The loss was JKL Lady Dolphin’s (in white) first loss of the season (Photo by FUBA Media)National Basketball LeagueJKL Lady Dolphins 57-60 KCCA LeopardsYMCA Courts, WandegeyaFriday, 13-07-2018KCCA ended JKL Lady Dolphin’s winning start to the NBL on Friday evening with a 60-57 overtime win.JKL who had won their first eight games came into the game confident they can increase their unbeaten run but that could not be as KCCA put up a spirited display to force overtime and eventually inning the game.The game started on a low note, as both sides looked blunt and It took four minutes for the first basket courtesy of Hilda Naigaga to put KCCA 2-0.JKL came back into the tie with a force, before edging the first quarter 9-5.KCCA won the second 10-9 before the third ended all square at 12-12.With KCCA trailing by just three points going into the last quarter, the Ali Mavita coached side put up a stellar performance to score 20 points to lead 47-43 with 47 seconds on the clock.Hope Akello laid up to reduce the deficit to two points, and with just seven seconds remaining, KCCA’s Judith Ayo Nansobya fouled Ritah Imanishimwe (former UCU teammates) for the later to convert both of her free throws to send the game 47-47 to overtime.In overtime, Ayo made amends: she scored from downtown, converted all her four free throws as KCCA edged the five minutes 13-10 to win a hard fought game 60-57.The defeat ends JKL’s unbeaten run in the season as the side had won all their eight league engagements.Martha Soigi led with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Cynthia Irakunda collected 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists before Judith Ayo Nansobya scored 12 points in the victory.JKL’s Jamila Nansikombi scored a game high 18 points, Muhayimuna Namuwaya and Rita Immanishimwe added 10 points each, the later had a bad day in office as she shot 3-25 on the field.Unlike KCCA Leopards who will return to court on July 22 against Magic Stomers, JKL Ladies have no time to rest as they will play Javon Ladies on Saturday at KIU courts in Kansanga.Comments Tags: JKL Lady DolphinsKCCA LeopardsNBL 2018
Arcata >> Calling it an impressive performance would be an understatement.On Saturday, the fourth-seeded Tigers, on the strength of forward Kaylie McCracken’s 19 points and a staunch zone defense, caged the No. 5 Half Moon Bay Cougars 58-36 in a NorCal Championships Division IV quarterfinal game.“Tonight was just a great team effort,” Arcata head coach Dusty Scofield said after the game. “We’ve been preaching all year to get after it defensively. I feel like tonight we can say that we were …
A sales opportunity is a labyrinth. It’s a series of decisions that you have to make. Some of the decisions you make move you closer to your goal. Other decisions lead you to a dead end.Some of the labyrinths seem to look the same. It can feel as if you’ve uncovered the pattern that unlocks all labyrinths, especially when two labyrinths seem to follow exactly the same pattern. But you’ve haven’t unlocked the pattern. Following that pattern exactly may lead you to a dead end the next time.It’s dark in a labyrinth. You can only see so far in front of you. You have to make choices based on your belief that they are the right choices. You make these choices even though you can’t be 100% certain they lead to success.If you come to a dead end and there is still time on the clock, you can backtrack and make different choices. You can try again. But there is no guarantee that the next choice you make will be the right choice either.And some choices you make immediately end the game. Game over. You lose.When you lose an opportunity it’s easy to see that you could have taken a different path. Now that you’ve lost, you know that you should have taken another path. Knowing what you know now, you most certainly would have taken a different path.But none of this is exactly true. You never have a view from above the opportunity labyrinth where the path is plain and clear.QuestionsIs the path to a deal always clear?What causes you to get lost and have to backtrack when you back a bad decision?What roadblocks do you run into that aren’t of your own making?Is it always true that you can identify the path you should have taken after the fact? How do you know?
Paul Finebaum Notre Dame National ChampionshipFighting Irish fans likely aren’t fans of pro-SEC ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum in the first place. After hearing what he has to say about Notre Dame’s 2015 title chances, that likely won’t change.Friday, Finebaum made a bold prediction, stating that he doesn’t believe that the Fighting Irish will compete for a national championship this year. While he believes Notre Dame has a good team, he thinks the schedule, which features Georgia Tech, Clemson, USC and Stanford, is too difficult. He added that he isn’t sure when the school will be able to compete for a national title, either.Notre Dame isn’t competing for a national championship in 2015 http://t.co/DmXr6tar5U— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 7, 2015Here’s a link to the video, if it doesn’t work for you on mobile.There are many who believe that Notre Dame needs to start putting together easier schedules to compete for the College Football Playoff. It’ll be interesting to see whether the school changes its ways.
On Nelson Mandela International Day, the United Nations pledged to promote “desperately needed” acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide.“For the past five years, we have come together to celebrate the life and spirit of a unique individual who touched the entire world – Nelson Mandela – the Madiba,” General Assembly President John Ashe said during a special event on Friday at UN Headquarters.In 2009, the Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. Friday’s was the first observance since Mr. Mandela’s passing last December.“This year, for the first time, we celebrate his birthday without him. But while our hearts hang heavy with loss, we have his indelible memory and his important legacy to carry forward,” said Mr. Ashe.Every year on Mandela Day, people around the world are encouraged to devote 67 minutes to helping others – by volunteering in a hospital, tutoring a child, providing food for the homeless, or any other community service.“We may not be able to change the sorrows or the tragedies of the world singlehandedly, but indeed, it is in our hands to make a difference with our individual 67 minutes,” Mr. Ashe said.The campaign – Take Action, Inspire Change – is based on people devoting one minute of their time for every year that Nelson Mandela devoted to public service – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and president of South Africa.“We cannot give in to despair and despondency, because each inspired action of service, kindness or generosity will bring us closer to the realization that if we give our all we can strive for a better tomorrow,” said the Assembly President.Hence, it is critical to involve “each and every one of us” in the process to craft a global development agenda, he added. A future plan must create a vision of justice, prosperity and opportunity for all the peoples of the world, while honouring the planet.“In this first year without Madiba, each and every one of us gathered here knows that he will be remembered and revered for many generations to come. His impact on the world was so profound and meaningful, that his name will be spoken by our children and our children’s children.”Also speaking at the event, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “Nelson Mandela sacrificed his freedom for human rights. He was also a champion of sustainable development.”Mr. Ban remembered Mr. Mandela’s personal connection to the earth as a gardener. Even in jail, he gained the right to plant a garden on the roof of the prison.The Secretary-General quoted Mr. Mandela: “To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it and then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a small taste of freedom.”In tribute to that, Mr. Ban joined volunteers from MillionTreesNYC and UN staff to tend to dozens of newly planted trees near UN Headquarters and in the community of East Harlem.He said that New York City’s trees remove an impressive 2,200 tons of pollutants from the air each year. The city is also aiming to increase its urban forest by 20 per cent. These valuable initiatives show that everyone can be part of the climate solution.On a global sale, Mr. Ban said creative ideas were advancing progress and called for a major global push for action. In September, he will convene a climate summit at the UN with Heads of State and Government, along with leaders from business and finance, local government and civil society. Honouring Mr. Mandela’s legacy included addressing climate change, promoting sustainable development and helping all people to enjoy lives of dignity, he noted.Mr. Mandela wrote a letter to the UN in 2010, when the General Assembly declared this Day, asking the Organization to honour him by honouring millions of people who contributed to the struggle for freedom everywhere.“The best way to commemorate these struggles is for people everywhere to work with and within communities to make this a better world,” Mr. Mandela wrote.UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in her message, said the Day is an opportunity for everyone to bring the best out of themselves by taking some form of action in solidarity with others, to be of service, and to inspire change in the world.She recalled watching him stand up for women’s participation, and noted that under his presidency, women’s representation in South Africa’s parliament increased from 2.7 per cent to 27 per cent. In addition, when it came time to choose his cabinet, Mr. Mandela made sure that one-third were women.“The call to action on Mandela Day is for each of us to go out and do something. For men and boys to support gender equality, for those with wealth to support those of lesser means, for collective action on climate justice. For those of us who have had an opportunity to learn, it is a call to teach and share our knowledge.”Also participating in Friday’s event were Reverend Jesse Jackson, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Kweku Mandela.
Left: Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett scores a touchdown during a game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 35-21.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorRight:Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel celebrates during a game against Toledo on Sept. 12 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Bearcats won, 58-34.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe matchup everyone seems to be talking about heading into Ohio State’s game against Cincinnati is the Bearcat pass offense against the revamped Buckeye defense.And while the Buckeye offense has briefly been discussed, it has been the high-flying aerial assault of the Bearcats and Cincinnati redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel getting the attention.Kiel, who was the No. 3-rated quarterback by ESPN coming out of high school, has the Cincinnati offense ranked ninth in the country in pass offense.Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville classified his wide receiving corps as the best he has ever coached.But OSU coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that any quarterback is can succeed with talented teammates.“You put a great offensive line and good receivers and a quarterback becomes great,” Meyer said. “You put that same quarterback with a makeshift offense line and some struggling receivers, and there’s a really bad quarterback, so a quarterback is the product of those around him.”Kiel has been exceptional in his first two games, averaging 344.5 pass yards per game to go along with 10 passing scores. Not only has he tossed 10 touchdowns, but he’s spread those passes out to seven different receivers.In that respect, Kiel has out-distributed “the distributor,” OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who was given the nickname by his coaches earlier in the season. Just five different Buckeyes have been on the receiving end of Barrett’s nine passing touchdowns.One of the receivers on the end of Barrett’s passes has been redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, who said Wednesday that he, along with the rest of the Buckeye offense, is capable of producing more for Barrett.“Of course we want to do more,” Marshall said Wednesday. “Being a playmaker, you always want to make plays for the team. I feel like we have practiced hard this last bye week and this week. I feel like we have more opportunity to make plays this week.”Marshall, who scored his first collegiate touchdown against Kent State on Sept. 13, said he was recruited by the Bearcats to play quarterback, a position he excelled at in high school.“I was recruited by Cincinnati, Tennessee and UCLA, schools like that but that kind of dropped off as I committed here to play receiver,” Marshall said. “I was looking at the bigger picture, it (OSU) is a great university.”Marshall even alluded to the possibility that Buckeye fans could see him take snaps at the quarterback position on Saturday in Ohio Stadium.“We have done a little bit of it,” Marshall said in regards to him playing quarterback in practice. “Hopefully on Saturday we can start some of it.”While Marshall teased the idea of taking the snaps from center, Barrett seems to have control of the Buckeye offense. He is averaging 252.3 passing yards per game and has been, for the most part, consistent in replacing senior Braxton Miller, who is out for the season after tearing the labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp.Junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren said Wednesday that he believes Barrett has played well since taking over for Miller.“J.T. is a great quarterback. He stepped up big time, I think, since week one. Everybody has their bumps in the road but he is a great quarterback,” Boren said. “(He has) great leadership. He is an awesome leader on this team. He is a really smart guy.”Despite Barrett and Kiel being relatively inexperienced, Meyer stood firm on his belief that a quarterback’s play hinges on his surrounding teammates.“I think it is all relative. Who’s the best quarterback usually has the best players around him,” he said.Which quarterback has the best supporting cast remains to be seen Saturday, as the Buckeyes and Bearcats are scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against Rutgers in High Point Solutions Stadium on Sep. 30. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State moved up one spot to No. 10 in Week 6 of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, following Saturday night’s 56-0 road win at Rutgers.The Buckeyes are one of four Big Ten teams in the top 25, all of which are ranked in the top 10. Penn State remained at No. 4 after dispatching Indiana at home, 45-14. Wisconsin is slotted at No. 9 following a 33-24 home win against Northwestern. Michigan moved up to No. 7 coming off its bye week.Georgia replaced USC at No. 5 after the Trojans lost at then-No. 16 Washington State. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Oklahoma round out the top five.The Buckeyes play Maryland (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) Saturday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus 4 p.m on FOX.AP Top 25Alabama (44) Clemson (17) Oklahoma Penn State Georgia Washington Michigan TCU Wisconsin Ohio State Washington State Auburn Miami (FL) USC Oklahoma State Virginia Tech Louisville South Florida San Diego State Utah Notre Dame Florida West Virginia North Carolina State UCF
Ohio State defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones walks back to the line of scrimmage in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDespite ending the season considered one of the highest-regarded defensive tackles in the nation, redshirt sophomore Dre’Mont Jones will return to Ohio State for his fourth year, he announced on Twitter. He was the No. 4 defensive tackle, according to ESPN’s Todd McShay.Jones was recognized as a third-team All-Big Ten player after the end of the regular season. He emerged as the Buckeyes’ best interior defensive lineman, and finished the year with 20 tackles — 10 solo and 10 assisted — with five tackles for loss and a sack. He missed two games with an injury he suffered the Wednesday before the team’s game against Rutgers, in which he cut his leg on a locker and required surgery. He also was ejected for targeting against Michigan State.Rejoining the Buckeyes, Jones figures to slide right into the starting defensive tackle position alongside redshirt sophomore Robert Landers. The pair will be backed up by redshirt freshman Malik Barrow, freshmen Haskell Garrett and Jerron Cage and redshirt sophomores Davon Hamilton and Jashon Cornell.My life long dream is to play in the NFL. In order to best achieve this goal, I have decided to forgo my draft eligibility and remain in school. OSU is providing me with a strong and solid foundation which will continue to make achieving my career possible. Go Bucks!— Dre’Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) January 11, 2018
Gary Neville has shared he believes Manchester United will lose some players in the summer due to their poor performance lately and the Brighton and Hove Albion defeat might have been the last straw.Mourinho saw his team almost blow up their chances of finishing in the second place in the Premier League this season as they lost 1-0 to Brighton and Hove, even though they are still in the second place in the standings, trailing only after Manchester City.“My view is that ultimately he [Mourinho] doesn’t like some of those players. He’s had enough of them and they are going to go. That’s what I drew from it,” Neville has shared, according to the Sport Review.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“They were absolutely terrible tonight. They’ve played badly at times this season, but won and shown some spirit, but this was not good enough.”“Alright, it’s the end of the season, it’s a game against Brighton and they’ve probably already got second place but they are wearing a Manchester United shirt and the standards have to be a lot higher than that.”“Jose Mourinho looked tonight like he’d lost faith in some of those players,” Neville went on to add.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has penned down a four-year pre-contract with Juventus ahead of becoming the best-paid Brit of all time on £400,000 per week.According to reports from BBC Sport, Ramsey underwent a two-part medical in January and put pen to paper on Monday, committing to Juve for the next four seasons.The player’s wish to play in an advanced midfield position for Arsenal appears to have clashed with Emery’s vision which prompted his exit from the club.BBC reporting that Aaron Ramsey will earn £400k/week basic salary at Juventus. Been told it’s actually around €7.5m net which works out to £250k/week.As ever, can only go with what I’m told, but £250k/week sounds a hell of a lot more plausible. (If still rather high…)— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) February 11, 2019The fee means the midfielder will surpass Wales teammate Gareth Bale as the highest-earning player from the British Isles, pocketing a basic salary of £400,000 a week, equating to €456,000.Ramsey, who completed a switch to Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008 for £4.8m, held preliminary talks with Barcelona and also received an offer from Paris St-Germain.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid also showed interest, with Real forward Gareth Bale understood to have encouraged his Wales team-mate to link up with him in Spain.The 28-year-old will officially become an Old Lady player on July 1, once his Arsenal contract expires.However, Italian football journalist Gabriele Marcotti believes the £400,000 figure is before tax and that Ramsey will take home £250,000 instead.Aaron Ramsey is set to become the all-time highest-paid British player ever after reportedly signing a £400,000-a-week contract with Juventus 🤑[Source: BBC] pic.twitter.com/tSsbj0gvBL— Goal (@goal) February 11, 2019