Photo gallery: Greenacres vs. Elm Grove 8th-grade girls basketball

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Second club interested in Fulham man, set to make offer and…

first_imgThe player is likely to return to Germany following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship and the player has also been linked with Fenerbahce’s local rivals Besiktas in recent weeks.Fenerbahce are set to make an overhaul of their squad this summer and the Fulham loanee looks to be a target for the club.It’s reported Schurrle has decided to leave Fulham after dropping down into the English second tier and Fenerbahce are hoping they can convince the 28-year old to move to Istanbul.According to A Spor, the Super Lig side are set to make a loan offer to Dortmund to sign the player and they are confident that they can secure his signature.Schurrle has scored 6 goals for Fulham in the Premier League this season.His contract with Borussia Dortmund expires in June 2021.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo A Spor claim Fenerbahce are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund attacker Andre Schurrle, who’s currently on loan at Fulham.last_img read more

Hamilton opens 40-point lead with Singapore victory

first_imgSINGAPORE,  (Reuters) – Britain’s Lewis Hamilton eased to victory from pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday as the Mercedes driver extended his championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 40 points with six rounds remaining. Hamilton held off a mid-race challenge from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to register a record-equalling fourth triumph at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit track, while Vettel finished third to slip further behind in the title race.“Great job everyone, what a weekend… keep pushing, keep pushing, we’ve got this,” Hamilton told his team over the radio soon after crossing the line at the end of the 61st lap.Hamilton’s 69th overall victory was his seventh of the season and it was built on the foundations of a stunning qualifying lap on Saturday, when he stormed to pole in a car deemed inferior to the Ferraris and Red Bulls on this circuit. For Vettel and Ferrari it was another disappointing weekend after the car showed plenty of pace through all three practice sessions, the German’s cause not helped by a questionable strategy and a poor pitstop.Hamilton won this race from the third row a year ago when Vettel, Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen collided before Turn One but there was no repeat of such drama this time after the drivers got off to a clean start at the head of the field.There has, however, been a safety car period in every race in Singapore since it joined Formula One in 2008 and it was deployed on the opening lap after Sergio Perez pushed his Force India team mate Esteban Ocon into a wall after Turn Three. “Sorry guys there was no room,” Perez told his team over the radio. Vettel got past Verstappen before the safety car emerged and slotted in behind Hamilton, but his race unravelled when the German pitted first on the 14th lap but got stuck in traffic and overtaken by the Dutchman when he made his stop for fresh tyres.BACK MARKERSHamilton was cruising up front but suffered a mini-crisis on the 38th lap when he got stuck in a queue of tail-enders, which allowed Verstappen to get right up behind him. The Dutchman had a look up the inside as Hamilton struggled to pass the back markers but the Briton just stayed ahead and was able to pull clear all the way to the chequered flag once he had a clear track ahead of him.“It definitely got a little bit interesting towards the end with the back markers as you could already feel the draft from the cars when you were five and six seconds behind,” Hamilton added.“And you can’t really see the blue flags (telling back markers to move aside), they are quite dark.” Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas held off a prolonged late challenge from Raikkonen in the other Ferrari to claim fourth place, the pair finishing just ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who was closing on them in the final laps.McLaren’s Fernando Alonso came home in seventh, with Renault’s Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg claiming eighth and 10th respectively, either side of Sauber’s Charles Leclerc.“Overall we had a very strong package, both Kimi and myself looked very competitive throughout practice, but in the end, the race result, we finished third and fifth,” Vettel said.“Like yesterday, not where the speed of our car belongs.”last_img read more

Ovechkin, Holtby Help Caps Beat Jets in Shootout

first_imgThere’s an old saying that “there are no style points in sports.”That absolutely applied to the Capitals 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night.Washington played miserably on defense for much of the night, but thanks to some timely goaltending from Braden Holtby (43 saves) and two goals from Alexander Ovechkin (NHL leading 8th & 9th tallies), the Caps grabbed a win on the first tilt of their five game road trip to improve their record to 4-5 overall.Time after time the Caps gave up odd man rushes to a very fast Winnipeg team but somehow Holtby managed to make the big saves to keep the Caps from falling too far behind. The Jets, once they watch the film on this one, will curse themselves for not scoring more on their numerous opportunities.Washington struggled with their first three power plays giving up a shorthanded tally and if not for #70, the Jets might have had more. Still, when Washington received a power play in the third period the man advantage finally clicked with Troy Brouwer banging home a goal off of a sweet feed from Nicklas Backstrom to give the Caps a 4-3 lead.Naturally, on this night, some horrible defensive zone play by the top line and the Mike Green-Nate Schmidt defensive pair, led to the tying tally less than three minutes later. Green would play one more shift in the 3rd period, on a Washington power play, but after that he did not see the ice again, including the overtime session. Oates stated afterwards that the decision to sit #52 was because he was struggling (h/t to Mike Vogel for that info). The question though, is were the struggles due to a physical ailment, because Green has not looked that lethargic or played that poorly in a long time?Offensively, the Caps did numerous good things and they generated a lot of speed going into the Winnipeg offensive zone. Marcus Johansson (2 assists) and Mikhail Grabovski (1 goal) were really flying for Washington in this one. The Capitals also had some very good fore checking shifts that wore out the Jets defense and forced Winnipeg into some costly turnovers. Rookie Tom Wilson continues to play hard, hit, and wreak havoc when he’s on the ice. Those were some of the positive things that came out of the victory.Defensively, well, there is a ton of work to do. The Caps are far too guilty of puck watching and not moving their feet in their own zone. You could call it “road cone” defense, if you will. Defense is an effort and attention to detail part of the game. Washington has much work to do in this area, especially when it comes to looking around and finding out where your opponent is going so that you can take away their time and space. Coach Adam Oates has his work cut out for him getting some of these guys to buy in on playing in their own end. If the Capitals want to have a strong regular season and then advance deep into the playoffs, they have to improve their play when they don’t have the puck, particularly in the neutral and defensive zones.Still, a win is a win and they don’t say how, they just count the two points for a victory during the regular season.The Caps did not play particularly well, but they did manage to not quit, show some passion and resiliency, and earn a very big win to open up an important early road trip.Notes: Backstrom, Brouwer, Brooks Laich, and Martin Erat scored in succession in the shootout, which the Caps won, 4-3…Washington was 1 for 5 with the power play while Winnipeg went 0 for 3 (but the Jets did have a SHG)…Oates relied heavily on Karl Alzner and John Carlson as a d-pair in this one, with both playing 26 minutes and change…Green had only 18:13 of ice time, a season low…the Caps lost the faceoff battle, 47-34 and Eric Fehr went 1-6…somehow Evander Kane only had an assist in 28 plus minutes of ice time. #9 had 6 shots on net and was all over the rink. He’s a Capital killer but Holtby denied him in the gimmick right before Erat notched the game winner.last_img read more

Fmr. D’Tigress Captain Charged To Court By Teammate In National Camp

first_imgWhy Aisha Mohammed was dropped as D’Tigress Captain…D’Tigress Team mate drags her to courtLike the abrupt termination of duties of Afrobasket winning head coach Sam Vincent wasn’t enough distraction for the Nigerian Women’s national Basketball team currently preparing for the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Sources close to busybuddiesng.com reveal former captain Aisha Mohammed has a formal complaint filed against her by D’Tigress team mate Ijeoma Ajemba for assault in the US.The chaos at the Atlanta base of the African champions hit ultra high on Monday August 13th, 2018 when Ajemba was said to have notified local authorities about an altercation involving the 2017 Afrobasket winning captain, Mohammed, herself and 3 other D’Tigress players trying to break the squabble at the lobby of their hotel base in Atlanta on July 27th, 2018 at 1:50pm ET.One of witnesses at the hotel revealed Ijeoma Ajemba who was hit twice in the face by Mohammed made a formal complaint to the Police in frustration on Monday after the Federation decided to fine Aisha Mohammed $100 and strip off her leadership role while Ajemba got fined $300 and expelled from the team in the wake of a disciplinary hearing at 4:30pm ET on the day of the fight, after seeing the judgement unfair punishment which was allegedly induced by Team Manger Mactabene Amachree, who is said to have a cordial relationship with the now former captain according to the source.Another source close to the player revealed she (Ajemba) actually sought redress with the Team manager, Nigeria Basketball Federation board members in Atlanta and Federation President Musa Kida ( via email) to appeal the judgement but yielded no response from the President or any of them.In fact the source claimed the team’s General Manager, Mactabene Amachree threatened the player for appealing and was quoted as follows: “You are done with Nigeria Basketball Forever”.“The Federation and I will be protecting Aisha on this matter.” He added.The words said provoked her (Ajemba) to take the option to seek external justice for the poor judgement and treatment amongst other entitlements being owed and deprived her, as she was thrown out of the national camp by the TM.This ugly situation is by far the worst management, leadership in Basketball history . The account of our source also revealed that the D’Tigress players suffered unprofessional treatment, poor welfare and high handedness from the Team Manager which caused them to go on strike for 3 days (July 30th – August 2nd). As a matter of fact leading some players walking away from the national team camp, abandoning their World Cup dream of representing Nigeria in Spain this September rather than fight for a shirt due to the poor conditions of the National Camp.With the team due to leave for Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday for the 2nd phase of camp, it’s not clear if Aisha Mohammed will be eligible to leave the US or be a part of the team for the World Cup with a court case looming and her position as team captain effectively taken from her with Adaora Elonu who is not in camp at the moment installed as the new captain.We have tried but have been unable to establish communication with Mohammed to get her comments at this time.RelatedNBBF Invites 28 Players To Atlanta Camp Ahead Of FIBA World CupJuly 14, 2018In “BasketBall”Afrobasket 2019: How Aisha Mohammed Led D’Tigress to Afrobasket Triumph Despite “Juju” ScareAugust 28, 2019In “BasketBall”D’Tigress Captain Aisha Mohammed Confirms Payment Of Cash Rewards From FGNovember 22, 2017In “BasketBall”last_img read more

INSIDE AFCON 2019: Troost-Ekong Anticipates ‘Do or Die’ Encounter With Cameroon (AUDIO)

first_imgALEXANDRIA – Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong says the loss against Madagascar has given Nigeria “that extra motivation” to beat defending champions Cameroon in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 tie tomorrow.That loss ensured the Eagles ended the group stage on a sour note but Troost-Ekong who played in the 2-0 loss to Madagascar, says the Round of 16 marks the start of “the real tournament” and expects a “do or die” encounter against a Cameroon side he believes will be out to avenge their 4-0 loss to Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.“Now we are starting the real tournament,” Troost-Ekong said at the pre-match press conference today.“We did well to qualify and of course, everyone was upset about the last game against Madagascar so everyone has that extra motivation. It’s a do or die because we know we have to give everything if we want to stay in the tournament and progress so it’s going to be a big game against Cameroon.Download audio“We’ve faced them before in the World Cup qualifiers, so, we know what they can do but they’re also going to have maybe a feeling of revenge from that time so we have to be ready for them.”The Udinese defender said he expects no repeat of the apparent lack of motivation shown against Madagascar and expects his teammates to find sufficient motivation from the high stakes at play on Saturday.The 25-year-old drew parallels with the response shown by Nigeria after the lost their opening game of the AFCON qualifiers at home to Cameroon to illustrate the capacity of the team to bounce back from the unusual loss to Madagascar.Download audio“We’ve been in this situation before, where we’ve got games where we have been the favourites beforehand, like it happened to us when we played against South Africa at home at the start of our AFCON qualifiers and afterwards I think we’ve shown a reaction as a team.“I’ve also been through situations like this in my club and I’m sure I’ll go through them again. I think everyone now has woke up from that game and I don’t think anyone was satisfied with their performance; if anything we have been very driven.“I don’t think there’s going to be a question of motivation for this kind of game if you need any motivation for this kind of game, then I think you’re probably not in the right mindset we are going to be very driven and very eager to prove a point.”Relatedlast_img read more

“I am mad you are gone” – ‘Mythbusters’ and ‘White Rabbit Project’ alums pay tribute to Grant Imahara

first_imgNetflix(LOS ANGELES) — Tory Belleci and Kari Bryon are honoring their late colleague and friend Grant Imahara. Imahara died unexpectedly on July 13 at the age of 49 and, in wake of his passing, Belleci and Bryon, who worked alongside Imahara on Mythbusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, remembered their former colleague and shared touching tributes with Variety on Tuesday. Bellici’s tribute began with a memory of how the two first met back in 1997 when he “stepped through the doors of the ILM model shop.” He recalled being nervous but stated that he was put at ease the moment he encountered Imahara. “That was Grant, always welcoming, always helpful and always ready to solve a problem,” he wrote.Belleci continued to praise Imahara for his “brilliant mind,” his generosity, and his passion for creating before leaving fans with a line that was sure to resonate.He shared, “A wise Vulcan once said, “Change is the essential process of all existence.” This is the hardest change to accept.”Meanwhile, Bryon admitted to both “crying and smiling” as she typed out her piece before sharing some of her heartwarming memories with Imahara.She wrote, “If you drank too much you became the life of the party, doing your signature Pee-wee Herman dance on the bar, but still somehow got home early. You loved my dogs so much you let them lick you in the mouth, which was gross and incredibly sweet.” After stating that herself, Belleci, and Imahara were “beyond friends” she closed, “I am mad that you are gone. We weren’t done yet.”“You should have at least dared me to eat a bug one more time,” Bryon added. “I’d eat all the bugs in the world to have you back.”By Danielle LongCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Timeline of the US and Russia trading diplomatic blows

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco, as well as two diplomatic annexes in Washington, D.C., and New York, Thursday, responding to a Kremlin demand that hundreds of American diplomatic staff in Russia be cut.The consulate closure was the latest turn in a cycle of diplomatic retaliation between Washington and Moscow over recent months that began with accusations of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election and that has seen President Donald Trump — who as a candidate pledged improved relations with Russia– instead drawn down a path of mounting tensions.Below is a timeline tracking the key events in the diplomatic back and forth between the two countries:Oct. 7, 2016 — The U.S. formally accuses Russia of running an espionage operation intended to influence the U.S. presidential election in a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security.Dec. 29, 2016 — The Obama administration expels 35 Russian diplomats and seizes two compounds belonging to the Russian embassy in New York State and Maryland in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. U.S. officials accuse Russia of using the two compounds for espionage and calls the expelled diplomats intelligence operatives.Dec. 30, 2016 — President Vladimir Putin says Russia won’t retaliate against the expulsions for now and will wait to see U.S. policy under the Trump administration. Instead, Putin invites the children of U.S. embassy staff in Moscow to a New Year’s party at the Kremlin. Trump, then president-elect, on Twitter says Putin’s decision to wait is a “great move,” adding that he “always knew he was very smart.”July 27, 2017 — The Senate passes a congressional bill approving sweeping new sanctions against Russia over its election meddling. The bill passes with overwhelming bipartisan support, setting up a challenge to Trump, who has said he opposes it.July 31 — Putin orders the U.S. to cut 755 staff from its diplomatic presence in Russia by Sept. 1, citing the new sanctions bill and the Obama-era expulsions. Russia also closes a summer house and some storage warehouses belonging to the American embassy in Moscow.Aug. 2 — Trump signs the sanctions bill into law while calling it “deeply flawed.”Aug. 31 — The U.S. orders Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two diplomatic annexes in Washington and New York by Sept. 2, saying it is retaliating over the staff cuts.Sept. 1 — Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warns Russia may respond “toughly” to its consulate’s closure, but offers an olive branch to Trump, saying the Kremlin is still eager to pursue his pre-election pledges to improve relations.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Redskins Report Cards 8/9

first_imgThe Washington Redskins opened their preseason with a 26-17 loss to the Patriots in New England which I’m sure was completely fair in every way.Colt McCoyAlex Smith did not play in this game. In his stead came veteran QB Colt McCoy. McCoy dazzled in Foxborough, completing 13 of  18 passes for 189 yards and 2 TDs. The way McCoy played tonight, he could start for some teams.Grade: ATim SettleHere we have undoubtedly the player of the game. While the Redskins second half defense was very unimpressive, Settle was a diamond in the rough, completely stuffing up the middle, forcing the Patriots runners to the outside, and even recovering a fumble. With Settle and a soon to be healthy Da’Ron Payne on the defensive line, the future looks bright in Washington.Grade: A+Cam SimsSims did not see a lot of action tonight, only making 2 catches, but he showed great explosiveness and separation to turn those catches into 74 yards including a dazzling 57 yard catch and run all the way down to the Patriots 2 yard line. I am looking forward to seeing more of Sims next week against the New York Jets.Grade: BKapri BibbsWhile the Redskins second half offense was very uninspired, Kapri Bibbs was the lone exception. Bibbs used his blazing speed to turn 4 carries into 48 yards. In a highly stacked position in the offensive backfield, Bibbs will need to fight tooth and nail to reserve his spot in the offensive backfield, and he definitely got off to a good start tonight.Grade: AKevin HoganRemember how I said the second half offense looked uninspired? Kevin Hogan did not impress in his Redskins debut, completing 7 of 9 passes, but for just 44 yards-this was in a whole half mind you. The offensive line did not give Hogan much help, but when the quarterback only gets 44 yards in a half, the offensive line can only be blamed for so much of that.Grade: FNext: August 16 vs New York JetsPlease follow and like us:last_img read more

Etta LaRae Foster, 80, Caldwell: March 19, 1939 – March 11, 2020

first_imgLaRae FosterEtta LaRae Foster was born to Ray and Hazel Crouch Foster on March 19, 1939.  She died March 11, 2020, at the Wellington Health and Rehab.LaRae was a Caldwell High School graduate with the class of 1957.  After graduating from CHS she attended American Business College in Wichita Kansas.After graduating from business college, she worked for a CPA in Wellington from December 1957 until she was hired as the CHS secretary in August 1958. She retired from USD 360 in 2006 after dedicating her secretarial talents for 48 years.LaRae was a dedicated member of the Caldwell community.   She was an active member of the Central Christian Church.  She was the church secretary.  She started playing the church organ while in high school and continued to play every Sunday until her recent illness.  She also worked at the Caldwell Library when needed.  She was currently serving as president of the Sumner County Hospital District #1 Volunteer Auxiliary. She was the transportation coordinator for the Caldwell Care Network.LaRae was honored this past October at Homecoming with the Audrey Hock award.  It was given to her for her unselfish and tireless work for the CHS alumni association.She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by cousins and friends.Memorials may be given in memory of LaRae to the Caldwell High School Alumni Scholarship Fund or to the Central Christian Church and may be left in the care of the mortuary.Funeral services will be held Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Central Christian Church, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more