Other Sports Max Verstappen wins dramatic German Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Hockenheim: Max Verstappen took full advantage of his rivals’ calamities on Sunday to win an epic, rain-lashed and wildly-spectacular German Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. The 21-year-old Dutchman secured his second win of the season and seventh of his career, finishing ahead of four-time world champion Vettel, who had started 20th and last on the grid. New dad Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso was third as he secured only his third Formula One podium.     The race was a disaster for champions Mercedes who were celebrating their 200th Formula One start of the modern era and 125 years of motorsport, both defending five-time champion Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas crashed and failed to score any points.     Hamilton eventually finished 11th after making six pit-stops as he missed out on points finish for the first time in 23 races while Verstappen continued his rich streak of consistency. Lance Stroll of Racing Point came home fourth to deliver his team’s best finish ahead of Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Alex Albon of Toro Rosso and Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo.     Romain Grosjean was eighth for Haas ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo and Kevin Magnussen who was 10th for Haas. “It was amazing, but really tricky out there,” said Verstappen, who made four pit-stops and survived a complete 360-degrees spin.     “To make the right calls, you had to be focussed. We put on the slick tyres and we had a 360! But it was alright.”      Vettel, for whom the result brought redemption after he had crashed out while leading in heavy rain last year, said: “It was a long race and at some stages, it felt like it was never-ending. I am just very happy.”      Kvyat confirmed that he became a father on Saturday night when his partner Kelly gave birth to a daughter. He said: “It was amazing! Amazing to be back on the podium and incredible for Toro Rosso, after so many years, it’s great to get a podium.”center_img Max Verstappen won his seventh career Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton missed out on the points table for the first time after 23 races.Sebastian Vettel crashed out while leading the German Grand Prix in 2018.last_img read more

UTSA looks to sweep ODU

first_imgUTSA looks to sweep ODU BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Old Dominion’s Malik Curry has averaged 13.4 points while Xavier Green has put up 12.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. For the Roadrunners, Jhivvan Jackson has averaged 27.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Keaton Wallace has put up 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Curry has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Old Dominion field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 32 field goals and 26 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: UTSA is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Roadrunners are 8-16 this season when they block fewer than five shots.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Monarchs have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Roadrunners. Old Dominion has 30 assists on 67 field goals (44.8 percent) across its past three matchups while UTSA has assists on 27 of 75 field goals (36 percent) during its past three games.PACE OF PLAY: The upbeat UTSA offense has averaged 74.3 possessions per game, the 19th-most in Division I. Old Dominion has operated at a slower pace and is averaging only 67.4 possessions per game (ranked 260th, nationally). Associated Press March 3, 2020center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUTSA (13-16, 7-9) vs. Old Dominion (12-17, 8-8)Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UTSA goes for the season sweep over Old Dominion after winning the previous matchup in Norfolk. The teams last played each other on Feb. 6, when the Roadrunners shot 42.3 percent from the field while limiting Old Dominion’s shooters to just 38.8 percent on the way to the four-point victory.last_img read more

Boeheim reflects on Team USA’s gold medal in 2014 FIBA World Cup

first_img Published on September 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Boeheim responds to Yahoo! Sports article criticizing USA Basketball coachesBoeheim previews Syracuse basketball’s 2014-15 season after Team USA World Cup successcenter_img Lost amid the discussions during Jim Boeheim’s press conference was the fact of victory.Boeheim spent a lot of breath talking about a Yahoo! Sports’ article criticizing USA Basketball and speaking about Syracuse’s upcoming season.But sometime during his Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center he was able to reflect on another successful venture overseas as an assistant coach with the USA Basketball program, which is coached by Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. The U.S. defeated Serbia, 129-92, on Sunday night to capture gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid, Spain.“These guys were so good they made it look easy,” Boeheim said on Wednesday. “We are the only country that can have our 10 best players not play and still be able to win. That’s how deep we are.“… All that was written this past summer was about who wasn’t playing and we won by the biggest margin we’ve ever won by in the championship.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and other NBA superstars who once donned the USA uniform were absent. It didn’t matter.In the clinching victory, tournament MVP Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and James Harden chipped in 23 to bring more hardware home to the U.S. The team averaged a 33-point margin of victory throughout the nine games, the highest average for Team USA since 1994.Boeheim’s involvement with the national team program dates back to 1990 and includes gold medals from the 2010 World Championships and the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Now the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup can be added to that list.“It was fun to do it with this team. They were good,” Boeheim said. “They worked hard and it was really a great — long time — but a great 30-something days.” Commentslast_img read more

Senior runs and bikes cross country for a cause

first_imgSamantha Turner, a senior majoring in English, will trade planes and cars to bike cross country this summer.Turner will be biking to raise awareness about cancer, but is not the first time she will take part in such an event as she ran across the country from San Francisco to Baltimore in 2013. She will be biking with the 4K for Cancer, an organization that raises money for the Ulman Cancer fund in Baltimore, Maryland. For every dollar that each participant raises, the 4K Cancer Fund donates 90 cents to a young person affected by cancer.Turner explained that she was motivated to become part of 4K for Cancer by the cancer patients.“I just really want to be part of the cure. I just think it’s so unfair,” she said. “With cancer, you are so helpless. There really is nowhere to turn. Your entire life falls in the hands of doctors.”When Turner ran the across the United States, she ran with a group of 21 college students from all over the country. It took her and her teammates 30 days. This time around, she expects that the bike trip will take 70 days.Turner explained that though it may seem counterintuitive that biking will take longer than running, it is because of the way in which the two are carried out.“When we ran, we were separated into two vans of 15 people. The van would then drop two people off every two miles. When the van was finished dropping off the last pair, it would go back and pick up the people that were first dropped off.”The states her team ran through in 2013 were California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Idaho, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.“It was an incredible experience,” Turner said. “Since we were not allowed on highways, we usually took back roads and I was able to see parts of the United States that very few people have actually seen.”This year, Turner will be biking from Baltimore, Maryland to Portland, Oregon.Along the way, they will stop by “hope houses,” where cancer patients receive treatment if the nearest hospital is too far away.“It was very emotional stopping by hope houses because you see people receiving chemotherapy which is extremely harsh on the body.”In doing so, they also hope to raise awareness as they conduct their trip.“In order for the 90 cents of every dollar we raise to be allocated to a young person affected by cancer, we don’t sleep in hotels,” Turner said. “We don’t pay for housing so we stay in places like churches or high school gyms.”The group will do some sightseeing if they finish their miles early, but oftentimes they aren’t left with extra time.“We usually woke up at 4:30 in the morning, so we could start running by 5:30 to avoid the heat,” Turner said. “The earliest the team finished was 12 p.m., but if the team was taking a while to run, we could be done until 5 p.m.”Turner said that the hardest part of the trip was being separated from her family and friends. It was even more difficult when she did not have cellphone service and wanted to share something special about the trip with her family.Nonetheless, Turner described her trip as being incredible.“I met some of the best people in the entire world. They were people willing to sacrifice so much for others,” Turner said. “Each of them had a relation to cancer, a family member that they cared about and it was just amazing to meet so many people care for someone other than themselves.”Turner said that her main motivation for competing is to let the young patients know she supports them.“This year, I am dedicating my trip to them,” Turner said. “My only wish is for these people to know that somebody cares about them. If I were in their position, I would want someone to do the same.”So far, Turner has been the only Trojan to participate in 4K for Cancer.“It would be amazing to see other people from USC to take part, even if it’s alumni.”Turner said that her main goal is to raise awareness about the cancer community.“I just want to tell people about my story, of what I am doing, to give back to the cancer community. I am an incredibly lucky person and it’s just part of being human to just give back,” she said.last_img read more

Eagles’ Coach: NFF to Release Shortlist Friday

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will on Friday, July 8 release a short-list of candidates for the vacant position of Super Eagles’ Head Coach.However, the Federation’s Technical and Development Committee has set a deadline of Wednesday, July 6, 2016 for interested candidates to apply for the position.Chairman of the committee, Chris Green, said that applications are invited from all persons who feel they are qualified for the position, as the three-time African champions get set to begin preparations for an interesting 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race against Algeria, Cameroun and Zambia. “We encourage applications from all highly-qualified persons, whether they be Nigerians or expatriates. Applications are welcome until Wednesday, and the Technical and Development Committee will meet on Friday to look through all applications and release a short-list,” Green stated.The Super Eagles are away to Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Matchday 1 (October 3) and will then host the Fennecs of Algeria on November 7. They will then host Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on August 28, 2017 and visit the Lions five days later, before hosting Zambia a month after and then rounding off the series by visiting Algeria on November 7, 2017.Algeria beat Nigeria home and away in the qualifying series for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, but Nigeria returned the compliment in the qualifying series for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.Nigeria threw Cameroun out of the race for the 1970 World Cup finals, but then lost to the Lions in the race to the 1990 World Cup finals.Cameroun also beat Nigeria in three Africa Cup of Nations final matches (1984, 1988, 2000), but the Super Eagles eliminated then holders Cameroun in the Cup of Nations quarter finals in 2004, beat the Lions to the LG Cup title and whiplashed the neighbours 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October lastZambia pipped Nigeria over two legs in the last hurdle to the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but the Super Eagles stopped the Zambians at the semi final stage of the 1990 finals in Algeria, edged the Chipolopolo in the final of the 1994 championship in Tunisia, and also pipped the southern Africans in the quarter-finals of the 1992 and 2010 championships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CDC and health professionals encouraging the public to get flu shots

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Summer is coming to an end, that means less time outside, but more chances to get sick. That’s why health professionals and the centers for disease control are encouraging the public to get a flu shot.“Last year, up to 61 thousand people died from the flu and they do recommend that getting the flu vaccine is the most important preventative measure.”Pharmacist Jaime Cadarette says there are two types of flu shots people can choose from. Each has three to four inactive strains of the influenza virus that are meant to build immunity. This is especially important for young children, and our elderly population.“Complications of the flu can be pneumonia, ear infection, sinus infection, and then just being dehydrated and things like that are a big problem with the flu.”Cadarette says the vaccine is safe. It’s impossible to get the flu virus from the shot, and most insurances cover the entire cost of the vaccine. You can drop by LeFave, or other local pharmacies to protect yourself and your family against the flu. It is recommended that the vaccine is received by the end of October, when flu season kicks into high gear.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: CDC, Flu, Flu Shot, flu shots, LeFaveContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan drivers could soon have digital licensesNext 288K Michigan Residents to Receive Additional Home Heating Creditlast_img read more

Raiders of the Lost Ark

first_imgInstead Pittsburgh beat a team they were supposed to beat (as Pitt Panthers head coach Dave Wannstedt would say). Even though ex-New England Patriots and now Raiders’ defensive end Richard Seymour went up beside Ben Roethlisberger’s “grill” and “ejected himself from the game,” according to referee Tony Corrente, Big Ben, his sore jaw and the Steelers’ kept right on rolling. Raiders’ defensive lineman Tommy Kelly said, “I heard that Big Ben said something, I guess Big Rich didn’t like it.”Seymour attempted to explain his actions. “I’m not sure why he ran up on me,” he said. Seymour also expressed remorse to his teammates for being ejected. “I just turned around and it was a natural reaction,” he said. Big Ben has to understand in the “hood” you do not run up and jump into any man’s face talking the talk unless you are ready, willing and able to walk the walk.Head coach Mike Tomlin played off a Black and Gold record of 163 yards in penalties but I suspect that the response of Monsieur Tomlin would not have been as ho-hum if the Steelers had lost the game as a result of some of those “imagined” infractions. All-Pro linebacker James Harrison now realizes that the officials brought extra microscopes after his “questionable” and remorseless post game remarks after attempting to send two Cleveland Browns’ receivers to the bone orchard a few weeks ago at Heinz Field with hits that sent them past John Fedko’s “skylights” into the Twilight Zone. “Their defensive guys were hitting our offensive guys and there were no penalties,” Harrison said. “I believe if it happened the other way, there would have been a lot more penalties called and maybe they would have kicked five or six of us out of game.” Instead of finger pointing, Harrison had this to say: “We didn’t worry about the calls. When you’re getting a lot of penalties against you, it brings you together.” On the plus side, Dick Lebeau finally let the dogs loose. Jason Campbell like a few other NFL quarterbacks along the way failed his entrance exam into LeBeau’s University of “Cruel.”The officiating in the NFL has become controlling and script-like, almost as if Vince McMahon the “commissioner” of the WWF, WWE or whatever they call themselves nowadays is the new personal adviser to commissioner Roger Goodell. The “refereeing” was suited more for a Friday Night “Smackdown” cage match than an NFL contest. I expected The Undertaker, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and The Rock to all go and suit up and come running onto the field through one hundred fog machines, fireworks going off.The men wearing the stripes called the game like the Steelers players were wearing prison stripes. Perhaps “Warden” Goodell issued a mandate to seek out the flesh-eaters on the Steelers and neutralize them at all costs. They can be held, tripped, bitten and scratched but the PH balance of the Pittsburgh offense and defense overcame the “official” twelfth man of the Raiders.Recently after the fines on Harrison had been officially levied by the league, Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polomalu questioned the balance of power in the NFL. I can’t prove it but this is my story and I am sticking to it. I truly believe that there has been an edict issued by the NFL to use the Steelers as an example of how to play a hybrid brand of modern day football. You know a cross between flag football and tackle. Mark my words, there is going to be a playoff or regular season game somewhere that is going to determine the outcome of a Steelers game. These people are affecting the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of a lot of folks.The “stimulus” package for any NFL city is when a home playoff game is played there. This bonanza is all but wiped out when a team is forced to play on the road. If just 50 percent of the offensive holding calls had been called on New England during their victory over the Steelers, Tom Brady might not have been as “hunky dory” sitting back in the pocket and let’s say the outcome might have been “different.” Officials are meant to “monitor” the game, not create a new game. Steelers Hall-of-Fame linebacker Jack Lambert once had this to say: “quarterbacks should wear dresses.” Hey Commissioner, I hear that Macys is having a pre-Christmas sale on their dresses. Only the early bird gets the worm.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com.) The Raiders came into Pittsburgh to play the Steelers possessing some of the old Silver and Black swagger as a result of being the top dog in the “suspect” AFC West but alas they were sent back to Oakland staggering and bloodied. This game, like almost every other this season, had a playoff-like significance, at least for the Steelers. If Pittsburgh had lost they would have dropped a game behind their AFC North rival the Baltimore Ravens; actually more like 1 ½ games in the rear because the Ravens currently hold the all important, head to head tie-breaker. last_img read more

MANDELLA’S WILD AT HEART MUCH BEST IN GRADE III, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES AS SHE WINS BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; INDIAN CHARLIE MARE GETS MILE ON FAST MAIN TRACK IN 1:36.48

first_imgSWITCH FROM TURF TO DIRT RESULTS IN SIX SCRATCHES, GRADED STATUS TO BE DETERMINED ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2017)–Originally categorized as a Grade II and scheduled for a mile on turf, Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes was shifted to the main track due to heavy rains on Friday, resulting in six late scratches, but Richard Mandella’s Wild At Heart was undeterred, as she streaked to a 3 ½ length win under Flavien Prat while getting a flat mile on a fast track in 1:36.48.A close third moving into the far turn, Wild At Heart pounced on pacesetters Hillhouse High and Lily Pod three furlongs from home, shook loose of the latter straightening for home and won as much best while notching her first added money victory.The 3-2 favorite in a field of five older fillies and mares, Wild At Heart, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Indian Charlie, paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.60.“After the scratches, the race got a bit easier,” said Mandella, who was also instrumental in Prat’s development as one of America’s bright young riding stars.  “We were anxious to see what she could do on the turf, but I’ll take what happened here today…You know I’m partial to Flavien.  To me, he looked great when he was 18 years old (now 24).  I think he does make a difference.  I think he’s one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time.”Owned by Ramona S. Bass, LLC, Wild At Heart, who was a well beaten fourth here in the Grade II La Canada Stakes on Jan. 14, got her third win from 11 starts and with the winner’s check of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $331,305.“The pace was fast, but that’s the way it set up today,” said Prat, who is also Santa Anita’s leading rider through 31 days with 35 wins.  “She won pretty easy though.  She was much better today than last time out.”Ridden by Martin Garcia, Lily Pod sat a close second most of the trip and maintained that position late, finishing 6 ¼ lengths in front of Hillhouse High.  Off at 7-2, Lily Pod paid $4.00 and $3.00.Hillhouse High, who had no answer for the winner around the far turn, held third by a nose over Jeremy’s Legacy.  Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Hillhouse High was off at 5-1 and paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 45.89, 1:10.22 and 1:23.00.Note: The American Graded Stakes Committee will review the result of the Buena Vista in the next week and will determine whether it will remain a Grade III or be restored to its original Grade II status.last_img read more