Prep Sports Roundup: 12/28

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballSmithfield ClassicMILFORD, Utah-Ky Brown posted 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers pounded Wayne 60-33 Friday at the Smithfield Classic at Milford High School. Tom Rees led the Badgers in the loss with 13 points.Cowboy Classic @ KanabKANAB, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Kanab Cowboys dismantled the Snow Canyon Sophomores 64-40 Friday at the Cowboy Classic at Kanab High School.Hodson Cancer Classic @ Cedar CityCEDAR CITY, Utah-Acey Orton netted 28 points and the Panguitch Bobcats routed Millard 58-39 at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School Friday. Shade Woodard had 13 points in the loss for the Eagles.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Traylen Tebbs amassed 18 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Juab 63-48 Friday at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Canyon View High School. Zac Cowan had 18 points in the loss for the Wasps.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Brandt Williams posted 21 points and 6 rebounds as the South Sevier Rams routed Uintah 70-50 at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School Friday. Kapeli Serawop posted 22 points for the Utes in defeat.Girls BasketballHodson Cancer Classic @ Cedar CityCEDAR CITY, Utah-Bayli Heap led the way with 15 points and the Juab Wasps got past North Sevier 40-30 Friday at the Hodscon Cancer Classic at Canyon View High School.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett posted 20 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs routed Parowan 39-23 Friday at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School. Brooklyn Pace had 10 points in the loss for the Rams. Written by December 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/28 Tags: Acey Orton/Bayli Heap/Brandt Williams/Brooklyn Pace/Brooklyn Syrett/Hodson Cancer Classic/Kapeli Serawop/Ky Brown/Shade Woodard/Smithfield Classic/Tom Rees/Traylen Tebbs/Zac Cowan Brad Jameslast_img read more

Serie A: Napoli Consolidate with 2-0 Win at Verona

first_imgArkadiusz Milik and Hirving Lozano both scored headers as Napoli followed their Italian Cup triumph with a 2-0 win at Hellas Verona in their return to Serie A on Tuesday.Napoli beat Juventus on penalties in the Italian Cup final last week after eliminating Inter Milan in the semifinals, but this was their first league match since beating Torino on February 29 before the coronavirus lockdown.Almost four months later, they extended their Serie A winning streak to four games against one of their rivals for a European place, while keeping their slim hopes of Champions League qualification alive by moving to within nine points of fourth-placed Atalanta. Gennaro Gattuso’s side remain sixth, three points behind fifth-placed Roma, who play Sampdoria on Wednesday, and four points ahead of eighth-placed Verona.“We can’t relax, we don’t even have to think about the Champions League,” said Gattuso, whose side face struggling SPAL on Sunday.“We must continue on this path, believe that work gives us important things, as happened in the Cup.“I don’t know if these 11 games will be enough for us to get into the Champions League, we must already think about the challenge against SPAL.”Polish forward Milik opened the scoring on 36 minutes, nodding in Matteo Politano’s corner.Davide Faraoni thought he had equalised for the hosts after an hour, but his goal was ruled out for a Mattia Zaccagni handball in the build-up.Lorenzo Insigne missed a chance for a second for the visitors with 10 minutes remaining by curling a shot over.But Mexican international Lozano, on as an 84th-minute substitute, rose high to head home a Faouzi Ghoulam cross six minutes later.Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina denied Samuel Di Carmine and Miguel Veloso as Verona suffered their first defeat since the league returned to action.Gattuso’s side honoured club record goal scorer Dries Mertens with a special badge on their jersey: “Dries Mertens, Napoli’s All-Time Top Scorer.”The Belgian, who has scored 122 goals for the southerners, came on for the last 20 minutes.Cagliari, meanwhile, earned their first league win since December 2 with Giovanni Simeone scoring three minutes into injury time for a 1-0 win over SPAL.The Sardinian side move up to 10th place with SPAL second from bottom and facing relegation to Serie B next season.Torino and Udinese play later on Tuesday in a match between two sides fighting the drop and struggling Genoa host Parma.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Remembering Tiger Woods’ incredible first Masters triumph

first_imgMORE: Best moments from Tiger Woods’ Masters victoryTwenty-two years ago, Woods announced his arrival as golf’s new dominant force in staggering fashion.The youngster had already been tipped for greatness prior to his first appearance as a professional at Augusta, following a glittering amateur career and hugely impressive initial performances in the paid ranks.However, nobody could have predicted the extent to which the American, only 21 at the time, would sweep all before him between April 10-13, 1997 — triumphing by a record-breaking and scarcely believable margin of 12 shots.As Woods reached the turn on Thursday, the patrons in attendance could have been forgiven for thinking too much hype surrounded the emerging talent. An outward nine comprising 40 strokes certainly offered no hint of the record-breaking dominance that followed.—–18 — Woods’ winning score of 18 under represented a new record at Augusta, subsequently equaled by Jordan Spieth in 2015.12 — His margin of victory — a staggering 12 shots — has yet to be surpassed.21 — Woods was 21 years and 104 days old when he triumphed in 1997 and remains the youngest Masters champion in history .—–By the end of round one, Woods was somehow up to fourth — three behind early leader John Huston — after coming back in 30.A superb 66 on Friday then lifted Tiger clear of the field, but he was far from done there and went one better in the penultimate round to open up an extraordinary nine-stroke lead.The beginning of the CBS broadcast for Sunday’s final round left viewers in no doubt that they were witnessing a day of momentous significance.”There’s a new era about to dawn,” began host Jim Nantz, before going on to hail Woods for possessing “a power and grace like the game has never seen before”.Woods’ subsequent procession to glory showcased the many qualities that would come to define his lengthy reign as golf’s pre-eminent figure, most notably his phenomenal self-belief.”He continues to play as though there’s never a threat of danger at all,” Nantz observed as the runaway leader lined up his approach to the fifth. “Any kind of big number to emerge never even seems a possibility with Tiger Woods.”Even Woods was not completely immune to the curse of the commentator and he duly made his first bogey in 37 holes before dropping another shot at the seventh. Tiger Woods claimed a much-celebrated Masters victory on Sunday, ending an 11-year wait for his 15th major title.After Woods secured a fifth green jacket by overhauling Francesco Molinari at Augusta, we look back at his first Masters win, which came in 1997. However, his lead was never under the slightest threat and four subsequent birdies saw Tiger card an aggregate total of 270, shaving one off the previous benchmark set by Jack Nicklaus 32 years earlier and equaled by Raymond Floyd in 1976.Golf would never be the same again. The peerless Woods continued to set new standards for a prolonged period, never more so than when he famously completed an unprecedented ‘Tiger Slam’ at Augusta in 2001 — a second Masters victory ensuring he held all four major titles at once.The green jacket was once again placed on his shoulders in 2002 and 2005 — and at the time of the latter triumph, few could have imagined that would remain Woods’ most recent Masters success up until this week, when he again delivered a performance to delight his many supporters.last_img read more

POOL NEWS: DONEGAL DOMINATE ULSTER POOL PLAYER’S FESTIVAL

first_imgDonegal players had a massively successful weekend in Omagh, winning all three of the competitions being hosted.On the Friday evening Darryl Doherty from Lifford came through the field to beat Mark Graham, Tyrone, in the final of the Category B Tournament. Saturday saw the showcase event: the Inter-County 4-a-side team event. Donegal had a very strong line-up with three county champions – David Moore, Niall McDaid, Shaun Sharkey – and snooker supremo, Johnny Connors. The lads came through the group stages unbeaten and then beat a strong Antrim side 11-9 in the semi-finals. They faced a Tyrone team featuring All-Ireland winning players in the final and were 8-4 down before rallying back in spectacular fashion to win 7 matches on the trot and prevail on an 11-8 scoreline.On the Sunday, Shaun Sharkey then capped off a truly memorable weekend with victory in the Ulster Champions’ Cup event. Shaun – a current Irish international – displayed all his class by beating one of Northern Ireland’s finest, Tyrone’s Damien Corrigan, 8-1 in the semi final. He then saw off the resolute challenge of Antrim’s Andy Park 9-4 in the final.In other news, a fundraising pool day for the Donegal Hospice will take place this Saturday the 25th in Jameson’s of Drumkeen. Organised by Niall McDaid, there will be a number of novelty events and a scotch doubles tournament.  For further information, go to the facebook page of Donegal PoolNews or contact 0863463744.POOL NEWS: DONEGAL DOMINATE ULSTER POOL PLAYER’S FESTIVAL was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NoticesSportlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Faces UNI Saturday

first_imgThe Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the road to face in-state rival UNI on Saturday evening. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center with the contest being broadcast on Panther Sports Network affiliates and The Valley on ESPN3.Both teams are aiming to return to the win column as Drake is 5-10 this season and has lost three-straight MVC contests to open the conference season. UNI is 9-7, but has dropped two-straight conference games to stand at 1-2 in the MVC. Of Drake’s 10 losses, seven have been by 10 or fewer points and six have been by eight or fewer points.Saturday’s game features two of the most accurate three-point shooting teams in the nation. Drake currently ranks 12th nationally at 41.5 percent while UNI is 24th at 39.8 percent. However, the Bulldogs have shot 34.0 percent in their three MVC games to date. The Bulldogs have shot 40 percent or better from the arc in 10 of their 15 games this season and over the last three seasons, the team is 7-26 when failing to shoot 40 percent or better from the arc.Three Bulldogs – Reed Timmer, Kale Abrahamson and Graham Woodward – rank in the top 10 in the MVC in three-point percentage while Timmer is averaging 17.4 points per game this season, the 12th-most in the nation by a sophomore and most in the MVC. Timmer is fourth overall in scoring in the MVC while Kale Abrahamson is seventh with 15.5 points per game. Graham Woodward adds 12.8 points per game to rank 11th in the league in scoring.The Panthers are led by Wes Washpun’s 15.2 points points per game that ranks eighth in the MVC this season. UNI has won two-straight meetings to hold a 41-25 lead in the series and a 25-5 margin in Cedar Falls. Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs remain on the road to face Evansville on Jan. 12 for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Warriors welcome students, faculty from Parkland shooting at shootaround

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MIAMI – The Warriors gathered together for morning shootaround on Wednesday, and talked about more important things than basketball.Besides preparing for when the Warriors (43-17) visit the Miami Heat (26-33) on Wednesday, they also welcomed students and faculty from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Miami Northwestern Senior high school. Just over a year …last_img

MTN-Qhubeka ready for Tour du Suisse challenge

first_img “There are some serious mountains there, so there are some good opportunities there [to do well]. Hopefully the legs and the form will be good, so that I can see what I can do.”Television coverage South African and African cycling fans will be able to follow the fortunes of Team MTN-Qhubeka in the Tour du Suisse on SuperSport, which will deliver a delayed broadcast of Saturday’s first stage, followed by live coverage of every other day, through until the finish on Sunday, 22 June. SAinfo reporter 11 June 20134 South Africa’s Team MTN-Qhubeka will be on the starting line of the 78th Tour du Suisse on Saturday, eager to test their mettle against many of the world’s leading cyclists over the course of nine days. The challenge will be great, as many of those riders will be in peak physical condition ahead of the Tour de France. ‘Incredibly important race’ “The Tour of Switzerland is an incredibly important race for Team MTN-Qhubeka,” Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in an interview on the team’s YouTube channel on Tuesday. “The Tour of Switzerland is the fourth-biggest stage race in the world of cycling. It has huge media coverage around the event,” Ryder said. “It is one of the final preparation races for the big teams in terms of the Tour de France, and so it was critical for us to get into that event. “We’ll bring a fantastic team there, because it is the kind of event that suits our riders. It’s very hilly and it’s good for our African and European riders.”Vuelta a Espana preparation MTN-Qhubeka will be using the Tour du Suisse to prepare for the Vuelta a Espana, which along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia make up the sport’s three Grand Tours. The Vuelta will be raced for the 69th time this year, taking place from 23 August to 14 September. One of the major aims of the team’s participation in the Tour du Suisse, besides good results, will be to run a smooth operation ahead of the three-week race around Spain.Making a mark Assessing where Team MTN-Qhubeka could make its mark in Switzerland, Ryder said: “In the first few days, we’ll look for Gerald Ciolek to potentially win a stage because he can really get over the mountains and the smaller climbs. “Going towards the end of the tour, the last two stages, which are mountain-top finishes, we’ll be looking to Sergio Padilla, Linus Gerdemann and, obviously, Louis Meinjties [to excel].”Testing oneself against the best Meintjies, the silver medal winner in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in September 2013, said in a Soundcloud interview released on Tuesday that he was eager to test himself against the best. “I’m really looking forward to racing the Tour of Switzerland. It will be my first World Tour stage race, so that will be something new for me,” Meintjies said. “I am really looking forward to seeing how I cope with that level [of racing] day after day.last_img read more

File Recovery and Other Innovative Solutions to Save Your Small Business Day

first_imgMurphy’s Law states, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” That seems to be an adage that many small business owners often face. There is never a convenient time for “things to go wrong.” These always seem to happen at the worst possible moments. Typically, it involves some deadline. Plus, it results in a sudden drop in productivity with a correlating rise in stress levels.Many of us suffer from the same issues. However, there are innovative solutions for these unexpected issues to turn the day around.1. Lost Files and Document VersionsPerhaps one of the worst things to impact your day is to find that a version of your work wasn’t saved correctly or the file was lost completely. All that effort now has to be recreated, which is not something you want to do or you may not be able to. And, when those lost files or changes are part of a huge document, the frustration only grows.An M-Files study on document management determined that employees use at least 50% of their time trying to locate documents. Then, imagine after wasting all that time, they realize the files have been inadvertently deleted. Additionally, a Harris Interactive Knowledge Workers study found that over 80% of knowledge workers waste time trying to manage and find various versions of documents they created.Though you know Dropbox for cloud storage, you may not realize that they also have a file and document version recovery feature. Files that you store on this cloud-based system hang around for a while even when you accidentally delete that mission-critical file. Dropbox Basic and Dropbox Plus users can access these lost files for 30 days while Dropbox Business users and Dropbox Pro users get 120 days to recover what they deleted. Another beneficial feature is the version history tool so you can undo those changes you never intended to make and go back to the version that is correct. And, if anyone else makes changes or deletes a file, you’ll get notified.2. Power Surges and OutagesWhether it is an announced brief outage from the power company to improve infrastructure or it’s an unexpected outage, the loss of power can mean your work comes to a standstill. Additionally, power surges can also do damage to equipment. Both issues leave you without the ability to get work done.The 2017 Eaton Blackout Tracker Report noted that approximately 27 million people were affected by blackouts that lasted an average of 81 minutes per power outage. And, downtime from things like power outages can get expensive. According to an ITIC study, “Over 98% of large enterprises with more than 1,000 employees say that on average, a single hour of downtime per year costs their company over $100,000, while an 81% of organizations report that the cost exceeds $300,000. Even more significantly: three in 10 enterprises – 33% – indicate that hourly downtime costs their firms $1 million or more.”To minimize the impact that these electrical problems can cause, the ideal solution is to invest in an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). For example, companies like CyberPower offer home office power solutions to ensure that power issues don’t impact your business day. Their UPS products also come with features like power management software, various backup capacity, and data line protection.3. Intermittent WiFiHow quickly we forget what work (and life) was like before mobile devices and WiFi. Now, our world nearly comes to a crashing halt when a Wi-Fi network falters or slows down. After all, we are supposed to be “always on.” When WiFi works intermittently as if we are in a Starbucks with 100 other laptop users, the day takes a turn for the worst. The issue can be related to distance from the router, dead spots in your home office, or not enough bandwidth.All these issues are fixable, especially when you upgrade to new mesh technology that provides the power to keep your WiFi optimized. The Velop Whole Home WiFi solution means you can work remotely without fighting with the family over who gets the bandwidth. The modular WiFi system can be customized to fit your space. There are nodes that connect together with each one accommodating 2,000 square feet. This innovative technology also can continue working even if one of the nodes stops working correctly.4. Forgotten Meetings and DeadlinesPerhaps one of the worst is dropping the ball on a deadline or forgot about an upcoming meeting. It may put a project further behind for yourself or colleagues. Not to mention, you’ve messed up your workflow for the day.Instead of letting it ruin your day, you can use an artificial intelligence-based tool like x.ai to an your time more effectively. It will schedule meetings and remind you about them so important tasks are never neglected again. Here are a few other time management tips to help you along the way.5. Email OverloadEmail does a lot to help business. However, it does the complete opposite when inboxes are full of hundreds of emails. Then, it works against your productivity goals and becomes unmanageable.  According to a McKinsey & Company report, the average worker spends 13 hours a week on email. For an average eight-hour workday over the course of a five-day week, that’s nearly two hours a day. Now, multiply that on a day where there happen to be even more emails than usual.Tools like SaneBox give you back some of that time so you can spend it on other things besides email. It uses algorithms to learn what is important and unnecessary in your email inbox. From there, it filters these out for greater focus. Plus, it tracks emails to remind you that certain correspondence needs to be addressed.All opinions are my own.  Dropbox is not affiliated with nor endorses any other products or services mentioned Is Voice Search the Next Big Travel Technology … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… 4 Big Reasons Retailers are Racing to Embrace IoTcenter_img Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more

How To Direct Like Steven Spielberg

first_imgPick up some directing tips from Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, in these fascinating film commentaries.If you want to learn more about the craft of filmmaking and directing you can do little worse than to learn from the best. In a previous post I highlighted some excellent resources (like the video essay above) on director Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking style and instincts.Following up on that post, check out documentary (Filmumentary?) filmmaker and Spielberg super-fan, Jamie Benning, who has meticulously crafted these feature length fan-documentary-commentary-films for both Jaws and Raiders of The Lost Ark – two of Spielberg’s most popular and entertaining films. Watching these is both a lesson in how to craft a superior film commentary (if you ever get to record one yourself – take note!) but also a fantastic lesson in the directorial style and instincts of Spielberg himself.Filmmaking is team sport and it’s these kind of windows into the behind the scenes insights that reveal just how and when a director stamps his imprint on a film. Highly entertaining and informative viewing!Inside Jaws: A Filmuentary by Jamie BenningRaiding The Lost Ark: A Filmumentary by Jamie BenningIf you like Jamie’s work then you can check out the other filmumentary currently available – Star Wars Begins: The Complete Filmumentary on his site. If you really enjoy the films, consider donating to the charity Ambitious About Autism, to whom Jamie is generously giving any income to.last_img read more