Three St. Louis students win in BAAC competition

first_imgBatesville, In. — Three St. Louis eighth-grade students have been announced as winners in the BAAC Young Artist Showcase.The students were required to write original short stories that are judged on plot development, creativity and grammar.Maddie Schrand won first place and second place finishes were recorded by Luke Meyer and Emma Livers.Many other St. Louis students won awards for art, music and drama accomplishments.last_img

Steven Gerrard will wear Liverpool shirt again – for ‘Legends’ side in Australia

first_img “It will be great to play with the official Liverpool FC Legends,” Gerrard told “The squad looks like it’s a great set of lads. It’ll be good to get on the pitch with them. “Our fans are the best and to play in front of them again will be emotional, I’m sure.” Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will pull on a Reds shirt again – for the club’s ‘Legends’ side in January. Press Associationcenter_img The 35-year-old midfielder, currently on a post-season break from Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy, has spoken with manager Jurgen Klopp about training at Melwood while he is back on Merseyside. However, he will be playing for the club at the Sydney ANZ on January 7 alongside former team-mates like Jamie Carragher, Dietmar Hamann and John Arne Riise – managed by former manager Gerard Houllier – against a team of Australian counterparts. last_img read more

India lose 0-3 to Sydney FC

first_imgSydney: India Under-23 boys lost to three-time A-League champion and reigning A-League premiers champion Sydney FC, who struck thrice to garner a convincing 3-0 win in a friendly match played at Macquarie University Sports Field here on Tuesday.Sydney FC opened the scoring in the 37th minute from Brosquey before Adam Le Fondre doubled the gap within six minutes. After the breather, a low strike from Trent Buhagiar in the 86th minute sealed the tie for the Sky Blues. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa Coach Stephen Constantine made as many as five changes to the starting eleven from the last match against APIA Tigers FC as Davinder Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Hitesh Sharma and Vinit Rai made way for Subhasish Bose, Salam Ranjan Singh, Nandha Kumar, Germanpreet Singh and Anirudh Thapa respectively.Constantine felt they wanted a ‘tough game’ and this one was nothing less than a ‘very good lesson’ for the team. “We knew very well that it was going to be a tough test against a terrific team and certainly, it was. Our boys were a little surprised with their speed and constant movement but overall, it was a very good lesson for us”, Constantine said. “We got better as the game progressed and created a few opportunities as well. Overall, we wanted a tough game and we were presented with one. Now, we know more about ourselves as a team and of course, as individuals,” the coach added.India are scheduled to play their third game down under against Rydalmere Lions FC on August 31. IANSlast_img read more

Syracuse, Notre Dame to square off at primetime at MetLife Stadium

first_imgSyracuse and Notre Dame will play at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 and be televised on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday.The game, which will be hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will be the third time Syracuse has played there in as many seasons.All three of the Orange’s visits to the home of the New York Giants and Jets have been known as the “New York College Classic.” Syracuse played Penn State there last year and Southern California in 2012, and both of those matchups kicked off at 3:30 p.m.SU and UND have played each other six times total and twice in the New York City area. The Orange defeated the Fighting Irish at Yankee Stadium in 1963. In the most recent meeting, visiting SU pulled off a 24-23 comeback victory over Notre Dame in 2008.The two programs will also square off at MetLife Stadium in September 2016.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s water polo opens MPSF play with another win

first_imgThe top-ranked Trojans hit the road to Tempe, AZ, on Saturday to face off against the Sun Devils and came away with an 8-3 win over Arizona State. The game marked the official start of the MPSF season for the Trojans, taking their record to 1-0 in MPSF and 12-0 overall. USC’s defense held the Sun Devils to just 3 goals over four periods of play with big defensive stops coming from freshman goalie Amanda Longan. Longan tallied five saves, including a 5-meter penalty shot block. While Longan helped shut down ASU offense, the Trojans started taking the lead early in the game 2-0 with a pair of goals from juniors Stephania Haralibidis and Brigitta Games. ASU answered back with a power play goal, trailing closely behind the Trojans. In the second quarter, the Trojans fired off another goal from top scorer of the evening Avery Peterson who nailed in her first of three goals to bring the score to 3-1. The Sun Devils answered back closing the gap to 3-2, but the Trojan offense lit up the cage with a pair of goals from the junior pair Stephania Haralabidis and Ioanna Haralabidis.The Trojans switched into high gear in the second half putting two more goals on the board from Brianna Daboub and Peterson during the third quarter while Longan recorded a third quarter shutout. ASU answered back, making the score 6-3, but the Trojans still wanted more. In the fourth quarter, Games fired one into the cage from the two-meter position while Peterson converted a hat trick to bring the final score to 8-3.USC is the lone undefeated team in the MPSF conference. Stephania Haralabidis won back-to-back MPSF Player of the Week awards and has moved to No. 9 in USC’s top 10 all time scorers for water polo with 155 goals to her name. Longan also garnered multiple MPSF Newcomer awards after coming up with big saves against UC Irvine and UCLA in last weekend’s tournament. This Friday, the Trojans will host a non-conference game against UC Irvine at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center. In their last match-up over the weekend, the Trojans barely escaped with a victory with a final score of 11-10 that moved USC into the semi-finals of the UC Irvine Invitational.last_img read more

Microgaming revamps two classics for a ‘sweet February’

first_imgShare Delasport elevates online casino offering with Betsoft deal June 3, 2020 Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Soft2Bet: Why diversification of white label products is essential in complex times May 28, 2020 Industry games developer Microgaming has revamped two of its most popular slots ‘Secret Romance’ and ‘Fruit Vs Candy’, as it gears up for a ‘sweet February’.Ahead of Valentine’s Day (14 February) Microgaming asks players to ‘flirt with fortune’ relaunching 5-reel and 15 payline instant slot ‘Secret Romance’.  Microgaming has boosted the slot by adding additional ‘Scatter Bonuses’ which trigger multiple free spins and a game multiplier feature.Fresh for February, Microgaming has relaunched 5-reel classic ‘Fruit vs Candy’. The 243 payline slot has been revamped with new ‘vibrant graphics’, as Microgaming aims to create a best-in-class fruit and candy themed slot.‘Fruit vs Candy’ gameplay has been enhanced with Microgaming adding ‘random cash prizes’, bonus trigger rounds and a free spins ‘Sugar Rush’ round.The revamped Secret Romance and Fruit Vs Candy will go live on both desktop and mobile on 1st February 2017, with new free games and achievement features.David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, comments:“February’s new releases focus on love, food and a neon classic! Fruit vs Candy offers players a choice of two game modes, enabling them to pick the features they enjoy most. Whilst Secret Romance brings engaging gameplay features including mystery symbols and an increasing multiplier trail in free spins, which will really heighten the suspense and enjoyment. Rabcat also delivers a fun, vibrant slot in Classic 243, combining a great style of game with a novel free spins feature.”Microgaming will be displaying its full games content at ICE 2017 (7-9 February, ExCeL London, at Stand N5-220.)last_img read more

Big Match Preview: Hearts vs Esperance – team news, quotes, more

first_imgMatch: Hearts v Esperance (0-4) Time: 3pm, Saturday, June 6Venue: Accra Sports Stadium–Former African champions Hearts of Oak face a daunting task as they look to achieve a miraculous turnaround in the CAF Confederations’ Cup third round knockout phase.Hearts lost 4-0 in Rades in the first leg.The “Never Say Die” spirit of the Phobians will be put to test as Hearts of Oak face Tunisian giants Esperance at the Accra Sports Stadium tomorrow.Hearts are buoyed by the miracle of El-Wak and more recently in 2006, a victory over St.Georges of Ethiopia after suffering a 4-0 defeat in Addis Ababa. In the build up to this game, the Phobians have been in bullish form playing three games, scoring seven and conceding none against Afienya United, Elmina Sharks and Tamale Utrecht.The 20-time Ghana Premier League Champions will have to better their recent home results in the Caf Conderations Cup should they have any chance of progressing.In three outings in Accra in this competition, the Phobians have scored three and conceded two. Hearts beat A.S Police 1-0, Olympique Ngor 2-1 and lost 1-0 to Djoliba.The last outing between Hearts and Esperance in Accra ended 3-1 to the Phobians which secured them the Champions League title in 2000.Hearts Team News: Coach Herbert Addo will still have to do without Owusu Bempah and Seidu Mutawakilu who are both on international duty with the Black Satellites in New Zealand.  Burkinabe international Soulama Abdoulaye has joined his colleagues in camp after joining his national team in France and is expected to start in goal.Emmanuel Hayford and Thomas Abbey have recovered from injury and could force their inclusion into the match day squad.The only injury doubt is Ashittey Ollenu who is racing against time to be fit after he limped out of Hearts’ F.A Cup game against Tamale Utrecht last Sunday. Gilbert Fiamenyo sounds confident and says he will score two goals.“It is not easy, but we are going all out, because it is a make or break game. By all means we need a win and my target is two goals.“I can’t score four goals, so the other players ought to score some to help us take out Esperance,” he told Fox fm.Herbert Addo knows it will be a very hard task to win to advance, but he’s hedging his bets anyway. “It’s a difficult game, but we’ll be ready for them [Esperance],” Addo told Oman FM.“Any supporter who has doubt about the team’s prospects should stay at home and not come to the stadium. “Those who have confidence in the team should come to the stadium.”Esperance Team News :Head Coach Jose Manuel Ferreira De Morais will head into his last game as Esperance coach still without the services of his two top strikers, Yannick N’djeng and Haythem Jouini.Despite this, he still will have Hearts of Oak’s tormentor in chief, Samuel Eduok at his disposal. Ghanaian international, Harrison Afful will also be available and is expected to continue in his midfield position for Esperance.Physical trainer Sabri Bousaziz says his charges are ready to battle.“We are physically ready for Hearts of Oak on Saturday, they [Hearts of Oak] came to Tunisia we beat them 4-0 and we played better than them.“We arrived yesterday [Thursday] in Accra and the game is on Saturday, I can confirm judging from what I see the players are not tired, they look good and ready for Hearts of Oak,” Sabri told AllSports.The physical trainer added that they will be counting on Afful Harrison ahead of the game – “Afful Harrsion is a Ghanaian and he knows Hearts of Oak very well so we will be counting on him ahead of the game and I’m sure we will beat Hearts of Oak to seal our qualification”. RefsPapa Bakary Gassama will direct affairs and he’ll be assisted on the lines by compatriots, DikoryJawo and Suleyman Jallow whilst Maudo Jallow operates as the fourth official.  CAF has also appointed Mahatma Issah as the match commissioner. All are from Gambia.–Esperance trainer photo credit: AllSportslast_img read more

Mama mia! Benin shock Nigeria in CHAN

first_imgThe Nigerians return from Benin beaten.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Benin shocked Nigeria 1-0 Sunday in African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying to complete a rare weekend of football celebrations for the tiny west coast country.On Saturday, Beninese Steve Mounie scored twice for promoted Huddersfield Town in a 3-0 triumph at Crystal Palace that temporarily put them top of the English Premier League.Seibou Mama was the toast of Cotonou Sunday after tucking away an 89th-minute penalty for the “Squirrels” in a final round first leg.Sixth-ranked Nigeria are 19 places above Benin in Africa and host the return match in northern city Kano next Saturday.The African Nations Championship is restricted to footballers playing in their country of birth and matches carry full international status and ranking points.Niger were another west African country to cause an upset thanks to a late penalty, which delivered a 2-1 victory over the Ivory Coast in Niamey.Seini Imeran put the home team ahead and Fabius Dosso levelled during an exciting climax to the opening half.Halidou Garba scored the winning goal from the spot with six minutes remaining to give the Nigeriens hope of staging another giant-killing act.Niger stunned Nigeria in a 2011 qualifier and went on to reach the quarter-finals in Sudan — their best showing in the biennial competition.Debutants Egypt, notable and unexplained absentees from the previous four editions, had goalkeeper Mohamed Awad to thank for a 1-1 draw with Morocco in Alexandria. He made a string of superb second-half saves, including blocking an Abdelilah Hafidi spot-kick, as the visitors pressed for victory in the Mediterranean city.Egypt, who lacked the unavailable stars of top clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek, made a perfect start with Ahmed el Sheikh converting a third-minute penalty after he was fouled.Badr Banoun equalised early in the second half at the 87,000-seat Borg el Arab Stadium by rising to powerfully head a free-kick into the net.Comoros took a 2-1 lead over Namibia in a clash of countries seeking a first appearance at the Nations Championship, which is scheduled for Kenya next January and February.A Chadouli Mradabi tap-in and a Mohamed Youssef header gave the east coast islanders a two-goal half-time advantage in Moroni that was halved when Hendrik Somaeb converted a penalty.Ethiopia came from behind to draw 1-1 with Sudan in Hawassa and Madagascar extended an unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 matches after a 0-0 stalemate with visiting Angola. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Steelers looked better, or did they? To face winless Vikings in England

first_imgBrandon Marshall makes leaping catch over Troy Polamalu. (Courier Photo/William McBride)by Ulish CarterCourier Staff WriterWell, at least we got a lot more offense. The Steelers scored 23 points, which was  6 more than the 17 points in the previous two games combined. But they forgot to stop the other team from scoring 40.The Steelers best offensive game of the season was just a step above terrible. So they are getting better?If you didn’t watch the game, and only looked at the stats in the paper, you would think the Steelers had an impressive offensive game and a terrible defensive game. But for those of us who suffered through it we know better.The Steelers were down 24-3 before the first half was over, and if not for a stupid play by  the Bears, trying to block a punt, they would have been blown out much earlier.  But after the Steelers got the ball in great field position, they came roaring back behind some impressive play by Antonio Brown, Jonathan Dwyer and the defense as a unit, only to melt down again.The offense did have some mighty good looking stats but the Steelers are still 0-3. There might be some light beyond the tunnel. They play the Minnesota Vikings,  0-3, next Sunday in England. Somebody has to win.The Steelers stand a very good chance of winning their first game against the Vikings not because the Vikings have looked worse in their three loses. No, actually all three of their losses have been close games. But they are very one dimensional. They have the best runner in football in Adrian Peterson,  but they are weak at quarterback which means if the Steelers can score at least three touchdowns they can win the game because the defense will contain  Peterson.The Vikings suffered their third loss at the hands of the lowly Cleveland Browns who were down to their third string quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Vikings depleted defense made Hoyer look like Peyton Manning, well not that good.He threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns on 30 for 54 passing as the Browns picked up their first win 31-27.Peterson was held to 88 yards while starting quarterback Christian Ponder was 25 of 42 for 228 yards.Antonio Brown had a great game against the Bears after complaining about not getting the ball against the Bengals. He had 186 yards on 9 catches, including one spectacular one-handed touchdown catch. Ben Roethlisberger had 406 yards on 26 of 41 passing, but interceptions and fumbles pretty much erased these numbers.  As far as the division stands, the  Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens stayed on top with wins. The Bengals (2-1) upset the Green Bay Packers 31-27 in one of the most exciting games of the young season, and Baltimore kept pace with a 30-9 lopsided win over the Houston Texans.last_img read more

Ingram has 21 points as Lakers show off depth, beat Hawks

first_img“We played the right way today,” Ingram said. “We always talk about finding the best shot for our team and just trying to move it the right way.”Julius Randle added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers overcame 23 turnovers to keep their lead in double figures throughout the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLonzo Ball had 13 points, seven rebounds and five of the Lakers’ 28 assists.“We’re just moving the ball, playing together,” Ball said. “It’s that simple.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Celtics hold off Grizzlies behind Irving’s heroics 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 awardcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, foreground, drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreATLANTA — Good ball movement meant impressive scoring balance for Brandon Ingram and the Lakers.Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Los Angeles scorers in double figures, and the Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-104 on Monday night for their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “It’s tough when you’re wanting to have team success and everything, but I think we’re growing, really, even though tonight didn’t feel like it,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Hawks can hope for an immediate impact similar to what’s been provided by Ball and Kyle Kuzma, two of five rookies on the Lakers’ roster. Kuzma had 10 points, all in the first half.TIP-INSLakers: Ball logged 24 minutes off the bench as he continues to play under a minutes cap in his return from a left knee injury that caused him to miss 15 games. Ball was held out of Saturday’s win over the Kings after playing 17 minutes on Friday night against Dallas. … The Lakers scored the first seven points of each half. … Josh Hart scored 14 points. Isaiah Thomas had 13. Brook Lopez had 11 and Ivica Zubac had 10. … Los Angeles claimed a 59-41 advantage in rebounds.Hawks: F DeAndre Bembry (abdominal strain) and G Malcolm Delaney (right knee strain) were held out. Budenholzer said Delaney is “close” to playing. … F Miles Plumlee, in his sixth year, is the team’s most experienced player following the release of Ilyasova. … Isaiah Taylor had 16 points off the bench.DIALING LONG DISTANCEThe Lakers overcame 14 first-half turnovers by making 10 of 18 3s to lead 64-46 at the break. For the game, they made 15 of 33 3s. Lopez, Hart, Kuzma and Ball each made three 3s.SLOPPY WINThe Lakers finished three turnovers away from their season high of 26 against the Kings on Jan. 9. They also committed 23 fouls, helping Atlanta claim a 34-19 advantage in free-throw attempts.“A good win but we’ve got to be a lot better,” coach Luke Walton said. “It was just more sloppy than I’d like.”ONE-MAN SHOWThe Hawks struggled to defend Ingram, especially during a third-quarter stretch when he scored six consecutive points. After scoring on two straight drives to the basket, Ingram stole the ball from Schroder, scored and was fouled by Prince. Ingram missed the free throw. Minutes later, Ingram dunked over Mike Muscala, who was called for a foul. That time, Ingram completed the three-point play.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Heat on Thursday.Hawks: Host the Pacers on Wednesday. The Lakers (26-34) matched their win total from last season, when they finished 26-56, though they are only 11th in the Western Conference.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored a season-high 34 points in a 113-108 win over the Kings on Saturday night, had 14 rebounds but was held to only 10 points while making only 4 of 12 shots — including a 3-pointer in the final minute.Taurean Prince had 24 points in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss. Dennis Schroder added 20 points.Before the game, the Hawks announced they requested waivers on veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova. It was another step to clear playing time for younger players, including rookie John Collins, who started. Atlanta released veteran guard Marco Belinelli in a similar move on Feb. 9.The Hawks began the night one-half game behind Phoenix in the race for the NBA’s worst record and appear to be bound for one of the top picks in the draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more