first_imgQUARTERBACKS (2)Austin Kafentzis★ ★ ★City: Sandy, UTH.S.: JordanRanked as the No. 1 quarterback in Utah by Scout.com after he threw for 3,862 yards and 40 touchdowns in addition to 1,842 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns his senior season. Kafentzis is considered by some to be the top Wisconsin recruit in the 2015 class and has enrolled early. WIDE RECIEVERS (1)Andrew James★ ★City: Fort Lauderdale, FLH.S.: Cardinal GibbonsThe 5-11, 165-pound wide receiver from Florida is a speedster, clocking a 4.33 40-yard dash time, according to Scout.com. James is the lone wide receiver for the Badgers in the 2015 class.#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/OvUgHWPNHb— Andrew James (@andr3wjam3s_) February 4, 2015 Alex Hornibrook★ ★ ★City: West Chester, PAH.S.: Malvern Preparatory SchoolOriginally committed to Pittsburgh but flipped to Wisconsin after Paul Chryst was hired. The left-handed pocket-passer has also enrolled early.Beyond excited to announce that I have committed and will enroll early at the University of Wisconsin. On Wisconsin! pic.twitter.com/UiYhCWUmlT— Alex Hornibrook (@alex_hornibrook) January 13, 2015 RUNNING BACKS (2)Jordan Stevenson★ ★ ★ ★City: Dallas, TXH.S.:South Oak CliffRanked by Scout.com as the 84th overall player in the 2015 class and the fourth-best running back in the state of Texas. A former Texas commit, Stevenson ran for 2,511 yards and 31 touchdowns his senior season and is the highest-ranked recruit in Wisconsin’s 2015 class.Bradrick Shaw★ ★ ★City: Birmingham, ALH.S.: HooverFeatured on the MTV show “Two-A-Day”s in 2006-07, Hoover High School is considered the best high school football program in Alabama. Shaw chose Wisconsin over Vanderbilt and held offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Nebraska, among others. FULLBACKS (1)Jake Whalen★ ★ ★City: Wausau, WIH.S.: Wausau WestPlayed both sides of the ball in high school, but Whalen commits as a fulllback. The 6-1, 220-pounder was a first-team All-State selection and was named the state’s most outstanding linebacker in 2014.https://twitter.com/JAKEisWHALEN/status/562091690811723776OFFENSIVE LINE (3)Jon Dietzen – Tackle★ ★ ★ ★City: Black Creek, WIH.S.: SeymourDietzen is ranked by Scout.com as the top tackle in Wisconsin and the 169th overall player in the 2015 class. The 6-5, 305-pound tackle has enrolled early.Kevin Estes – Tackle★ ★ ★City: San Marcos, CAH.S.: San MarcosEstes is 6-5, 270 pounds and is ranked as the 10th offensive tackle from California. He chose Wisconsin after receiving offers from most power conference schools in the West. David Moorman – Guard★ ★ ★ ★City: Northville, MIH.S.: NorthvilleMoorman is ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the Midwest by Scout.com. The 6-5, 290-pound lineman also had offers from Minnesota and Penn State and is ranked 290th overall in the class of 2015.https://twitter.com/MoorDaddy/status/562969397586063360 TIGHT END (2) Kyle Penniston★ ★ ★City: Orange, CAH.S.: Mater DeiPlayed in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game after he caught 31 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. ESPN.com has Penniston ranked as the 10th tight end overall in the 2015 class.David Edwards★ ★ ★City: Downers Grove, ILH.S.: Downers Grove NorthRanked by Scout.com has the No. 1 tight end in Illinois. The 6-6, 220-pounder played quarterback in high school but will slide over to tight end at UW. DEFENSIVE LINE (3)Olive Sagapolu – Nose guard★ ★ ★City: Huntington Beach, CAH.S.: Mater DeiA teammate of Penniston in high school, Sagapolu is listed as the fifth-best defensive tackle in California by Scout.com. He is 6-2 and 290 pounds.The big uso @OSagapolu is officially a Badger!#OnWisconsin— KP (@kyle_penniston) February 4, 2015David Pfaff – Defensive end★ ★ ★City: Mequon, WIH.S.: HomesteadThe Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year is 6-2, 253 pounds and was also named the state’s most outstanding defensive lineman.I can’t wait till signing day! I’m so ready to get this done. #Anxious #byebyehighschool pic.twitter.com/jS9utA5dRM— David pfaff (@dpfaff21) January 28, 2015 Kraig Howe – Defensive end★ ★ ★City: Bellbrook, OHH.S.: ArchbishopAlter The Associated Press named him the 2014 co-defensive Player of the Year in his state, and he is 6-3, 253 pounds. https://twitter.com/KraigHowe/status/562959208438853636LINEBACKERS (5)Arrington Farrar – Outside linebacker★ ★ ★ ★City: Atlanta, GAH.S.: Woodward AcademyFarrar was a late pickup for the Badgers, choosing Wisconsin over Notre Dame on Signing Day around 3:30 p.m. At 6-2, 202 pounds, Farrar was a 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Game and a first-team Class AAAA All-State selection at defensive back.https://twitter.com/_CharlemagneIII/status/563128576493359104College Park (GA.) Woodward senior OLB Arrington Farrar picks Wisconsin #Badgers https://t.co/CKxFlwQ3r6— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) February 4, 2015Chris Orr – Inside linebacker★ ★ ★City: DeSoto, TXH.S.: DeSotoThe 6-0, 215-pounder was an honorable mention to his All-State team and is the 17th-ranked linebacker out of Texas.Officially a Badger!!! #OnWisconsin — Chris Orr (@Chris_Guwap) February 4, 2015Nick Thomas – Inside linebacker★ ★ ★City: Bradenton, FLH.S.: IMG AcademyThomas—a 6-2, 230-pounder—moved from Kansas to Florida after his sophomore season and helped IMG Academy to a 19-3 record in his two seasons there, including the No. 1 ranking in the state in 2014.Signed that LOI #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/kJaWEmBQW1— Nick Thomas (@46NThomas) January 13, 2015Zack Baun – Outside linebacker★ ★ ★City: Milwaukee, WIH.S.: Brown DeerComing in at 6-3 and 198 pounds, Baun will move to the other side of the ball for his time at UW after playing quarterback in high school. He was named the 2014 Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Year.Thank you everyone that came to my signing today! Glad I could share such a special moment with everyone#OnWisconsin— Zack Baun (@zackbizzaun) February 4, 2015Alec Ingold – ILB★ ★ ★City: Green Bay, WIH.S.: Bay PortLike Baun, the 6-2 and 205 pound quarterback and 2014 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year will transition from quarterback to linebacker at UW.After talking with my family I’m proud to announce that I’m committed to the University of Madison pic.twitter.com/weVAbV2sFj— Alec Ingold (@ingynation) January 21, 2015DEFENSIVE BACKS (2)Titus Booker- CB★ ★ ★ ★City: Grayslake, ILH.S.: Grayslake NorthComing in at 5-11 and 176 pounds, Booker is a four-start recruit by Scout and a three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports. He played running back in high schoolHad a great weekend at Madison. No place I’d rather be #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/oE0QCYiySv— Titus Booker (@TDirtayy) November 30, 2014 Serge Trezy – S★ ★ ★City: Orlando, FLH.S.: Agape HS/Eastern Arizona CCEarly reports say Trezy can run a 4.29 40-yard dash, and the 6-2 195 pounder has played offense and can return kicks.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.However, Real extended their advantage with 10 men thanks to a sumptuous late strike from Marco Asensio.Earlier, Lionel Messi’s penalty had cancelled out Gerard Pique’s own goal as Barca failed to get the early season boost they needed after losing Brazilian star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.The sides will meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday.Without Neymar, Barca struggled to find their rhythm going forward as Gerard Deulofeu failed to impress in the role alongside Messi and Luis Suarez up front. Suarez had the hosts’ best effort of a timid opening half when his driven low volley was collected at the second attempt by Keylor Navas.At the other end Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s only serious save of the first period came when Gareth Bale’s effort from Isco’s dangerous cross was turned over. Madrid immediately upped a gear at the start of the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal in a manner that would have delighted most Real fans.Pique is often Madrid’s chief aggravator, but the Spanish international was left embarrassed as he turned Marcelo’s delivery past the helpless Ter Stegen into his own net.Only an incredible goal line clearance from Jordi Alba then prevented Dani Carvajal from doubling Madrid’s advantage seconds later as the game began to open up.Ronaldo had been kept in reserve by Zinedine Zidane having missed most of pre-season after his participation in the Confederations Cup with Portugal, but was finally introduced for an action-packed cameo appearance on the hour mark.With Mateo Kovacic also replaced by Asensio, Messi was given more licence to create and led Barca back into the game as Sergio Busquets somehow blazed over from close range before Messi stung the palms of Keylor Navas.The Argentine eventually got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot after Navas was adjudged to have brought down Suarez inside the area 13 minutes from time.However, Madrid took just three minutes to retake the lead in stunning fashion as Ronaldo cut inside Pique before curling into the top corner.The World Player of the Year was booked for taking off his shirt in celebration.And that was to prove very costly just two minutes later when he saw a second yellow card for diving as he went down under a challenge from Samuel Umtiti inside the area.However, rather than offer Barca route back into the tie, Madrid all but assured they will lift the Super Cup for a 10th time when Asensio blasted into the top corner from the edge of the box as the game entered stoppage time.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho at Bayern Munich. PHOTO via @FCBayernEN Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros ($9.5 million) with an option to buy, the Spanish club confirmed Monday.“The agreement provides for an option for Bayern to buy at a 120-million-euro fee,” Barcelona said.The 27-year-old Brazilian joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 for an initial 120 million euros in a deal that included another 40 million euros in potential add-ons.But the international midfielder’s stint at Barcelona never worked out as hoped despite huge excitement around his arrival at the Camp Nou.Initially tried in midfield where he plays for Brazil, Coutinho was pushed into the front three by Ernesto Valverde last season but the switch never paid off and fans rarely glimpsed the form he showed at Liverpool.“Coutinho: story of a massive disaster,” headlined Monday’s Barcelona-based Sport newspaper.Speculation about his future had shadowed Coutinho over the summer with French champions Paris Saint-Germain mentioned as a likely destination in a deal linked to a potential Neymar return to Barcelona.center_img Coutinho’s place in the side looked shaky following the arrival of French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann from Atletico in July and he was left out of the squad for the first game of the new La Liga season on Friday, a 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao.The player, who has scored 21 goals in 75 games for Barca in all competitions despite being unsettled, said he was delighted with the move to Germany.“For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe,” Coutinho said on Bayern’s website.“I’m very much looking forward to that. Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions and I’m convinced that I can achieve them together with my new teammates.”The German club hope he will provide reinforcement in attack following the departure of veteran duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery at the end of last season.“With his creativity and outstanding skills, Philippe is a player who will immediately strengthen our attack,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.last_img read more

first_imgThe Tamburello Family of Tinton Falls traveled to Trenton on Monday to claim their $70 million price in the Powerball lottery.TRENTON – The NJ Lottery introduced the states newest multimillionaires on Monday when Tinton Falls residents Joseph and Celeste Tamburello claimed their $70 million prize from the March 21 POWERBALL game draw.The Tamburellos did not know that they had the winning ticket until Friday evening. Joseph was on the phone with his sister when she asked if he knew that the POWERBALL winning ticket had been purchased at their local pharmacy, Little Silver Family Pharmacy. “I had no idea about where the winning ticket came from until my sister told me. That’s where I always buy my lottery tickets,” recalls Joseph.  Immediately Celeste went online to look up the winning numbers. She read the numbers off  to her husband one at a time.  With each number Joseph became more and more excited until he “jumped out of his seat like his butt was on fire asking what the Powerball number is,” recalls Celeste. Shocked and thrilled that they were holding the winning ticket, Celeste says, “I am going to trade in my creampuff Saturn for a brand new Cadillac!”  Joseph is looking forward, “to taking an amazing cruise vacation with my wife.”“Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning ticket and to the retailer who sold it,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger. “For selling this $70 million ticket, the retailer has become another of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”In addition to the Garden State’s jackpot winner, 20,545 other New Jersey players took home $115,960 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200, according to Hedinger.The winning numbers for the Wednesday, March 21 drawing were: 32, 43, 53, 55, and 56.  The Red POWERBALL number was 06.  The POWERBALL jackpot will reset to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, March 24 at 11 p.m..  Watch live drawings on the New Jersey Lottery’s website (NJLottery.net) or on the NJ Lottery’s official Facebook Page.last_img read more

first_imgBeaver Valley Nitehawks sure know how to keep team supporters on the edge of their seats.Trailing by one with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Hawks struck for four goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon before more than 1,200 fans at the NDCC Arena.The victory ends a 13-year BC Junior B Hockey Championship drought for the Hawks.The last time the Fruitvale-based club won the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in 2001 with current skipper Terry Jones at the helm.“This is an unreal feeling,” said Hawks sniper Dallas Calvin, who led the charge back with a pair of third-period goals.“I really don’t know how to explain this . . . it’s just unreal.”“It’s very satisfying . . . it’s what we set out to do August 25th,” said Hawks head coach Terry Jones minutes after the final-buzzer celebration.“When Archie (McKinnon) and Ryan (Edwards) told me they decided to come back I said “let’s build our team for a Cyclone.”“I tell you we worked hard all year long,” Jones added, “and this is a real culminating feeling because you worked so hard and we’re down 2-1 with 10 minutes left and we find a way to win.”Trailing 2-1 after Adam Callegari scored an unassisted goal to give the Kodiaks the lead early in the third, the Nitehawks tied the game when Braden Fuller jammed a loose puck past Aldergove goalie Jordan Liem.Liem was instrumental in getting the Kodiaks into the Gold Medal game after shutting the door on Nelson Leafs during the final round robin game.It was then time for Beaver Valley game MVP Dallas Calvin to take over the game.The 6’5″, 205-pound forward scored unassisted with six minutes remaining to give Beaver Valley the lead for good. Calvin, finishing the game with four points, then combined with Fuller to give the Hawks some breathing room less than two minutes later.Mitch Foyle scored a shorthanded marker into an empty net to complete the comeback.“We just really got into our game . . . we found our rhythm and just started getting pucks deep and went from there,” said Calvin, who has been plagued by injury throughout the playoffs.“Once we got that first one (in the period) it builds momentum,” Calvin added. “As soon as you get that first one you start flying and you just want to get more.”The teams played through a scoreless first period before Riley Brandt opened the scoring on the power play for Beaver Valley.Aldergrove captain, and game MVP for the Pacific Junior Hockey League champs, Kenny Prato tied the game five minutes later.Aldergrove out shot the Hawks 27-22 in a contest that saw the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winners start a lot slower than the first time the teams met during the round robin part of the four-team tournament when Beaver Valley opened the scoring 12 seconds into the game.“(Aldergove) is a great team,” Jones explained when asked about the slow start of the Hawks.“Every team here is tough. To win this is just an incredible feat. There are four good teams battling over four days. . .. Our guys are spent. They spent everything they had and Aldergrove came out and really took it too us.”Beaver Valley now advances to the Keystone Cup, which begins in just a few days in Abbotsford.First up Thursday morning at 9 a.m. is the host Abbotsford Pilots.Beaver Valley then meets Saskatoon Quakers later in the day.But that’s in a few days. Now is the time to celebrate and enjoy what is an incredible feat for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“We’ll get a good rest and get ready to have some more fun next week,” said Calvin when asked about the upcoming Keystone Cup tournament.And what about those injuries, Dallas?“I’ll will be good to go next weekend,” he said with a smile.TOURNAMENT NOTES: 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup chairperson Russell Stocks said attendance for the four-day tournament in Nelson topped the 6,500 mark with the best crowds happening Friday when Beaver Valley and Nelson played to a 2-2 tie and during Sunday’s Final. . . .Dallas Calvin’s gold medal game explosion powered the forward into the lead in Hawks’ scoring with six points on three goals and three assists. Riley Brandt, with five points — three goals and two assists — was second while Ryan Edwards and Dan Holland each had three points. . . . The Cyclone Taylor Cup now moves to Mission for 2015 with the Outlaws of the PJHL playing host to the tournament.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike DeWine is the 70th governor of the state of Ohio. With 11.5 million constituents, he’s the CEO of a state that’s as diverse as they come. From cornbelt flatlands to appalachian foothills, cities to rural crossroads, an electorate often described as purple, and a mix of economic and social opportunities and challenges. Today, he made time to visit with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp and all of you. Governor Mike DeWine, our very special guest, on Town Hall Ohio.Give podcast feedbacklast_img read more

first_imgThe Philippines scored its fourth lawn bowl medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after taking the silver medal in the men’s pairs events Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Angelo Morales and Pancho Marcelito lost in the final against Malaysian duo Hizlee and Fairul Izwan, 20-13, in the gold medal match. ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Playing their best, PH gals falter vs world-class Thais LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony The Philippines won a gold in the men’s fours and a couple of silvers in the women’s fours and women’s triples. Thailand came in third in the men’s pairs to complete the podium. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2014/15 Targeted Growth Program. All of the successful applicants will look to implement growth initiatives in areas of junior, school and female participation growth during the summer season. The following affiliates were successful in receiving funding in the 2014/15 Targeted Growth program:Lower Blue Mountains Touch Association – Junior Affiliate GrowthThe Lower Blue Mountains will aim to provide a number of junior development clinics targeted at primary aged school children in the Mid to Upper Blue Mountains region. Port Lincoln Touch Association – School to Affiliate LinkagesPort Lincoln will promote the sport through local schools, as well as provide in-school clinics to entice school children to play at their affiliate. At the end of the junior season, they will also host a family day to stimulate interest in the families of participants.Dubbo Touch Association – Female Participation GrowthThe Dubbo Touch Association will look to establish relationships with the local League Tag, Netball, Soccer and Hockey clubs to cross-promote alternate team activity for female participants. Milton/Ulladulla Touch Association – Junior Affiliate GrowthMilton/Ulladulla will utilise their funding to provide a number of junior clinics at their venue to attract new junior participants to their affiliate. Tamworth Touch Association – School Competition and Affiliate LinkagesTamworth will look to develop an interschool competition with all of the local high schools, while also promoting the community pathway. This initiative will complete the pathway between their primary school competition and adult participation. The following affiliates were also successful in receiving $300 Advertising Assistance grants to promote competitions for this coming season:·         Doyalson Touch Association·         Ryde Eastwood Touch Association·         Wallsend Touch Association·         Whyalla Touch AssociationRelated LinksTargeted Growth Programlast_img read more

first_imgRangers boss Gerrard won’t keep Ejaria from returning to Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard won’t hold onto Ovie Ejaria against his will.The on-loan Liverpool midfielder could seek a return to Anfield in January.Asked what was behind the issue, Gerrard said: “That’s what I’m going to try and find out during the conversations. “At times, he has looked fantastic but I think his form has dipped slightly in the last couple of days, so I need to find out.”Ovie is a very quiet kid, he doesn’t give you much. I might have to dig deep to try and find out what’s going on. “He’s a young kid, he’s living away from his family. There might be other stuff going on in his life that I’m not aware of yet.”The reality is he’s a Liverpool player and Liverpool have almost got to take charge of this.”Yes, we’ve got a loan situation with Ovie but we wouldn’t keep a kid who was unhappy. I wouldn’t stand in any kid’s way whether he was signed with us or on loan.”I want players here who are committed and want to help and want to play here.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more