From the Southland to the Show: May 2

first_imgRobie Rojas (Sam Houston State) – Rocky Mountain VibesThe 2017 Southland Conference Tournament MVP returns to the Rookie League level for the Brewers to start the season after batting .304 with 12 runs, 10 RBI and nine walks at all levels in 2018. Paul Goldschmidt (Texas State) – St. Louis CardinalsThe two-time Southland Conference Hitter of the Year has come back down to earth after a three-homer performance in just as second game in a Cardinal uniform against the rival Brewers on March 29. Nonetheless, the two-time Southland Conference Hitter of the Year is among the top-three on the squad in runs (22), hits (30), home runs (nine), RBI (19), walks (15), slugging percentage (.517) and OPS (.866). Class AGrant Anderson (McNeese) – Hickory CrawdadsSince being traded to the Rangers and subsequently assigned to Texas’ Single-A affiliate, Anderson has enjoyed the change of scenery with a 3-1 record and 1.64 ERA in seven appearances. Jordan Romano (Oral Roberts) – Buffalo BisonsIn his second stint with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate, the 2014 Southland Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year has struck out 18 batters in 13.1 innings. Cayden Hatcher (Nicholls) – Grand Junction RockiesA member of last year’s Southland Conference All-Tournament Team, Hatcher will start year two with the Rockies’ Rookie League team after going 2-0 with 23 strikeouts in 26 innings over 11 games in 2018. Addison Russ (Houston Baptist) – Reading Fightin PhilsRuss has appeared in a team-high 10 games out of the bullpen in his first year with the Phillies’ Double-A affiliate, striking out 15 batters in 9.1 innings and recording a pair of saves. Tyler Gray (Central Arkansas) – Lexington LegendsThe 2018 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year, Gray started the year with the Royals’ Single-A affiliate. He is 1-2 with a save and a 4.34 ERA in five games, including two starts. Daniel Wasinger (Southeastern Louisiana) – AZL DiamondbacksA 2018 31st-round pick, Hatcher will start year two with the Diamondbacks’ Rookie League team after hitting .163 with six runs, three RBI and four walks in 2018. Ryan Tepera (Sam Houston State) – Toronto Blue JaysAfter missing the first three weeks of the season with right elbow inflammation, Tepera was activated from the 10-day injured list on April 18 and has pitched 5.1 innings out of the bullpen and held opponents to a .167 batting average. Over his last four appearances, he has struck out three batters over 3.2 innings and only allowed one run on two hits. Triple-AAndrew Guillotte (McNeese) – Buffalo BisonsIn his third stint with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate, the two-time All-Southland Conference selection is hitting .160 with five runs scored and a pair of extra-base hits through 15 games this season. Andro Cutura (Southeastern Louisiana) – Pensacola Blue WahoosThe 2014 Southland Conference wins and strikeouts leader was promoted to the Twins’ Double-A affiliate to start the season and is 0-1 with a 4.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts through 15 innings. Double-APreston Beck (UT Arlington) – Frisco RoughridersIn his second season with the Rangers’ Double-A team, the 2012 Southland Conference home runs leader is tied atop the Texas League with six dingers in 2019. He leads the team in OPS (.871). Robbie Podorsky (McNeese) – Lake Elsinore StormPodorsky’s second stint with the Padres’ Advanced-A squad has started much better than his first as he ranks second on the team in stolen bases (eight), on-base percentage (.397) and batting average (.322). Jameson Fisher (Southeastern Louisiana) – Winston-Salem DashIn his second stint with the White Sox’ Advanced-A team, the 2016 Southland Conference Player of the Year is reaching base at a .336 clip thanks to a team-high 17 walks. Ty Tice (Central Arkansas) – New Hampshire Fisher CatsIn his first year with the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate, Tice is 1-3 with a 2.38 ERA in nine appearances. He has struck out 17 batters through 11.1 innings while only allowing three walks. Carson Smith (Texas State) – Pawtucket Red SoxAfter spending all of 2018 at the major league level, the two-time Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year was assigned to Boston’s Triple-A squad and placed on the seven-day injured list on April 4. Tate Scioneaux (Southeastern Louisiana) – Altoona CurveIn his third season with the Pirates’ Double-A squad, the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament MVP is 1-1 with eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings out of the bullpen. Class A Short SeasonTanner Driskill (Lamar) – Auburn DoubledaysThe 2018 ninth-round pick will start his second season with the Auburn Doubledays, the Nationals’ Short-A squad. Will Vest (Stephen F. Austin) – Erie SeaWolvesOn April 26, Vest was promoted to the Tigers’ Double-A team after going 1-1 with a save, nine strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA in eight innings at the Advanced-A level.Class A AdvancedDrew Avans (Southeastern Louisiana) – Rancho Cucamonga QuakesThe two-time All-Southland Conference selection was promoted to from Single-A on April 19 and has driven in five runs in his first seven games with the Dodgers’ Advanced-A team. Chi Chi Gonzalez (Oral Roberts) – Albuquerque IsotopesIn his first season with the Rockies’ Triple-A squad, the 2013 Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year is 2-0 with 16 strikeouts and 19 innings pitched over four starts. Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana) – Houston AstrosThe 2008 Southland Conference strikeouts leader added much-needed depth to the Astros rotation after signing a one-year deal with the team in February. He ranks third on the squad in innings pitched with 33.1 frames pitched over six starts. Holding opponents to a .221 average in the month of April, Miley has helped Houston overcome a slow start to take over the top spot in the AL West Division. Louis Head (Texas State) – Tulsa DrillersHead was assigned to the Dodgers’ Double-A squad on April 19 and has struck out 16 batters in 10.2 innings. He is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in six relief appearances. Nolan Riggs (Sam Houston State) – Richmond Flying SquirrelsPrior to being placed on the 7-day injured list on April 17, Riggs had struck out six batters and allowed just three hits through 5.1 innings of scoreless relief. Hunter Dozier (Stephen F. Austin) – Kansas City RoyalsThe 2013 Southland Conference Player and Hitter of the Year has been one of the top sluggers in MLB through the opening month with the American League’s top marks in slugging percentage (.686) and OPS (1.133) and team highs in home runs (seven) and walks (15). Dozier ended the month with an eight-game hit streak, batting .520 in that span with six extra-base hits and seven RBI. Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) – Nashville SoundsIn his first season with the Rangers’ Triple-A team, the two-time All-Southland pick is hitting .226 with eight RBI, six doubles and six runs scored. He is the No. 25 prospect in the Rangers organization. Josh Green (Southeastern Louisiana) – Visalia RawhideGreen was promoted to the Diamondbacks’ Advanced-A affiliate to start the year and is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts. His 28 innings pitched are first on the team and second in the California League. Mac Sceroler (Southeastern Louisiana) – Daytona TortugasThe two-time First-Team All-Southland pick was promoted to the Reds’ Advanced-A team to start the year and has a 3-0 record, 10 strikeouts and .226 opponent batting through nine innings of relief.center_img Austin Briggs (McNeese) – AZL Athletics GreenA 2018 29th-round pick by the A’s, Briggs prepares to start his second season with the Rookie League team after striking out 28 batters in 26 innings across 16 appearances in 2018. Bryce Johnson (Sam Houston State) – San Jose GiantsIn his second season with the Giants’ Advanced-A squad, the two-time Southland hits leader leads the team in walks (17) and stolen bases (six) and ranks third on the team in runs (11) and RBI (nine). Kyle Arjona (New Orleans) – GCL Phillies EastA member of last year’s Southland Conference All-Tournament Team, Arjona will start year two with the Phillies’ Rookie League team after posting a 2.25 ERA in five appearances in 2018. William Hancock (Central Arkansas) – Idaho Falls ChukarsA member of last year’s All-Southland Conference First Team, Hancock will start the year with the Royals’ Rookie League team. Shawn Semple (New Orleans) – Tampa TarponsOn April 30, Semple was promoted to the Yankees’ Advanced-A affiliate after going 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA, three saves and 32 strikeouts across 21 innings pitched with the Charleston RiverDogs. Jonathan Dziedzic (Lamar) – Idaho Falls ChukarsOn April 24, Dziedzic was assigned to the Royals’ Rookie League team after starting the year 0-2 with a 2.35 ERA in three starts with the Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Kyle Keller (Southeastern Louisiana) – New Orleans Baby CakesKeller is in his second stint with the Marlins’ Triple-A team after receiving a call up on April 9. He is 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a .211 opponent batting average in 10.2 innings across six appearances. Ryan O’Hearn (Sam Houston State) – Kansas City RoyalsWhile O’Hearn’s numbers have dipped at the plate this season, the former Bearkat is second on the team to teammate Dozier in walks with 13 and recorded four multi-hit games in the first month of the season. O’Hearn has shone defensively in 21 starts at first base with an unblemished fielding percentage, 20 double plays and seven assists in 178 total chances. Nick Heath (Northwestern State) – Northwest Arkansas NaturalsThe two-time Southland Conference stolen bases leader has already racked up a Double-A best 13 stolen bases. Heath is batting .210 with 12 walks and 14 runs scored. RookieKwan Adkins (Northwestern State) – AZL Giants BlackA Third-Team All-Southland pick in 2018, Adkins will start year two with the Giants’ Rookie League team after reaching base at a .364 clip with 21 walks, 21 runs and five extra-base hits in 2018. Jake Norton (Stephen F. Austin) – GCL MarlinsThe Third-Team All-Southland pick from last year will start year two with the Marlins’ Rookie League team after tossing 3.1 innings of relief without allowing an earned run in 2018. Jace Peterson (McNeese) – Norfolk TidesAfter spending most of 2018 with the Orioles, Peterson started 2019 with Baltimore’s Triple-A squad. The 2011 Southland Conference triples leader (eight) has a team-high two triples this season. David Fry (Northwestern State) – Wisconsin Timber RattlersIn his first full year of Class A ball with the Brewers’ organization, last year’s Southland Conference Player of the Year leads the team in doubles (eight), home runs (three), RBI (17) and total bases (37). Andrew Fregia (Sam Houston State) – Delmarva ShorebirdsThe two-time All-Southland Conference selection was promoted to the Orioles’ Single-A affiliate to start the year and is batting .143 with four runs, four walks and a pair of RBI. Colton Turner (Texas State) – Charlotte KnightsIn his third stint with the White Sox’ Triple-A squad, Turner is 2-0 with 15 strikeouts across 15.1 innings in nine relief appearances. Collin Kober (McNeese) – Modesto NutsKober got promoted to the Mariners’ Advanced-A team at the end of 2018 and is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in nine appearances in 2019. Since a tough first outing on April 5, he has a 1.50 ERA over his last 12 innings. MLBJonathan Davis (Central Arkansas) – Toronto Blue JaysAfter starting the season in the big leagues, Davis suffered a right ankle sprain causing him to miss most of the month of April. The three-time All-Southland Conference pick was sent on a Triple-A rehab assignment on April 22 and has reached base safely in all eight games with a .348 average, nine walks, eight runs six RBI and a pair of home runs. He is scheduled to return in early May. Adam Moore (UT Arlington) – Nashville SoundsIn his seventh-straight season at the Triple-A level, now with the Rangers’ affiliate, the 2006 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year hit the seven-day injured list on April 16 with a .267 average. Aaron Hernandez (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) – Inland Empire 66ersA 2018 third-round selection by the Angels, Hernandez has struck out 18 batters in 15.2 innings across five games, including three starts for Anaheim’s Advanced-A team. Cole Stapler (Nicholls) – Visalia RawhideStapler is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA and a team-high 26 strikeouts in four starts for the Diamondbacks’ Advanced-A team. On April 19, he struck out a career-high nine batters in seven shutout innings.Bryan Warzek (New Orleans) – Rancho Cucamonga QuakesDespite sitting down 23 batters on strikes through 17 innings, the two-time All-Southland Conference pick is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in five starts with the Dodgers’ Advanced-A affiliate. FRISCO, Texas – A total of 53 Southland Conference baseball alumni are currently playing professional baseball in 2019. Below is an update on all active players. Statistics are through April 30, 2019. Click on each player’s name to access updated stats. Grant Borne (Nicholls) – Potomac NationalsIn his second season with the Nationals’ Advanced-A affiliate, the two-time All-Southland Conference selection is 1-0 with a 5.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts in six appearances, including three starts. Hunter Pence (UT Arlington) – Texas RangersThe longest-tenured active major leaguer out of the Southland Conference, the league’s 2004 Player and Hitter of the Year signed a minor league contract with the Rangers and made the Opening Day roster in his 13th year in the pros. The two-time World Series champion has reached base safely in eight-straight appearances, including a 3-for-5, four RBI outing in the series finale against Seattle on April 28. Caleb Smith (Sam Houston State) – Miami MarlinsSmith has dazzled as the anchor of the Marlins rotation with a 2-0 record and a 2.17 ERA through five starts in 2019. The team leader in strikeouts (37) and WHIP (0.83), the two-time All-Southland Conference hurler has tossed four-straight quality starts. Among National League pitchers, Smith ranks second only to Max Scherzer in strikeouts per nine innings (11.48). Extended Spring TrainingTyler Depreta-Johnson (Houston Baptist) – Texas RangersThe Third-Team All-Southland selection from last year is starting the year in extended spring training with the Rangers. He registered a .330 on-base percentage with 20 walks in Short-A in 2018.last_img read more

Heat goes on SBW

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Caption: Sonny Bill Williams’ shoulder charge on Anthony Watson during the Lions series has not been forgotten by the UK press Bumbling Sonny Bill Williams and brilliant Beauden Barrett grabbed the focus from an “extraordinary” Bledisloe Cup test as British media continue to put the microscope on the All Blacks.The northern interest in the performance of Steve Hansen’s side as only intensified in the wake of their drawn series with the British and Irish Lions.And the British press couldn’t have found a more contradiction to the tight tussle with the Lions than the 10-try extravaganza in Dunedin where the All Blacks sealed their comeback win two minutes from the finish with Barrett scoring.”Ten tries and a final quarter in which the lead changed hands on five occasions. You will see few more extraordinary test matches,” Stuart Barnes wrote in the Sunday Times.Barnes, a former England No 10 and ardent admirer of the All Blacks, felt the final flourish that featured skipper Kieran Read and Barrett in a sublime interchange of passes was appropriate … “It was the All Blacks at their brilliant best. Two of the star men shining when it most mattered. Classic Kiwi support lines.”But there wasn’t much praise for Williams who had been the villain of the Lions series, being sent off in the second test defeat in Wellington.Williams’ error-riddled performance in Dunedin didn’t go unnoticed. Normally sure of hand, Williams had a forgettable night to cap off a difficult week where he had been part of a concussion controversy from the big win in Sydney seven days earlier.”Galvanising as the game was, that cannot be said for all aspects of their performance. In the open field the All Blacks were far from vintage. Sonny Bill Williams played like a would-be classical pianist burdened with a shifter’s fingers and thumbs. Four fumbles in the first seven minutes might be some sort of test match record for an inside centre.”But enough of the negatives. The inaccuracy of New Zealand’s back play was balanced by the overwhelming power of their pack. Aaron Smith thrived behind them.”The Sunday Times were also quick to liken the Black Ferns’ remarkable comeback win against England in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final in Belfast to the dazzle on display in the Bledisloe Cup.”Kingspan stadium was a worthy setting for a World Cup final and easily the two best teams in women’s rugby served up a worthy contest, with almost as many shifts and twists as the brilliant affair in Dunedin earlier in the day between the All Blacks and the Wallabies,” Peter O’Reilly wrote.”Preconceptions and assumptions were shattered, too. If you’d told us before the game that a New Zealander would score a hat-trick, we’d have assumed you were talking about Portia Woodman, easily the tournament’s top try-scorer with 13 going into yesterday’s game.”But no, it was their loose-head prop, Toka Natua, who crossed England’s try-line thrice, all in the space of 20 minutes, showing power and great footballing awareness. Being a Kiwi, she also showed that she knew the laws of the game. For the third try, she knew to place the ball in the tackle and then go again once released.”New Zealand are deserved champions because they managed to hurt England close in and out wide. England managed to shut down Woodman, as they had done on a drizzly night in Rotorua in June, but in Selica Winiata, they discovered another threat. The full-back popped up for a try in each half and produced outstanding athleticism to keep the ball in play.”What was most impressive, however, was the Black Ferns’ ability to recover from a disastrous 20-minute period before the break when they lost Sarah Goss to the sin-bin and then proceeded to concede 17 points.”The Kiwis dominated possession and territory in the final quarter and won through. They have the most skilful players and a will to succeed that is frightening. Best of all, they seemed to enjoy themselves.”last_img read more

The best jokes after Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos in the Champions League

first_img1 Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiakos had plenty of Gooners crying, but for other fans it had them crying with laughter.Even though Arsene Wenger’s comedy coat didn’t make an appearance, there was still plenty of banter flying around on social media from rival fans of clubs like Chelsea (yes, even though they lost) and Spurs.Get stuck in to this lot… unless you’re an Arsenal defender, in which case don’t get stuck in, particularly if you’re playing in the Champions League this season. Arsene Wenger, not wearing his big puffy coat last_img read more


first_imgMAJELLA O’DONNELL is to have a mastectomy.The wife of Donegal singer Daniel spoke as she was reunited with him after he returned from a six week tour.The couple are planning to spend Christmas in Donegal before going to Tenerife for the New Year. “I feel great. I think once you have chemotherapy out of the way, you feel on a high anyway because you don’t have to go through that – hopefully – again.“I’m fine, but I will be having a mastectomy but that’s prophylactic as they say. That’s preventative.“I don’t have it (cancer) at the moment – so anything I do from now on is to prevent it coming back.“It is a relief, I’m just waiting on the hair coming back now. I never quite took to the wigs, I always felt quite strange with hair that I knew wasn’t attached to my head.” Majella had her head shaved on the Late Late Show to raise money for cancer charities.She and Daniel will be back on the show tomorrow (Friday). MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCER was last modified: December 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCERlast_img read more

Ronaldo commercial partners release statements regarding rape case

first_img The 33-year-old is the cover athlete for EA’s newly-released game, FIFA 19 2 Two of Cristiano Ronaldo’s major commercial partners Nike and EA Sports have spoken out regarding rape allegations made against him.The Juventus forward, who is an ambassador for both brands, is accused of assaulting 34-year-old Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel suite in 2009. 2 Der Spiegel wrote that Ms Mayorga filed a report with the Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident.She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,00 (£288,000) payment for agreeing to never go public with the allegations in 2010.However, her lawyers are now looking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.Las Vegas police confirmed they had investigated the complaint in June 2009 but added they had no suspect in the case.A statement read: “At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description.“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided.” She requested the case be looked into again and it has now been re-opened, prompting multiple statements of response.Ronaldo had his say earlier in the week, as did Portugal and Juventus, however now Nike and EA Sports have reacted.A Nike statement read: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”CR7 is one of the brand’s star athletes and has been for multiple years.Meanwhile, EA Sports told The Hollywood Reporter: “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.” Ronaldo joined Juventus for £100m from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Has Three Earn All-MVC Awards

first_imgPEORIA, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team had three-student-athletes earn Missouri Valley Conference honors Thursday night at the MVC men’s soccer awards banquet in Peoria, Ill. In his first season, Enzugusi paced Drake in goals with five and he added one assist. He started 18 of 19 matches and led the team in shots with 36. Enzugusi scored one goal and collected an assist in Drake’s win over Valparaiso in the MVC Tournament. Leonard started every game this season at defender and helped the Bulldogs’ defense record four shutouts. He scored two goals and tallied one assist. In his four years, Leonard played in 67 matches with 63 starts, scored four goals and handed out three assists. Drake senior Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) was named to the All-MVC Second Team while freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) and graduate transfer Jake Taylor (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) garnered All-MVC Honorable Mention honors. They are the first career All-MVC honors for the trio.center_img The Bulldogs’ 2017 season ended Wednesday in the MVC quarterfinals with a 3-1 loss to Bradley. Drake finished with a 6-11-2 overall record. Print Friendly Version Taylor started every match at defender alongside Leonard in his first season at Drake after transferring from Marquette. He scored one goal and recorded two assists. Taylor’s best game as a Bulldog was in the 4-2 win over Valparaiso in the MVC Tournament when he converted a penalty kick and had one assist. Taylor and Leonard led the Bulldogs in minutes played at 1,696 and 1,673, respectively.last_img read more

Defense And Special Teams Lead Football In A 13-10 Win

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Defense and special teams helped lead the Drake University football team to a 13-10 victory over Marist Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Football League action and the team’s final home game of 2018.In a back-and-forth battle, Drake (6-3, 5-2 PFL) forced four Marist (5-5, 5-2 PFL) turnovers, including three interceptions by junior safety Will Warner (Pella, Iowa). Senior kicker Danny Donley (Tulsa, Okla.) made two field goals and senior wide receiver Steve Doran (Germantown, Wis.) hauled in his 10th touchdown of the season for the Bulldogs’ points.”I think our leading receiver today was Will Warner,” an excited Drake head coach Rick Fox said after the win. “He was outstanding and was a ballhawk who just made big play after big play today.”Drake’s PFL-leading defense held Marist to just 290 yards, including limiting the Red Foxes’ rushing attack to negative nine yards on 32 attempts.”We talk about them every week,” Fox said of the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense. “They just keep bringing it play after play and week and after week. That was critical today.”Late in the fourth quarter with Marist threatening to take the lead, Warner picked off quarterback Austin Day for the second time. Warner, who is now tied for the national lead in interceptions with eight, returned that pick all the way to the Marist 12-yard line. The Red Foxes held the Bulldogs to a field goal try, but Donley split the uprights from 24 yards out and led 13-10.Marist had one more opportunity after Donley’s field goal, but Day was sacked and two plays later, Warner delivered his third pick and returned it to midfield. Drake then ran out the clock and improved its all-time record against Marist to 7-0.Midway through the fourth quarter, Drake faced its first deficit at 10-3, but running back Drew Lauer (St. Peters, Mo.) picked up a first down on a fourth-and-one at Drake’s own 47, and one play later quarterback Grant Kramer (Northridge, Calif.) hit Doran in stride for a 53-yard touchdown and with Donley’s extra point the game was once again tied, 10-10.”Our offense was struggling but our guys kept believing and kept playing hard until we got the chance on that big play,” Fox added.Early in the fourth quarter, Drake’s defense once again came up with a huge stop. Day hit Juston Christian for a 67-yard reception but Christian was tackled at the Drake two-yard line by Sean Lynch (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.). The Bulldogs’ defense kept the Red Foxes’ out of the end zone on the next four plays, including a crucial pass breakup on fourth down.However, Drake’s offense couldn’t move the football with its back to its own end zone and had to punt. Kicking into a strong wind, Ross Kennedy’s punt only went to the Bulldogs 25 yard line. One play later, Day and Christian hooked up again, this time for a 25-yard touchdown as Marist grabbed its first lead of the game at 10-3.Marist scored its first points when a Kramer pass was picked off by Willie Barrett at the Marist 43-yard line and Barrett returned the ball to the Drake 31-yard line. The Bulldogs’ defense stymied the Red Foxes in their red zone once again as they settled for a 27-yard field goal attempt by Mateo Zapata. Zapata made the kick to even the contest at 3-3.Drake capitalized on an early Marist turnover for its first points. The Red Foxes forced a three-and-out and punt on the game’s initial drive but the punt returner Anthony Olivencia dropped the ball on a hit by Jeran Proctor (Johnston, Iowa) who also recovered the ball on Marist’s 42-yard line. The Bulldogs moved the ball inside the red zone but settled for a 38-yard Donley field goal and early 3-0 advantage.After a fumble by Kramer on a fourth down attempt, Marist drove all the way down inside the Bulldogs’ five yard line. However, Drake’s defense held and forced a short field goal by the Red Foxes. On the field goal attempt, junior Collin Seymour (Peosta, Iowa) flew in from the right side for the block as Gavin Dineen (Algonquin, Ill.) recovered the football.Drake closes the 2018 season Nov. 17 at Morehead State. Kickoff in Morehead, Ky. is scheduled for 12 p.m. CST. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Praise 940 KPSZ ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live Story Links Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) at Morehead State 11/17/2018 – 12 PM Next Game: Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgMilford AC Marathoners get ready for their big day tomorrow.Hundreds of people from across Donegal will head to Dublin today to prepare for tomorrow’s Dublin City Marathon.The long miles have been done and tomorrow morning at 9am sees all that hard work pay off.Groups and individuals from across the county will be trying to put mind over matter for the 26.2 mile course. Mulroy College Milford teachers who are taking part in Monday’s Dublin City Marathon, Finnola Beirne, Angela Gallagher and Aisling McAteer. Missing is Laura Lynch and Phyllis Gallagher from Errigal College in Letterkenny.Among those taking part will be a group from Milford and also a group from Mulroy College in Milford.Father and daughter Labhaoise and Seamus Temple will be encouraging eachother all the way.Others include Ronan Brophy, Mickey Doherty and manager of the Finn Valley Centre Conor McGonagle.While it may be a first for some, one man from Letterkenny is somewhat of a veteran. Peter McGlynn from Bomany will be doing (at last count!) his 102nd marathon when he crosses the line tomorrow.Senator Jimmy Harte, who has completed twelve marathons in total, wished all Donegal athletes the best of luck.Senator Jimmy Harte proves he did the marathon!“I hope everyone gets around safe and enjoys themselves.“It’s a great feeling to take part in a marathon and anyone who does it should feel proud of themselves,” he said.ALL ROADS FROM DONEGAL LEAD TO DUBLIN MARATHON was last modified: October 27th, 2013 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:donegalDUBLIN MARATHONlast_img read more

Cebu Pacific presents the world’s most cramped long haul A330

first_imgIn just four weeks time on September 9th, the Philippines low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific, will commence long haul flights between Manila and Sydney.  The carrier will begin flying between the two cities four times weekly using an A330.  But this isn’t just any A330, this is the world’s most tightly configured A330 with a whopping 436 Economy seats onboard.  Whilst competitive fares are guaranteed ($99 was the launch fare), comfort certainly is not.The aircraft is configured with nine abreast seating in a 3-3-3 configuration. That gives passengers just 16.5 inches (41.9cm) between armrests, which is a 3.75-5 centimetre reduction off the standard economy configurations found in economy cabins across Australia. The seat pitch at 30 inch is approximately 2 inches less than that offered by Qantas and Virgin Australia.The airline will be competing with other budget carriers including Jetstar, Tigerair, and Scoot. Whilst Tigerair and AirAsia have their passengers endure the world’s smallest economy seat pitch, just 28-29 inches, the flights are generally between two and three hours. Sydney to  Manilla is a whopping eight hours.   See Cebu Pacific’s in flight product and safety ratingCebu pacific’s closest competition is the successful AirAsia X which also operates a tightly configured A330-300 aircraft to Australia. However, the aircraft has one – two inches more legroom compared to Cebu Pacific and it also features a small premium cabin with business class seating including lie-flat beds. Unlike Cebu Pacific’s tightly packed 436 seat aircraft, AirAsia X only carries 377 seats.In Australia, low-cost carriers presently hold a 16.1% share of total international passenger traffic as of March 2014, with that figure expected to rise with the entry of Cebu Pacific. Although Cebu Pacific has yet to begin service to Australia, it is confident they will soon be looking to increase their capacity.Future growth  between the two countries is currently constrained by the Australia-Philippines aviation agreement. Under the current agreement, only 6000 seats per week are permitted between the two countries and that current weekly entitlement is already being used up entirely by Philippine carriers with Philippine Airlines using 4000 of those seats.In addition to this, unconfirmed reports suggest that Philippine Airlines may be looking at expanding its Australian services as early as October. According to PAL President Ramon Ang, the airline may consider expanding services to Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, and Brisbane. In addition, the airline may restore Perth to its existing Australian route network.  Although Philippine Airlines currently has a dominant presence in Australia, a recent downgrade in service from the airline’s Boeing 777 fleet to older A340 aircraft has left travellers less than impressed. Unlike the 777 that is equipped with personal in-flight entertainment and video on demand, the A340 aircraft only offers mainscreen entertainment.  With Cebu Pacific’s competitive fares, it may be a hard sell to the Australian market to justify spending premium dollars to  fly with the Philippine flag carrier until it truly offers a premium service.  Follow Sharon on twitterlast_img read more