Wednesday September 4th Local Sports

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are slugging their way toward an AL Central title, adding two more homers and another big victory Tuesday night.Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sanó connected in the fifth inning to pad Minnesota’s record home run total and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Tuesday night.Jake Cave added a two-run triple for the Twins, who won for the ninth time in 10 games and hold a 6 1/2 game lead in the AL Central with 24 games remaining. Minnesota extended its major league record to 271 homers with nearly four weeks left in the regular season.Six Twins pitchers combined on a six-hitter, with only four hits allowed before Andrew Benintendi’s two-out homer in the eighth off Taylor Rogers. Individually ranked runners from the area include:=== 3A Girls — 11th: Kiki Connell, Charles City=== 2A Girls — 6th: Abby Christians, GHV=== 1A Boys — 4th: Carson Rygh, Lake Mills; 22th: Seth Hershey, St. AnsgarClick here for the full list of individual rankings IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says he would prefer not to open Big Ten play in week two. After opening with a win over Miami of Ohio the Hawkeyes get ready to open league play by hosting Rutgers.It is the earliest a Ferentz coach Iowa team has ever opened the league race.Ferentz says tackle Alaric Jackson will miss the next two games with a sprained knee but could possibly return for the Hawkeyes’ final non-conference game against Middle Tennessee State.Guard Cole Banwart has returned to practice after missing the opener and defensive backs Julius Brents and Riley Moss will be sidelined for a few weeks.==Rutgers coach Chris Ash says quarterback Carter McLane will need to protect the football in the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten opener at Iowa. The Texas Tech transfer passed for 340 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-21 win over UMass but he was also picked off three times.As a native of Ottumwa, Ash is very familiar with the Iowa program.Ash says competing against Iowa begins in the trenches.Former Rutgers defensive coordinator Jay Niemann is the assistant defensive line coach at Iowa but Ash says that will have no factor on the outcome.Kickoff on Saturday between Iowa and Rutgers is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO. CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa announced alcohol will be available for purchase at Panther football and men’s basketball games beginning with Saturday’s football game. Jerek Wolcott is the assistant athletic director for communications.Wolcott says beer had been available on a limited basis in both venues.Wolcott says the sales will not include wine at first.UNI hosts Southern Utah on Saturday. MASON CITY — The Newman girls and the West Fork boys won the team titles at the Newman Cross Country Invitational at the Mercy West Campus course in Mason City on Tuesday. The Knights girls had four runners finish in the top 16 to win with 61 points. Iowa Falls-Alden was second with 85, Osage was third with 104. Ellie Meyer of Iowa Falls-Alden was the individual winner in a time of 19:30. Abby Christians of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura was second in a time of 20:37. Chloe Nelson had the best Newman time, finishing fifth in 22:37. Clear Lake finished eighth with 168 points. Jadyn Heesch had the best Lion time, finishing 11th in 23:02.West Fork edged St. Ansgar for the team title, with the Warhawks having 92 points, five points better than the Saints. Clear Lake finished third with 105, with Newman fourth with 109 points. Carson Rygh of Lake Mills was the individual champion with a time of 17:08. Seth Hershey and Riley Witt of St. Ansgar were the next two in with times of 17:24 and 17:30. Justin Wright had the best Clear Lake time, finishing fifth in 18:01. Braden Petree had Newman’s best finish, coming in sixth in 18:05.You can see the full results of the Newman Cross Country Invite by clicking herecenter_img — high school volleyball from last nightMason City 25-25-25, Des Moines North 6-7-4Forest City 25-25-25, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 20-19-8Lake Mills 25-25-25, Belmond-Klemme 8-16-21North Iowa 23-26-25-16-15, North Union 25-24-18-25-9Osage 25-25-25, Central Springs 5-3-12Rockford 21-16-25-25-15, West Fork 25-25-17-12-5 MASON CITY — The latest team and individual cross country rankings are out from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Looking at the top three teams in each class and other area teams in the rankings:=== 1A Boys — Earlham, Madrid, Maquoketa Valley, Newman (10th)=== 1A Girls — Logan-Magnolia, Iowa City Regina, Hudson, Newman (8th)=== 2A Boys — Tipton, Monticello, South Hardin=== 2A Girls — Mid-Prairie Wellman, Williamsburg, Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson=== 3A Boys — Carlisle, Dallas Center-Grimes, Clear Creek-Amana=== 3A Girls — Ballard, Dubuque Wahlert, Dallas Center-Grimes, Charles City (14th)=== 4A Boys — Dowling, Dubuque Hempstead, Pleasant Valley=== 4A Girls — Johnston, Southeast Polk, WaukeeClick here for the full list of team rankings ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal in St. Paul last night. It was Jill Ellis’ 105th victory as the U.S. coach, tying her with Tony DiCicco’s record from 1994-1999. Ellis plans to step down in October following the team’s final two victory tour matches. The match at Allianz Field was the third of a five-city tour celebrating the U.S. team’s World Cup victory this summer in France.last_img read more

Man City hold off Man Utd to reach League Cup final

first_imgThe hosts did have the ball in the net before half-time when Raheem Sterling finished off a flowing team move, but the England international was denied his first ever goal against United by an offside flag.Sterling contrived to miss another glorious chance to kill the tie off just before the hour mark as he rounded De Gea but blasted over with just defenders on the line to beat.Guardiola then could not believe his eyes when David Silva tried to tee up Ilkay Gundogan rather than shoot with just De Gea to beat after Harry Maguire was caught in possession.The tension among the home support was eased when Matic finally paid for persistent fouling when he chopped down Bernardo Silva to cut short a City counter-attack.Aguero finally beat De Gea with a deft finish only to also be flagged offside as United salvaged some pride, if not their chances of a first trophy since 2017.United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has not been present at recent games as animosity towards his part in the club’s declining fortunes on the field has grown.However, Woodward was in attendance at the Etihad just a day after a hooded mob attacked his home with flares and graffiti.Share on: WhatsApp PHOTO @mancityManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City booked their place in a third successive League Cup final, but made hard work of disposing of Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate after losing the second leg of their semi-final 1-0 at home on Wednesday.City enjoyed the vast majority of the chances but could not find a way past the inspired David de Gea and went behind to United’s first attempt on goal 10 minutes before half-time when Nemanja Matic fired home.However, United’s hopes of completing a miraculous comeback were extinguished when Matic was then sent-off 15 minutes from time and City held on to face Aston Villa at Wembley on March 1.United had a mountain to climb after losing the first leg 3-1 at home three weeks ago and were without top scorer Marcus Rashford, who played a big part in the Red Devils’ victory when they last visited the Etihad in December.City started like they did in racing into a 3-0 lead within 38 minutes at Old Trafford as they swarmed all over the visitors, who had De Gea to thank for keeping them in the tie.Sergio Aguero was first to threaten with a diving header that the Spaniard parried to safety before using his legs to repel Riyad Mahrez’s effort.Bernardo Silva flashed a shot across goal before more De Gea acrobatics denied Aguero again at his near post.United had not even mustered a shot in anger for the first 35 minutes, but suddenly the tie was back in the balance when Matic connected sweetly from the edge of the box after City failed to clear a free-kick into the box.last_img read more

City of Olympia: Road Closed Due to Fallen Tree and Downed…

first_imgFacebook83Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaDivision Street, NW, between Muirhead and Peach will remain closed until further notice. City crews must wait for Puget Sound Energy to repair the downed power lines before they can remove the tree and perform clean-up work.At this time, we do not have an estimate on when work will be complete. Travelers should plan to use alternate routes.Featured photo credit: Kim Merrimanlast_img

Carter fined for drink driving

first_imgThe 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February on charges that can carry custodial sentences of two years.Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand, lost a sponsorship with Land Rover over the incident, which dented his image as one of rugby’s most marketable players.The athlete was pulled over and breathalysed in Paris’ chic 17th arrondissement and returned a reading showing a level of 0.87mg/l, which would see a driver lose six points from their licence.”It would not seem necessary, given the slight gravity of the facts, to pronounce a prison sentence,” the document from October reads.”Much as I’d love to say I’ve moved on from it, it’s something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life,” Carter said in October.”It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now, thinking and talking about it.Carter will leave Racing 92 and sign a two-year contract with Japanese club Kobelco Steelers at the end of the season.last_img read more

Ravena redeems self, soars high for UAAP Finals MVP award

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But after all the criticisms, there’s no other way for the 6-foot-2 swingman but to bounce back.Fast forward to the Season 80 Finals. Ateneo-La Salle faced once again and Ravena was given a chance to redeem himself.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 20-year-old made sure he made his mark this time for the Blue Eagles, posting 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in the three grueling games in the championship series.Showing his maturity he lacked the year prior, the third-year forward was the anchor for Ateneo as it snapped its five year drought and delivered the school’s first title since Season 75.center_img 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 award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Ateneo nabs UAAP title, gets back at La Salle Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a difference a year makes.Thirdy Ravena was at his worst in the UAAP Season 79 Finals with the second-generation star folding under pressure as Ateneo settled for a runner-up finish.ADVERTISEMENT It also wasn’t much of a surprise that Ravena’s biggest play of the season didn’t even see him put the ball through the hoop, but rather, be the one to orchestrate the play as he found an open Isaac Go at the right wing for the game-sealing triple with 24.7 seconds left that put his side up, 85-80.“I’m determined to do whatever it takes to win this one,” said Ravena, who claimed his first title in the senior’s division.Ravena, who was adjudged as the Finals MVP, also finally got out of his brother Kiefer’s shadow and earned the adulation of the whole Ateneo community.“It’s just a surreal feeling, seeing the community support us through the season, its just a great feeling,” he said. “I know I’m tired, but seeing the community cheering us every single possession, every single minute of the game, it doesn’t matter how tired I am. I’m gonna give it all for them, all for God.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Go for Gold regains top spot, routs CEU

first_imgNew addition Rey Publico led Go for Gold with 18 points and 11 rebounds.“One of the weaknesses that I saw was rebounding and Publico gives us a lot of rebounding. He is an energy guy,” Scratchers coach Charles Tiu on Publico’s debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Go for Gold ended the game on a 14-6 run to ice the win.The Scratchers were down by four men as Ron Dennison and James Martinez were out due to hamstring injury and muscle strain, respectively, while Jerwin Gaco was under the weather. Gab Banal is still in Australia for a personal trip per Tiu. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PBA IMAGESGo for Gold scraped past Centro Escolar University, 75-60, in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scratchers regained top seed as they improve to 6-2 while CEU dropped to 4-4.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Paul Desiderio delivered 17 points in his last game with Go for Gold as he is set to rejoin the University of the Philippines training camp in Serbia.Rich Guinitaran paced the Scorpions with 16 markers. Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 award MOST READ Filipino netizens divided on Alphonse Areola’s World Cup win Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Fire guts trailer in Fort St. John

first_imgA mobile home caught fire in an industrial yard early Wednesday morning in Fort St. John.The fire department received the call just after 5:15 a.m. and found the unoccupied modular home engulfed in flames.Fire Chief Fred Burrows says it took several hours to put out the blaze in the trailer, which had been left in a commercial lot in the area of 100 St. and 85 Ave.- Advertisement -He added that no other items in the yard were ever in danger of catching fire.The fire is considered suspicious and police were also on scene to investigate.last_img

Mexico, U.S. water cleanup deal could tank

first_imgEnter Bajagua. Instead of giving the IBWC more taxpayer money to solve a problem it didn’t fix the first time, the company argued, the U.S. government would pay Bajagua over 20 years to build and operate a plant in Tijuana, a sprawling industrial city of 1.3 million. For Bajagua, the real prize would be a steady supply of water pumped south from the existing U.S. plant that, once clean, could be sold back to Mexican factories. “We were never going to make a lot of money treating sewage,” said Simmons. “Where we make money is in producing a product, and that product is water.” In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found the project was “infeasible” and endorsed a plan to build aeration ponds on the U.S. side of the border. With no guarantee of government funding, time is running short for Bajagua. A federal judge has ordered that the treated sewage meet federal standards by September 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IMPERIAL BEACH – When it rains in this border town, toxic goo from Mexican slums and factories flows down the Tijuana River onto U.S. soil. It winds through tidal marshes and ends up in the Pacific Ocean, closing the beach to swimmers and diehard surfers 198 days last year. The U.S. government found a novel fix: pay a private developer an estimated $700 million to build and manage a treatment plant in Tijuana, Mexico. If the plant sells recycled water to thirsty Mexican factories, U.S. taxpayers will get some of their money back. Ground has not yet broken and the 7-year-old agreement between the U.S. and Bajagua LLC is looking more fragile than ever amid growing criticism that the no-bid contract would fatten the developer’s pockets and fail to contain the sewage. This month, the Bush administration proposed funding a treatment plant on U.S. soil – which would effectively kill the Mexico venture. Bajagua still counts on strong bipartisan support in the San Diego-area congressional delegation, including Democrat Bob Filner, whose district includes Imperial Beach, a town of 28,000 people. Filner, one of the project’s biggest champions in Washington, has received more than $60,000 in campaign donations from the company and its associates since 1996. In all, Bajagua investors have donated more than $100,000 to political campaigns. Filner defends the Mexican plant as a good public-private partnership and said he was surprised by the Bush administration’s move to scuttle it. He predicted Congress would rebuff the White House. “We’ve already spent 10 years working on this, and it’s the first real chance to clean up a problem that’s plagued us for decades,” Filner said. Bajagua was founded in the late 1990s by San Diego land-use consultant Jim Simmons and Mexican real-estate developer Enrique Landa after the U.S. government stumbled in its efforts to treat Tijuana’s runaway sewage. The International Boundary and Water Commission, a binational agency, had just built a U.S.-financed, $240 million plant in San Diego that failed to meet federal clean-water standards. last_img read more

Belgium shock Brazil to set up France World Cup semi

first_imgBut three of Belgium’s so-called golden generation — Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard — ran riot in the first half in Kazan and the Red Devils showed impressive resilience to hold on in the second period in the face of incessant pressure.“These boys deserve to be heroes in Belgium,” said coach Roberto Martinez. “The execution of the tactics was magnificent.“It is special and we can’t let the people of Belgium down. We can pass that down the generations — beating Brazil.”Coming into the match, Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and their illustrious rivals.But after a bright start from Tite’s team, it was Belgium who looked the more dangerous, scoring through a Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute and increasing their lead with a superb De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour.Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring against Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDTite threw on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino for Willian at half-time and the famous yellow shirts poured forward in increasing desperation, only to find an impenetrable wall at the back.Substitute Renato Augusto gave Brazil hope with just under a quarter of an hour to go with a deft header into the bottom-right corner of the net.Neymar had a chance to equalise late in injury time but Thibaut Courtois produced a magnificent save to tip over the goalbound curling effort.Brazil have not lifted the World Cup since 2002 and will have to stand by and watch as a European side win it for the fourth time in a row.“It’s a heavy, bitter feeling. This was very hard for us to swallow,” said a downbeat Tite, who refused to be drawn on his future.– France ease through – Earlier, France became the first nation to book their place in the semi-finals, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Uruguay 2-0.Raphael Varane’s header put France in the driving seat © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVUruguay were dealt a devastating blow before kick-off in Nizhny Novgorod when Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was ruled out after failing to recover from the injury he picked up in the win against Portugal.Raphael Varane opened the scoring shortly before half-time from a set-piece, steering a header past a diving Fernando Muslera after Antoine Griezmann whipped the ball in.But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.Didier Deschamps’s team doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Muslera made a terrible error, failing to parry a speculative shot from Griezmann and watching in horror as it looped across his goalline.Deschamps said his side had “again raised our level” after the 4-3 win that ended Argentina’s campaign in the last 16.“I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement,” he said. “You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.“We played well but it was not the perfect match. There are so many things that we can improve on.”– England fever –In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate’s young team spearheaded by striker Harry Kene can beat Sweden in Samara on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time for 28 years.England coach Gareth Southgate has urged his team to “keep making history” © AFP / Yuri CORTEZ“We’ve already had our first knockout win in 12 years, our first win in a penalty shootout in a World Cup for England, the highest number of goals scored in an individual game,” Southgate said.“We want to keep making that history,” he added. “We know that it’s not since 1990 we were in a World Cup semi-final. We’re hugely ambitious and want to do that, but we know there’s nothing in our mind other than tomorrow’s game.”England or Sweden will play the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final, in which host nation Russia will aim to keep defying the odds when they play Luka Modric’s skilful Croatia side.Meanwhile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that visitors to the World Cup had fallen “in love with Russia”, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.“Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn’t know,” Infantino said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar sinks to his knees after Belgium defeated Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDNizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – Neymar’s Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France.The five-time champions came to Russia desperate to make amends for their stunning 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in Belo Horizonte in 2014.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal judge was forced to issue a warning after his court was interrupted EIGHT times by mobile phones today.Judge Paul Kelly was forced to tell people to turn off their phones or leave the courtroom following the interruptions at Letterkenny District Court.People attending the courtroom had been warned at the start of the sitting to turn off their phones by the court clerk. One man eventually had his phone taken off him by Gardai.However the mood was lightened somewhat when another phone went off – and the offending owner turned out to be a Garda!AT HEARING © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on HANGS UP ON MOBILE USERS AFTER EIGHT INTERRUPTIONS was last modified: November 17th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courtmobile phoneslast_img read more