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USC looks to keep pace in Pac-12

first_imgAli Khosroshahin insists that the USC women’s soccer team has been playing “must-win” games seemingly for weeks, but with conference play heating up, that is especially true now.Scoring · Junior midfielder Jordan Marada, a transfer from Saint Mary’s College, leads USC in points with three goals and five assists. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanAfter losing to Arizona State by one goal and tying Arizona on the road last weekend, the Women of Troy (4-5-2, 1-1-1) stand in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 standings. And the road doesn’t get much easier, as they head north this weekend to face Oregon and Oregon State in two matches that their sixth-year USC coach and players once again view as “must-win” situations.“Right now, we still dictate our own future, we don’t have to rely on anybody else,” freshman midfielder Megan Borman said. “But if we don’t win this weekend, then we’re going to have to do that. So we want to have our destiny in our own hands.”USC ranks last in the Pac-12 in goals allowed per game at 2.09, and Khosroshahin says his young team will have to stop leaking goals if they hope to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.“In all the games that we’ve played this year, our biggest opponent has been ourselves,” Khosroshahin said. “We get the better of the play then we make some decisions that are just ridiculous that leads to goals against.”Players have echoed similar sentiments.“I don’t want to blame it on the young back line, but I think it’s just mental lapses,” Borman said. “It’s just a lack of focus and a lack of discipline with getting back [on defense].”The return of senior defender Kristina Noriega and senior defender Mia Bruno two weeks ago provided USC with a temporary boost in defense when it recorded its first shutout against Washington at McAlister Field.But the Women of Troy regressed by allowing five goals to the Sun Devils last weekend, albeit with only nine players on the field by the end of the game because of two player ejections.“It sucks that we’re ranked last [in goals allowed], but we’re not concerned at all,” said junior midfielder Autumn Altamirano. “We’re strong in the back. I think everything will be okay.”On Friday, the Women of Troy will face Oregon State, which boasts one of the country’s top young goalkeepers in freshman Sammy Jo Prudhomme, who recorded a Pac-12 best of 13 saves against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 30. Prudhomme’s 8.60 saves-per-game average pits her almost three points higher than any other Pac-12 goalkeeper.Oregon State midfielder Megan Miller, who’s recorded three goals and five assists this season, leads the Beavers (9-3-0, 1-2-0). Junior forward Jenna Richardson tops the squad with four goals.The Women of Troy will travel to Eugene, Ore. on Sunday to play the Ducks (5-5-2, 0-2-1). Oregon’s top scorer, freshman forward Kristen Parr, has six goals, while no other Duck has more than two scores.Oregon sophomore goalkeeper Abby Steele has allowed 11 goals in 11 games while collecting 37 saves and recording four shutouts.The Women of Troy have stellar all-time records against both Oregon schools, but have struggled against them in recent years.USC is 13-5-1 all-time against Oregon State, but has lost the last three matchups. The team’s last win over the Beavers was a 1-0 victory in Corvallis, Ore. in 2008.The Women of Troy haven’t beaten Oregon since 2009, after a 2-1 loss last year in Los Angeles and a 1-1 tie in 2010.“I don’t think the opponent really matters right now,” Borman said. “Right now, any team we play is going to be good. The Trojans have been beating the Trojans. We have to get people working back and doing the little things.”Khosroshahin remains confident his team can rebound.“We’re still 1-1-1 in the conference, so we’re still in the thick of things here,” Khosroshahin said. “If we can get a couple of positive results this weekend, we’re in great shape.”USC plays in Corvallis on Friday at 1 p.m. against Oregon State before another 1 p.m. kickoff on Sunday against Oregon in Eugene. Friday’s contest will be televised regionally on the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

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With luck, Kane joins England’s great World Cup strikers

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees England’s Harry Kane celebrates his team’s 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup.The England striker grabbed the game ball and kept it in his grasp after scoring a hat trick in his team’s 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Those goals — two penalties and a lucky deflection — made Kane the third Englishman after Geoff Hurst and Gary Lineker to score a hat trick in a World Cup match.“One to be proud of,” Kane said. “Not many players get to score a hat trick in a World Cup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe third goal was “probably one of the luckiest ones of my career,” he said. It came when a shot from teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off his heel and wrong-footed Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.The other two were penalties, but it didn’t matter that his goals weren’t vintage. It was enough to put England into the round of 16 with a match to spare.  Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Hurst, who got his hat trick in England’s 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, also had that ability. As did Lineker, who scored three against Poland at the 1986 tournament.Like them, Kane was expected to lead England’s attack. But defender John Stones wasn’t.The big center back contributed two goals with a pair of headers. That gives him more World Cup goals than he has in 122 games in the Premier League, where he has scored only once.But, as Stones swiftly reminded everyone, he did score twice in a Champions League game last year.He said his cellphone was “blowing up” with messages after his goals. But he’s more concerned with Kane’s tally and his chance to beat Ronaldo and others to the Golden Boot for the tournament’s top scorer.“I’d love Harry to get it,” Stones said. “I know Harry would want us to win more than get the Golden Boot. That’s the most important thing. But, on a personal level, I’d love Harry to get it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Kane now has a tournament-leading five goals at the World Cup, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.“You’ve got some of the best players in the world doing well, scoring goals, so it’s nice to be up there,” Kane said. “But for me it’s just about the wins. The most important thing is that my goals help my team win. I just hope to continue it.”Kane took advantage of an overly-physical Panama team to score twice from the spot in the first half. The first penalty came when Jesse Lingard was fouled. Kane won the second himself.He converted both penalties convincingly.“You can dismiss penalties as being easy, but the length of time you have to wait before taking it, and the number of distractions to keep focused and start again, it tells you a bit about the mental toughness that he’s got,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. “He’s there. He’s up at the top. We wouldn’t swap him for anyone. We know when he gets opportunities he’s going to bury them.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Cardinals celebrate homecoming with win over West Valley

first_imgCorning >> The West Valley Eagles ended Corning’s post season in the first round with a 49-10 blowout in 2015 and Friday night the Cardinals were looking for payback at their homecoming game. They got it with 45-30 win that’s wasn’t as close as the score would suggest.“It wasn’t the best week of practice,” coach John Studer told his team after the win. “We always find a way to step it up and do what we need to do for homecoming.”Step it up the Cardinals did, and the first half was all …last_img read more

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How to proceed with Joe Pavelski may be Doug Wilson’s biggest decision this summer

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter.“Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a …last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 12, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Temps remain below normal today but will be a bit warmer than where we started the weekend on Saturday. Clouds will be building later today ahead of our next round of moisture. Precipitation is spreading up from the southwest, coming across MO and southern IL today. By midnight tonight, we will see light precipitation spreading over a good part of the state, especially the southern half of Ohio. This continues through tomorrow midday as the system pushes off to the east and slightly north. Temps will be cold enough in many areas overnight tonight to see at least some wet snow. Along and south of a line from Zanesville to Cincinnati we likely see temps at midnight still from 35 to 40 degrees or better. But, in NW Ohio, we will be pushing back toward and below freezing. The temps drift lower from there through sunrise Tuesday. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be from a few hundredths to .3”, but the upper end of that range will be limited to areas near the Ohio river overnight through tomorrow midday. Those are also the areas that are most likely to see rain mixing in or even trying to dominate most of the event. The heaviest moisture will stay south of the Ohio river and track across eastern KY and WV.We see clouds tough to break the rest of tomorrow but should see sunshine for all of Wednesday. Temps remain normal to a bit below normal.On Thursday, we have another strong low passing by to our south, working through the Tennessee valley. This will eventually turn into a rather strong east coast storm and may even develop into a “nor’easter”. But, as it passes south of us on Thursday it begins its northern turn, and as such, we get stuck in “wrap around” moisture. This means we are increasing our precipitation outlook for Thursday afternoon through Friday. Rains start early afternoon in far southern Ohio, and then spread north across the rest of the state through midnight Thursday night. Then we see moisture linger over a large part of the state until Friday late morning, with action finally leaving NE OH around 1-2pm. Temperatures should be mild enough to keep most of this event on the liquid side, but with precipitation holding through the overnight, we wont rule out a rain/snow mix. No accumulations likely. We are putting liquid equivalent precipitation totals at .1″-.6″ over 90% of the state. The heaviest rains will be south and eastern sections of Ohio, while NW OH may see very little. The map at right shows precipitation for the week, combining the minor moisture from tonight/tomorrow with the Thursday-Friday event.Dry Friday late afternoon through early Saturday. On Saturday we see a little clipper like disturbance shooting out of the upper Midwest and moving across northern IL, northern IN and southern MI. It eventually rips across northern Ohio Saturday afternoon and evening, and will be gone by shortly after midnight. We can see a few hundreds to .3” of liquid equivalent precipitation, from US 30 northward and it likely all comes in the form of wet snow, meaning we could see a fresh coating. Temps Saturday will be in the mid to upper 30s though, so this likely is not a big deal. We stay dry US 30 southward.High pressure takes over the entire state Sunday, and we stay dry through next Wednesday.In the extended period, we are going a little drier now. Thanksgiving should be dry, but we see 1 system for the 11-16 day window, moving through for the 24th and 25th. Rain totals can be from half to 1” and yes, we are talking rain at this time. We see good south winds developing next Wednesday into Thursday right at the end of the 10-day period. This will bring a warmer flow pattern in and allow us to see temps about 5-7 degrees above normal. That promoted the late November rain.last_img read more

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Stunning KO loss ‘big lesson learned’ for Folayang

first_img“I tip my hat off to Martin Nguyen. He did his homework well and came very prepared,” he said. “Because of this, my hunger for improvement remains unsatiated. This is a big lesson learned. I believe challenges inside and outside the cage always bring out the best in us. I assure you that the journey doesn’t end here.”In December of 2014, Folayang was dealt with a devastating defeat when he took a flying knee and soccer kicks to the head from Russian Timofey Nastyukhin.READ: Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed The 32-year-old Folayang went on a four-fight streak since then, including a stunning stoppage of Japanese legen Shinya Aoki in 2016 to earn the lightweight belt.“The odds were not in my favor last Friday. Nevertheless, Team Lakay and I will exert our best efforts to wave our Philippine flag more triumphantly in 2018.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week00:50Trending 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe last time Eduard Folayang got knocked out, he bounced back and became a world champion.It’s hard not to bet on the Filipino MMA star to redeem himself after suffering a KO at the hands of Martin Nguyen on Friday night in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa It was a brutal loss for Folayang, who laid flat on his back after walking into a crushing right hand by Nguyen in the second round.Folayang, who relinquished his lightweight title, vowed to make his way back.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 shutoutREAD: Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title “I assure my followers and the fans of Team Lakay that I am alright and there is nothing to be anxious about. I am still in good physical condition,” said Folayang, who commended his foe and good friend Nguyen.center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Magic Johnson on why he won’t ask Lonzo Ball to change his shotlast_img read more

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World Cup-bound Steve Smith and David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019

first_imgAustralian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to leave their respective IPL teams by the end of this month to attend their national training camp from May 2 after being drafted into the squad for the upcoming World Cup.Smith and Warner are currently playing for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively in the IPL after serving their 12-month ban for their role in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket last year.The two were recalled to the national team after Australia named their 15-member squad for World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.”The fifteen-player squad for the ICC world cup will assemble in Brisbane for a training camp at the National Cricket Centre on May 2,” Cricket Australia said.”The training camp will include three practice matches between Australia XI and New Zealand XI at Allan Border Field.”While Warner has been in red-hot form for Sunrisers, holding the orange cap with 400 runs, which includes a century and four fifties, Smith has found the going tough for Rajasthan, having scored just 186 runs in seven matches.They are likely to miss a couple of matches for their respective franchises, besides the knockout stage in case the teams make it to the play-offs.Rajasthan will play Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30 before meeting Delhi Capitals in their last league game on May 4, while Sunrisers will be up against Mumbai and RCB on May 2 and May 4 respectively.Seamer Jason Behrendorff and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who were also named in the World Cup squad, are also expected to leave Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively by the end of the month to attend the camp.advertisementWhile Jason is likely to miss two scheduled Mumbai matches on May 2 and May 5 against SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders, Stoinis might leave a little early considering RCB’s dismal run in the IPL this season.Stoinis played a crucial cameo of 28 runs off 16 balls to help RCB register their first win this season when they defeated Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets.RCB will have to win the next seven matches to salvage any chances of making it to the play-offs. The team has just one league match next month against Sunrisers on May 4.Among others, pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, who also plays for RCB, has already been ruled out of the IPL following an injury and South Africa’s Dale Steyn has been drafted into the squad.Australia opens their World Cup title defence against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol.Also Read | SRH vs DC Live Score, IPL 2019: Paul gets Bairstow to break 72-run opening standAlso Read | IPL 2019: Kagiso Rabada stars as Delhi Capitals stun SRH to move to No.2Also Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir star as CSK smash KKR at Eden GardensAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre Russellast_img read more

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Exciting Opportunities with TFA!

first_imgTouch Football Australia have recently opened applications for three new and exciting roles that are integral to the growth and development of Touch Football across the country.We are looking for forward thinkers with energetic personalities to assist us in taking Touch Football to the next level nation-wide.Our current vacant roles are all based out of Rugby League Central in Sydney, giving you the opportunity to fully leverage the relationship TFA has with the NRL and achieve greater unity between the sports.To find out more about these roles, please click here.If you would like to discuss any of these roles in more detail, please call Grace Bryant on 02 6212 2800.last_img read more

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11 days agoEx-Arsenal manager Wenger to have autobiography published

first_imgEx-Arsenal manager Wenger to have autobiography publishedby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to have an autobiography published.The Frenchman has long been linked with book deals that would see him explain the inner workings of his 22 years at Arsenal.And it was announced this morning by publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson that Wenger will reveal all next year after agreeing to publish his autobiography.The book, titled ‘My Life in Red and White’, will be released in the autumn of next year and is Wenger’s first autobiography.The Frenchman is expected to discuss his life as “one of the greatest and most influential coaches and managers of modern times”, including his time as the longest-serving manager of Arsenal. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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