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UWF Softball Splits With West Georgia

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) improved to 16-2 with her second consecutive mercy rule win, 10-2 in six innings. The Argos suffered a 7-5 loss in the second game, as Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) fell to the 12-5 loss. West Florida moved to 28-7, 3-3 in GSC play with the split.Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) and Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) had 2-for-4 outings at the plate in game one, as Chastang led her team with four RBIs on two singles. Lafrance limited the Wolves to just five hits, as the Argonauts scattered 11. The Argo offense broke through three scoreless innings in the bottom frame of the 4th, as Miles blasted her 5th long ball in walk off style. Two consecutive singles from Lafrance and Garcia put two on for Burge who drew a walk to load the bases. Kat Pursell (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) dug out a single that drove in two RBIs, giving the Argos a 3-0 edge. A sacrifice fly from Ingram, followed by a pair of singles from Chastang and Kristee Wheeler (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola JC) added three more runs for a UWF 6-0 advantage. Chastang collected a second RBI after reaching on an error in the 5th before West Georgia’s two runs would cross the board off a double from Lindsey Ellenburg. West Florida decided to finish off the Wolves in the bottom half of the 6th as Garcia walked to begin the two-out, three-run rally. Trish Pope (Pensacola, Fla./Okaloosa-Walton CC) singled and Pursell drew a walk to juice the bases for Ingram who batted in a run and reached on an error. Chastang then knocked in the winning runs with a single out to left field. The Wolves bit first in the second game, collecting two as a result of an Argonaut error. The bottom half of the inning began with freebies from pitcher Kacie Crider, as both Ingram and Chastang walked, and Caurie Miller (Orlando, Fla./Troy) was hit by a pitch. Ingram scored on a passed ball, and two more scored on a Lafrance single.In the 2nd, Ingram singled and scored on a Chastang double, scratching one more across. The 3rd seemed to continue a steady Argo rhythm as Wheeler led off with a double and scored on a Garcia single. The Wolves’ bats, however, came alive in the 5th as they posted a five spot on five hits to regain a lead they surrendered in the first. UWG managed only singles in a rally that began with senior Erica Colee. A promising 7th inning began with a single from Miles and a West Georgia fielding error, but the Argos would leave two stranded and suffer the 7-5 loss. The Argos will return to the field Sunday afternoon with a 1pm double header with conference opponent West Alabama. Game One Box ScoreGame Two Box ScorePrint Friendly Version UWF Softball Splits With West Georgia Melissa Chastang (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img Sharelast_img read more

The Boys Are Back: Indians Start 2018 Campaign With West Coast Visit To Seattle; Three Keys To A Victory

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. It’s been far too long since Cleveland Indians baseball has graced our television screens. Luckily, the wait ends on Thursday night.That’s correct, the Tribe takes the field for the first time in the 2018 season, as they prepare to face the Seattle Mariners to begin the campaign.The Tribe knows that last season did not end the way they wanted it to and they have their full focus on completing their mission of bringing Cleveland a World Series Championship after falling short in the last two seasons. This year, the motto is quite simple: Finish.Corey Kluber will head to the mound for Opening Night, his fourth-straight time doing so for the Indians. The defending AL Cy Young Award winner will take on Felix Hernandez, a previous winner of the top pitching award as well. Hernandez will look to rebound off an injury-plagued 2017 season that saw him appear in just sixteen games, finishing with a record of 6-5 and 4.36 ERA.While the Indians are looking to make it three-straight trips to the postseason, Seattle has not clinched a spot in the October Classic since the 2001 season. Robinson Cano and company will be looking to change that after finishing 78-84 in 2017.You can listen to the game on WTAM 1100 or WMMS 100.7 and watch the game on SportsTime Ohio or ESPN.With all of that being said, let’s take a look at the three keys for an Opening Night victory: Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related Topicslast_img read more

Legend of CSKA and Loko for the final: My heart is…

first_imgThe legend of Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) and CSKA Ruzhdi Kerimov speaks for the first time in many years.Here is what he told the Maritsa newspaper: “My heart breaks from the moment it became clear that Loko and CSKA will play in the Cup final. Loko is my home team, my first football love. I played world-class matches with CSKA. Whoever wins, I will be happy “The most important thing is to have a good football match, which will bring people back to the stadiums. Congratulations to Hristo Bonev and uncle Gocho Vassilev.” Under the leadership of Kabakov: CSKA with 10 wins from 20 matchesThis season Kabakov has played only once for Lokolast_img

Zidane shocks: I don’t know if I’m staying at Real

first_imgZinedine Zidane shockingly refused to confirm whether he will be the coach of Real Madrid next season. The French legend has just regained the title in Madrid after an incredible raid after the resumption of the season.Zidane’s confession made Juventus bosses follow the situation with great interest. The Italian giants wanted Zidane to replace Max Allegri between 2018 and 2019, when he left the Kings after three triumphs in the Champions League. However, things did not happen and Turin took Maurizio Sari as coach. “No one knows what will happen. I have a contract with Real, I like being in the club, but in football you never know anything. “Things change with each passing day and honestly, I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Zidane said.last_img

Vodafone vows to support golf

first_imgVodafone Ghana has pledged its unflinching support for the sport of golf in the country.Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Whitehill said his outfit is in talks with the Professional Golfers Association to chart a new path for the sport in the coming year.Speaking to on Saturday during the Vodafone organized interactive Golf Tournament held at the Celebrity Golf Club in Sakumono, Mr. Kyle said his outfit is already supporting activities of both the Achimota and Celebrity Golf Clubs and hopes to establish the sport nationwide in the coming years.“The golf in Ghana has a great opportunity to be bigger and Vodafone would like to support golf in Ghana to be bigger than it is today,” he said.The competition was open to its executives, enterprising teams and a cross section of its customers.Commenting on the competitiveness of the telecom industry in the country, Mr. Kyle noted that Ghana is perhaps the most competitive telecom market place in the world. “It is a very competitive market place. I think it is probably one of the most competitive telecoms market places in the world.“And at the moment I think there are some very fine networks here and I think you will continue to see great products and great charges for the customers,” he said.Guoshi Daniel scored 40 points to win Group A of the men’s division beating Kweku Okyere 39, K Krundu, 38, to second and third places respectively.In Group B, Chief Finance Officer of MTN, Gunter Engling was in ‘enemy territory’ but won the group beating Adrian B to second position.In the women’s Group A division, Joyce Arkutu and Esther Antwi occupied the first and second positions, whilst Vivian Dick from the Kumasi golf club emerged tops in Group B, beating Amoah G to second position. For lovers and connoisseurs of golf who are concerned about the handicaps of the various competitors, it was for ‘good reasons’ ignored.Only a few were professional golfers and played below a handicap of 18.The word handicap was out of coverage area.Story by Nathan Gadugah/ read more

Buck up – Otumfuo tells Kotoko players

first_imgThe owner of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has been briefed about current happenings in the club. This task was undertaken by Kotoko’s Executive CEO, Dr. K.K. Sarpong during a meeting on Monday with the Asantehene.The meeting was held at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the official seat of the Ashanti King. Dr. Sarpong reportedly informed Otumfuo about the current state of Kotoko with regard to the performance of the team and player welfare.He also told the Asantehene about measures being taken by his administration to restore Kotoko to its past glory. In this regard, Dr. Sarpong hinted Otumfuo about the new breed of players that he had purchased to strengthen the team in the second round.A Kotoko source who divulged the information to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS said Otumfuo in his response expressed worry about Kotoko’s lackadaisical performance lately. The Kotoko owner therefore admonished the playing body and the technical bench of the team to buck up in the second round.Source: Daily Guidelast_img read more

Veteran charged with killing black man in NYC in likely ‘act of terrorism,’ prosecutors say

first_img Related New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — James Harris Jackson, an Army veteran from Maryland accused of killing a black man in what authorities said was an interstate mission to attack black people in New York City, was arraigned Thursday in court on murder charges.Jackson, 28, is accused in the fatal stabbing on Monday of Timothy Caughman, 66, on 9th Avenue in Manhattan. Jackson was formally charged today with murder in the second degree.On Wednesday, NYPD Assistant Chief Bill Aubry said during a news conference that Jackson, who served in Afghanistan, has a deep-seated hatred of black people. He allegedly wrote a manifesto about attacking blacks in New York City, police said.“It is believed that he was specifically intending to target male blacks for assault,” Aubry said. “The reason why he picked New York is because it’s the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement.”According to the criminal complaint, Jackson allegedly was “regarding the killing as practice prior to going to Times Square to kill additional black men.” The complaint also said that Jackson “had stalked numerous potential victims” and “was angered by black men mixing with white women.”Assistant District Attorney Joan Iluzzi-Orbon said today the charges were expected to be upgraded once the case goes before a grand jury because of the motivation for the crime.“The defendant was motivated purely by hatred,” Iluzzi-Orbon said today. “Additional charges could include murder in the first degree, as this was most likely an act of terrorism.”Outside court, Jackson’s attorney, Sam Talkin, said he would consider an insanity defense for his client.“If the facts are anything near what the allegations are, then we’re going to address obvious psychological issues present,” said Sam Talkin after the arraignment. “We are going to let the dust settle and take a few minutes.”Police said Jackson had been harboring these feelings toward black males for more than 10 years.Before Monday’s fatal stabbing, Jackson traveled from Baltimore, Maryland, to New York on Friday and stayed at a hotel, police said. Video surveillance footage captured him walking around the city.The stabbing occurred around 11:15 p.m. Monday, as Caughman, a can and bottle recycler, was rifling through the trash, police said.In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jackson turned himself in at a police substation, according to police, and said “You need to arrest me, I have knives in my pocket.”According to Aubry, after Jackson described the crime and where he had disposed of the weapon, police recovered a 26-inch black mini sword and sheath inside a trash bag in a park, which investigators believe to be the murder weapon.Aubry said that Jackson did not attack anyone else.On Monday, after the attack, Caughman walked to a police precinct and collapsed. He was later pronounced dead at Bellevue hospital, police said.No plea appears to have been entered at this time and no bail application has been made. Jackson is due back in court March 27.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Dan du Plessis: My dad talks too much, but he cares

first_imgThere have been a few family dynasties in South African rugby, but you’d struggle to find a bigger one than the Du Plessis.During Western Province’s golden era in the 1980s, Carel and Michael were revered for their respective roles.Carel’s nickname, the Prince of Wings, says everything that needs to be said about his pedigree.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsAdChoices广告Ads by TeadsBrother Michael, two years older, was more a subtle, mercurial talent, but it didn’t necessarily mean that he was overshadowed.When it comes to Michael’s son, Dan, however, there’s a fair argument to be made that the 24-year-old midfielder is, perhaps, still languishing in the shadow of the dynasty.It certainly doesn’t help that Dan’s cousin, Jean-Luc, operates at flyhalf, a position that naturally gains more attention.Yet the Stormers rookie seems to prefer it that way, which isn’t quite surprising given the stop-start nature of his career to date.A rash of injuries tends to give one perspective.It also explains, tongue firmly in cheek, why Dan tends to become a bit bored with his dad’s “tales” on the game.“Sometimes my dad talks a bit too much about his own career,” he said, laughing.“And then I get a bit upset with him and tell him to keep quiet for a bit. I’m going on my own path, I’m not following in his footsteps. I am just trying to make my own path and own career.”Du Plessis is practical enough though to know that he shouldn’t merely shrug off his father’s insights.“He’s obviously had a massive impact on my career. He gives me a lot of feedback‚ which is mostly positive. He doesn’t try to put any negativity on me. I have learned a lot from him,” he said.Acknowledging that he’s “in best shape (I’ve) been in the past two years”, Du Plessis now just wants to focus on a extended run of games.And he’s certainly going to need his newfound strength and experience to tame the Hurricanes’ midfield on Saturday in Wellington, which perhaps explains why Stormers mentor Robbie Fleck on Thursday decided to rather use him as impact player off the bench.“In terms of direct opposition‚ this is my toughest challenge. We’ll be up against a number of All Blacks and world-class players like Beauden Barrett and Ngani Laumape,” said Du Plessis.Stormers: Dillyn Leyds, Sergeal Petersen, Ruhan Nel, Damian de Allende, SP Marais, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Hershel Jantjies, Juarno Augustus, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (c), Chris van Zyl, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff. Bench: Scarra Ntubeni, Corne Fourie, Wilco Louw, JD Schickerling, Jaco Coetzee, Justin Phillips, Dan du Plessis, Damian Willemse.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Why Kitshoff is the ‘obvious’ choice to replace Kolisi

first_imgSouth African rugby has had its fair share of reluctant leaders over the years.Recently, even Malcolm Marx’s elevation as the Lions’ stand-in skipper gave one a distinct feeling that he wouldn’t have accepted the role had he not been asked.That’s not the case with Steven Kitshoff, who on Wednesday was installed as the Stormers’ captain for Friday’s meeting with the Rebels.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsALSO READ: Stormers ‘deserve a bit of luck’The Springbok loosehead deputises for Siya Kolisi, who’s been given a rest.It’s the culmination of a conversation he had early in 2017 with the coaching staff.“Steven has been part of our leadership group since he returned from France,” Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said from Melbourne on Wednesday.“He’s grown a lot since he has come back and it’s something he’s been keen on. When he came back he spoke to me about taking on more of a leadership role and week in and week out he delivers on and off the field.”That attitude has made him a hugely popular figure among his teammates.“Much like Pieter-Steph du Toit, he’s a very quiet leader who leads by example in the way he trains and plays,” said Fleck.“He’s a well respected player in the group and when he speaks, he speaks confidently and the players and management listen. It was an obvious choice for us.”More importantly, Kitshoff represents the “new generation” leader that a youthful match squad will crave in their mission to end an unsuccessful tour on a high note.“With the amount of young, inexperienced players we have this week it is important that Steven has a rapport with them and he does.”Stormers: Damian Willemse, Sergeal Petersen, Ruhan Nel, Damian de Allende, Dillyn Leyds, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Herschel Jantjies, Jaco Coetzee, Kobus van Dyk, Ernst van Rhyn, Cobus Wiese, Salmaan Moerat, Wilco Louw, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff. Bench: Scarra Ntubeni, Corne Fourie, Frans Malherbe, Johan du Toit, Juarno Augustus, Justin Phillips, Josh Stander, Seabelo Senatla.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Luka Modric pens new Real Madrid deal… but bad news for Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is being tested after a muscle strain.  He was substituted off for James Rodriguez at half-time in the first leg of the Super Copa on Monday night.  Upd. at 19:34 CEST The club wrote: “Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons.” The 28-year-old midfielder has enjoyed great success at the club after a shaky start, culminating in last season’s Champions League triumph. center_img Luka Modric has signed a new four year deal with Real Madrid. 20/08/2014 Sport EN He is doubtful for the second clash with Atletico, on Friday.last_img