, they might have obsessed! “The Constitution had assigned this Branch—the Judiciary—the task of interpreting the Law; if they didn’t figure it out themselves, then who was going to do it for them?” They decided to make their move as well.A few weeks later, a group of legislators tactically, were served something that forced them to do their own interpretation, and construction of a harmless-looking suggestion that came from the Supreme Court. As far as the Supreme court was concerned, the impeachment people could interpret it any jim way they wanted.The suggestion came in the form of a normal-day, “hold on a minute” writ, that asked the pro-impeachment Legislators to show up for a little tete-a-tete (private talk between two parties).Though written in a soft tone, what Chambers & Company heard, ordered them softly—but in no uncertain terms—to get off their butts and “report” to some imaginary court, popping up out of nowhere, (outside of the Judicial Branch of Government, as they knew it)! So, the group decided to defy an order that no agency under the sun possessed authority or power, enough to command (enforce, carry out) obedience to any such need or desire!NOW, THEN, WHY HASN’T THE “SUPERIOR” COURT HELD CHAMBERS & HIS REBELS IN CONTEMPT?That, of course, was what Chambers and his friends had been watching and waiting to see: whether the Superior Court had the chutzpah, (nerve, gall, or balls) to attempt to follow through and hold Gray, Chambers and Fallah in contempt, after calling the Supreme Court’s bluff, and telling the Bench and its Justices to walk chalk-line!PROHIBITION: an order from the high court, forbidding one of its lower courts from deciding a particular case! Invariably, it has been suggested and encouraged, that this rule remains a purely judicial prerogative, involving none besides the court, the requesting party, and individuals to whom the order, decree or writ, was directed.(TO BE CONTINUED; FRIDAY’S SNEAK-PEAK BELOW…)Meanwhile, the Chinese people say the money for the upcoming “fine, when decreed,” is on its way already! Then, the Representatives from the ‘Huss’ who only there to eeh, can divide it! Jewel say they inside: they got their part of ‘Huss’. The ‘Huss’ of Senate. Dah their time to eeh, too. THEY started this eeh gbinez! Wiah people know what she means. And they will eeh pro-pooh!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “I’m speechless a little bit. It’s just tough we’re right here again — right at the edge and lose again,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Good fight: Durham, Meralco come up short anew but with their head held high LATEST STORIES “We didn’t give up. But when you go down big against Ginebra, especially in the first half like that, it’s gonna be hard. It’s gonna be a grind to get back,” he said, saying that playing catch-up all game long took a toll on the team.“I think we pretty much lost the game by the first half. We were just playing catch-up the whole time. We wanted to let Ginebra shoot, tried to clog the paint, but tonight they hit their shots.”Amid all the frustrations, it doesn’t mean that the Bolts couldn’t learn a thing or two from this bridesmaid finish.“We have great pieces, for sure. We have good solid group of vets and young guys. We have a good team. It’s just we have to continue to build a good culture. We have a great coaching staff, management is very supportive, so we can continue to build.”Still, one can’t fault Dillinger for feeling bad after botching another chance for the title.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “Rivals? I wouldn’t call them much of a rival if they beat us twice,” said the outspoken Dillinger after the Bolts surrendered Game 7 to Ginebra, 101-96. “I mean, until we can actually win a championship against them, they’re not really a rival.”Dillinger couldn’t help but regret to have his best performance of the Finals come too little too late, as he fired a series-best 20 points on a 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the clincher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wish my shot came a little bit sooner in this series,” he said. “But that’s the name of the game. Sometimes, your shot’s off, it’s off. You gotta stay positive and find ways to work through it. You gotta try to to help the team in other ways. It happens. My shots are finally falling tonight but it doesn’t matter, we lost. It doesn’t matter anymore. I wish we won so it would be some kind of a rivalry but we didn’t win.”Dillinger, though, was proud with the fight the Bolts showed in the decider even if they found themselves down by as big as 20 points in the first half. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jared Dillinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Despite another hard-fought battle in a PBA Finals series, Jared Dillinger wouldn’t use the word rival to describe Ginebra and Meralco.Not until Meralco wins on over the crowd favorites.ADVERTISEMENT
Google Philippines names new country director Rivers and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer agreed to a shorter contract extension last year that included an opt-out after this season. Rivers said the opt-out existed to “make sure it was the right fit for everyone.”However, Rivers said that’s being replaced with a long-term deal.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, logistics“I have a job and the Lakers have a coach,” Rivers said. “Straight and upfront, I’m going to be here until Steve says ‘Get out.’”The coach said earlier this year he and Ballmer mutually agreed to remove the opt-out and make it an extension. 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 Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is escorted off the court after being ejected from an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Friday, March 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers denied rumors on Tuesday night that he’s interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers.The LeBron James-led Lakers are 31-39 under coach Luke Walton, whose job status is widely believed to be in jeopardy. Fueling the speculation involving Rivers is that he is close friends with Magic Johnson, Lakers president of basketball operations.ADVERTISEMENT “This is a great place to work,” Rivers said.Rivers has coached the Clippers since 2013, compiling an 887-654 record. He also served as president of basketball operations for three seasons before ceding those duties to Lawrence Frank in 2017.The Clippers were 41-30 going into Tuesday night’s game against Indiana at Staples Center. They currently own the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other NBTC: Kai Sotto, Ateneo dodge upset, withstand Lyceum-Cavite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Elliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Donsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons to secure their place on the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday.James Milner opened the scoring thanks to a howler from MK Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore.Ki-Jana Hoever scored his first goal professional goal for the club when he rose beautifully to header home Milner’s cross.Harvey Elliott became the youngest Liverpool player to start a competitive match for the club at 16 years and 174 days.The former Fulham midfielder was excellent and played alongside two other competitive debutants in Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Matic remains a target for Inter Milanby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic remains a target for Inter Milan.Calciomercato says with Matic’s deal at Old Trafford due for expiry in the summer, that Conte would be interested in a move for the Serbian if he was available on a free transfer. United do have the option to extend his current deal by another year but it remains unclear if the club intend to exercise their option. Matic is free to speak to clubs outside of England as early as January and while Inter are looking to end Juventus’ run of eight straight Serie A titles, they could reach a pre-contract agreement with Matic with a look ahead to 2020-21.
Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris will not require surgeryby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not require surgery on the dislocated elbow suffered in defeat at Brighton.But the Spurs captain has sustained ligament damage and isn’t expected to return to training until early next year.With three minutes played at the Amex Stadium, the Frenchman attempted to claim Pascal Gross’ cross but fumbled it and fell into his goalmouth.As Lloris clutched his arm in agony, Neal Maupay tapped in the Seagulls’ first in a 2-0 defeat that increased the pressure on an under-fire Spurs side.Lloris received treatment on the pitch for the injury before being carried off on a stretcher. The 32-year-old will be sidelined until early next year. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say