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Miyaichi sets sights on comeback

first_imgWigan’s on-loan winger Ryo Miyaichi is looking to make his first-team return in the Barclays Premier League clash at Reading a week on Saturday after three months out with an ankle injury. Press Association He added: “I had a groin injury at first when I was with the national team last year. “That injury put me out for a few months and then I came back in the game against Liverpool at Anfield and after that game I picked up an ankle injury which has made things frustrating. “I trained after that game and it made my ankle worse but I can learn many things from this injury.” With 12 matches to go, Wigan are second-bottom of the Premier League, two points behind 18th-placed Reading and three adrift of 17th-placed Aston Villa. Miyaichi is eager to boost the Latics’ survival bid, adding: “It is important now for us to win as many games as possible because we are desperate to stay in the Premier League. “I want to be able to help the team in achieving safety in the Premier League and it will be great to show the supporters what I can do once I am back.” center_img Japan international Miyaichi, who joined on a season-long loan from Arsenal last summer, last played for the Latics in their 3-0 away defeat to Liverpool on November 17 – a game in which he was making his comeback from a groin complaint. The 20-year-old told wiganlatics.co.uk: “It will be a big relief to get back because it has been quite a tough time to be sat on the sidelines.” last_img read more

Ireland held as Gonzalez sees red

first_img The 26-year-old defender was dismissed after an ugly altercation with striker Kevin Doyle, who was left with blood pouring down his face, four minutes before the break at PPL Park in Philadelphia, and now faces an anxious wait to discover his fate with Costa Rica due to launch their campaign against Uruguay on June 14. It proved to be an eventful evening as Kevin Doyle, making his first start under Martin O’Neill, handed Ireland an early lead with his 13th international goal before Gonzalez lost his head, only for Celso Borges to level from the penalty spot after the break. Giancarlo Gonzalez’s World Cup dream could be over after he was sent off in Costa Rica’s 1-1 friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland. Republic captain Robbie Keane could have restored his side’s lead almost immediately, but saw his spot-kick saved by substitute goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton. O’Neill promised to use the depth of his squad, and was as good as his word as he made nine changes to the side which drew 0-0 with Italy at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening. One of those moves was to reintroduce Keane after a four-game absence, but there was also a senior debut for Everton defender Shane Duffy a little more than four years after he almost died on the training pitch after lacerating his liver in a freak accident. It was the more established Doyle who proved the central character in more ways than one. Costa Rica started brightly with talisman Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell particularly lively. Ireland might have got off to an ideal start when Keane ran on to Doyle’s pass and shot instantly from 40 yards, almost catching goalkeeper Keylor Navas flat-footed. Costa Rica played the more progressive football early on and it took a brave block by midfielder Paul Green to repel Jose Miguel Cubero’s well-struck shot after he had been set up by a clever back-heeled pass from Ruiz. However, they were having trouble dealing with Doyle’s physicality, and Oscar Duarte had to clear the striker’s 17th-minute cross after he had muscled his way past defender Michael Umana. Press Association But the danger was far from over and when Marc Wilson played the ball back into the penalty area, Doyle powered a header from 17 yards beyond a despairing dive from Navas. Ireland grew in confidence in the aftermath of the goal as Costa Rica lost their composure, although goalkeeper David Forde was relieved to see Borges shoot over after he had flapped at Heiner Mora’s cross. But Gonzalez, who had been fighting a running battle with Doyle throughout, allowed his frustration to get the better of him when he lashed out at the frontman, leaving him bleeding from a head wound. Referee Raul Castro produced a yellow and then a red card amid a melee as players from both sides reacted angrily, but the defender had little choice but to head for the dressing room as Doyle was patched up on the pitch. Costa Rica might have levelled in first-half injury time when Duarte got his head to Borges’ free-kick beyond the far post, but he could not hit the target. Ireland had a chance to increase their advantage within five minutes of the restart when Keane played midfielder Stephen Quinn into space on the left side of the penalty area, but he scuffed his cross and it was intercepted before Doyle could pounce. Costa Rica responded with striker Marco Urena blazing high and wide after appearing to get away with a tug on Richard Keogh’s shirt, and then being denied by the same defender’s sliding block. Campbell took up the challenge with 53 minutes gone, cutting inside makeshift left-back James McClean – he had replaced the injured Wilson before the break – and testing Forde at his near post. Central defenders Keogh and Duffy found themselves under intense pressure as Campbell went through his full repertoire, and the Republic finally succumbed with 64 minutes gone. Urena ran on to Campbell’s reverse pass and went down under Forde’s challenge, prompting referee Castro to point to the spot, and Borges duly obliged to level. However, Ireland could have restored their lead within two minutes when the official awarded a second spot-kick, this time at the other end, after ruling that Quinn had been felled by Mora. Keane stepped up ready to claim his 63rd goal for Ireland, but saw Pemberton dive to his right to palm the ball away. As play switched rapidly from end to end, Campbell forced a diving save from Forde, but Pemberton had to pull off fine saves to deny substitutes Shane Long and Simon Cox as time ran down. last_img read more

Townsend wants Glasgow response

first_img Townsend’s side are just a point behind the table-topping Irish province, but the head coach knows they will have to be on top form to win. He said: “After our European double header with Toulouse, our focus now returns to the Guinness Pro12 and our clash with the league leaders. “Munster are incredibly tough opponents and we know we face another huge challenge at Scotstoun tomorrow. “With both teams coming off the back of losses in Europe, we will see two highly motivated sides and, with Munster sitting one point above us in the Pro12, it is shaping up to be a cracking match. Once again we’re expecting a large crowd to get behind the team.” Glasgow were beaten narrowly 12-9 at home by the French giants last weekend, but Townsend has made 10 changes to that side as looks for a reaction. Peter Murchie replaces Stuart Hogg at full-back, while Sean Lamont comes in for Sean Maitland on the right wing and the club’s record try scorer DTH van de Merwe replaces Tommy Seymour on the opposite side. Richie Vernon continues at outside centre, with Peter Horne coming in for the injured Alex Dunbar. Finn Russell keeps his place at stand-off, while Niko Matawalu comes in for Henry Pyrgos at scrum-half. Warriors lost home and away to Toulouse as their European Champions Cup ambitions suffered a major dent. But they must now return their focus to maintaining their place in the Guinness Pro12 play-off places ahead of Munster’s visit to Scotstoun. Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend knows his side will not have it easy as they look to respond to back-to-back defeats when they take on Munster on Saturday. Press Association It’s an all-new front row with Gordon Reid, Fraser Brown and Euan Murray replacing Ryan Grant, Pat MacArthur and Jon Welsh. Leone Nakarawa replaces Tim Swinson in the second row, with Jonny Gray continuing in the engine room. In the back-row Rob Harley moves to the blindside, Tyrone Holmes comes in at openside and Josh Strauss once again captains the side at number eight. last_img read more

Mendeika moves to Bulls

first_img Press Association Bradford coach James Lowes, who coached Mendeika during his time in charge of Warrington, said: “James is a very talented, up-and-coming player and we are pleased to have secured his services. “Injuries have set him back a little over the past couple of years but he has a long career ahead and he is certainly looking to make a name for himself here.” Bradford have signed Ireland international James Mendeika from Championship rivals Featherstone.center_img The 23-year-old former Warrington and London Broncos utility back, who appeared in all of Ireland’s group games against Australia, Fiji and England in the 2013 World Cup, has joined the Bulls with immediate effect on a deal that takes him through to the end of the 2017 season. “It is great to be back within a full-time environment and I am looking forward to repaying the faith the club has shown in me,” said Mendeika. last_img read more

WPB Officer Stabbed in Head During Domestic Call

first_imgA West Palm Beach police officer is recovering after being stabbed twice in the head while responding to a domestic disturbance.Officers encountered 31-year-old Andree Jourdain who they say was armed with a knife near her mother’s apartment.West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James praised the officers who neutralized the armed suspect by shooting her.“Apparently the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance,” James said in a press briefing to reporters. “During the course of that interaction, the officer was stabbed, a suspect was shot.” https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Mayor-James.mp3When she is released from the hospital, Jourdain will be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and violating a restraining order.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the case.last_img read more

Brooks leads Syracuse to pair of wins including overtime victory over Cornell

first_imgJunior forward Lauren Brooks fired both the opening strike and the final dagger for No. 3 Syracuse (14-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) this weekend.On Saturday, Brooks opened the scoring in the 12th minute and sparked the Orange to a 5-2 victory over No. 16 Wake Forest (10-7, 0-5) in front of 404 fans at J.S. Coyne Stadium.One day later, Brooks tallied her second overtime goal of the season to carry Syracuse to a dramatic 3-2 win past unranked Cornell (9-6, 3-2 Ivy League). It was her second score of the game and team-leading 12th goal of the season.“I was all over the girls pretty hard this week in practice,” head coach Ange Bradley said, “and I was really happy to see Lauren respond on the weekend with a couple goals, very important goals for us. So it tells me I got to keep on her.”Brooks put the Orange on the board only five minutes into the Cornell game when she poked home a shot by Emma Russell that Karlee Farr initially deflected in front of the cage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnly three minutes later, forward Serra Degnan doubled the Orange lead on a penalty corner. Leonie Geyer ripped a bullet from the top of the shooting circle that was denied by goalie Carolyn Horner. However, the rebound came right to Degnan and she slapped it past Horner for her second goal of the weekend.“We really worked in practice on cutting across and finishing at the top of the cage,” Degnan said. “Ange really pushed us this week to really have strong shots on cage.”But after Degnan scored, the Orange offense became stagnant for the rest of the first half, and much of the second.Syracuse struggled to muster quality shots within the circle, and turnovers often derailed any chance at a fast break toward the cage. Bradley feverishly instructed players to move toward the ball and help teammates in distress, but by the time the Orange recovered the Big Red had already mounted a comeback.Marisa Siergiej kicked it off with her goal on a penalty corner in the 21st minute and Elly Plappert followed with 15 minutes remaining. A stunned Syracuse crowd watched in silence as she knocked home a one-timer to the right of a defenseless Jecko.The Orange had three opportunities to retake the lead on three penalty corners during the final nine minutes, but Horner shut the door each time.The Orange headed to overtime for the second time in three games.“The field is your friend and your enemy, and there’s a lot of space to cover,” Bradley said. “Our kids punished ourselves today by putting us into overtime, and having to play 10 extra minutes in this kind of space really isn’t smart.”But Sunday, Syracuse got away with it.With six minutes remaining in the first extra session, Brooks ran onto the field as a substitute and found herself with a golden opportunity mere seconds later.“Emma had the ball on the fast break and there was one defender and the goalkeeper,” Brooks said. “She slid a nice ball on the right-hand side and I pulled left and the goalie slid, so I put it over her.”Although the Orange was able to escape with a win, Bradley said that the team needs to correct a lot of mistakes before next Saturday’s season finale against North Carolina.“They killed us in the Final Four and that is very fresh in our minds. We got hammered,” Bradley said. “But we’re a different team, and we’re going to come back and fight hard.” Comments Published on October 28, 2013 at 12:25 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

It’s awards season: time for the Kennys

first_imgRight now, as people in the entertainment industry tell me, we are in the midst of awards season.We had the Golden Globes and the Grammys. The Academy Awards and James Beard Foundation Awards are right around the corner.Thus, since we are literally right in the middle of it all, it made perfect sense to give some awards out to the best of USC sports in the last year.I present to you the first, and probably last, Kenny Awards. All winners can stop by Traddies and buy me a beer to pick up their trophies (which might or might not be Kevin O’Neill bobbleheads).Coach of the Year: Jovan Vavic. This is Vavic’s first Kenny award and quite frankly, it was the easiest decision since LeBron James chose to stay with the Cavs.The men’s and women’s water polo coach simply can’t be stopped.Take away 10 seniors from Vavic’s two-time defending NCAA champion men’s team? That’s fine. He’ll just make it a three-peat.Think he’s burned out from the long and grueling men’s season in the fall and that he’ll just coast in the spring with the ladies?Well, there he goes, jumping in the pool in May after the final buzzer sounds for another national title.With football and basketball down, USC is starting to turn into a water polo school, which isn’t the worst thing in the world.Honorable mention: Men’s tennis coach Peter Smith and women’s volleyball coach Mick Haley.Dishonorable mention:  Lou Holtz and former USC baseball coach Chad Kreuter. You don’t get to go to Traddies, but you can stop by the 9-0 and buy me a beer as your reward. No Kevin O’Neill bobblehead for you.Play of the Year: Murphy Troy’s kick save. If you haven’t seen what men’s volleyball player Murphy Troy did last month against UCLA, pull out your smart phone or open a new tab on your web browser, search Google for “Murphy Troy kick save” and open the first link. You won’t regret it.After a long rally, Troy falls out of bounds while going for a dig.He missed the dig because a teammate tipped it in the air before he got to it. But the deflection goes straight to Troy who, from his seat, kicked the ball over the net.USC eventually won the point. Not only was it an amazing play, but that effort gave USC set point at 25-24.Honorable mentions: Robert Woods’ falling-out-of-bounds touchdown catch against California and freshman women’s soccer player Autumn Altamirano’s game-winning goal against UCLA in front of a record-setting crowd in the Coliseum.Dishonorable mention: Any time the USC defense was on the field in the final two minutes of a football game.Upset of the Year: Men’s basketball win over Texas. This not only won a Kenny for Upset of the Year, but also for WTF Moment of the Year, and the Why Can’t You Play Like This Every Time? award.Just to set the record straight: In December, USC, which has lost to the likes of Rider, Bradley and just about every Pac-10 school, beat — no, slaughtered — Texas, which is about to become the No. 1 team in the country, 73-56.The Trojans dominated in every phase of the game and even made 79.3 percent of their free throws. I’m still convinced Texas sent its B team.Honorable mention: This one just blows everything else out of the water.Dishonorable mention: The Purdue women’s golf team for beating USC by one stroke for the national title.The Aron Ralston Courage Award: Women’s basketball player Jacki Gemelos. Gemelos would’ve received a Kenny back in 2006 for Top Recruit, if the Kennys had existed then.As a freshman, she came in as the No. 1 recruit in the nation and hopes were high for USC women’s basketball. But then she tore her ACL.After redshirting and months of grueling rehab, she was ready to get on the court the next season.Then she tore her ACL again. After another eight months of therapy, she got back to practice only to tear her other ACL.I just tore my ACL and am scared to go through one bout of rehab.But Gemelos never quit, and finally, three and a half years after she was supposed to get on the court, played her first collegiate game Feb. 4, 2010 and hasn’t looked back. I’ll buy her a beer for that (don’t worry Jacki, you still get the Kevin O’Neill bobblehead too).And the last Kenny award of the night goes to…Best Montenegrin to play USC basketball: Nikola Vucevic. I was going to give this to Donte Smith, but then I realized he wasn’t Montenegrin. Who knew?That’s all the Kennys I have for this year. But if you still want a Kevin O’Neill bobblehead, and I know you do, go to the men’s basketball game Feb. 24. You will not be disappointed.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Fridays. To comment on this article e-mail Kenny at klegan@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.last_img read more

The best thing to wear is confidence

first_imgFalse eyelashes are the equivalent to the killer leather jacket or pair of shoes you need to wear when dressing up — simple on its own, yet capable of turning you from “clean” to “on-point.” Better yet, accessories like these not only make you look good, but also feel good. So when my dear friend — who I will call Jackson for the purpose of anonymity — tells me to put my “falsies” on, he’s essentially telling me to mentally prepare myself for some type of environment that will require extra social energy for a couple of hours.Last weekend, Jackson told me to get my falsies on and an hour later, we went to a party. It was 11 p.m. and Jackson was game — he was hoping to get some drinks in and I was excited to witness the chaos of a college party. As I walked in with both leather jacket and falsies on, my expectations were immediately met.String lights, red cups and blasting music. There were circles of people throughout the backyard, either yelling at each other over the music or just laughing together. To my right, I saw a few couples tucked away in a dark corner, getting friendly with each other or just eating each other’s faces. “Maybe the party ran out of chips?” I thought. To my left, a small table with drinks was surrounded by people taking shots together. But before I could further assess the scene and make way to investigate whether this party really ran out of food or not, “Mr. Dude” came my way. Caught off-guard and a little confused, Mr. Dude ignored my confused look and proceeded to initiate a conversation. Throughout his speech I thought to myself, “Why are you talking to me? Where are your friends? Where are MY friends?” As my initial joy from having expectations met slowly melted away, I was angry that Mr. Dude just ruined my energy. I didn’t come here to actually mingle, I came to observe and be with my friends. Mr. Dude was still talking. I don’t actually recall saying much besides, “No, you can’t kiss me.”My intention for the night was to people watch, specifically Jackson hitting on girls and getting rejected (hopefully something Snapchat-worthy, too). Yet, the unwarranted encounter with Mr. Dude threw me off. I wasn’t trying to meet new people, but this guy and others kept approaching me with whatever they thought was interesting enough to engage me. I find it ironic that when I want to meet and mingle at parties, it becomes very difficult to meet people. But when I don’t want to have any attention on me at parties, people end up overwhelming me with meaningless conversation. On a bigger scale, why am I receiving attention from guys when I’m not looking for romance?I believe Mr. Dude may have been attracted to my false eyelashes and leather jacket, or more importantly, that I was wearing my confidence on my sleeve. In these moments of not seeking, there was no need to impress anyone or put up a facade of being more than who I really am. My favorite outfit is this — comfortable. While falsies and leather jackets may be some of my favorite things in my closet, there’s nothing more flattering than fitting into what feels most in tune with myself. Confidence is also like my favorite perfume — while it can’t be store-bought, when it’s spritzed into the air I’ve found that it’s also a scent that other people are really into, too. It’s these things that allow me to not be too conscious of myself and rather be focused on the people and environment around me.The best part of it all, however, is that comfortable and confident are a packaged deal. The two are pretty much synonymous; being comfortable and okay with yourself is a type of self-love that allows you to embrace your quirks and personal characteristics. So forget fretting over wearing something that Zara or Urban Outfitters may sell to be just for “you,” dig into the closet that you’re naturally equipped with and own it.Dani Chang is a senior majoring in cinema and media studies.  Her column, “Feisty Woman,” runs every other Friday.last_img read more

Women’s basketball starts season with Montana State

first_imgSenior guard Sadie Edwards squares up to take a 3-point shot in a game against Arizona at the Galen Center. Photo by Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanUSC women’s basketball begins a new season against Montana State on Friday, but the team is full of recognizable faces. Even head coach Mark Trakh, who replaced Cynthia Cooper-Dyke after her resignation last season, has been around the block before. He coached the USC women’s team from 2005 to 2009, leading the Trojans to two straight NCAA tournament appearances. After spending the last six years at New Mexico State, Trakh feels back at home.“I’m really happy,”  Trakh said. “It’s a great institution, it’s a great place to coach, the tradition and everything. It was a great five years when I was here the first time, getting to know everybody and I’m really, really excited to be back. It’s a dream job.”As Trakh gets set for his second tenure as head coach, he inherits an experienced roster that showed flashes of potential last season. Four of the team’s five projected starters played significant minutes in 2016-17, but the fifth is no rookie. Sixth-year senior Jordan Adams tore her ACL five games into last season and was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. The versatile guard holds career averages of 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists.“She joked with me, ‘I think you recruited me the first time you were here,’” Trakh said. “She’s a great kid, the glue that holds us all together.” In addition to Adams, senior Sadie Edwards (9.2 points per game), sophomore Minyon Moore (2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman), and junior Aliyah Mazyck (40 3-pointers made) make up an accomplished and battle-tested collection of guards. The backcourt, however, will have to replace the 3-point production of Courtney Jaco, who graduated last spring. Jaco is second all-time in school history for 3-pointers.“She’s obviously one of the best shooters in the history of the University of Southern California,” Edwards said. “That’s no easy task, but Aliyah has been in the gym improving, she’s been shooting the ball extremely well. Having Jordan back will help stretch the floor, and I have been in the gym working really hard on [my 3-point shot].” In the frontcourt, senior Kristen Simon returns, bringing back her powerful, bruising style of play. She looks to build on an All-Pac-12 year in 2017, in which she averaged 14.6 points a game and recorded 10 double-doubles. Last season under Cooper-Dyke’s leadership, the Trojans raced to an impressive start finishing 9-2 in their non-conference slate. But the team quickly crumbled in Pac-12 play, losing seven of their first eight match-ups. They finished with a 14-16 record and a last place conference finish. “This year, we have a lot more excitement and energy on the floor,” Adams said. “I just think this coaching staff really stresses family and togetherness. If we can play like that, play together and share the ball, then we’re going to be alright.”While so many aspects of the Women of Troy look familiar as they enter their 2017-18 campaign, Trakh has noticed at least one difference from when he last coached the team nearly a decade ago.“All the facilities have upgraded a lot,” Trakh said. “But basically, it’s just the same special place that I left.”last_img read more

Harold Gilges, 81, Conway Springs: Oct. 18, 1933 – March 11, 2015

first_imgHarold GilgesHarold Gilges, 81, retired Haviland Telephone Technician and Manager, of 504 S. Church St, Conway Springs, died Thursday, March 11, 2015 at Via Christi- St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas.He was born on October 18, 1933 at Maysville, Arkansas to Waldo Harold Gilges and Grace Mildred (Moomey) Gilges. Harold started school in Maysville and moved with his family to Conway Springs at a young age. He attended Conway Springs public schools and was active in sports at Conway Springs High School. Harold was a member of the Conway Springs High School, 1951 State Championship Track Team. He graduated from CSHS with the class of 1953.Harold entered the U.S. Marine Corps on July 2, 1953 where he served his country at the close of the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1956.Harold was united in marriage to Sharon Ann Potts on November 21, 1956 at Conway Springs, KS; the same anniversary date as her parents Marjorie and Bill Potts and their daughter Brenda and Van Schmidt all share as a very special family date.Harold and Sharon made their home in Conway Springs their entire 58 years of marriage. They moved from their longtime home on S. 5th Street to 504 S. Church Street in 1989.Harold began working at Boeing Aircraft for a short time but soon started working for Sedgwick Telephone Company which became Haviland Telephone Company. Harold was a telephone technician and eventually retired as the local manager in 1998 after 41 years with the company.Harold was a member and deacon of the First Christian Church, Conway Springs.  He was a member of the Conway Springs Lions Club, A. Tom Kirk Post #265 American Legion and a member of Mistletoe Lodge #269 A.F. & A.M., Conway Springs. Harold was a fisherman and an avid CSHS sports fan. He loved attending High School sporting events and also assisted with local track meets including the Kansas State High School Association Track Meet held at WSU for many years.Harold was known as the “Tomato Man” and grew an enormous garden of abundant vegetables for many years that he shared with family and the entire community.He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Fern Kelley, Wilma Stump and Mildred Cotton.He is survived by his wife Sharon Gilges of the home; one daughter Brenda Schmidt and husband Van of Newton, Kansas; his two grandchildren: Viola and Trevor Schmidt; one sister Wanda Roths and husband Cy of Wellington; many nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives and many friends.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 from the First Christian Church with the Pastor Bill Nestelroad, officiating.  Interment will follow in Conway Springs Cemetery, Conway Springs, Kansas.  Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs is in charge of arrangements. On line guest book and condolences are available at www.ebersolemortuary.com.Memorials have been established to the First Christian Church, Conway Springs, KS or the Conway Springs Volunteer Ambulance.last_img read more