BYU Baseball Hosts UVU In Home Opener Tuesday

first_imgMarch 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Hosts UVU In Home Opener Tuesday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU baseball (6-6) hosts Utah Valley (3-9) in what is the first home game of the season for the Cougars.The first 200 fans in attendance for this 5:00 pm opening pitch at Miller Park will receive a free T-shirt. With the temperatures projected for the 40’s, $1 hot chocolate is also available.Cougars freshman right-handed pitcher Tyson Heaton, a product of Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, Calif., will get his first start as a collegian this evening.In five previous appearances on the mound, Heaton has posted eight strikeouts, three walks and four earned runs in 9.1 innings of work.Among Cougars with 20 or more appearances at the plate, freshman infielder Andrew Pintar leads the squad with a .326 batting average while also posting team-bests in hits (14), runs (10) and doubles (3).Junior outfielder Mitch McIntyre leads the Cougars with 8 RBI and his fellow junior outfielder, Hayden Leatham, is BYU’s leader in home runs (2).Right-handed pitcher, Las Vegas native (Palo Verde H.S.) Bryce Robison leads the Cougars in ERA (1.86) among pitchers who have pitched a minimum of five innings on the season.Junior right-hander Justin Sterner leads BYU with 19 strikeouts.In his eighth season at the helm, Cougars head coach Mike Littlewood is 221-166 (.571) in leading the program.Utah Valley’s leader in batting average, with a minimum of 20 at bats, is senior infielder Kade Poulsen (.346).Junior infielder Mitch Moralez leads the Wolverines in RBI (6) and hits (17).Senior outfielder Jake Berry has UVU’s only home run on the season.Senior right-hander Jesse Schmit leads the Wolverines in strikeouts (19) and among pitchers who have pitched at least five innings this season, sophomore left-handed pitcher Logan Petet has an 0.93 GPA, leading the squad.In his 12th season at the helm, Wolverines head coach Eric Madsen is 300-321 (.483) in leading the program.BYU is 52-8 (.867) in season openers since 1960 and the Cougars are 29-9 all-time against the Wolverines. Written by Tags: BYU Baseball/UVU Baseballlast_img read more

Mata eyes Premier League success

first_img Press Association The 25-year-old playmaker has won the World Cup and European Championships with Spain and has now added the Europa League to the Champions League Chelsea won in 2012. Following the 2-1 victory over Benfica in Amsterdam, Mata hopes to realise his ambition of winning the Premier League in his third season at Stamford Bridge next term, and he said: “I feel very proud of what I have done, but I want to do more. I want to win more trophies, for example the Premier League. It would be very special for me.” Juan Mata is targeting winning the Barclays Premier League with Chelsea after adding the Europa League to his already impressive haul of silverware.center_img He added: “It’s the first time for a club to win the Champions League one season and the Europa League the following season. It’s very difficult to do it in two consecutive seasons and I think we feel really proud of this team.” Brazil defender or midfielder David Luiz shares Mata’s desire for a Premier League title. “We need to win titles,” Luiz said. “This is a big club. Always you have the opportunity to play big games, play important competitions, so next year Chelsea want more European titles, want the Premier League, want everything. “The team has a lot of quality that’s why we won two big trophies in two years. “The Premier League this season was a little bit bad [but] I think this team has a lot of quality for the Premier League next year.” last_img read more

Cricket News India vs Australia, day 3 live cricket score: Bad light ends play, India on top with Kuldeep Yadav three wickets

first_img 06:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Marnus Lambuschagne is in confident mood as he ramps a short ball from Mohammed Shami over the slips for a boundary. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:44 (IST) 09:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:37 (IST) So, India have not taken the new ball and are continuing with spin. Maybe, they are planning to get one more wicket before they take the new ball. It has gotten overcast as well in Sydney. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is tea on the third day. India are well on top after they took five wickets in the session. Jadeja was the star while Kuldeep and Shami also chipped in.  05:39 (IST) The rain has arrived at the Sydney Cricket Ground and this might be it for play today. 05:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Immediately, India have success. Kuldeep, what a star! He knew that Paine was troubled by the angle from round the wicket. He bowls a flighted delivery and it breaks back in sharply, Paine goes for the drive and the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps. A warm welcome to day 3 of the Sydney Test between India and Australia. After dominating the first two days with the bat, India will be determined to put in a magnificent performance with the ball. However, Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja have given the hosts a good start and the opening stand is nearing fifty. Head and Handscomb are making slow but steady progress. India are striving to get another wicket.  OUT! The trap has worked and it is a great catch by Ajinkya Rahane. Shami bowls a full ball into the pads of Labuschagne, the batsman flicks it to mid wicket where Rahane dives to his right to take a low catch with both hands. Australia are crumbling here.  Bad light has stopped play in Sydney. There is a bit of rain in the air as well. With just 90 minutes of play remaining, it might be hard for the players to come back out. Fingers crossed. 11:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Labuschagne gets going with a boundary off Kuldeep Yadav as he laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence. The scoring rate has been good for Australia and barring the wicket of Khawaja, it has been a solid session for them. 11:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:45 (IST) 05:32 (IST) Kuldeep and Jadeja are rushing through their overs. Will India take the second new ball or will Kohli persist with the spinners. At the moment, Cummins and Handscomb are batting comfortably.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:25 (IST) OUT! Harris departs at 79. He fell well short of a hundred. Sir Jadeja provides India the much-needed breakthrough. Tossed up wide outside off, Harris does not move his feet and he attempts the drive but ends up dragging it back on to the stumps.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Marcus Harris strikes three boundaries off Kuldeep Yadav while Marnus Labuschagne is also tackling the spinners well.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Bad shot from Usman Khawaja. Kuldeep Yadav gives this delivery a bit more air and Khawaja dances down the track, however, he gets beaten in the flight and the bat turns in his hand as he attempts the slog, holes out to Pujara at mid wicket. 06:01 (IST) Harris and Khawaja are not letting Jadeja settle as they continue to find the fence. Harris is nearing a fifty and this will be a fine effort from the youngster. 08:30 (IST) 09:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:19 (IST) WICKET! Finally, the stubborn partnership is broken and Kuldeep Yadav gets the breakthrough. Low full toss and Travis Head hits it straight back to the bowler to depart for 20.  Marcus Harris notches up his second fifty and it has been a very positive knock. Muted celebrations from him as he raises his bat and acknowledges the applause. Marnus Labuschagne, on the other hand, is being troubled by Jasprit Bumrah. That is lunch on day 3 of the Sydney Test. India removed Usman Khawaja cheaply but Marcus Harris has played brilliantly and is looking in supreme touch. Can he reach a century or will India deny him his milestone? 07:08 (IST) OUT! Jadeja gets his second wicket and India are on top. Shaun Marsh’s woeful series continues as he edges a flatter delivery to Ajinkya Rahane at slip.  New Delhi: Australia started off confidently with Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja scoring at a good rate. The opening partnership went past fifty but Khawaja fell for 27 when he slogged at a flighted delivery from Kuldeep Yadav. Harris continued to bat aggressively and looked good for his maiden century. However, in the post-lunch session, India fought back with Ravindra Jadeja dismissing Harris for 79. Following his dismissal, the Australian middle order floundered against both the spinners, with Mohammed Shami taking the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne. India chipped away before Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins steadied the ship. Play ended early due to bad light and rain but India are firmly on top. (SCORECARD) 08:24 (IST) Both Khawaja and Harris use their feet to get to the pitch of the ball against Ravindra Jadeja as the opening partnership goes past fifty. Kuldeep Yadav is at the other end.  The Hessian covers are coming on and more covers are coming out. The drizzle has arrived in Sydney. Before the players went off, Kohli had opted for a review against Peter Handscomb off Ravindra Jadeja but the ball was going past the leg stump. 05:53 (IST)last_img read more

Jane leads a Hampshire charge to Par 3 titles

first_img Hampshire players, led by Jane Shergold, pulled off a clean sweep in the English Women’s Par 3 Championship at Ampfield, in their home county.“I’m ecstatic,” said Jane (pictured), from Blackmoor, who won the individual championship with a net score of one-under par 53. She was two ahead of Gillian Fahy from Osborne on the Isle of Wight.Meanwhile, Royal Winchester’s Moya Abbott, Cookie Bridgeman, and Pauline Davies won the team prize with a combined total of 12-over 174 – three clear of their closest challengers.The championship was mostly played in rain but nothing could dampen the spirits of the players who enjoyed the mix of good competition and a dash of garden party atmosphere – helped by a glass of Pimm’s and a slice of cake.The event proved so popular that the original entry limit of 60 players was extended to accommodate over 100 women.Jane, who plays off six handicap and is a regular at England Golf senior championships, remarked: “We played in this last year and enjoyed it so much we came back this year and it’s been absolutely fantastic.“The club have looked after us so well and to finish with Pimm’s and a slice of cake just hits the spot!”Jane started with a double bogey but quickly made up for it with a string of pars, two bogeys and two birdies. “It certainly sharpens up your short game,” she said.The Ampfield course won much praise. Pauline Davies, from the winning team, said: “I live about 10 minutes away and have only played it once before, but I think I’ll be playing it a lot more after today. It’s beautiful, very well maintained and manicured – and tricky!“It’s our first time in the competition but we are definitely going to do it again next year. It was a shame about the weather – but you can’t alter that – but it’s been a wonderful day.”Hampshire players, including those from the Isle of Wight, turned out in large numbers to support the event, but competitors also travelled from further afield, including Devon and Dorset.Click here for full scores 19 Aug 2015 Jane leads a Hampshire charge to Par 3 titles last_img read more

Spend Mother’s Day Weekend At Quinault Beach Resort And Casino

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0 Some Moms want breakfast in bed followed by an awesome round of slots.  Other moms want a quiet, relaxing day at the spa.  Still other moms prefer a date night with hubby with great food, lively music, and big payouts in the casino.Whatever your Mom has at the top of her list, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is ready to provide it during Mother’s Day weekend.Take Mom to play her favorite table game.  On Friday and Sunday, play the promotions for a chance to win up to $10,000.  Just last month, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino awarded a lucky player $80,000.  Wouldn’t that rock Mom’s special day?For the spa-loving Moms, luxuriate in a gorgeous hotel room.  Then spend time at the nurturing day spa.  Professional massage therapists provide relaxing treatments.  Treat Mom to a marine hydration spa special for two hours of bliss.Enjoy a delightful meal in the casino’s award winning restaurants.  After a tasty meal, play in the casino.  According to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, their slots pay out higher than any other area casino.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, the fun-loving Mom will enjoy the Silver Sizzles Revue.  A cast all over the age of 50 is sure to entertain and delight the crowds in a Vegas-style revue.  Think glamour, glitz and feathers.  The performers costumes, exciting dance productions, great songs and hilarious comedy will get the entire audience involved.Kim Archer is performing on Friday and Saturday night during Mother’s Day weekend.  The band describes its music as “old school soul, funk and classic rock with sultry blue and original ballads.”  Enjoy live music by Kim Archer in the Ocean Lounge.Whatever way you choose to treat Mom, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino is the place to be.  It’s still fine to gather photos from the customer/organization – this is just another option if you wanted to snap your own shots.Quinault Beach Resort & Casino78 State Route 115Ocean Shores, WA 98569888.461.2214last_img read more

Trinity Hall Bids On Fort Monmouth Property

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Trinity Hall, a private religious, secondary school for girls, which has been in a lengthy legal battle to construct a permanent campus here, offered a bid for a building and property at the former Fort Monmouth installation.However, it’s unclear whether the site would be the temporary or permanent headquarters for the school or just a satellite. They are currently temporarily housed at Croydon Hall.Rachel Goemaat, a spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Authority (EDA), said last week Trinity Hall submitted its request to offer to purchase the Child Development Center, a childcare facility, located in Tinton Falls.“Negotiations with the leading proposer are ongoing,” Goemaat said; staffers from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) plan to make their recommendations for this and other proposals for other fort properties at an upcoming FMERA public meeting, possibly as soon as next Wednesday, Oct. 21.Goemaat would not say who the “leading proposer” is and would not reveal the other two proposers.FMERA has received three separate proposals for the child development center. The amount of the bid is not a matter of public record, Goemaat said.The child development center is a nearly 20,000 square-foot facility located off of Corregidor Road on the fort grounds, on a 7.4-acre property with a playground.The fort property redevelopment plan initially envisioned the location to continue to be used as a child development center. However, the request for proposals indicated it would consider other commercial uses, such as business offices or technology purposes, according to information provided by the EDA.Repeated attempts to secure a comment from representatives from Trinity Hall were unsuccessful by press time on Wednesday.It’s uncertain if any move would be a temporary one and what this means for the school’s future plans and its efforts to construct its permanent campus on Chapel Hill Road. When the school again won approval from the township planning board in July, Victoria Gmelich, the school’s co-founder and board of trustees member, said, “We’re ready to break ground” on the Chapel Hill Road site and commence construction.Trinity Hall is an independently operated high school and offers a college preparatory and Catholic-based educational curriculum for girls and has been leasing space at the township-owned Croydon Hall, in the Leonardo section.The school had been planning to construct its facility on about 37 acres of an approximately 64-acre undeveloped and largely wooded property on Chapel Hill Road in the area of Kings Highway East. Its plan was to build a facility that could eventually accommodate 500 students.Some area residents have been waging a determined battle against the school’s plans. Objectors maintain the use is too intense for the largely residential area and poses environmental and traffic safety concerns.
Area homeowners took their battle – which at times got quite contentious – to Superior Court looking to overturn local approvals.Following July’s planning board approval, Ron Gasiorowski, the objectors’ lawyer, said there were two continuing lawsuits and possibly a third forth coming opposing the development.Gasiorowski did not return calls to his Red Bank office this week seeking comment for this story.Trinity Hall’s development application was before the planning board on three separate occasions. Initially the local board denied the application with a judge remanding it back to the board after the school appealed, with the judge striking down a portion of a local zoning ordinance.On the second occasion, the board approved the plan, with the judge again remanding it, ruling the board acted improperly by not allowing additional public comment during the hearing. On the third hearing, the board again approved the plan but residents said they would continue the legal fight opposing it.School supporters have insisted the use would be a much less intense use than the alternative. The property had previously been approved for development for 20 single-family homes.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) was established after the U.S. Department of Defense closed the 90-year-old Army base in September 2011. The authority is charged with redeveloping the fort’s 1,126 acres of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport property for the economic benefit of the region and state.last_img read more

Time to purchase that Lotto ticket! Lewis rink scores 8-ender

first_img No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for  my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816last_img read more

Investors share insights at first Global Entrepreneurship Congress held in Africa

first_imgThe Global Entrepreneurship Congress gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to investors. Others got a chance to hear insights from business experts from all over the world.Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts the ribbon to open the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg on 14 March 2017. With him is Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu (far left), the conference’s chief executive officer Jonathan Ortmans, Minister Aisha Abubakar of Nigeria (on right) and Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa. (Image Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanLook at how you can execute and get traction with the resources that you have, advised one of the investors at a session during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC).The GEC, a Global Entrepreneurship Network event, took place in Johannesburg from 13-16 March 2017. Speaking at the opening, Lindiwe Zulu, minister of small business development, said: “We’re proud that this conference is here on the African continent for the first time.”According to a GEC press release, people from more than 170 countries from all over the world attended the congress. There were 3,000 delegates, according to Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network.Meet to share ideasSpeaking at the official opening on 14 March, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said delegates were meeting to share ideas. One of the reasons for this was to rekindle hope “for our people for a better tomorrow”.The GEC was a platform for African entrepreneurs to connect with global investors, he said. “I invite you to put your best foot forward; shine in front of these investors.”He challenged Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba to help small, medium and micro enterprises to thrive by reducing the day to day costs of doing business, as well as reducing the cost of data, transport and financial services.The GEC theme was “Digital disruption”, prompting Ramaphosa to say that digital disruption was the cornerstone of a modern and diversified economy. “It enhances customers’ experiences. Businesses must embrace digital as an enabler.”He added: “Our main focus is profitable and sustainable businesses… We must foster an African entrepreneur network and go forth with intra-Africa trade. We invite others to collaborate with us.”Delegates tweeted their views:Winners of the GEN pitching competition cc @DroppaZA @vhalikza, Bandile Dlabantu & Dineo Lioma #GEC2017 ^eN2 pic.twitter.com/p4cCOInyyD— #GEC2017 (@GENSouthAfrica) March 15, 2017#inspiringAfricanwomen showcase their products @ #GEC2017 #SMEs r future of #Africa #industrialization. With Kuda Mupawose of FESO Africa pic.twitter.com/KUfAqeAY93— Daktari Kategekwa (@JoyKategekwa) March 16, 2017The #GEC2017 was a great conference.. I look forward to seeing the impact in Africa..#[email protected] @1voice_radio @harryakinola— Tonito Samuel (@tonitosamuel) March 16, 2017Inspired, motivated, networked, going to implement @NgwanaEnterpri @GENSouthAfrica @sacyjosecarlos pic.twitter.com/kJQUg7k2nG— Tebogo Modisagape (@tebbyvalentia) March 16, 2017Lessons from investorsIn the session “Investing in emerging markets”, international investors gave advice about what they looked for when entrepreneurs approached them for funding:“Talk in numbers.” – Yusuf Randera-Rees of Awethu Project in South Africa“Nothing says more in traction than your resources you can execute with. Look at how you can execute and get traction.” – Igor Oliveira of Semente in Brazil.“If you’re someone who says ‘I’m going to keep on going,’ that is a human aspect for me. If I feel the person is not in it for the right reasons, I won’t go for it [invest in it].” – Christopher Schroeder of Startup Rising in the United States.“Investors buy into you, not the idea.” – Tomi Davies of the African Business Angel Network in Mauritius.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more