Womens volleyball Buckeyes still hungry as first half of season wraps up

Players of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate a team point during a game against Nebraska on Oct. 14. OSU lost, 3-1. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorSo far this year, OSU has played 19 different teams, traveled to seven states, moved up and down the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association poll and seen the floor of St. John Arena only three times. OSU will be on the road yet again on Wednesday when they will battle the last remaining undefeated conference team, the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State sits at 16-3 overall this season.  The 19th-ranked Buckeyes (13-7) will then come back to Columbus to take on No. 11 Michigan State (16-4) on Saturday. Last time around, the Spartans swept OSU in East Lansing, Michigan, 3-0 (Oct. 7). OSU is nearing the homestretch of its season and facing, arguably, its toughest string of games yet. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said his team is anything but sluggish.“This team is hungry,” he said. “As long as we keep working hard and stay together…that’s going to pay some dividends at the end.” The Buckeyes will have to be hungry for a win when they travel to Happy Valley to face the Nittany Lions. Penn State boasts the second-highest hitting percentage in the nation. The team is also on a 14-match win streak – their last loss came on Sept. 4 against Stanford.Carlston admitted the dominance of Penn State’s 6-foot-3 junior middle blocker Haleigh Washington, but also said he sees a lot of opportunities for OSU to capitalize on. “If we can do what we’re planning on doing, which is staying aggressive and play with poise,” he said. “I like a lot of the matchups.”The Buckeyes will have three days after the Penn State match to make adjustments before their second go-round with Michigan State. Members of OSU’s team say that the quick turnaround from the first time they faced the Spartans is actually to their advantage. “It’s a little bit fresher in our minds,” senior setter Abby Fesl said. “We’ll analyze what happened last time so that we can be a little bit more prepared and more able to execute.” Fesl is new to the OSU sisterhood this season after transferring from the University of North Florida. She also said her team makes weekly goals in order to stay motivated for its grinding schedule ahead.  “We break things down kind of weekend by weekend, game by game,” she said. “We set goals for ourselves and try to accomplish those, so when we do, it’s a really great feeling.” Fesl’s teammate, junior defensive specialist Kalisha Goree, added that at this midpoint in the season, she’s seen her team’s play change but it still hold true to its spirit. “We’re the same team in a lot of senses, like the personalities are still the same,” Goree said. “We’re still having fun together, but we are a different team because we’ve grown in a lot of different ways,” she said. Carlston also said that playing a constantly tough schedule is easier because of OSU’s investment into their team and themselves. “Our freshmen have kind of grown up before our eyes, but also our leadership has matured and really ‘bought in’ to the journey. It sounds cliché, but you need to,” he said. The Buckeyes’ journey will continue on Wednesday at 8 p.m. when they face Penn State. OSU will then take on Michigan State at St. John Arena at 6 p.m. on Saturday for the breast cancer awareness match. read more



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Crew goalkeeper making voice heard on field

In soccer, the goalkeeper is like a coach on the field. “Part of being a goalkeeper is barking out orders and you’ve got to be louder than everyone,” Columbus Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer said. He is in charge of directing the team’s defense and setting up its offense with goal kicks and throws. Hesmer, now in his fifth season as the Crew’s starting goalkeeper, is off to a hot start in 2011. Through 10 games, he is allowing an average of only one goal per contest and has had four shutouts, putting him on pace to break his career high of 10. “That’s a reflection of the team,” he said of his performance so far. “For the most part, we have done a terrific job of team-defending and making it difficult for other teams to break us down.” After losing several key players in the offseason, such as defender Frankie Hejduk and offensive maestro Guillermo Barros Schelotto, coach Robert Warzycha said Hesmer has increased his role as a team leader. “Losing so many players from last year, he is one of the guys that is leading the team,” Warzycha said. “His good performance is very important to us.” As successful as Hesmer and the Crew defense have been so far, the offense has struggled during the first two months of the season. Columbus is in last place in the MLS in scoring, averaging 0.8 goals per game. Strong performances by Hesmer and Co. during the first month and a half of the season, including a streak of four straight shutouts, made up for the team’s offensive struggles. The Crew recorded a seven-game streak without a loss from March 26 to May 7. At that point, the team had 13 points and was tied for fifth in the 18-team league. However, the team has gone goalless in its past two matches and has yet to win a game in May. It fell into a tie for 10th place in the league. Warzycha said there’s one thing his team needs to do: score goals. “It is as simple as that,” he said. The Crew will look to rebound against Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at home. read more



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Arsenal plan to keep Gazidis

first_imgArsenal Football Club are planning to convince Ivan Gazidis to turn down a move to AC Milan, according to Metro.Gazidis has been tasked with rebuilding the club in the aftermath of Arsene Wenger’s departure. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke controls most of the affairs and decisions made by the club and he was charged Gazidis with the responsibility of restructuring of the club.Gazidis has implemented nine new department chiefs including Sven Mislintat who is the head of recruitment and Raul Sanllehi who is the head of operations.Senior members of the club’s board are trying to convince Gazidis to stay amidst speculation he’s close to joining AC Milan as their new club chief.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Elliot Management group who recently became the owners of Milan are keen to bring Gazidis to Italy as they plan to take the club back into prominence both locally and in Europe.Stan Kroenke’s son, Josh Kroenke has taken more interest in the running of the club’s affairs by working in London but Gazidis still remains a huge figure in the club despite criticism from supporters.last_img read more



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Cassano is training with Virtus Entella

first_imgCassano has been battling a contract dispute with Sampdoria since 2016 and has not been able to play professionally againItalian forward Antonio Cassano has played with the best teams in the world.The former Bari footballer played for Roma, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Internazionale Milan.But he last played a competitive match in May 2016 with Sampdoria. He had a contract dispute with the club and went to Verona, a team he left after two weeks of pre-season training.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Now, he’s training again with Italian Lega Serie C team Virtus Entella.“I am super, super happy to be back training again,” the 36-year-old player was quoted by Football Italia.“I thank president [Antonio] Gozzi for the opportunity that he has given me. We’ll see how it goes day by day and then we’ll make a decision.”He has no contract with Virtus Entella, but he chose this club because is close to his home in Genoa.last_img read more



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Xhaka speaks about Arsenals victory

first_imgThe Gunners defeated Fulham 4-1 today in the English Premier League to open 2019 with a win that puts them fifth on the tableGranit Xhaka scored in the 25th minute today for Arsenal in order to open the doors for the Gunners to beat Fulham FC 4-1.And Xhaka is very happy after his goal and explained the importance of winning at Anfield.“Of course, it was not a good game for us against Liverpool. We started well there but after we lost 5-1. We know we have a lot we need to improve, and today is the first step,” he told the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We know they have a new coach, a good team and we knew that before but we were playing at home and we started well, we had some chances and scored the first goals and after it went to 2-1, there were a few nerves but we are happy to have the three points.”“Yes, surprise, surprise, I can score in the box now! I am happy to be able to help the team and to take the three points, which is the most important thing,” he said about his goal.“We can learn a lot from this team. We know Liverpool have a good team this year and we have a tough programme in front of us we play West Ham away and then Chelsea at home and we want to get in the top four.”last_img read more



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Phil Jones says Solskjaer has brought freshness to the team

first_imgThe defender is happy to see how Manchester United has advanced under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and feels the future is bright for his team.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s manager back in December.And the Norwegian is bringing a new look to the team, at least according to defender Phil Jones.“He’s brought a freshness about the place,” Jones told Sky Sports.“He’s come in and wanted to move us forward and bring those happy times back, and I think he’s done that.”“His man-management skills are very good. He’ll let players know what’s happening, and as players, that’s all you can ask for,” he added.“You just want a manager to be honest with you, and that’s exactly what he gives you.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Manchester United is currently sitting in the sixth position of the English Premier League table with 45 points.They are 9 points behind third-place Tottenham Hotspur.“We’ve achieved nothing. We might have gone on a little run and everyone’s talking about us, but it means nothing,” he warned about complacency.“We’re outside the top four which is obviously not where we want to be, and we have to make sure we finish in the top four.”“Come to the end of the season, if we do – OK we’ve not had a successful season – but we’ve made the best out of it that we can,” he continued.“Ever since I walked through the door I was made to feel very welcome. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time – it’s been great and long may it continue.”last_img read more



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4 tourists missing in Moinot Ghat Coxs Bazar

first_imgIn separate incidents, four tourists went missing in Moinot Ghat in Dohar of Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar sea beach on Tuesday, reports UNB.At Moinot Ghat, two college students and their university-going friend went missing while swimming in the Padma river around 5:00pm, said officer-in-charge of Dohar police station Sirajuddin.However, the identity of the missing was yet to be known, he said, adding that divers were searching for them.  In Cox’s Bazar, a teenage boy went missing in the bay near the Laboni Point of Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach around 10:00am, said senior assistant police super of Cox’s Bazar Tourism Police Raihan Kazeny.The victim is Sudipta Dey, 17, son of Shital Chandra Dey. He passed this year’s SSC examination from a BGB Pilkhana school in Dhaka.Sudipta along with his family members went to the sea beach in the morning.At one stage of swimming in the sea at the Laboni Point, he was washed away by waves.last_img read more



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Police Arrest Baltimores Public Enemy 1

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man recently announced as Public Enemy #1, wanted in the fatal stabbing of 73-year-old man.Police indicated in a statement that Christopher Straham was arrested late Wednesday after police received tips about his location. Police say Straham stabbed the man to death on a street corner last week.19-year old Christopher Straham. (Baltimore City Police Department)Straham faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery, theft and possession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.Police say Straham was identified by a community tip after police released surveillance video.Police have not yet released the victim’s name. They say he was from Hungary and they are still in the process of notifying his family.last_img read more



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There will be no scarcity of medicine due to fire incident says

first_imgKolkata: Urging people not to get unnecessarily worried, state Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee has assured that there will be no chance of any shortage of supply of medicines due to the fire at Bagree Market.It may be mentioned that in the past few days, it had been circulating all over that the fire in Bagree Market would lead to a shortage in supply of medicines. The reason being, there were many wholesale shops in the market from where medicines used to get supplied to various parts of the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter a meeting at Nabanna, Chatterjee said: “There is nothing to worry. I have discussed the matter with Chandrima Bhattacharya, the Minister of State for Health. She spoke to all the concerned authorities and concluded that there is no chance of shortfall in the supply of medicines due to the incident of fire. “Besides Bagree Market, there are many other channels of delivery for medicine. So there is nothing much to worry about,” Chatterjee said after urging people not to pay heed to any such rumours. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPeople used to visit Bagree Market to buy medicines as it housed many wholesale medicine shops that used to sell the same at a comparatively cheaper rate than the local shops. It may be recalled that around 25 wholesale medicine shops were gutted in the fire that broke out on September 16 and has led to a huge loss. Subsequently, the Directorate of Drugs Control (DDC) in the state had issued a notification asking the manufacturers to take back the medicines stored in various shops at Bagree Market considering that the medicines have got damaged during the fire. Moreover, there was no power supply in the building since the fire broke out in the wee hours on Sunday and as a result, the medicines have got damaged as there was no refrigeration facility.last_img read more



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Rep Cole continues fight to reduce car insurance rates in Michigan

first_img State Rep. Triston Cole today continued his battle to bring lower car insurance prices to Michigan families, working with House colleagues voting to approve a plan reforming Michigan’s broken no-fault system.The plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, who now pay the highest average car insurance premiums in the nation – twice as high as drivers in neighboring states like Ohio. The bill offers personal injury coverage options, fights fraud and abuse and addresses medical costs.“The current system is failing Michigan families, leaving many struggling to afford the sky-high rates we’re forced to pay for car insurance,” Cole, of Mancelona, said after casting his pivotal vote in favor of the legislation. “I made a commitment to constituents before I was elected, and I’m pleased to follow through with a plan that helps people of all ages – seniors, families and young people – along with every business that utilizes company vehicles registered in our state. This solution will move Michigan forward.”Michigan is the only state to mandate unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The plan approved today allows people currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.The plan:Guarantees lower rates on the personal injury protection (PIP) portion of policies. It would result in a 10-percent reduction of PIP costs for drivers who buy unlimited coverage, a 30-percent drop for drivers choosing $500,000, a 60-percent reduction for drivers purchasing $250,000, and an 80-percent drop at the $50,000 coverage level;Allows seniors with retiree health coverage such as Medicare, and those with health insurance policies that cover car accident-related injuries, to opt out of PIP coverage;Establishes fee schedules to end the practice of medical facilities charging far more to treat car crash victims than other patients;Cracks down on fraud and abuse by creating a fraud task force;Provides more financial oversight of and transparency within the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association;Sets reasonable limits on compensation for attendant care contracts; andHelps the state ensure insurance companies charge fair rates, while addressing attorney fee settlements and significantly reducing litigation.As majority floor leader, Cole has played a crucial role over the last 16 weeks helping gather the votes needed to pass the legislation through the House.“This is a historic accomplishment,” Cole said. “Something that has eluded the Michigan Legislature for 30 years is finally becoming a reality. I am proud to be a part of this as a member of the 100th Legislature.”The sweeping legislation now advances to the Senate for consideration.### 09May Rep. Cole continues fight to reduce car insurance rates in Michigan Categories: Cole Newslast_img read more



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Bob Bakish Viacoms Spike UK channel will feature

first_imgBob BakishViacom’s Spike UK channel will feature a mixture of US originals and “off-net product, principally from Channel 5,” according to Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) CEO and president Bob Bakish. Speaking to DTVE’s sister title TBI, Bakish said that the network, which is due to launch in the UK this spring, will supplement this content with local commissions.Bakish said some of these will be made by 5Production – the programme-making arm of Channel 5, the UK free-to-air network Viacom acquired last year.“Internationally, we’ve done a lot of work around formats and will do that with Spike,” said the VIMN chief.Spike will launch with a local version of Spike US series Tattoo Nightmares and has also acquired all five seasons of hit US drama Breaking Bad.Viacom first announced last year that it would launch the male-skewing Spike channel internationally for the first time in the UK. The channel will replace Viacom International Media Network’s music channel Viva on the UK free-to-air DTT platform, Freeview.last_img read more



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