In a Sunday afternoon showdown, the No. 2 Michigan State University men’s basketball team escaped Madison with the outright Big Ten Title after outlasting an unflappable University of Wisconsin Badgers resistance.The final game of the Badgers up-and-down regular season encapsulated much of what made this year so frustrating for Badger fans. Tantalizing talent courtesy of freshman phenom Brad Davison, junior Ethan Happ’s oscillation between unstoppable post threat and turnover-prone free-throw liability, costly fouls and questionable refereeing were all fittingly present in Sunday’s loss.Before taking on the Spartans, the Badgers had put together a nice closing stretch to their season beginning with an upset against No. 6 Purdue University. Wisconsin then beat the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University heading into the tilt with MSU.Michigan State has been embroiled in seemingly endless scandal for the entire season. Starting with the Larry Nassar scandal, Michigan State has been hit with controversy from all sides. Most recently, sophomore forward Miles Bridges was named in an ongoing FBI investigation into NCAA corruption, though the NCAA cleared him to play this weekend.Men’s basketball: Badgers look to upset No. 2 Spartans on Senior DayUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten) will take on Michigan State (27-3, 15-2 Big Ten) Sunday Read…Immediately after tip-off, Michigan State flew out to an 8-0 lead. On the first possession of the game, Bridges posted up University of Wisconsin junior Khalil Iverson, missed a jumper, gathered his own rebound and slammed home an emphatic two points to open up scoring.The first three minutes of the opening half were not kind to Happ, who couldn’t buy a bucket. Before subbing out around the 17-minute mark, Happ went 0-4 with two turnovers.Davison made sure to stop the scoring drought before it got out of hand. With the shot clock winding down, the Wisconsin guard drained a deep three to put the Badgers on the board. This would be an indication of things to come, as Davison would go on to lead the Badgers with a career high 30 points.Halfway through the first half it became clear Wisconsin was not going to go away easily. Michigan State’s 1-7 shooting stretch matched up with a 5-7 hot-streak from Wisconsin to allow sophomore Brevin Pritzl to tie the game at 11 with 12 minutes and 41 seconds left in the half.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin spoils senior night for Northwestern with close victoryUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten) took down Northwestern (15-14, 6-11 Big Ten) 70-64 in Evanston Read…As the first half began to wind down, the Spartans started to look as though they were pulling away. Michigan State sophomore Cassius Winston nailed three three-pointers in the span of four minutes. He would finish the game with 20 points and a spotless 6-6 ledger from beyond the arc.Halftime would see the Spartans holding a seven point lead on the Badgers after an uneventful final two minutes.By 16 minutes and 50 seconds in the second half, Wisconsin had narrowed the Michigan State lead to three points. The opening minutes of the half featured tight defense on behalf of both teams. At 15 minutes and 10 seconds, Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. swatted a Happ shot to the rafters.At 13 minutes and 26 seconds, Davison checked back into the game and received a huge ovation from the raucous Kohl Center crowd.He would not disappoint.Men’s Basketball: Badgers knock off No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers on Frank Kaminsky nightThere really is just something special about this Frank Kaminsky guy. On the night the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball Read…Davison immediately made a fool of the highly touted MSU defense with a step-back jumper to bring the Badgers to within a single point. Davison then sunk a three for his 18th point of the night.He wasn’t finished.Davison, who must have been unconscious at this point, tied the game at 42 with another step-back with 11 minutes and 34 seconds remaining to send the crowd into a frenzy.At seven minutes and 18 seconds, the game was tied at 47, with all signs indicating the game was destined to come down to a Davison blind-folded behind-the-back buzzer beater.Though things finally got away from the Badgers.With around four minutes remaining, the Spartans jumped out to a seven-point lead and would not let up until the final buzzer sounded.Winter Olympics: Team USA forced out early after loss to Czech RepublicTeam USA was eliminated Wednesday in South Korea. After a lightning-quick turnaround from their last match-up, which finished less than Read…Because of the lackluster season and below 0.500 record, the Badgers will most likely not be afforded a bid to the NCAA Tournament this year. This is the first time in 20 years the Badgers will not figure in March Madness. But a victory in the Big Ten tournament is an automatic NCAA tournament bid.With the way the Badgers have been playing as of late, including this tough, but hard fought loss against the top-flight Michigan State team, it will be worth it to keep an eye out on the Big Ten Tournament coming up this Wednesday in New York to see if the Badgers can pull something out of their sleeve.
Lewis Loeschnik’s header in the final minutes of the game was enough to push the L.V. Rogers Bombers into the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer League.Loeschnik headed the ball over the outstretched hands of Kootenay Co-op goalkeeper Tad Lake to spark the Bombers to a 4-3 victory in semi final action Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.The Bombers now meet defending champion Nelson Innkeepers in the league championship Saturday at Lakeside.The Innkeepers, regular season champs, were given a free pass to the final after The Action forfeited the semi final contest.Game time for the final is 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.It almost looked like the final would be a game against two bitter rivals, Innkeepers and Co-op after the latter overcame a 3-0 first-half deficit with three goals in a span of 10 minutes.Goals by Caleb Morton, Orang Momtazian and Martin Lundh, scoring on the rebound after his penalty kick was saved by Bomber keeper Andrew Woodward, pulled Co-op even with plenty of time remaining in the game.Woodward was in between the pipes in relief of LVR starter Cole Sutherland.Co-op also has several chances to get the go-ahead marker but failed miserably around the net.Those mistakes cost Kootenay Co-op in the end as, with the Bombers buzzing around the net, Loeschnik, with his second marker of the game, caught Lake off the line allowing the high shot to dribble over the goal line.Ryan Lewis had the other LVR marker.Jackson’s advances to final of Jackson’s Hole Masters LeagueJackson’s Hole built up a 2-0 lead before riding home to a 3-1 win over Real Nelson in semi final action of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Master League Sunday afternoon at Lakeside.Jackson’s Hole, losing in semi finals last season, meets Club Inter after the third-place team in regular season upset defending champion Bia Boro 3-1 in the other semi final.The championship contest goes at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside.Finley’s Jiggers will not defend its titleThe Jiggers were dumped 4-1 by Dirty Dozen as the Finley’s Ladies Rec League held semi final Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Dirty Dozen, winners of the regular season title, meets runner up Lily Whites in the championship final Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch.Lily Whites doubled Red Dog 4-2 in the other semi final contest. [email protected]
NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215 Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.
OTTAWA — Several of Canada’s leading environment groups say the list of election demands from Canada’s oil industry earlier this week are a direct attack on the future health and prosperity of Canadians.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers issued a list of things it would like to see from federal parties in the fall campaign to help increase production of Canadian fossil fuels.Dale Marshall, national program manager at Environmental Defence, says if the world is going to stop global warming it has to retire fossil fuels, not produce more of them.Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation and Greenpeace Canada are among more than half a dozen organizations that issued a joint statement Wednesday urging political parties to reject the petroleum industry’s vision.Marshall says expanding fossil-fuel production as envisioned by the oil industry would lead to “climate chaos.”He says investing in clean and renewable energy that can be exported will result in the same economic benefits without the accompanying climate disasters.
Inner-City Arts, a vibrant arts education campus and oasis of learning, achievement and creativity for underserved children in the heart of Skid Row, will host its 2013 Imagine Awards Gala, October 30, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Honorees include award-winning artist Charles Arnoldi; photographer and former District Attorney Gil Garcetti; actress, producer and director Cheryl Hines; and design innovator/entrepreneur Ralph Pucci. Geoffrey Anenberg and Jay Mangel, Co-Chair; Board member Eric Schotz emcees and R&B legend Maxine Nightingale will perform.World-renowned artist, painter, sculptor and printmaker Charles Arnoldi will receive the Artistic Excellence Award. Arnoldi has had a long and distinguished career in the art world and has exhibited internationally.The Philanthropic Leadership Award will be presented to Gil Garcetti. Since becoming a published photographer in 2002, Garcetti has had numerous solo photographic exhibitions locally and around the world, many of which have benefitted significant causes. Garcetti spent 32 years as a prosecutor in Los Angeles, serving as District Attorney from 1992-2000. He is a producer on the hit TNT television series, “MAJOR CRIMES.”Actress, producer and director Cheryl Hines is the recipient of the Children’s Advocacy Award. She is noted for her work renovating and transforming underserved public schools in Los Angeles. Hines is currently starring in the hit ABC comedy series “SUBURGATORY.”The Creative Innovation Award will be presented to Ralph Pucci, a design innovator and entrepreneur who is internationally renowned for his visionary integration of art and design. Known for his unparalleled work in the mannequin industry, Pucci has contemporary design showrooms in numerous cities, including the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts is a world-class arts campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, Inner-City Arts’ students engage in a variety of visual and performing art forms in a real studio setting. Programs include core classes during the instructional day for K-8 students, afterschool and weekend workshops for teens, and professional development training for educators. Inner-City Arts partners with schools from high-need areas in and around downtown Los Angeles to provide a supportive environment for children to explore their creativity, and develop essential life skills.Tickets are $500. Visit www.inner-cityarts.org.
The stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points.Stocks ended their worst week in two years Friday, and the Dow’s drop was its biggest in percentage terms since June 2016.Several giant U.S. companies dropped after reporting weak earnings, including Exxon Mobil and Alphabet. Apple and Chevron also fell.Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported the fastest wage growth in eight years, stoking fears of inflation.The S&P/TSX Composite Index was off 255.For the week, the Dow and the TSX are down by about four per cent.
Mumbai: The private companies in manufacturing sector posted a 24.9 per cent growth in net profit in the October-December quarter of the current fiscal on annual basis, benefitting from lower tax provisions, the RBI said Wednesday. The analysis is based on the performance of private corporate sector during the third quarter of 2018-19 drawn from abridged financial results of 2,703 listed non-government non-financial (NGNF) companies, it said. “The manufacturing sector continued to record strong growth in net profits, benefitting from the lower tax provisions in Q3:2018-19,” the RBI said while releasing the latest data on performance of the private corporate business. The companies posted a net profit of Rs 77,500 crore in the third quarter of the fiscal compared to Rs 57,800 crore in the year-ago period. Their profit was Rs 71,900 crore in the July-September quarter of 2018-19. However on the sales front, demand conditions in the manufacturing sector weakened on year-on-year basis. “This moderation was observed mainly in textiles, iron and steel, motor vehicles and other transport equipments industries whereas sales growth improved for consumer-driven sectors such as food product and beverages, and pharmaceutical,” the central bank said. The interest expenses incurred by manufacturing sector also witnessed a dip from a year ago level, reflecting ongoing deleveraging in the corporate sector. In IT sector, RBI said, sales growth remained broadly unchanged in relation to the previous quarter, while the services (non-IT) sector maintained the pace of sales growth, riding on the improvement recorded by the transport and storage services industries. The telecommunication sector continued to experience contraction in sales. As per the RBI, pricing power in terms of operating profit and net profit margins remained flat in manufacturing sector. Net profit margin of the IT sector declined marginally.
New Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are “sensitive to national security” and those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft and put the security in jeopardy by leaking them.The Ministry of Defence said an internal enquiry commenced on February 28 and is currently in progress over the leakage of sensitive documents and it is of utmost concern to find out where the leakage took place. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”This puts the national security in jeopardy. Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the review petition/ miscellaneous application and thereby committing theft by unauthorised photocopying of such documents relied in this regard…have adversely affected the Sovereignty, Security and Friendly Relations with the foreign countries,” said the affidavit, filed by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra. See P7
New Delhi: ED opposed the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, saying there was a likelihood of him fleeing the country like 36 businessmen who had criminal cases against them.The Enforcement Directorate told special judge Arvind Kumar that 36 businessmen, including Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, have fled from the country in the recent past. The probe agency’s special public prosecutors D P Singh and N K Matta countered Sushen’s claim that he had deep roots in the society, saying, “Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Sandesara brothers (Sterling Biotech Ltd promoters) had deeper routes in the society yet they left the country. There are such 36 businessmen who fled from the country in the last few years.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDuring the argument, ED’s advocate Samvedna Verma told the court that the probe was at a crucial stage and the agency was trying to find out who was “RG” referred in the diaries of Sushen. Verma also accused Gupta of influencing the witnesses in the case and told the court that he even tried to destroy the evidence in the case. The court reserved order on Gupta’s bail application for April 20. Gupta has sought relief on the ground that the agency has already completed the investigation and filed a charge sheet in the case. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn his bail application, the accused told the court that the ED’s contention of the flight risk could be rejected considering his past activities, where he joined the investigation as and when summoned. The agency arrested Gupta under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED officials said Gupta’s role in the case came to light based on disclosures made by Rajiv Saxena, who has turned approver in the case after he was deported from the UAE and arrested by the agency here. It is suspected that Gupta has in his possession some payment details in the Rs 3,600 crore purchase deal of AgustaWestland VVIP choppers and the link is to be unravelled, they said.