OSU then-junior Shelby Hursh (19) during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Former Photo EditorOhio State’s softball team began the NCAA tournament oozing confidence after finishing as the runner-up in the Big Ten tournament. But for the second year in a row, its season ended early as the team couldn’t escape the Knoxville Regional. On Friday, OSU (35-18) took on South Carolina-Upstate (45-11), the Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season and tournament champion. After falling behind 2-0, the Buckeyes made a late run as sophomore infielder Lilli Piper hit a two-run home run to tie the game and sophomore second baseman Emily Clark hit a shot over the fence of her own to give OSU a 3-2 lead.The one-run advantage wasn’t enough though, as the Spartans responded with a five-run inning in the final frame, capitalizing on a series of defensive miscues committed by the Buckeyes. OSU committed three fielding errors and two directly led to runs for their opposition. Sophomore pitcher Morgan Ray picked up her fifth loss of the season, though three of the five runs she allowed were unearned.With the loss to Upstate, OSU needed to win its next three games to advance past the regional. The Buckeyes were back in action on Saturday, this time taking on Longwood (29-28), a team that lost 5-0 to No. 8 Tennessee Friday afternoon.The Lancers took the first lead of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when junior outfielder Glenn Walters rapped a double, scoring a run. The next inning, two Longwood players – sophomore catcher Kaylynn Batten and sophomore center fielder Jordan Clark– smacked RBI doubles to give Longwood a 3-0 lead.Unlike in Friday’s game, OSU was unable to rally to take the lead at any point. The Buckeyes scored a single run in the final frame when redshirt sophomore first baseman Alex Vargas hit a double, knocking in a run with two outs. But OSU couldn’t muster any more offense as junior catcher Becca Gavin flew out to end the game and the team’s season.
Ohio State senior guard Asia Doss defends Michigan State guard sophomore guard Taryn McCutcheon during the Buckeyes’ 78-62 win against the Spartans on Jan. 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 12 Ohio State women’s basketball team ended its three-game losing streak by defeating Michigan State 78-62 Saturday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center. A strong fourth quarter propelled the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) to victory behind 12-of-14 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range. Ohio State limited Michigan State (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten) to just 7-for-21 shooting in the fourth and forced three turnovers. Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell entered the game averaging 24.9 points per game and needing just 18 points to become the all-time leading Big Ten scorer. Mitchell surpassed that mark with 2:41 left in the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer from the left corner. Mitchell finished the game with a team-high 23 points.Although Mitchell reached an incredible milestone, she said stopping the losing streak was more important.“Honestly, it’s like a lift off your shoulders when you know you went 0-3,” Mitchell said. “As a basketball player, even as a player no matter the sport, you just feel like crap. Only because you go as hard as you can. But on the flip side of things, I got a chance to lace up, get it right, and that’s where our team’s mindset was.”The Buckeyes could not manage a basket over the last 2:31 of the first quarter, but they held a 16-15 lead due to solid defense that limited the Spartans to 33 percent shooting in the opening quarter. The second quarter began slow, but Ohio State went on a 7-0 run midway through the quarter that helped the home team take a 26-20 lead. The run did not last long, however. Ohio State allowed Michigan State to get back into the game, scoring just two points in the next four minutes. But senior guard Asia Doss hit a 3-pointer to give the Buckeyes a 32-29 lead entering halftime.The Buckeyes created separation due in part to dominant play from Mitchell, redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga and senior guard Linnae Harper in the fourth. Harper scored 22 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds, while Mavunga added 20 points and nine rebounds.Harper extended Ohio State’s 53-51 lead with 8:28 to go in the game by scoring two buckets and igniting a 15-1 run during a three minute stretch to gain a 68-52 advantage with 5:04 remaining.Ohio State pushed its lead even further with back-to-back 3-pointers from Mitchell which extended their lead by 20 and ending the Spartans’ comeback hopes. Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said he kept his advice prior to the fourth quarter beginning simple.“Keep playing defense. I thought we were getting good shots, but we just had to make sure we kept playing defense,” McGuff said. “We also got more baskets in transitions which is easier to do when you’re getting stops and steals. I just think it was the ability, sustained effort and execution on the defensive end which ultimately put us in position to win the game.”The Spartans were held under 20 points in each quarter, and only three players on the team scored double digits. Junior center Jenna Allen finished with a team-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting.
Jose Mourinho appeared to be not too disheartened by what he saw as Manchester United came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Club America in the first friendly of their United States tourMourinho had to make do without a number of his World Cup stars for the encounter, but debutant goalkeeper Lee Grant made some critical saves in the opening 45 minutes of the game to keep the scoreline level at the University of Phoenix Stadium.But his replacement Joel Pereria was left helpless by Hector Martin’s thumping header in the 59th-minute of the match to hand Club America the lead.However, Juan Mata ensured that United would not begin their preseason with defeat by scoring an equaliser after Ander Herrera’s header had hit the post.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Mourinho told the club website: “It was good. After five days of training, you need to play and it’s good to play against a team that is three days away from starting their Mexican league. [They were] a team with intensity, a team with quality that pushed us to levels that we weren’t prepared for but pushed us to these levels, so it was a good training session.”The Portuguese coach acknowledged that United were at a disadvantage due to Club America having already started their league campaign and were, therefore, much better prepared for the encounter.“It was a good training session for us and I think they start their league this week, so they were at a more advanced stage than us,” said Mourinho.“I think both teams fought for a result. It was a friendly, the result was not the most important thing but I think the players fought for the result. I think in the first half we were the best team and had the best chances. In the second half, they were stronger than us and scored the goal, then without the only striker we have here [Anthony Martial] we had to try to go for it. The players showed their intentions.”
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso unsure of Leonardo Bonucci’s future at the club.Bonucci is currently drawing interest from Europe’s premier clubs with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain interested in securing his services.Gattuso says Milan will do everything to keep the Italian defender at the San Siro despite PSG preparing to bring him to Paris this summer.Bonucci’s future with Milan has been under serious speculation but Gattuso has praised the attitude of his captain while also confirming that the defender is yet to commit his future to the club.“He’s a great professional and at this moment we’re interested in what he and other players have to say.” Gattuso said about Bonucci to reporters.Report: Chiellini knee surgery a success George Patchias – September 3, 2019 Giorgio Chiellini has had knee surgery and it has been successful.As we brought you earlier at Ronaldo.com, it was believed that the club was…“We have to respect whatever choice he makes. Obviously, he wants to win and so do we as a club, we’ll just have to wait and see as he’s a very important player for us, and we would do everything to keep him here at the club.”Milan have successfully appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after their Europa League qualification was taken away by UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.“Elliott is pleased that our intervention and support of AC Milan at CAS has achieved a positive result for the club,” a club statement said, quoted in FourFourTwo.“Playing in Europe is a huge part of Milan’s heritage as a club and the decision made today by CAS is the first of many steps towards the rehabilitation of this club.”
Celtic winger Lewis Morgan believes the team must cut down their mistakes if they’re to make it to the next round of the UEFA Europa League.Brendan Rodgers’ side suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig in Germany on Wednesday leaving them just three points in Group B.Celtic team to stop gifting opposition teams silly goals, which in this game saw the players lose confidence and then quickly concede a killer second.The Scottish champions were the better team for the first 30 minutes until Eboue Kouassi and Dedryck Boyata made errors which led to Liepzig’s opener.Morgan said, according to HeraldScotland:Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“One mistake has hurt us and that’s what happens at this level. They are a top side and made the most of an error. But there are positives to take.”“That first half hour was good, we limited their chances in the second half, we have changed our structure and if we had taken out chances then we would have made it more uncomfortable for them at the end.”“We were close to a goal early on. Odsonne has done really well to get into a good position and his shot goes just wide. We did have chances, we just didn’t take, it’s the small margins which make the difference.”“We can get a result at Celtic Park. We know we can go toe to toe with them.”“It’s a frustrating night but these are games you want to play in, it’s why I wanted to come to Celtic. We have a big European night and then it’s a semi-final on Sunday. This is what we want.”
AFC Bournemouth have completed the loan capture of defender Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool.The former Saints right-back will remain at Vitality Stadium until the end of the 2018/19 season and is eligible for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Brighton & Hove Albion.Clyne, 27, began his career at Crystal Palace before a move to Southampton in July 2012 followed by a switch to Liverpool.He told afcbTV: “I’m really excited by this opportunity. It’s a great chance for me to come and play football.More great news 👏@Nathaniel_Clyne joins us on loan until the end of the season. Welcome!#afcb 🍒https://t.co/CwDEJg2JJm— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) January 4, 2019Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.“I’ve spoken to the manager and we’ve talked about what we can achieve for the remainder of the season. It’s a great club with a great story. I can’t wait to get going.”AFC Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, said: “Nathaniel is vastly experienced and has the benefit of being able to play in a couple of positions for us.“With Simon Francis’ injury we felt it was important to bring someone in, capable of filling that void, and it’s great to have Nathaniel on board.“Naturally, he wants to play football and is very keen to bring his attributes to the team. We’re excited about what he can deliver for us.”
The Football Association are reportedly confident that Gareth Southgate will not leave the England post to take charge of Manchester United, according to SportsMole.The Red Devils are currently under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian currently has a perfect record since replacing Jose Mourinho as manager last month.United are expected to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the season, however, and Southgate has been rumored as a possible candidate.The former England U21 international, who guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has a contract with the FA until the summer of 2022.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Reports in the English press suggests, ‘senior FA insiders’ are not concerned by the United rumors, with a host of them believing that Southgate would not turn his back on the national team.The former defender’s only previous managerial experience as a club manager came with Middlesbrough between 2006 and 2009.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula residents showed up in full force on Monday night at Soldotna Creek Park to say thank you to the men and women who have been tirelessly fighting the Swan Lake Fire. With the new team, residents should expect to see similar fireline operations. Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop-up fire control lines near the west flank of the fire near Sterling, and on the east flank of the fire by Fuller Lake, Resurrection Trail, Sterling Highway and Skilak Lake. Crews will continue to cut down hazard trees, repair dozer lines, pull hose from the Skilak Road area and continue to reinforce the firelines on the east flank. Firefighters in Cooper Landing will continue to work on structure protection measures. The event was put on Senator Peter Micciche: “What I wanted to do was provide an opportunity for folks in the community to look the men and women in the yellow shirts and green pants in the eyes and say thank you for getting us through this.” The process is complete of transitioning from one Incident Management Team (IMT) to another. The Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 personnel have been working with their counterparts on Northern Rockies Team 4 over the weekend and team 4 has officially taken command of the fire as of Tuesday morning. The Fire remain at 163,686 acres, and is now at 34% containment.
New Mexico is suing the Air Force over contaminated water on and near Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases, the Air Force Times reported. “Today we begin holding them accountable,” New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney said when he announced the suit last week….Texas is making a play to get the Space Force headquarters in Houston, according to KTRK-TV. “I hope you will agree with me that the Space Command belongs in Space City,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R) wrote in a letter to President Trump….Port San Antonio is planning a public-private partnership to build a new innovation center and cybersecurity complex, Route Fifty reported. “The future belongs to innovators, and in an increasingly connected world, innovations are grounded in making essential physical and virtual connections,” Port President and CEO Jim Perschbach said in a press release.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in 2017. Texas Air National Guard photo by Photo by Master Sgt. Sean Cowher ADC AUTHOR