Press Association Speculation suggested the Tigers were ready to launch a £3million bid for the Republic of Ireland international, provided he was willing to take a cut on his reported £40,000-per-week wages to return to the top flight. Wolves are keen to offload the 29-year-old as part of cost-cutting measures following relegation to Sky Bet League One, but Bruce insists Doyle – or any other striker for that matter – is not currently on his radar. “I don’t really know where that has come from,” he told talkSPORT. “I have been linked with about 150 players and we have taken in four. “We have brought in Danny Graham (on loan from Sunderland) and then we brought in big Yannick Sagbo from Evian last week so in that department we are okay at the moment.” Having not been included in Wolves’ matchday 18 for their season opener at Preston, Doyle stepped off the bench in the Capital One Cup defeat at Morecambe before starting Saturday’s 4-0 win over Gillingham. Hull boss Steve Bruce has dismissed rumours linking the Premier League newcomers with a move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.
USA reached the CONCACAF Gold Cup final as Clint Dempsey equalled the nation’s goalscoring record in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica.Clint Dempsey scored a record-equalling goal to help the United States reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final after a 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Dempsey set up Jozy Altidore for the game’s opening goal in the 72nd minute at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.His clever 25-yard free-kick then saw him draw level with Landon Donovan on a record 57 goals for USA.Bruce Arena’s men were deserved winners as they reached the decider, in which they will face either Mexico or Jamaica on Wednesday.Dempsey was dropped to the bench for the clash as Arena made five changes to the team that beat El Salvador 2-0 in the quarter-finals.Eric Lichaj, Justin Morrow, Matt Hedges and Gyasi Zardes also made way, with Jorge Villafana, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Kellyn Acosta and Jordan Morris starting.Costa Rica were unchanged from the team that edged past Panama 1-0 in the quarter-finals.USA almost made the perfect start as Altidore and Morris exchanged passes, the latter hitting the post just seconds into the clash.The tournament hosts had their second chance in the 15th minute, but Altidore decided to pass the ball back into the middle of the box instead of taking a shot himself. Acosta then hit a right-footed shot high and wide to the right.Marco Urena tried to put Costa Rica on the board in the 37th minute after streaking down the middle of the field, but his shot was blocked by a charging Tim Howard.USA continued to look the more likely and they almost struck seven minutes into the second half.With Costa Rica goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton off his line, an incoming cross for Altidore was too high, and Darlington Nagbe was unable to capitalise afterwards.But USA would finally take the lead in the 72nd minute, thanks to Dempsey and Altidore.Dempsey did brilliantly to find space before releasing Altidore, who finished well in a one-on-one with Pemberton.Victory was sealed through the record-equalling goal from Dempsey, the forward smartly placing a free-kick under a jumping wall and into the bottom corner to send USA into the final.
Fair trade · Shawn Ren, assistant director of PSA, gave students an overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Political Student Assembly and Undergraduate Student Government Program Board hosted a discussion and a debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday night.In June, a Trade Promotion Authority bill was passed that would allow Congress to conduct a fast-track vote on any trade legislation, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.“It allows the president to force Congress to vote on a [trade] bill with limited debate time and no amendments, so they can’t filibuster and take forever to vote on it,” said Shawn Ren, assistant director of PSA, who led the discussion.This partnership will essentially open up trade among 12 different countries, which includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand.“Each of these countries will vote in their own legislatures to ratify this partnership by 2016,” Ren said. “The official goal was to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries to promote innovation, economic growth and development and to support the retention and creation of new jobs.”There are two objectives that this partnership hopes to accomplish.“One [objective] is to lower tariffs across all TPP countries so that there is increased trade between those countries and two is to establish something called an Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism,” Ren said. “This mechanism will allow foreign investors to sue a country if that country passes a law that violates the trade agreement.”TPP will regulate a vast variety of goods and services that will be traded across different nations.“If it passes, it will regulate everything from the automotive industry, to IP law and to sanitary standards of food,” Ren said. “That’s how big it is. It is going to affect everything.”Many support the bill, arguing that it will allow unencumbered, free trade among nations and create many jobs.The Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism has come under criticism by both Republicans and Democrats due to its complexity and the fact that international lawyers will arbitrate investment conflicts without the use of the respective country’s judicial system. Ren showed a video in which Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked the bill because of this provision.“The name may sound mild, but don’t be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big, multinational corporations,” Warren said in the video. “Worse, it undermines U.S. sovereignty.”This provision of the partnership will give lawyers the power to dictate American law without actually stepping foot in an American court.“It forces the U.S. to change their laws because they do not want to get fined [by these international lawyers],” Ren said. “In some ways, other third parties are affecting the U.S. law, which a lot of people do not like.”Ren also showed a video of Sen. Bernard Sanders’s opinion regarding the TPP, which centered around the loss of American jobs and the power of corporations.“If you are a big corporation, why are you going to pay an American worker $15 or $20 an hour and provide decent benefits and obey environmental laws, when you could shut down here, go to China, pay people very low wages and bring your products back in America,” Sanders said. “The TPP is a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America and to send jobs abroad.”Following the brief overview of the partnership given by Ren, the floor was opened up for discussion among the students in attendance.The main debates were whether or not the TPP should be implemented, whether corporations should pay outsourced labor at wages that can many times be less than the equivalent of one dollar and the necessity of industrial development for developing nations and the negative consequences associated with such.“I’m definitely for the TPP primarily because I think that a lot of economists agree that when you have more free trade countries tend to be more peaceful,” said Jonathan Gunn, a junior majoring in economics and philosophy. “The TPP will be a force of prosperity not only for the United States but also for the pacific region and create better relationships between countries.”Gunn said students gained insight into this topic following the meeting.“I think we had a really good discussion despite the fact that not many people are econ majors,” Gunn said. “But I think that people got the gist of what the treaty is about because it is something complicated that is going to affect everyone in this room somehow or other.”The discussion was one of a weekly series.“We wanted to combat political apathy on campus and educate the student body about political issues even with kids who don’t know much about politics and don’t take political science classes,” Ren said. “This was kind of a response to that.”
The No. 18 USC women’s tennis team wrapped up competition in Ojai, Calif., at the 2010 Pac-10 singles and doubles championships Friday, after falling short of a few semifinal bids.“It would have been nice to have someone from USC in the finals, but I think we were more focused on being fresh and healthy for NCAA’s,” junior Cristala Andrews said.The No. 3 nationally ranked singles player for USC (13-9, 5-3), junior Maria Sanchez, rested a stress fracture in her ankle and didn’t compete in the weekend’s tournament.While senior Sarah Fansler and freshman Valeria Pulido fell in the first round of the championship singles bracket to different California opponents, sophomore Alison Ramos made it to the round of 16 by outlasting her Washington challenger in three sets in the opening round. Ramos was then stopped in a close match by Arizona State University’s Hannah James 7-6 (5), 6-4.Meanwhile, in the invitational singles bracket, juniors Lyndsay Kinstler and Leyla Entekhabi won their first singles matches but then were defeated in the round of 16. Fourth-seeded Andrews shut out her opponent in the round of 16 to enter in the quarterfinal round but was edged 6-3, 6-2 by UCLA’s Nina Pantic.In the championship flight of doubles play, Fansler and Kinstler withdrew in the first round because of injury. On the other end of the bracket, Ramos and Lao came out with a powerful 8-6 win to advance themselves to the quarterfinals. Next, they faced the second seeded duo from UCLA and fell short of a semifinal bid by losing 8-2.In the invitational flight, Andrews and Pulido followed suit by earning a spot in the quarterfinal round with an 8-1 win over Arizona’s pair. They were later taken down by 8-5 to a pair from Washington.The Women of Troy will next compete at the NCAA championships next month.
Ball (above), who currently leads the Big Ten in yards per carry, had a career game against Purdue, rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-17 rout for the Badgers.[/media-credit]If one game could adequately encapsulate what Montee Ball has become to the Wisconsin football team, it came last Saturday against Purdue.With the Badgers having suffered two agonizing last-minute losses at Ohio State and at Michigan State, Wisconsin was in dire need of a victory to preserve its Big Ten title and BCS bowl hopes. A loss would have given UW its third of the season and relegated all of the Badgers’ lofty postseason hopes to what-if status.On the first play from scrimmage, Ball took a handoff from quarterback Russell Wilson and surged through a perfectly formed hole by left guard Travis Frederick (who had pulled from left-to-right), wide receiver Nick Toon (responsible for blocking the safety that came down in run support) and tight end Jake Byrne (coming in motion to the right side to block the left defensive end). About seven yards later, Ball made one would-be tackler miss and sprinted 44 yards downfield before being tripped up.The rush set up Wisconsin’s first touchdown of the day four plays later, but it also set a promising tone for both UW’s offense and Ball himself. The Badgers, finally back at home, got the win they desperately needed, while Ball rushed 20 times for a career-high 223 yards and three touchdowns. His 11.2 yards-per-carry average was the highest of his career and his three touchdowns tied Brian Calhoun’s school record of 24 in a single season. Wisconsin routed Purdue 62-17, and many of the wrongs in UW’s suddenly topsy-turvy season were righted.For Ball, Saturday’s game was arguably the finest of his career and a profound testament to the season he’s been having. Through nine games, Ball has rushed for 1,076 yards and 21 touchdowns on 162 carries. Those 21 touchdowns are the most in the nation, and his 6.6-yards-per-carry average is the highest in the Big Ten.“Most of his numbers have come when the game is not out of hand,” running backs coach Thomas Hammock said. “He hasn’t been in games where he pads stats or does some things like that. Obviously, that’s not a part of the game. You want to play when needed. Every time he’s played, he’s been needed. Nothing more, nothing less.”All together, Ball’s performance has bolstered an offense that was already widely expected to be one of the nation’s most electric once Wilson transferred over the summer.“He’s running really, really hard,” Frederick said of Ball. “What I love about Montee is that he’s going to run north and south. He’s going to hit the hole and he’s not going to dance around. For offensive linemen, that’s really helpful, because that makes it easier for you to stay on a guy or be on the right landmark on a guy because you know that [Montee’s] going to hit that north and south.”The progression Ball has taken from sophomore to junior year seems natural, though his emergence as Wisconsin’s top rushing threat has clear roots. Last season, Ball burst into prominence following a promising freshman year to join the Badgers’ three-headed running back monster with then-junior John Clay and then-freshman James White.White and Clay each eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season (1,052 and 1,012, respectively), but Ball fell four yards short of the standard coveted by running backs. Ball’s 18 touchdowns did lead Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl squad, though a sense of failure lingered as the Wentzville, Mo., native entered the offseason.“The benchmark for running backs, they want to reach 1,000 yards,” Ball said. “Last year, I fell short, and I really wanted to make sure that I made that mark this year.”In reaching that mark through nine games this season, Ball has also surpassed his 18-touchdown total from last season. His 162 carries are one carry short of all he got last year, a sign of his blossoming into Wisconsin’s true No. 1 running back.Entering the season, a two-pronged attack with Ball and White was largely expected, but the sophomore has taken a backseat to Ball. After averaging 6.7 yards per carry last year, White is averaging 5.1 this season. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native hasn’t rushed for 100 yards in a single game all season, and since rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries (6.7 yards per) on Oct. 15 against Indiana, he hasn’t rushed for more than 4.0 yards per carry in any game since. In fact, his totals have fallen every game since – from 3.8 to 3.2 and then 2.9 against Purdue.White’s decline hasn’t necessarily harmed the Badgers – he has continued to develop as a strong receiver out of the backfield – though it has cemented Ball’s role as the top running back on the team.“I really wanted to become the feature back,” Ball said of his offseason goals. “I wanted all that pressure on my shoulders. I feel like I really enjoy pressure; I want to see what I can do with it. James, the same thing; he wants to be the feature back as well. I feel like I worked extremely hard in the offseason and carried it forward to this season.”In adapting to a role requiring more responsibility and accountability, Ball has proven a heightened sense of leadership that Wisconsin’s offense surely needed once Clay decided to leave early for the NFL after last season.“It’s always a transition from being one of a couple guys with an upperclassman above you to being the guy,” Hammock said. “I think he’s taken that responsibility, he’s taken that ownership. You can see it in practice, the way he works he says, ‘I’m going to lead by the way I work, and I want you guys to follow me.’ He’s done a great job with doing that.”
Last Saturday, Syracuse took the opening two sets against then No. 10 USC only to lose in five sets. Today, SU barely avoided the same fate.After winning the first two sets easily, Syracuse (3-3) dropped the third and fourth to Wyoming (8-3) at the Iowa State Tournament in Ames, Iowa. But, instead of faltering in the fifth, SU rebounded and won the match 3-2. Freshman Polina Shemanova once again dominated the opposition. She tallied 20 kills, 10 digs and 10 total blocks. Sophomore Ella Saada also had 16 kills and nine digs. Freshman Elena Karakasi tallied 39 assists and four kills on four attacks. Syracuse lost the opening two points of the first set before knocking off eight of the next nine points. On that run, Shemanova and senior Mariia Levanova combined for five of SU’s seven first-set kills. After taking the early five-point lead, SU cruised to take the first set 25-18. The second set was more contested as neither team led by more than three points. Late in the set, Syracuse lead by a point, 18-17, after a kill by Shemanova. The very next point, senior Santita Ebangwese missed on her serve, tying the score back up. The Orange won the ensuing point after a kill by Saada, but SU committed another service error on the next point because Karakasi couldn’t land her serve into the court. Syracuse won the second set, but it committed five service errors in the process.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange had 14 service errors and only five aces in all five sets. This follows a trend for the Orange. Coming into this matchup, SU has served 21 more errors than aces. SU has recognized this as a weakness since the summer, but it still hasn’t improved. “For volleyball, serving is the one thing where we know we have to execute well,” junior Aliah Bowllan said last Tuesday. “It’s the one part of the game that we do have control of.”Bowllan played in only one set today after appearing in each of the prior 20. Junior Kendra Lukacs filled her role on defense by totaling 15 digs. Down by four points late in the third set, 22-18, head coach Leonid Yelin called a timeout. He sparked a fire under his team. SU won the next four points and nine of the next 11. Syracuse had a match point at 25-24, but a Wyoming kill from Jackie McBride knotted up the score. Wyoming would eventually take the third set 31-29. The Cowgirls exploited on that momentum in the fourth set. Wyoming jumped out to a three-point lead, 4-1. SU couldn’t close within two points as Wyoming took the fourth set 25-18. SU had ten errors to nine kills in the fourth set, a hitting percentage of -0.026 percent.Yet, the Orange rallied in the fifth. Syracuse lost the first two points but took the next four to take a 4-2 lead. The rest of the set was even, as neither team led by more than two points. With the final set tied at 13, Shemanova blocked a Wyoming kill attempt to give SU a match point. This time, Ebangwese capitalized. She tallied her 11th kill to give Syracuse a 15-13 victory in the final set of the match. Syracuse will be in action tomorrow in the Iowa State Tournament against Iowa at 8 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm Contact Adam: email@example.com | @_adamhillman
Tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal teamed up as doubles partners for the first time to secure a vital doubles match victory for Team Europe over Team World on Day 2 of the maiden Laver Cup in Prague.Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, with a combined total of 35 Grand Slam titles, beat the American duo of Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4 1-6 (10-5) to give Team Europe an healthy 9-3 lead.The first team to 13 points would emerge as winners with 12 points up for grabs on Sunday.Other players from Team Europe include world number seven Dominic Thiem from Austria and the fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev while Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Denis Shapovalov, who impressed at the US Open, have also represented Team World. Related2019 Laver Cup: Team Europe Win Third Straight TitleSeptember 23, 2019In “Tennis”Laver Cup Becomes Official ATP Tour EventMay 25, 2019In “Tennis”Tennis: Nadal Inspires Spain To Sixth Davis Cup TitleNovember 25, 2019In “Tennis”
“A more precise recovery time will be established in due course following daily monitoring of the player and further diagnostic tests.” the statement further added. Italian champions Juventus have been dealt a massive blow after their German defender Benedikt Howedes was ruled out of action for four weeks after suffering a strain in his left leg.The 29-year old World Cup winner suffered the injury, which has been classed as a grade 1-2 strain by the Old Lady, during Thursday’s training and is now set to miss his side’s crucial Serie A games with Lazio and Atalanta as well as UEFA Champions League (UCL) games against Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon.Confirming the news, a statement from the club’s official website said: “During Thursday’s training session, Benedikt Höwedes sustained a thigh strain in his left leg affecting an area of scar tissue from a previous injury”“Initial examinations suggest it is a Grade 1-2 strain and the estimated recovery time is around four weeks. RelatedHowedes Ends 16-Year Association With Schalke To Join Lokomotiv MoscowJuly 31, 2018In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To Juventus Training After Two MonthsMay 19, 2020In “Italy”Chelsea Star Ruled Out For Over One Month After Suffering Grade Two Hamstring InjuryOctober 3, 2017In “England”
Share Submit Share Related Articles PMU appoints French racing figurehead Philippe Augier as new Chairman June 10, 2020 Racing to resume at ParisLongchamp after receiving police approval May 6, 2020 Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy May 20, 2020 StumbleUpon French racing body France Galop has committed €350,000 a year to an industry initiative centred around both the retraining of racehorses, as well as the rehoming of those horses that cannot be retrained. The initiative, Au-Dela Des Pistes [Beyond the Tracks], was founded in 2016. The France Galop funding is due to be divided between the ADDP and the French League for the Protection of the Horse (LFPC). Aliette Forien, President Au-Dela Des Pistes, commented: “We are delighted that France Galop recognizes the importance of the retraining of racehorses for the future of the equestrian sector and put forward the appropriate financial resources on behalf of all its members. “The signing of this partnership is a great sign of recognition of their commitment.” The new announcement of supporting the ADDP further expands France Galop’s support of the charity, which has previously been limited to certain racedays for the charity’s promotion. Olivier Delloye, Managing Director of France Galop, added: “More than 10 years after the signature of the partnership with the Ligue Française de Protection du Cheval and then with the Seconde Chance Team, this new agreement is the third step in a real policy in the retraining of thoroughbred ex-racehorses. “Ensuring the best possible future for our thoroughbreds when they leave our racecourses is a collective responsibility of the stakeholders in the equestrian sector, which takes shape in the financing method we have chosen with the support of representatives of breeders, trainers, owners and jockeys. “Au-Dela Des Pistes has done a remarkable job since its creation, by building a national network of establishments in which racehorse owners can have confidence to carry out the retraining of their former representatives. Through this partnership, we are very happy to support this association and to build together a programme whose objective is to allow all former thoroughbred racehorses to enjoy a second career or a peaceful retirement.”
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington 50 Clearwater 39 Clearwater28102â€”22 Wellington:Gilmore 2, Phelps 5, Reichenberger 7, Nance 22, Pettegrew 3, Snipes 8, King 3. Total: 16 (3) 9-20 50. Wellington11161013â€”50 Wellington12987â€”34 In the girls game, Wellington capped off a 13-7 season and an 11-2 run down the stretch. In the final half of league play, Wellington was 4-1 with its only loss coming in an overtime heart-breaker to Andale. And this was done without its second leading scorer Avery Rusk, who is out with a stress fracture.The game Thursday, wasnâ€™t their best. Wellington did what it had to do. It built a 12-2 lead in the first quarter and was in front 21-10 at the half. The Lady Dukes would be outscored 10-8 in the third but would outscore the Indians in the fourth 7-2 for the 12-point win.Lauryn Snipes led the Crusaders with 14 points. Follow us on Twitter. Clearwater: Cotham 5, Reibenspies 10, Klausmeyer 5, Oberlechner 2. Total 9 (0) 4-9 22. Clearwater691410â€”39 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It was Senior Night at Crusaders gymnasium and although there wasnâ€™t a lot of poetic basketball, it was a good evening for the silver and red.Wellington boys would finally topple Clearwater 50-39. Earlier in the evening the Wellington girls beat the Indians 34-22.Now comes sub-state. The pairings will be released Saturday by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.â€œWe are back to square one,â€ said Brian Buchanan, Wellington head boy basketball coach. â€œWe are 0-0 and from this point forward it will be about who wants it the most.â€Â Both Wellington teams have a shot of winning their respective substates. The boys will be playing at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The girls will be playing at 6 p.m. on Friday. Both teams will await word on whether or not they will play Mulvane or Rose Hill.For the boys, Wellington has beaten the top seed Winfield team at its place already three weeks ago. If the Crusaders want to go to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina they will have to do it again.The Wellington girls will be the top seed going into the Winfield sub-state. They have won against all three teams during the regular season.On Thursday night, it was about finishing business.The Crusader boys finished the regular season at 10-10 with a victory over Clearwater. The Indians had beaten the Crusaders twice before, including the Chaparral Tournament Championship. One could argue those games were easily Wellingtonâ€™s worst games of the seasons.But Thursday, Wellington was pretty much in control. Having come off a last-second heartbreaker loss to Circle on Tuesday, the Crusaders were in no mood to lose another one. And they led this game from start to finish.Wellington opened with an 11-6 first-quarter lead. They built a 27-15 halftime advantage. Although Clearwater had cut the lead to six on a couple of occasions in the third, Wellington would re-up the lead to 37-29 going into the fourth quarter.Clearwater would stick around trailing by seven with 1:26 to play. But with the Indians being called for a 10-second violation, that would be all there was to write. The Crusaders would outscore Clearwater 5-1 in the final minute to win by 11.Trevor Nance led the Dukes with 22 points. Clearwater: Wells 2, Neises 14, Smith 2, Mills 5, Hall 9, Bates 7: Total 6 (6) 9-18 39 Wellington: T. French 5, Snipes 14, S. French 5, M. Adams 5, Zimmerman 5. Total 11 (2) 6-11 34 Wellington 34 Clearwater 22