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NFL players approve new labor agreement with league that features 17-game regular season

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NFL players approve new labor agreement with league that features 17-game regular season.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 15, 2020 Associated Press center_img NFL players approve new labor agreement with league that features 17-game regular seasonlast_img

In the Dumps

first_imgRalf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe University Park Health Center, USC’s former student health center, is being demolished. The building was replaced last year by the Engemann Student Health Center. In the place where the old health center once stood, the center for the new Kaufman School of Dance, a school created last year, will be built.last_img

New student housing opens at HSC

first_imgOver the past several months, construction projects such as the University Village have made significant changes to the University Park Campus — however, the Health Sciences Campus has also undergone a process of expansion. The Malcolm and Barbara Currie Residence Hall, a new student housing complex at the Health Sciences Campus, opened for graduate students at the end of July, according to USC News.The hall has 178 residential units and features a fitness center, swimming pool and barbecue grills as well as an “academic success center” that provides computers, printers and two study rooms. The units, which can house around 450 residents total, were entirely booked by the end of May, according to Samantha Grande, the assistant general manager of Currie Hall. “Currie Hall was built in order to have another housing option on campus,” Grande said. “We only had one other on-campus housing complex, so a lot of students were finding housing off campus. With enrollment growing, we wanted to accommodate that.”Students feel that the new facility is an upgrade from the other housing complex in HSC, Seaver Residence Hall. Magdalena Borisov, a graduate student in the Keck School of Medicine of USC, said that students can access more services in Currie Hall than in Seaver, where she lived last year. “Everybody [in Currie Hall] has their own departments. Everyone has their own washing machine and dryer and a kitchen,” Borisov said. “At Seaver, there were only three washing machines and dryers, so it’s definitely more convenient here. There’s more for what you pay.”Currie Hall has experienced some minor difficulties with its infrastructure. On Aug. 4, days after it was finished, a faulty pipe flooded four apartments, according to Grande. The Hall is managed by American Campus Communities, so USC Facilities Management Services was unable to help with maintenance. Despite these difficulties, Currie Hall remains a welcome addition to the Health Sciences Campus, where the last major construction project, other than a parking structure built in 2015, took place in 2009. “It’s very convenient, [and] I like how it’s very cozy it makes me feel at home,” Borisov said. “There are a lot of areas for students to study if I want to study with my friends. There’s free printing, and during the night, there’s security.” Currie Hall was named after USC trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife Barbara, who donated $10 million to Keck and the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. It is part of a $35 million project aimed to renovate HSC, according to USC Transportation. The project plan includes four main objectives: opening a 200-bed hotel known as Hyatt House for students, remodeling the Norris Health Care Consultation Center, constructing a clinical building dedicated to cancer treatment and beautifying the streets in and around HSC.last_img read more

Badgers sweep Huskies, earn spot in WCHA Final Face-off

first_imgBrianna Decker (left) and Anne Dronen (right) were stellar for UW, who will advance in the playoffs.[/media-credit]They say it’s always difficult to end a team’s season, but on Saturday night, that’s exactly what the Wisconsin women’s hockey team did.With strong offensive production and a collective defensive effort, the Badgers disposed of St. Cloud State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs 5-1, completing the series sweep and sending the Huskies into the off-season abyss.Sophomore center Brianna Decker led the offense with three points, including a goal in the second period that put St. Cloud State away for good.“There was a big scrum going on, and all of a sudden she comes out with the puck, takes it hard to the net and then obviously puts on a great move and scores a big goal. And so that was a big momentum shift,” head coach Mark Johnson said.Meghan Duggan ignited the offense early in the first period when she slammed home a rebound created by another Decker scoring opportunity.Four minutes later on a Badger power play junior winger Hilary Knight found the back of the net with a slap shot from the high slot to make it a two-goal lead.Wisconsin would add three more goals by Decker, forward Carolyne Prevost and again by Knight on its way to the 5-1 victory, an offensive outburst that overshadowed an exceptional defensive effort.“As long as we’re playing defense, the offense is going to come,” Knight said. “I know coach said a big thing yesterday, ‘You can score many, but what counts is how many you keep out of the net.’”Freshman netminder Alex Rigsby stopped 16 of 17 shots from getting by, as she saw few shots from St. Cloud State due to her team’s defensive effort.It was important for the Badgers to come out and give a complete performance, because the night before they had a little more of a challenge.From the beginning of the season, the sentiment Johnson and his players echoed after every game is if they remain consistent, no team can stop them.Friday night, even though the final score of 9-3 may not have shown it, that consistency left the Badgers.After forty minutes of hockey, St. Cloud State – a team that had won just once all season – trailed No. 1 Wisconsin 4-3 heading into the final period.“These are challenging games from the standpoint that everybody looks at the standings, everybody talks about who you are playing and what should happen. But if you’ve been in this business long enough, you still have to drop the puck and play,” Johnson said.When the referee dropped the puck in the third period, Wisconsin tore out of the gates and exploded for five goals.Prevost scored twice, Duggan and Knight added their second goals of the game and Madison Packer also put one past Dixon.Before the third period barrage, however, St. Cloud State nipped at Wisconsin’s heels throughout.The Badgers jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in the first period with goals by Duggan and Knight, but the early lead quickly evaporated.“When you score in the first shift of the game, after 15 seconds, that could be good or bad,” Johnson said. “Obviously it’s great to score a goal and create some energy early on in the process, but we still have to work and the game’s not over.”After the quick start, St. Cloud State began to tie up the neutral zone and caught Wisconsin breaking out of the defensive zone early.The Huskies stormed back with two goals of their own to make it 2-2 until Decker recorded her first goal of the game before the period ended.In the second, Decker picked up where she left off and put another past Nixon to regain a two-goal advantage, but as the period wound down, St. Cloud State struck again, cutting the lead in half.“We didn’t come out and play Badger hockey from the get-go and that kind of hurt us. But fortunately, we have a great goaltender and we’ve got a lot of depth,” Knight said.The Badgers used that depth and strong goaltending play in the third period, rubbing out any chances for the upset with the five-goal third period and a 9-3 final score.Even though Wisconsin fought harder than it would have liked, the group still earned the series victory and will live to see another day.“We know that the next couple of games are going to be tough next weekend, and so right now we’re focusing on the first game,” Decker said.last_img read more

Badgers bound for Big Dance

first_imgForward Cara Walls and the Badgers had their season extended by at least one game as they were selected to face UCLA in the NCAA tournament Saturday in Los Angeles.[/media-credit]For the third time in four years, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has made the field of 64 in the NCAA tournament, earning an at-large bid Monday.Wisconsin (12-7-1, 5-5-1 Big Ten) will travel to Los Angeles this weekend where they will take on No. 2 UCLA (15-2-2, 8-2-1 Pac-12) Saturday.Entering the NCAA tournament selection process, UW was considered a bubble team, not a sure bet of making the Big Dance.Senior defender/midfielder and team captain Joana Bielefeld said the team was together waiting to hear if they had made the tournament and the entire team was ecstatic to find out its fate.“We knew that we were kind of on the edge there,” Bielefeld said. “They put [the selection show] on the big screen. So we were all watching as all of the teams came up, and UCLA came up, and all of a sudden our name came up next to them and we all just jumped up and started screaming. We are pretty excited to be given this second chance for another game and hopefully more beyond that.”It looked as though UW would have a tough time making the NCAA tournament just a month ago, but the team went on to win five of its last six games of the regular season.The Badgers will be meeting the Bruins for the second time this season, after losing in their first matchup 2-0 at Los Angeles’ Drake Stadium.Sophomore forward and Wisconsin leading scorer Cara Walls said Wisconsin learned from its earlier game with UCLA and will put that experience to use while getting ready for the Bruins the second time around.“Obviously they have really good players,” Walls said. “They have one player that is kind of the key of their offense that is Zakiya Bywaters. She’s a really good player, but we know if we can stop her from getting behind our defense, that eliminates a lot of the pressure they get from offense.”Bywaters has 13 goals on the season, including one against the Badgers in their August matchup.The Badgers are 13-15-2 in NCAA tournament games in program history and are 3-2 in their last five games in the tournament.Most recently, in 2010, Wisconsin won their first round game against UW-Milwaukee before losing to Marquette in a shootout in the second round.The Badgers’ NCAA tournament bid is the first in Walls’ career with Wisconsin, and the sophomore said she is glad the seniors have one more chance to take the field with this team. “I was really excited for our team and all of our hard work,” Walls said. “I am really excited for our seniors. We have a really good group of seniors, and I am really proud that we were able to make it so that in their final year they can go to the NCAAs.”After finding out they will be heading to California this weekend, Bielefeld said the coaches had a very simple message for the team.“[Head coach] Paula [Wilkins] said to us, ‘It is a new season,’” Bielefeld said. “Everybody starts over at this point. Your record doesn’t matter; who you beat or lost to doesn’t matter. Everyone knows that this could potentially be their last game. She said it’s a whole different ball game. Everyone is throwing everything out there.”This 2012 marks the ninth tournament appearance for head coach Paula Wilkins and her third with Wisconsin. Wilkins led Penn State to two Final Four appearances while coaching the Nittany Lions.Walls knows making the tournament is a positive moment not just for the team, but for the Wisconsin women’s soccer program as a whole.“It is definitely a good thing,” Walls said. “We definitely want to make our program somewhere that there is always competing and is one of the top programs in the country. So it’s exciting and I think it’s something that we should come to expect of ourselves. This just kind of sets the standard for the program.”Wisconsin will have a full week of practice to avenge its early season loss to UCLA, but Bielefeld says the team will start preparing for the game right away.“Preparation starts immediately, especially mentally,” Bielefeld said. “We knew it was not a for sure thing and that we were on the brink. So I think that everybody is pretty excited and pumped. We will start practicing tomorrow right away and preparing for the game.”last_img read more

EDO 2020: LOC Adopts Queen Idah’s Face for NSF

first_imgThe Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) has adopted Queen Idah as the face of the festival as it also named Bet9ja as official betting company.The Chairman of the Publicity and Communication Sub Committee, Mr. Tony Akiotu made this known in Benin City during a meeting at the weekend.Akiotu, who is the group managing director of Daar Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, said, “The LOC has adopted popular Benin Warrior, Queen Idah as the face of the 2020 NSF. Queen Idah was chosen during the last meeting of the Main Organising Committee and the choice was a unanimous one”.Akiotu also disclosed that Bet9ja has been officially chosen as the betting company of the festival having met the Marketing Sub Committee’s requirement. “Bet9ja is the official betting company of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival. The Company’s bid of one billion Naira (N1billion) has been accepted.Aside Bet9Nja, the marketing department is working round the clock to raise enough money for the hosting of the festival,” he said.He also disclosed that a Theme Song for the festival, which was sang in the three major languages in Edo state, has also been chosen“The LOC has chosen a Theme Song sang by the Edo State chapter of PMAN in Bini, Esan and Afenmai. It is a well orchestrated song that will be loved by all when it is eventually launched on October 17 and 28 in Benin City and Lagos respectively.”Akiotu added that in picking the Theme Song, the rich culture of Edo State, particularly Benin, was put into consideration.The Chairman said the NTA, DAAR Communications, Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) and SuperSport are the official broadcast stations of the National Sports Festival.“We have carefully selected the NTA, DAAR Communications, EBS and SuperSport as official broadcasters for Nigeria’s biggest and best Games. We are also going to involve all the major newspapers, magazines and bloggers to make it the best ever in the history of the NSF “, he stressed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Injury scare for Bermuda’s skipper Dante Leverock ahead of Gold Cup

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Bermuda captain Danté Leverock is suffering from concussion after colliding with a Sligo Rovers team-mate, but remains optimistic he will make a full recovery ahead of Bermuda’s opening CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Haiti next month.The 27-year-old defender suffered the injury in a collision with his goalkeeper Ed McGinty during Sligo’s 2-1 win away to Irish top-flight rivals Bohemians last Friday.Bermuda will face Haiti at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, on June 16, with Leverock looking forward to being part of Bermuda’s historic first Gold Cup match.“I’ll be ready for the Gold Cup and I’m linking up with the squad in next few weeks,” he said.“It’s a concussion, but I’m hoping to be cleared to play again in next seven to 10 days.”Bermuda national coach Kyle Lightbourne is also optimistic his captain will be available for Haiti.“We got the news from Craig Brown (Bermuda’s physio) and the first thing he said was he spoke to Danté and everything was all fine, so there was never any worry from me,” he said.“Our medical team has advised him of different things to do for a concussion and we are hoping that he will make a full recovery and be ready and prepared to start training.”The collision occurred in the 14th minute of the match, with Leverock receiving treatment on the pitch before being taken off on a stretcher.“I don’t remember much from incident, but it was a collision with the goalie,” he added.Bermuda qualified for the Gold Cup for the first time after finishing fifth in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers with three wins and one defeat from their four matches.After facing Haiti in their opener, Bermuda will play Costa Rica at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on June 20 before facing Nicaragua at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on June 24.last_img read more

Yakubu ready to work with new Maritzburg coach

first_imgGhanaian striker Mohammed Yakubu says he is ready to work with new Maritzburg coach Clinton Larsen.The former Bloemfontein Celtic manager has swapped jobs with Ernst Middendorp who signed on the former Ashanti Gold striker.Yakunu who is recuperating from an injury he sustained two weeks ago says he will continue to give his all under manager Larsen”I personally don’t know him, he met the group and introduced himself to us and from the way he spoke to us individually i could see that we are on the right track,” he told Joy sports”He personally called me and gave me his word that i will play a key role in his team so I’m 100 percent ready to work for him and achieve my goals as well.”last_img