No. 9 UWF to head to Miami for NCAA South Regional

first_imgNo. 9 UWF to head to Miami for NCAA South Regional Share UWF will head to Barry for the NCAA South Regional (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association No. 9-ranked West Florida women’s tennis team was selected as the No. 4 seed for the NCAA South Regional as announced by the NCAA Selection Committee in the NCAA Selection Show Tuesday night.The Argonauts (23-4, 12-4 South Region) advanced to the NCAA postseason for the 18th time in program history and 18th consecutive season. UWF has advanced to the NCAA postseason in all 16 seasons under UWF coach Derrick Racine.UWF will play the No. 5 seed Rollins in the regional semifinals. With a victory, UWF would play in the regional finals against No. 1 seed Barry.UWF fell to Rollins 4-5 on the road earlier this season and also lost to Barry on the road 2-7. The winner of the regional final advances to the NCAA Championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. May 14-17.For information on all UWF athletics, visit Championships Selection Show  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

PREDICTION: Who Will Be The Starting QB For All 32 NFL Teams Week One

first_imgBroncosKirk CousinsThe winner of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes and 2018 AFC West Champions. BengalsAndy DaltonAs Lewis remains on the sidelines, Red Rocket remains behind center. PatriotsTom BradyThe Ageless Wonder is primed for another big year. ChargersPhillip RiversIs retirement looming? RaidersDerek CarrHe needs to have a bounce-back year after an ill-fated 2017 season. BuccaneersJameis WinstonThis will be a make or break year for him. He needs to grow up and mature, or his stay may not be that long. DolphinsRyan TannehillBack from injury, Tannehill should flourish under the Adam Gase offense. RavensJoe FlaccoAnother QB due for a big bounce-back year against some horrible secondaries in the division. JetsBaker MayfieldBright lights, big stars, big arm.   Mayfield is on his way to New York. CowboysDak PrescottExpect a big jump in production during year three. BearsMitchell TrubiskyShould be an interesting season for the Sophomore signal-caller. Vince McKee CardinalsSam DarnoldThe first rookie to make this list.   He will be drafted by the Cardinals who will trade up to get him. SaintsDrew BreesDespite the nonsense coming out of Joe Thomas, Brees will still be a Saint. RamsJared GoffMost improved player last season, possible MVP candidate this season? TexansDeshaun WatsonIt will be really fun to see what he can do with a full season. 40 touchdowns seems like a sure thing. ColtsAndrew LuckIf the Colts don’t want to be the worst team in the league this season, they will need a little Luck on their side. RedskinsAlex SmithThey gave up a lot to get him, and their old QB will be gone in a few days. 49ersJimmy GaroppoloJimmy G is undefeated as a starting QB in the NFL.center_img EaglesNick FolesWentz won’t be ready until mid-season. Foles is trade bait, but the price tag will be too high. He stays put. PanthersCam NewtonGet ready for drama, excuses, but also a lot of highlight reel plays along with it. Team PlayerReason BillsJosh RosenBills find a way to trade up for the rookie in the shock of the draft. Related TopicsKirk CousinsNFL BrownsAj McCarronAfter drafting Josh Allen number 4 and Barkley number 1, the Browns will play Hue’s choice to start things. ChiefsPatrick MahomesAfter the giant year Alex Smith just had, KC better hope like hell they got this one right. There is no doubt the most debated and watched position in sports is the quarterback.  Drafts are often decided by it, and so are offseason moves. No position in sports gets more glory and more criticism.With four big-name quarterbacks set to be drafted in the first round this spring, (Baker Mayfield,  Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold) along with big-name free agent quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum on the market, anything can happen! Factor in injured stars such as Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz and things are as unpredictable as ever.While my heart says the Browns go quarterback at #1 and best player available at #4, as you will see below, my head, sadly, says something different.  One big mystery will be the placement of Case Keenum and also Kirk Cousins.  If Kirk goes to Denver, then Keenum resigns with Minnesota.  However, if Cousins goes to Minnesota, then Keenum will need a new team and more then likely, the Bronco’s will draft their next starting QB.So much to be decided before week one of the 2018 Season.  While some things always remain a lock, (Brady in NE, Big Ben in Pitt, Rodgers in GB, others do not)Right, wrong or indifferent, let me know if you agree, and if you don’t please share in the comment section as to how you see it playing out…. ENJOY! VikingsCase KeenumThis is a spicy one. I do see Bridgewater re-signing, but also Keenum. This will be a great battle in camp! JaguarsBlake BortlesThey just got done paying him some serious cash, I’d be shocked if they don’t stick with him at least one more year GiantsEli ManningNew head coach Pat Shurmur will trust the veteran, no matter how “dazzling” a rookie QB may be. TitansMarcus MariotaThe kid can move, the kid can pass, the kid can win. They simply need to keep him upright. SteelersBen RoethlisbergerTakes a beating, and keeps on racking up yards while doing it! LionsMatt StaffordDoes he have them primed for a Super Bowl run? SeahawksRussell WilsonWhen he is not in Spring Training hitting taters, he is under center for the Seahawks. FalconsMatt RyanFormer MVP is out for another big year. PackersAaron RodgersUnless his arm falls off, he is starting.last_img read more

Browns travel to Tampa Bay for the preseason’s finale dress rehearsal

first_imgBy: Luke WondolowskiThe Browns will try and go 3-0 on the preseason as they travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Friday. Last Friday the Browns toppled the Colts 21-18 in Indianapolis. Many of the starters sat out last week which opened the door for the back ups to try and earn their spot on the the 53-man roster.This week, you can certainly expect to see more of the starters to see action if not most of them. As always there will be plenty to watch but here are three things that you should be paying attention to in Friday’s game.1) Who is going to start?Baker and some of the other starters are showing interest in starting out the game. Baker said on Wednesday that he “would like to play at least a half.” Freddie Kitchens wasn’t ready to commit to his star QB playing an entire half though and made it clear that the amount of playing time for starters will get depends on the player. Kitchens has already come out to state that the starters will not play a minute next week for the final preseason game. It’s a high-risk, low reward kind of deal. Why risk an injuries? I like the idea of Mayfield and other starters playing, but not a half. It would be more reasonable to have Baker just play for a quarter.2) First to 53With the Browns expected to play the starters for a good period of time, that means there is less time for the backups to make their mark in this game. Still, there are a lot of bubble players who are trying to make the 53-man roster for the upcoming season. The wide receiver position is one interesting one to say the least. With Antonio Callaway being out for the first four games due to a suspension all eyes are on the backups to see who can make a name for themselves and make the final cut. That includes Braxton Miller who just signed with the team this week. Time is of the essence for him to make his mark on this team.3) Kickers Are People Too… sort ofThe battle for the kicking job is getting heated, as it seems that neither Greg Joseph or Austin Seibert want the starting job that bad. Maybe the Browns should give another guy on the roster a try. Punter, Jamie Gillan – aka the Scottish Hammer – is making headlines as after nailing a 60-yard field goal during practice. Kitchens joked earlier this wee that “if (Jamie) is out there kicking 60 yarders, hell, he might get a chance … I know that we all looked at him as a punter, but things change.” Could his chance come against the Buccaneers? I say this, give the Scottish Hammer the chance to try kicking. If he’s more consistent than the other two, make him the unofficial starter for the team until you know what you are going to do with the kicking spot.Where to watch: You can find the game on 92.3 The Fan, or on News Channel 5. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Related TopicsAustin SeibertBaker MayfieldCleveland BrownsfeaturedFreddie KitchensGreg JosephJamie Gillan Spencer Germanlast_img read more

Kenai Comp Plan Delayed For Another Hearing

first_imgThe ordinance enacting the 2016 comp plan update was set for introduction last week, but during a previous work session, attendees were told the plan wouldn’t be adopted until at least August. Molloy also said it wasn’t appropriate to introduce the plan when a copy wasn’t included in Councilor’s meeting packets. Molloy: “At the July 13th meeting, a planner had told the Commission and the public that it would be introduced at the first meeting in August and that there would be a hearing August 17 and then that was the coverage in the newspaper and on social media, and also we didn’t actually have the comp plan in our packets. We should have the comp plan in our packet and available to the public when we introduce it. So that’s the reason for the postponement.” Councilor Bob Molloy asked the Council to delay… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Comprehensive plan update will have yet another public hearing after concerns that a scheduling snafu might have robbed some residents of their chance to speak. The City has been moving cautiously with the comp plan update after their 2013 efforts were overturned by a voter initiate amidst complaints that public concerns weren’t heeded. The plan will be introduced during the Council’s first meeting in August.last_img read more

Konica-Minolta runs away with ekiden

first_imgKonica-Minolta moved in front in the fourth leg and ran shoulder-to-shoulder with Chugoku Electric Power during the final two legs before Maeda surged ahead with 8 km left to help give his team its first victory in two years.Chugoku Electric Power, which featured Olympic marathon runner Shigeru Aburaya, was left to rue a lackluster start that placed it in 21st after the opening leg. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. – Anchor Kazuyuki Maeda pulled away midway through the final leg Saturday as Konica-Minolta held off defending champion Chugoku Electric Power to win its fourth national corporate ekiden championship.Konica-Minolta completed the seven-leg, 100-km road relay in Gunma Prefecture in 4 hours, 48 minutes and 57 seconds, finishing 47 seconds ahead of Chugoku Electric Power. Nissin Food Products came third, a further 57 seconds behind.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Pebble Announces Revenue Sharing Plan For Bristol Bay Residents

first_imgAs the first several years of development will not yield profits, PLP will ensure a minimum distribution by contributing $3 million dollars annually for distribution to all registered participants. Thus, if 3,000 residents register the PPD will distribute $1000 dollars to qualified participants once construction begins. Residency, governance and distribution will be overseen by an advisory board comprised of well-known Alaskans John Shively and Willie Hensley alongwith residents from the region, according to the release. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Pebble Partnership announced on Tuesday that the company has created the Pebble Performance Dividend (PPD) to distribute a percentage of the revenue generated from the operation of a mine at Pebble to year-round residents of Bristol Bay. All Bristol Bay residents who register via the web portal before July 31st will be eligible for a drawing for an annual early Pebble Performance Dividend beginning this year and payable through the start of construction. PLP created a web portal for Bristol Bay residents to register and learn more about the opportunity – . Once fully operational, the PPD will distribute 3% of the net profits from the mine to registered Bristol Bay residents, according to a release from Pebble.center_img Pebble CEO Tom Collier: “When we rolled out our new, smaller mine plan in 2017, I made a commitment to find a way to share the opportunity Pebble represents with the residents of Bristol Bay. While not everyone will want to work at the mine, this ensures a direct way for everyone to participate. Whether a resident supports the project, opposes it, or is neutral, anyone who is a year-round resident can participate. However, year-round residents who want to share in this opportunity must register their interest.” Five early dividend winners will be chosen from the group of eligible participants registered by July 31. The web portal will remain open for registration until August 31.last_img read more

Spectrum Work Experience Programme Set For Kick-Off

first_imgThe young people will continue where students from Warmley Park School left off this week, bringing the programme to the first Friday night fixture of the season.Assisted by Spectrum Project’s committed volunteer team, all participants will be undertaking accredited ASDAN units of study to demonstrate their progress and achievements.All aged 15-19, the young people all have identified Special Educational Needs and attend schools across Bristol, including New Fosseway School and Warmley Park School.Katland, aged 17 said: “I’m excited about starting my work experience tonight, I’m such a big Bristol Rugby fan.“I am very nervous as it’s my first time, but I think it will be good and I’m getting a qualification too.”Supported by the Bristol Ladies, the whole team will be manning the Fanzone with Bristol Rugby flags, face paints and bags of rugby fun, as well as chaperoning the Super Sunday pitch parade at half-time.last_img read more

Edwards fires City into cup knockouts

first_imgThe first-half goal proved enough to beat Liverpool 1-0 at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night. City can look ahead to the first of the knockout rounds, with a group game against Charlton Athletic to spare.The occasion was a poignant one for midfielder Gary O’Neil, as he captained the young side in his first competitive appearance for six months after recovering from a knee injury.The game itself was quite even, a far cry from the 7-0 thumping Liverpool dished out in the reverse fixture back in November.AS IT UNFOLDEDThis time, in front a few hundred-strong BS3 crowd, it would be a different story and it was City who had the first chance of the game; Rory Holden forcing Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher into an early save.At the other end, Liverpool’s Tom Clayton found himself unable to make clear contact as he tried to latch on to a free kick which was whipped across the face of goal.But it was Edwards, who earlier featured against Watford in the FA Cup, whose deflected set piece opened the scoring.Holden had shown great trickery to launch a Robins attack, before he picked out George Nurse with a delightful cross-field pinpoint pass. The number 11 was blocked off to the left of the middle of the penalty area and up stepped Edwards to strike the resulting free kick. The ball took a flick off the Liverpool wall, wrong-footing the keeper as it headed towards the opposite right corner.O’Neil then tried his luck with efforts from outside the box, but the midfielder was off target with both, as he sought the perfect return.HALF TIMENurse went close with City’s first chance of the second half as Kelleher produced the save to deny the young striker, before O’Neil was substituted around the hour mark to a well-deserved, warm round of applause from the fans.City would hold out for the all-important cup win but they survived a scare when Toni Gomes sent a header inches over Jojo Wollacott’s crossbar, after he connected with a Rafael Camacho cross from the right-wing.The win sends City U23s top of Group G on 10 points, who face Charlton Athletic’s development squad on February 23rd (7pm kick-off).DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULT – ALEX BALLSpeaking about the result, U23s assistant coach Alex Ball said: “It’s very good. I knew we were doing well out there but we just wanted a better score than the last time we played Liverpool!”We played well, had to defend for long periods but our compactness and shape was solid.”Liverpool’s movement made it difficult for us at times but we spoke about that as a team before the game and at half time, so we are delighted to have come through with the win.“This win was great for the club and for this group of players. This is the Premier League Cup where we are competing against teams from the top division. It shows we’re getting set up for better things.O’NEIL’S RETURN“Gary was very good. He helped the younger players with his assuring and ability to recognise moments when he needed to show for the ball, to slow things things down or to quicken the tempo. His experience helped a lot.“It also helps his recovery and build up his match fitness, to get him ready for a first-team return.”last_img read more

Upsets galore in media pool comp

first_imgPool BY DE POTTER The SP Brewery sponsored PNG Media Pool Competition saw some major upsets in last Saturday’s round of matches at the Lamana Hotel. Nese from Hanuabada village got the ball rolling when they thumped competition favourites Poi Nangu 4 frames to 3 as the young team from the big village made their first major statement for the year. NCDC Lagatois then took the cue from Nese and belted heavyweights Mirror with the same scoreline. Lagatois continued their good form on the day with the same score line against Department of Labour & Industrial Relations to improve their position on the competition ladder. The upsets caused as frenzy as teams mainly on the bottom half of the ladder rallied to topple their much fancied opponents. These included Lamana sinking Tourism PNG 5-2; Crime Stoppers holding out Auditor General 6-1; and Lagoons cruising past Bank of PNG Cannons 4-3. The second part of day saw the top teams fight back with Poi Nangu thumping Cool Grafix 5-2 and Tourism PNG overcoming Fast Cool Strikers 4-3. Other big winners on the day saw competition leaders Dataco Pebbles winning against DLIR (5-2) and Papuan Blacks (6-1), Lamana making it a double victory also by nailing NFA Sharkie Bites (4-3), Spin Doctors thumped PNG Power Volts (5-2), National Parliament humbled Nese (4-3), Mining choked Papuan Blacks (4-3), Auditor General fought back against National Parliament (4-3), Mirror came back against the Sharkie Bites (4-3), Spinners pummelled Strikers 6-1, and Cool Grafix got one back against Crime Stoppers (5-2). This Saturday will see the final matches of round one with Lamana to test their credibility against competition front runners Pebbles with all teams looking to secure their positions going into round two next week. Following last weekend’s results Poi Nangu has climbed to second spot on the ladder with Cool Grafix dropping to third and Mirror on fourth place. Defending champions Heli Solution Spin Doctors have jumped to fifth forcing Tourism PNG to sixth while Lamana has also lifted to seventh as Mining, NCDC Lagatois and Nese complete the top 10 positions on the ladder.last_img read more

Prep Softball Results; Cathedral Beats Paynesville

first_imgCathedral 7, Paynesville 1(Maria Bastin had 12 strikeouts in the complete-game win for Cathedral)Rocori 11, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0Sauk Rapids-Rice 7, Rocori 2(Courtney Johannes was 3-3 with 2 RBIs in game 1 for Rocori.  Kendra Christiansen was 2-4 and the winning pitcher for the Storm in Game 2.  Rocori is 3-3, Sauk Rapids-Rice is 4-2)Fergus Falls 8, Apollo 4Fergus Falls 6, Apollo 5(Mel Gebhardt was 2-3 with 2 runs scored in game 1 for Apollo) About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HDcenter_img Kimball 30, St. John’s Prep 3 About Connatix V56892 1/1 360plast_img read more