Published on April 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Sophomore guard Ron Patterson will transfer to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, he tweeted early Sunday afternoon.Patterson announced that he would transfer from Syracuse on March 19 — the same day sophomore B.J. Johnson declared his intent to transfer. Patterson only had 2.6 points and 1.7 assists per game and played just less than 14 minutes per contest this season for the Orange. He is from Indianapolis, so the move will bring him much closer to home.He is one of three players to leave SU with eligibility remaining, joining Johnson and freshman Chris McCullough, who declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday. Syracuse will only have six returning scholarship players next year, in addition to adding four incoming freshmen who are on scholarship.Patterson’s departure leaves the the Orange with a backcourt that includes Kaleb Joseph, Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije if needed and rising freshmen Franklin Howard and guard/forward Malachi Richardson. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text
Fnatic, an esports organisation stationed in London, has partnered with DreamHack Spain to have a merchandising presence at both DreamHack Valencia and DreamHack Sevilla.Merchandise, gaming peripherals, and exclusive items will all be part of Fnatic’s offering at the upcoming festivals.As part of this new deal, the organisation will host meet and greets with some of the personalities – as well as giving away special Fnatic-themed prizes to people who participate in, and win, in one-versus-one League of Legends and CS:GO tournaments.Erik Londre, Head of Events at Fnatic discussed the partnership in a statement: “Fnatic has always had strong ties to Spain since the days of Xpeke, so we are of course very excited about our partnership with DreamHack! With LCS Summer Split in Madrid just being announced we are really looking forward to making 2018 a year of Spanish focus2!”“Our goal is that it should always be better to be a Fnatic fan. That’s why we’re on site at as many gaming events as possible around the world trying to make people’s experiences even better,” continued Londre. “We know we have quite a big following in Spain, so we hope to make some of these happy!”In early May, Fnatic signed an exclusive deal stateside that meant its new gaming equipment – dubbed Fnatic Gear – would be stocked in over 300 Best Buy stores nationwide. The range includes the STREAK and miniSTREAK keyboards, as well as CLUTCH 2 and FLICK 2 mice.Arturo Castelló, Director of DreamHack Spain commented: “We’re very happy to welcome DreamHack Spain to Fnatic, one of the greatest and well-supported esports teams around the world. We have been working at DreamHack Spain since 2010 to bring the best competitions and the best players on the planet to Spain; it’s great news that DreamHack Valencia and DreamHack Seville visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Fnatic universe for themselves.”Fnatic is currently partnered with Chillblast, Deezer, DXRacer, Newzoo, Strafe, and AMD. DreamHack Valencia takes place on July 12-15th, while DreamHack Sevilla spans over 13-16th December. Esports Insider says: Fnatic made a big move with its Best Buy deal, and now having a physical shop at both Valencia and Sevilla seems like a natural extension of its push into selling items beyond merchandise.Sign up to our newsletter!
Up-and-coming South African scientist, Brendon Billings, is breathing new life into the field of science and human evolution. (Image: Wilma den Hartigh)MEDIA CONTACTS• Maropeng+27 14 577 9000 Wilma den HartighUp-and-coming South African scientist Brendon Billings is breathing new life into the field of science and human evolution. He is presenting Maropeng’s new Bone Detectives walking tour, which investigates the seven-million-year evolution of Homo sapiens through the many fossils found in the Cradle of Humankind, in Gauteng.Through the tour, the 30-year-old Wits University scientist hopes to provide a new perspective on the field, inspire a love for science, and remind people about South Africa’s rich fossil heritage. And he does this in a fun and accessible way to demystify the subject.“Bones provide clues and make it possible for us to piece together the evolutionary story,” Billings says. “They are the best preserved and we can use them to identify certain structural and behavioural traits, all of which give us a narrative in terms of human evolution.”The tour is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about the science behind palaeoanthropology. Participants have the opportunity to compare different types of hominid bones, helping them to understand the hominoid skeletal anatomy and learn how to identify fossil remains.He says evolution is an ever-changing field, and every fossil that is discovered provides new clues about how evolution took place. “Without the bones we wouldn’t have any evolutionary story to tell.” Hooked on fossilsBillings says he’s fortunate to have been introduced to evolution early on at university – he was set on a career in medicine, but when he didn’t get into the course, he opted for a science degree instead. “I was introduced to the wonderful idea of evolution. I was hooked,” he explains. “Science became my path of using evolutionary principles to understand the world and answer some of these fundamental questions.”His job, he says, is just like putting together a puzzle, which is why he decided to call the Maropeng tour Bone Detectives. It draws on popular television series such as crime drama CSI and US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. “I noticed that these programmes have generated a lot of interest in medical anthropology and forensics, and decided to build an event around this theme.”Billings has completed his MSc in history of science at Wits, and now he’s working on his thesis on primatology and the evolution of consciousness. He was also recently nominated as a member of the prestigious Council for the Royal Society South Africa, a multi-disciplinary scientific organisation.At the university, Billings assists scientists with their research in disciplines such as palaeoanthropology, forensic anthropology and neuroanatomy. He enjoys telling people about his work and he gives tours of the school to the public.The first thing Billings does when you walk into his office is show you some of Wits University’s extensive fossil collections. He is the curator of all collections at the School of Anatomical Sciences at the Wits Medical School, including the Raymond Dart Collection of Human Skeletons. This collection is one of the largest documented cadaver-derived human skeletal assemblages in the world and the largest in Africa.It was started in the mid-1920s by Dart, an Australian anthropologist known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominid closely related to humans, at Taung in South Africa’s North West Province. His heroThroughout his years as a student, and even now, many top scientists encouraged him to follow his dreams, but Billings says one of his greatest inspirations was renowned South African paleoanthropologist, Prof Phillip Tobias. Billings was a student in his group of young paleoanthropologists.“I had the privilege of working with him and he took me under his wing,” he says. “He was very humble and pleasant.” But he also recalls that Tobias had high expectations of his students – he always wanted students to bring pen and paper to his office and take notes.“I don’t think I would have been in this field if it wasn’t for his influence and him believing in me,” Billings says. “Prof Tobias was patient with my questions, encouraging when I needed it and was my greatest advocate in the scientific community.”Tobias, an internationally renowned palaeoanthropologist and Professor Emeritus at Wits, died on 7 June 2012. He worked with his students up until his death a few months before his 87th birthday. ● The next Bone Detectives walking tour at Maropeng takes place on 18 May. The evening starts at 18h00 with welcome drinks, followed by a dinner at the Maropeng Hotel and a discussion with Brendon Billings. Booking is essential.
With 127 players bought by the 10 IPL franchisees, here is an analysis of the teams and their strategies.KINGS XI PUNJABCurrent squadVirender SehwagAdam Gilchrist (Rs 4.14cr), David Hussey (Rs 6.4cr), Dinesh Karthik (Rs 4.14cr), Stuart Broad (Rs 2.07cr), Abhishek Nayar (Rs 3.68cr), Piyush Chawla ( Rs 4.14cr), Praveen Kumar (Rs 3.68cr), Ryan Harris (Rs 1.49cr), Shaun Marsh (Rs 2.07cr); Dimitri Mascarenhas (Rs 46 lakh)Team analysisKings XI have a decent mix with Adam Gilchrist, in all probability, leading the side in the fourth edition. David Hussey is a specialist T20 player and will give them a solid middle order batsman. The pace bowlers picked are Praveen Kumar, Stuart Broad and Ryan Harris. One fails to understand why would any franchisee pick a pace bowler who has been ruled out of action after undergoing a knee surgery and who would be fighting against time to get fit for the IPL. Even Stuart Broad isn’t a specialist T20 bowler.DELHI DAREDEVILSCurrent squadGautam Gambhir.Irfan Pathan (Rs 8.74cr), David Warner (Rs 3.45cr), Naman Ojha (Rs 1.24cr), James Hopes (Rs 1.61cr), Morne Morkel (Rs 2.18cr), Aaron Finch (Rs 1.38cr), Virender Sehwag (retained), Umesh Yadav (Rs 3.45 cr), Venugopal Rao (Rs 3.22 cr), Ashok Dinda (Rs 1.72 cr)Team analysisThe Daredevils have stitched together a team that doesn’t look very solid on paper. Irfan Pathan was bought at a whopping Rs 8.74 cr even though he hasn’t played international cricket for nearly two years and has just returned from an injury lay-off. David Warner comes back as he forms a lethal opening combination with Virender Sehwag. Morne Morkel is the main strike bowler but apart from these players, the Delhi line-up isn’t awe inspiring.advertisementPUNE WARRIORSCurrent squadZaheer Khan.Yuvraj Singh (Rs 8.28cr), Graeme Smith (Rs 2.30cr), Robin Uthappa (Rs 9.66cr), Tim Paine (Rs 1.24cr), Angelo Mathews (Rs 4.37cr), Nathan McCullum (Rs 46lakh), Callum Ferguson (Rs 1.38cr), Ashish Nehra (Rs 3.91cr), Jerome Taylor (Rs 46 lakh), Wayne Parnell (Rs 89.6 lakh), Mitchell Marsh (Rs 1.29 cr), Murali Kartik (Rs1.84 cr)Team analysisThe franchise owned by the Sahara conglomerate has jumped into the IPL bandwagon and have made quite a big splash at the auction itself. They seem to have all bases covered. They have a plethora of foreign talent at their disposal but with the limit of playing just four of them in the eleven, they would need some good local talent to supplement the squad. They have just under $1 million left to spend on players.DECCAN CHARGERSCurrent squadAdam Gilchrist.Kevin Pietersen (Rs 2.99 cr), Cameron White (Rs 5.06 cr), Kumar Sangakkara (Rs 3.22 cr), JP Duminy (Rs 1.38 cr), Shikhar Dhawan (Rs 1.38 cr); Dale Steyn (Rs 5.52 cr); Amit Mishra (Rs 1.38 cr); Ishant Sharma (Rs 2.07 cr) Pragyan Ojha (Rs 2.3 cr) Dan Christian (Rs 4.14 cr), Manpreet Goni (Rs 1.33 cr)Team analysisDeccan Chargers bid aggressively for Dale Steyn, currently the best bowler in the world. He is going to be a great asset in T20, even though he has a propensity to leak runs in limited overs cricket. They stuck with left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who has had a fair amount of success in IPL. Cameron White is an intelligent buy as he has the ability to win a match on his own. But having Ishant Sharma in their ranks might be a double-edged sword as his form has dipped alarmingly.CHENNAI SUPER KINGSCurrent squadIfran Pathan.Michael Hussey (Rs 1.95cr), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 46lakh), Dwayne Bravo (Rs 92lakh), Doug Bollinger (Rs 3.22cr), R Ashwin (Rs 3.91cr), S Badrinath (Rs 3.68cr), MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and Albie Morkel (all retained), Sudeep Tyagi (Rs 1.1 cr), Scott Styris (Rs 92 lakh), Faf du Plessis (Rs 52 lakh), Ben Hilfenhaus (Rs 46 lakh)Team analysisThe defending champions had a clear strategy: retain as many stars of the previous seasons as possible, simply because as they won the IPL and the Champions League last year. So there was no surprise as they got back players like R Ashwin, Doug Bollinger and Sudip Tyagi. They have a good balance of national and international players. Having genuine all-rounders like Dwayne Bravo and Albie Morkel, who can hit some lusty blows, gives Chennai a settled look.KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSCurrent squadRobin Uthappa.Gautam Gambhir (Rs 11.04 cr), Yusuf Pathan (Rs 9.66 cr), Jacques Kallis (Rs 5.06cr), Brad Haddin (Rs 1.49), Shakeeb Al Hasan (Rs 1.95cr); Brett Lee (Rs 1.84cr), Eoin Morgan (Rs 1.61 cr); Manoj Tiwary (Rs 2.18cr), Jaidev Unadkat (Rs 1.15 cr), Lakshmipathy Balaji (Rs 2.3 cr)Team analysisAfter being in the wrong half for the first three seasons, Shah Rukh Khan and his co-owners have decided to change strategy. They have spent most of their money on a selected few impact players. They have also cared nothing for sentiment and allowed Sourav Ganguly to leave. They have a well-balanced side as of now, but need some good local talent and uncapped players to fill the gaps in the squad. They don’t have a lot of money left in the bank though.advertisementTEAM KOCHICurrent squadDale Steyn.M Jayawardene (Rs 6.9cr), VVS Laxman (Rs 1.84cr), Brendon McCullum (Rs 2.18cr), Sreesanth (Rs 4.14cr), RP Singh (Rs 2.30cr), Parthiv Patel (Rs 1.33cr), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 4.37cr), Steven Smith (Rs 92lakh), M Muralitharan (Rs 5.06cr), Brad Hodge (rs 1.95cr), Ramesh Powar (Rs 82.8 lakh), R Vinaykumar (Rs 2.18 cr), Steven O’Keefe (RS 9.2 lakh)Team analysisThe newest member of the IPL club seem to have played their cards well. Snapping up the experienced Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan is a good move. Sreesanth was always going to go to Kochi, as he is the state cricket’s poster boy. The explosive Brendon McCullum gives Kochi the x-factor while Parthiv Patel, Brad Hodge and VVS Laxman give them solidity in the middle order. RP Singh had a successful IPL-2 and provides the team a well-rounded look.MUMBAI INDIANSCurrent squadM S Dhoni.Rohit Sharma (Rs 9.2 cr), Andrew Symonds (Rs 3.91 cr), Davy Jacobs (Rs 87 lakh), James Franklin (Rs 46 lakh); Sachin Tendulkar (retained); Harbhajan Singh (retained); Kieron Pollard (retained); Lasith Malinga (retained), Munaf Patel (Rs 3.22 cr), Clint McKay (Rs 50.6 lakh)Team analysisThey were the most balanced side last season and if anything, they seem stronger this year. The core of their team is intact. The seam bowling department has also been strengthened with some sound buys. Mumbai has always produced good players so the local talent they sign should be of high quality as well. Playing under Tendulkar will be a major attraction for youngsters they wish to acquire. And interestingly, Harbhajan and Andrew Symonds will share the dressing room.ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORECurrent squadGautam Gambhir.Tillakaratne Dilshan (Rs 2.99 cr), Zaheer Khan (Rs 4.14 cr), AB de Villiers (Rs 5.06 cr), Daniel Vettori (Rs 2.53 cr), Saurabh Tiwary (Rs 7.36 cr); Dirk Nannes (Rs 2.99 cr); Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 3.22 cr); Virat Kohli (retained), Mohammad Kaif (Rs 57.8 lakh), Charl Langeveldt (Rs 64.4 lakh), Abhimanyu Mithun (Rs 1.19 cr)Team analysisWith Anil Kumble by his side, Vijay Mallya could not have got it wrong. Most departments seem to be taken care of but the captaincy issue has to be decided. Kumble has quit playing and Rahul Dravid has moved to Rajasthan Royals. However, apart from Mithun, there seems to be a lack of local flavor in the squad and the franchise will have to look into the issue when it recruits its remaining players in the coming days. Dirk Nannes is an excellent buy as he is a proven performer in Indian conditions.RAJASTHAN ROYALSCurrent squadS Sreesanth.Ross Taylor (Rs 2.6 cr), Rahul Dravid (Rs 2.3 cr), Johan Botha (Rs 4.37 cr), Paul Collingwood (Rs1.15 cr), Shane Warne (retained), Shane Watson (retained), Shaun Tait (Rs 1.38 cr), Pankaj Singh (Rs 42.3 lakh)Team analysisThe winners in Season One have made some good buys but whether they will be good enough to upset the applecart of more fancied teams remains to be seen.advertisementUnder the astute captaincy of Shane Warne, the Royals have been punching above their weight. The champion leg-spinner spinner will have to work his magic once more to get the best out of his squad. Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson will hold the key for them once again.
Bhojpuri film superstar-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari tasted instant success after he was appointed as president of Delhi BJP unit as the party swept the MCD elections in April winning 184 seats as against AAP tally of 47 and 30 of Congress.The saffron party’s MP from North-west Delhi is now preparing the party for the 2020 Assembly elections to end “a 20- year drought” in the national capital.Amid reports of internal conflicts in the party, Tiwari’s first priority is to set the house in order.On the eve of a party meeting to hold discussion with all the former office bearers of Delhi BJP, Tiwari sat for an exclusive interview with India Today. Excerpts from the interview.Q. You have won the MCD. What will be your immediate priorities?A. We want to create a garbage-free Delhi and the drains of Delhi must be clean. We must protect our citizens from the diseases spread by mosquitoes. Our primary focus for the next three months will be on these issues, however, there are several other issues too. MCD is crippled by fund crunch at present. For the last 10 years, while MCD has been under BJP while the state had been ruled either by Congress or AAP. Because of the political game of one-upmanship, the state governments have always created obstacles in funding the MCD.The situation has worsened after AAP came to power. However, we will continue to fight. On the World Environment Day, we pledged to plant 10 lakh trees. Another major issue of concern is the ground water level in Delhi. We have already started several long-term steps for ground water conservation.advertisementQ. After the success in the MCD polls, do you think BJP will be able to repeat the performance in the next Assembly elections?A. You will be surprised to know that when I became president, party members told me that BJP never offered a strong fight in 20 seats. These were seats with large number of minority and SC voters. I keep following the working style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. They always try to connect with those who have not been touched by the party. That is the basic principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’. So during the MCD election campaign and even after that I have visited most of these places.Several of these places have slums, which have remained a big focus. I got support from Shah and even he visited one of the slums with me. We are doing talent hunts for slum children. We are going to organized a big event just before the Independence Day. Children from slums will perform and will be awarded in that event. We got tremendous response from these places in MCD elections. People have shown faith in us.Q. Do you see yourself as the BJP chief ministerial candidate in next Assembly elections?A. This question puts me in an awkward position. As a party president, my job is to strengthen the party in the state. Decisions such as who would become the CM are taken at the last moment. If someone works with a plan to become a CM, then he is moving in the wrong direction. Did you see how the BJP presidential candidate was chosen?Q. You have called for a meeting of all former office bearers of Delhi party unit. Is this an effort to resolve the reported infighting in the party? Are you trying to bridge the divide between new team and old team?A. Yes, I have called a meeting of former office bearers. Whenever a new team is formed, the old team feels left out. There is a lot of work to be done and we need involvement of every member. One does not necessarily need a designation to work.So we will distribute workload and this will make every member feel involved in the process. Nobody should feel that only those with designations can influence party decisions. The party belongs to every member. We also need to refresh our executive committee. So nobody will feel left out.Q. But will this end your reported turf war with Vijay Goel?A. That is a baseless report. The day TV channels ran the news of a rift between him and me, I was sitting with Goel. So where is the fight? There was a miscommunication between him and me over a small issue of discipline in the party. But that was resolved instantly.Q. You were absent in slum run programme organized by the ministry of youth affairs and sports.advertisementA. I had another engagement that day. So I could not attend.Q. You have recently urged Lt Governor of Delhi to order seizure and sealing of files pertaining to purchase of medicines, ambulances and other equipment by the health department besides those related to desilting of drains by the Delhi Jal Board and PWD. What are your charges?A. You have seen the Shunglu report. You have heard what former AAP minister Kapil Mishra said. There have been several RTI reports. Based on all these, we can say that a lot of financial irregularities have happened in health ministry and all other ministries held by Satyendra Kumar Jain. If these files are not seized, there is a possibility of a cover up. That’s why I have made that request.Q. You are going to play the role of Angad in Ramlila. Is it the acting bug or another way to connect with people?A. Both. We all must contribute towards spreading Ramlila across the country. One who cannot read Ramayana can learn about Ram through Ramlila. The story of Maryada Purushottam Ram is the basis of our cultural identity. It’s my small effort to popularize our cultural legacy.It also helps me keep alive the artist in me. After all, I have reached till this point because of my acting skills. Being the BJP president, I cannot play romantic roles in films any more.Also read:Manoj Tiwari to reshuffle Delhi’s BJP unit team, indisciplined office-bearers to be shown the door Delhi BJP stages protest against Kejriwal government over water, power crisis Poor appraisal: Rejig underway in Delhi BJP after top bosses point corrupt, under-performersWATCH | Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s house attacked, 4 arrested
Defending Men’s Open World Champions Australia will take on the Lebanon ‘Cedars’ in the Mediterranean Cup ‘Friendly’ Series on Saturday 18 November 2006 at the Canterbury Veledrome, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood. The two game fully sanctioned Federation of International Touch (FIT) ‘friendly’ series will feature both Countries World Cup line-ups in a dress rehearsal for the International competition that awaits them at the sixth FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch South Africa 17-21 January 2007.Game times are 2.00pm and 4.30pm.
The Canadian PressMembers of a First Nation in Ontario say they plan to continue the relocation of an endangered herd of caribou off a remote island where they’re being slaughtered by wolves.The Michipicoten First Nation is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to move up to nine caribou from Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior to Caribou Island, near the U.S. border, by helicopter as soon as the weather permits.The latest effort comes after the province relocated nine caribou in mid-January to a different location – the Slate Islands.The caribou population on Michipicoten Island had been decimated by wolves that made their way there several years ago using an ice bridge. The ministry feared the entire herd would be wiped out if they didn’t intervene with the move to the nearby Slate Islands.Leo Lepiano, the land resources manager for Michipicoten First Nation, said his community has been pushing the government to create a “backup” population out of fears the caribou on the Slate Islands would also be at risk since there had been at least one wolf on the islands as recently 2016.“We just hope there is enough time to capture the caribou before the wolves get all of them,” Lepiano said.Right now, the weather – snow, wind and low-hanging clouds – is presenting a major obstacle to the relocation effort.Lepiano said crews went out on Tuesday afternoon, during a few hours of clear weather, and only spotted a handful of caribou in an area where the helicopter was unable to land.They also found three caribou in another area, but couldn’t drive the animals out into the open where a crew member in the helicopter could fire a net to trap them, Lepiano said.The caribou population on Michipicoten was considered a conservation success story after the caribou herd grew from eight animals – brought to Michipicoten Island in 1982 – to near 700 before the wolves arrived in either late 2013 or early 2014.Four wolves made the trek across an ice bridge that formed that winter. They have since bred, growing the pack that has been systematically hunting down the caribou. The ministry said the Michipicoten population has dropped to about 100 animals as of last year, mostly due to wolf predation.But the Michipicoten First Nation has suggested the number of caribou had actually dropped to about 30 around mid-January.Caribou Island is owned by an American foundation that has given its permission for the planned relocation. The island sits in the middle of Lake Superior, far from any shore, and is free from predators such as wolves.“It’s so remote that it’s impossible for wolves to get there,” Lepiano said.Jolanta Kowalski, a spokeswoman with the ministry, said the second relocation was the First Nation’s idea, one that she called “prudent.”“It’s another spot where a population could take hold,” Kowalski said.
OSU then-junior defenseman Cara Zubko (2) passes the puck during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team recorded its fifth series-losing sweep of the season in its 2015 finale to drop its record to 6-12-0 on the season.The first period of both games ended with OSU trailing 2-1, and both were close, low-shot affairs dominated by special teams play. OSU was on the penalty kill 11 times on the weekend, including the final 10 minutes of the third period on Saturday. Eventually, frustration boiled over and OSU took a combined 27 minutes in penalties.“Just the team being undisciplined, and that’s not how I run my team, so we’ve got to show more discipline, even when you’re frustrated,” coach Jenny Potter said. “Being undisciplined definitely hurts your team.”Game notesOn Friday, OSU fell 4-2 despite outshooting the Bulldogs 25-23. Senior forward Melani Moylan scored her first goal of the season just three minutes into the game, but Minnesota Duluth would tie it at 1-1 six minutes later off of junior Ashleigh Brykaliuk’s ninth goal of the season.Sophomore Lauren Spring would score for OSU in the period’s closing minute to give the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead after the first.The second period was mostly quiet for both teams except for Minnesota Duluth’s game-tying goal at 2:36 into the frame. Brykaliuk assisted on sophomore Catherine Daoust’s fourth goal of the season.The third period would remain tied until the eighth minute, when Brykaliuk recorded her third point of the game, an assist on junior Sidney Morin’s first goal of the season. With redshirt freshman goaltender Alex LaMere on the bench in favor of a sixth attacker, Brykaliuk would record her second goal and fourth point of the game, as Minnesota Duluth dashed OSU’s hopes of a comeback.On Saturday, with redshirt senior Stacy Danczak now starting in goal, Minnesota Duluth scored first from senior Michela Cava’s ninth goal of the season. Junior forward Claudia Kepler would score to tie it at 1-1 for OSU.“I don’t know how the puck got down low but (Moylan) had it pinned against the boards,” Kepler said. “I kind of pulled it from her feet and took it around the goalie and put it over her shoulder.”After scoring just four goals in two games, the team was not satisfied with the number of chances it generated against Minnesota Duluth.“Not really, we didn’t create enough,” junior defender Alexa Ranahan said. “But I know the girls worked as hard as we can, and I’m proud of the team.”After the game, OSU sounded as if it plans to work on the offense in the next three weeks before its first game of the 2016 calendar year.“Obviously, it doesn’t take too many chances, you got to bury the ones you get,” Potter said.However, Potter was sure to credit her alma mater for its performance in limiting the Buckeyes’ attack in the two games.“I think they competed all weekend,” she said. “It’s just a couple of breakdowns, so we’ve got to regroup and move forward.”Despite the team’s level of competition, the weekend was defined by the final 10 minutes of the third period. While on the power play with just over eight minutes remaining in the game, freshman defender Lauren Boyle was called for interference. Before the resumption of play, freshman forward Maddy Field was assessed a 10-minute misconduct penalty.With a four-to-three man advantage, senior defender Cara Zubko was given a five-minute penalty for contact to the head of an opponent and was assessed a game misconduct penalty, ejecting her from the contest. “It was definitely chaotic,” Ranahan said. “It’s unfortunate that penalties ruined the momentum of the period. It’s hard as a player having so many stops, it’s frustrating, but that’s hockey.”With three skaters in the penalty box and one in the dressing room, Minnesota Duluth was able to score its fifth goal of the game with six minutes remaining, leaving a bad taste in the mouth of the skaters.“Penalties at the end don’t help,” Kepler said. “Whether we agree with them or not, it makes it way harder to come back and win hockey games.”OSU will be off until Jan. 2, when it welcomes Penn State to Columbus for two games. Puck is scheduled to drop at 2:07 p.m. on Jan. 2, as well as the next day. Stat broadcastOSU scored first on Friday for the first time in three weeks, going back to the first period of its Nov. 20 game against St. Cloud State.In addition to her first goal of the season, Moylan also recorded her first assist of the season on Kepler’s first-period goal.With Danczak in goal, LaMere watched the game from the bench, ending her games-started streak at 10.With two assists on Friday, Boyle has 10 points so far this season, moving her into a three-way tie for third.
OSU junior heavyweight has his hand raised after defeating Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery in the 285-pound finals at the 2017 NCAA tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Snyder won 6-3, while the Buckeyes placed second as a team. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder struck gold for his country once again at the World Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Paris with a 6-5 victory in the men’s freestyle 97kg final over Russia’s Abdulrashi Sadulaev to win a gold medal. Snyder trailed for most of the match, but was able to make the most of a pair of spin-behind takedowns that netted four of his six points in the matchup. Trailing 4-5 with less than 30 seconds remaining, the heavyweight maneuvered himself behind a kneeling Sadulaev to take position, two points and the eventual victory. The Ohio State senior entered the tournament as the top seed among 26 of the globe’s elite wrestlers. This was the third gold medal for Snyder as the Buckeye had also taken home a gold medal from both the Olympics and a previous World Wrestling Championship. The win also clinched a team championship in freestyle for the United States. Snyder’s opening match in Paris was a 10-0 technical fall finish as he defeated Mamed Ibragimov of Kazakhstan in a convincing victory, registering four takedowns and two forced step-outs. Japan’s Naoya Akaguma was waiting for Snyder in the quarterfinals, though the Buckeye made quick work of him as well. The two-time NCAA Champion scored a takedown at the 2:59 mark of the opening period to register his second straight 10-0 technical fall. Throughout the match, the Ohio State senior tallied three takedowns and four forced step-outs. To reach the gold medal matchup, Snyder defeated Aslanbek Alborov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals by a score of 9-2. Snyder dominated by a score of 7-2 in the opening period after recording two takedowns and three forced step-outs. In the second period, the two-time Big Ten Champion scored a takedown and finished the 9-2 victory to advance to the finals. Former Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber competed in Paris as well. Despite being the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the four-time national champion suffered shutout losses in two of his three matches and was eliminated from the 61kg weight class. Stieber graduated from Ohio State in 2015.
Share Twitter via @warriorsStephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep alive their hopes for a repeat.Kevin Durant scored 34 points, Curry sparked another third-quarter turnaround, and the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals by beating the Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.The defending champions trailed by as many as 15 in the first half after falling behind 17 in Game 6.“We know we can make an 11-point lead evaporate with two minutes of good basketball,” Klay Thompson said.Curry, who finished with 27 points, scored 14 of Golden State’s 33 points in the third quarter as Houston’s shooting didn’t just go cold, it froze. The Rockets missed all 14 3-point attempts in that quarter as part of a 1-for-21 second half from long range.Curry said someone asked him after the victory if it’s still special to get to the finals when it’s the fourth time in a row.“Yes,” he said, “because it’s really hard.”#RedNation fans heartbroken this morning here in Houston, following that tough loss last night. #HoustonRockets fell to the Warriors in game 7 101-92 — BUT — #Rockets fans and the city still sending plenty of love! Thank you guys for an AMAZING season! #KHOU11 #RunAsOne pic.twitter.com/RfYuDDWyHn— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) May 29, 2018The Warriors will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday night in the fourth straight matchup between the teams.James Harden had 32 points as the top-seeded Rockets’ bid to return to the finals for the first time since 1995 fell short without Chris Paul, who was nursing a hamstring injury.“We just didn’t have that extra juice that we needed,” Harden said.The Rockets fell apart in the second half again after doing so in Game 6. The Warriors outscored Houston 122-63 in the second half of the final two games.“It’s amazing how long the NBA game is,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Forty-eight minutes, it lasts a long time and there’s so many opportunities to get yourself going as a team. And with our team, there’s just so much firepower that at some point, we’re going to get going.”The Rockets finished 7 of 44 on 3-pointers, with Trevor Ariza missing all nine of his attempts, Eric Gordon going 2 for 12 and Harden making just 2 of 13.Houston was behind by 13 after a 3 by Curry and had missed 27 straight 3-pointers when P.J. Tucker hit one from the corner to cut the lead to 89-79 midway through the quarter.It was their first 3-pointer since one by Gordon with about 6 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter that put the Rockets up 42-28 during a woeful Warriors start.“We were lucky to escape out of here,” Kerr said.Tucker’s 3 was the first of seven straight points for Houston which cut the lead to 89-83.But Durant scored six points in a 9-2 spurt after that which left the Warriors 97-85 with about three minutes to go.Houston finally found a little offense after that, using a 7-2 run to cut it to 99-92, but their rally bid came up short.Thompson added 19 for Golden State after scoring 35 in the Game 6 win and the Warriors got a fourth straight start from Kevon Looney with Andre Iguodala sitting out again with a bone bruise on his left leg.After being down by 10 at halftime of Game 6, the Warriors trailed by 11 entering the third quarter on Monday night. Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 58-53 after a 3-pointer by Nick Young with about eight minutes left in the quarter.Tucker made one of two free throws and the teams exchanged layups before Golden State scored nine straight points, with two 3s from Curry, to take a 64-61 lead.Harden made two free throws before Curry scored eight points in a row, highlighted by a 3-pointer which bounced high off the rim before falling back in, to make it 72-63 with just over two minutes left in the quarter.Golden State scored 33 points in the third quarter for the second straight game while Houston managed just 15 points on Monday night after it scored 16 in the third in Game 6.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry went to the locker room with trainers between the first and second quarters, but returned to the bench with about 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter and soon returned to the game. … Thompson picked up his third foul with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter and sat out most of the period. … Draymond Green had 10 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.Rockets: Houston fell to 6-5 all-time in Game 7s and 4-2 at home. … Capela finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. … Tucker had 14 points and 12 rebounds.PUSHING EACH OTHERGreen and Durant were barking at each other several times during the game when things weren’t going well for the Warriors.“I was cussing him out,” Green said. “He was cussing me out when I was wrong. I was cussing at him out when he was wrong. But that’s what we do. I am the guy who calls him out and he is the guy who calls me out. It’s great. You have to have that on your team. To know that you’ve got guys in your corner means a lot.”