Iowa women hold off No. 17 Maryland 66-61

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points, Makenzie Meyer had 20 points and Iowa beat No. 17 Maryland 66-61 on Thursday night.Alexis Sevillian added 15 points and made a 3-pointer and a jumper back-to-back in the final 3 1/2 minutes to help the Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) pull away. Iowa made 7 of 8 foul shots in the final 49 seconds to secure the win.The Hawkeyes led by 14 in the second quarter, but the Terrapins (11-4, 2-2) erased the deficit and led 44-41 after an 11-0 run in the third quarter. Iowa retook the lead before the end of the quarter and never trailed in the fourth quarter although Maryland tied it twice.Kaila Charles had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Shakira Austin added 11 points and 13 boards for the Terrapins.Maryland outrebounded Iowa 38-11 on the offensive glass and 59-35 overall. But the Terrapins made 26 of 84 shots, just 4 of 25 from 3-point range, and 5 of 13 from the foul line.(Image source: Unsplash) Last Updated: 10th January, 2020 11:29 IST Iowa Women Hold Off No. 17 Maryland 66-61 Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points, Makenzie Meyer had 20 points and Iowa beat No. 17 Maryland 66-61 on Thursday night. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img Written By Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US First Published: 10th January, 2020 11:28 ISTlast_img read more

Tiger Woods urges all to ‘be safe, smart’ during coronavirus outbreak

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Golf superstar Tiger Woods tweeted a simple message Monday in his first public comments on the coronavirus pandemic put his Masters title defense on indefinite hold. “There are a lot more important things in life than a golf tournament right now,” Woods said in a Twitter post. “We need to be safe, smart and do what is best for ourselves, our loved ones and our community.”Woods urges all to ‘be safe’Woods won his 15th major title at the Masters last April, ending an 11-year major drought after a marriage-ending scandal and career-threatening injuries. But golf has been no exception as the sports world has ground to a virtual halt in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, and Augusta National Golf Club announced last week that the 2020 Masters would not take place April 9-12. The US PGA Tour had already cancelled a string of tournaments leading up to the Masters.And it looked like the sports shutdown would continue for some time after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended cancelling or postponing “large gatherings” of 50 or more people for eight weeks. As the cancellations unfolded last week, Woods was already sidelined. He opted to skip the Players Championship — which was abruptly halted after one round because of coronavirus concerns — with a stiff back. “I have to listen to my body and properly rest when needed,” Woods tweeted before the Players. “My back is simply just not ready …” He had already opted out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Honda Classic and WGC Mexico. Woods last teed it up at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in Los Angeles in February, finishing 68th.Image credits: AP Written By LIVE TVcenter_img Press Trust Of India First Published: 17th March, 2020 10:13 IST Last Updated: 17th March, 2020 10:13 IST Tiger Woods Urges All To ‘be Safe, Smart’ During Coronavirus Outbreak Golf superstar Tiger Woods tweeted a simple message in his first public comments on the coronavirus pandemic put his Masters title defense on indefinite hold SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

US Olympic CEO tells AP why she’s not demanding games’ delay

first_img FOLLOW US The CEO of the U.S. Olympic team is well aware of the power her country wields in a situation like this, with the coronavirus raging across the globe and the IOC taking its time before deciding whether to postpone the Tokyo Games.She’s not in a big rush to use it.“My role is not to make demands of those making decisions, but to bring forward solutions,” Sarah Hirshland, the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, told The Associated Press on Sunday.Hirshland and the USOPC leadership have endured their share of criticism for not calling on the IOC to postpone the games — a move being made by aShe says she can handle the heat, but wants people to know that she’s doing her best to make sure that postponing is the correct call and, maybe more important, what the next step should be. At the heart of that effort is a survey the USOPC sent to around 4,000 Olympic hopefuls over the weekend, asking them about training conditions and the medical conditions in the places they live, along with their thoughts about when the Olympics should take place.The IOC has asked the U.S. and every other country for details about conditions in their respective locales.“We’re hearing from the athletes loud and clear, and I can guarantee you, the IOC is going to hear from us, loud and clear,” Hirshland said.But, as she’s finding out, it might not be practical to decide everything based on majority rule or the loudest voice. She told of one survey response from an athlete who took a yearlong sabbatical to get ready for the Olympics, whose training hasn’t been curtailed much, and who has no wiggle room to push an effort to make the games into 2021 or beyond.“These are real scenarios we’re facing,” Hirshland said. “The beauty of the diversity leads to having to be real thoughtful, and take this almost on a case-by-case basis, and think about how we mitigate these challenges as best we can.”It could help explain the more tempered statement she put out Sunday, along with Han Xiao, the chair of the athletes’ advisory council. They were part of a board meeting held after the IOC said it might need“We know the difficult obstacles ahead and we are all appreciative that the IOC has heard our concerns and needs, and is working to address them as quickly as possible,” the statement said.Hirshland also pushed back on the idea that the statements from the U.S. track and swimming federations — each of which called on her to employ the USOPC’s leadership role to ask for a postponement — amounted to a blindside or a crack in unity. She said she spoke with USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey long before he sent the letter that was later made public.“Both sports have a very large population, from grassroots to elite athletes, and they need their athletes to know they’re being heard,” she said. “They want their athletes to know their concerns are being passed on, and I can confirm those concerns are being passed on.”Those concerns will be going, Hirshland said, straight to the IOC. And though many signs point to an inevitable postponement of the games, it’s not part of the message the USOPC is sending there.“It’s really important for us to understand the totality of the environment our athletes are facing,” she said. “It’s a practical reality that there’s no easy answer right now.” First Published: 23rd March, 2020 06:12 IST COMMENT Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020 06:12 IST US Olympic CEO Tells AP Why She’s Not Demanding Games’ Delay The CEO of the U.S. Olympic team is well aware of the power her country wields in a situation like this, with the coronavirus raging across the globe and the IOC taking its time before deciding whether to postpone the Tokyo Games. LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Chiefs bring back wide receiver Robinson on 1-year deal

first_img The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season.Tyreek Hill has signed a long-term deal and Mecole Hardman is coming off a strong rookie season, while Sammy Watkins is in the fold for next season but may be asked to restructure his hefty contract or take a pay cut in the coming days.The NFL Network was first to report Sunday that Robinson was returning to the Chiefs.The 2016 fourth-round pick played mostly on special teams as a rookie but has seen his role steadily expand. He was the No. 2 option when Hill was hurt this past season, catching six passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Raiders, and finished the year with 32 catches for 449 yards and four scores. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 30th March, 2020 10:45 IST Chiefs Bring Back Wide Receiver Robinson On 1-year Deal The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season. First Published: 30th March, 2020 10:45 IST Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

NFL GMs think the remote draft will alter the trading scene

first_img COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV To trade or not to trade?An especially difficult question in this year’s NFL draft?The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to conduct its annual draft remotely, which might reduce the number of times Commissioner Roger Goodell or anyone else announces a trade.General managers around the league said this week the remote nature of the draft will change the way teams move up and down in the order next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Spur of the moment deals might be difficult to engineer with team officials at their homes and not in “war rooms” in their headquarters. It will be nearly impossible to look around the room for a quick consensus.And if a communications connection is lost — IT guys have been working countless hours to make sure that does not happen — or a phone goes dead, what happens?The more likely scenarios for trades are ones that are premeditated. Take for example, the Detroit Lions and New York Giants, who hold the third and fourth picks overall, respectively.Both teams have been listening to offers this week, Lions GM Bob Quinn and Giants counterpart Dave Gettleman have said.“It’s something I would very seriously entertain,” said Gettleman, whose team is in position to take a much-needed offensive tackle.The Lions are listening, too. There has been talk of the Dolphins and others jumping up to No. 3 to grab a quarterback — or whatever.“I think just the way the world we’re living in, with this being virtual, I think a lot of those things, if I’m going to do something, I think we’re going to have a pretty good idea Thursday afternoon of where we stand,” Quinn said. “I don’t think I’m going to be making a huge decision on trading the No. 3 overall pick while I’m on the clock, while I’m virtually talking to our head coach and our other personnel.”Gettleman said the trade squeeze would be felt most after the second round. The first round is 10 minutes in length. The second is seven. Rounds 3-6 will fall to five minutes a pick. It drops to four minutes in the seventh and final round.“It’s going to be tight to try to do that, to try to trade back or trade up,” Gettleman said of the final five rounds. “I think what’s going to happen, what this is going to force everybody to do, is do deals before their pick is up. So, let’s say … one team calls another team and says, `I want to trade up.’ They’ll make a deal off the clock, and then if the guy is there for the team that wants to move up, then they’ll consummate the trade. I think a lot of it is going to be done ahead of time.”Philadelphia Eagles personnel director Howie Roseman said talks between teams have been no different this week than previous years.“We all have each other’s phone numbers and we all have multiple phone lines,” Roseman said. “I think there will be the same level of communication because that doesn’t change.”If he wants to talk to Chiefs GM Brett Veach, he’s just a call or text away.Veach is in a new spot for this draft: The Super Bowl champions are bringing up the rear of the opening round.He won’t be alone at his home. The league allows him and every team to have an IT guy — and a security guard, perhaps to chase away fans who may not like a team’s pick.“One thing that I think every team is most concerned about is just the flow and the effectiveness of communication. If you’re on the clock and you’re working through your scenarios, then you finally come up with, ‘OK, we like this guy,’” Veach said. “(Or) we don’t like any of these trades. Or, we like this trade, and we want to do this trade. … I think the scenario that we’re all kind of playing through our mind is when you’re on the clock and you’re about to turn a card in, and then with 45 seconds left, a team comes in and presents a really interesting trade.”The NFL will conduct a mock draft on Monday to test whether teams can navigate those late-minute scenarios.What seems certain is LSU quarterback Joe Burrow going No. 1 overall to Cincinnati, then Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young taken next by Washington. After that, how many times will Goodell announce a trade from home? Will fewer deals happen because of this year’s draft dynamics?No doubt, phones will be ringing for three days next week.“If someone calls you up and their chart doesn’t match yours and they make an offer and you don’t think it’s a good deal, you don’t do it,” Gettleman said. “It’s that simple. If both groups are motivated, you’ll come to some kind of conclusion.” First Published: 18th April, 2020 10:38 IST Last Updated: 18th April, 2020 10:38 IST NFL GMs Think The Remote Draft Will Alter The Trading Scene The coronavirus pandemic has forced the NFL to conduct its annual draft remotely, which might reduce the number of times Commissioner Roger Goodell or anyone else announces a trade.center_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By WATCH US LIVElast_img

County Hurling League fixtures – Sunday

first_imgIn today’s County Hurling League’s action, there’s a raft of games down for decision.Starting with Division 1, Éire Óg Annacarthy host Nenagh Éire Óg and Portroe go to Roscrea.While Upperchurch Drombane play Burgess in Drombane – all those games get going at 12 noon. Photo © Tipp FM And Borrisoleigh entertain Kilruane MacDonaghs in Borrisoleigh at 2.The match between Clonoulty Rossmore v Toomevara due to be played today is off due to a bereavement in Toomevara. The game has been re fixed for next Tuesday 30th at 8pm in ClonoultyWhile Killenaule v Loughmore Castleiney, due to take place in Killenaule today is also off with the home side unable to field a team.+++To Division 2 where Cashel King Cormacs take on St Mary’s in Cashel and Silvermines play Borrisokane in Dolla.Ballingarry host Mullinahone, while Golden Kilfeackle welcome Shannon Rovers to Golden.Meanwhile, JK Bracken travel to Ballina, and Newport entertain Lorrha.All those games get underway at 12noon.+++In Division 3, Ballybacon play Lattin Gaels in Goatenbridge at 12 noon.Then at 3:30pm, Drom & Inch take on Boherlahan Dualla in the Ragg and Cappawhite welcome Kiladangan to Cappawhite.Due to a bereavement, the match between Moneygall and Moyle Rovers, due to be played in Moneygall today, is off.Also, the pairing of Gortnahoe Glengoole and Kilsheelan Kilcash is now off as Kilsheelan are unable to field a team.+++The two games down for decision in Division 4 pit Rockwell Rovers against Thurles Sarsfields in New Inn at 12.While Skeenarinky take on Moycarkey Borris in Ballyporeen at 3.30.+++In Division 5 at 12 noon, Ballylooby play Thurles Gaels in Ballylooby, while JK Bracken’s meet Ballingarry in Templemore at 3.30.last_img read more

Tipperary camogie star signs for Aussie Rules side

first_imgTipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer has become the latest Irish player to sign a deal in the women’s Australian Football League.The Premier dual-star has signed for AFLW side Brisbane Lions.The Tipperary camogie captain becomes the 8th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season Down Under.last_img

Michael Ryan confident of strong All Ireland QF performance

first_imgphoto© Sky Sports Tipperary will know by this evening who their All Ireland Quarter final opponents will be.Dublin and Laois meet at 4:15 at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, with the winners progressing to meet the Premier, who lost out to Limerick last weekend.Former manager Michael Ryan says the bridge between the sides last Sunday was too wide. But he believes Tipp will give a top performance against either Dublin or Laois on Sunday weeklast_img

Introduction of computers has changed the approach to chess: Viswanathan Anand

first_imgThe 50-year-old said he hits the gym  to release the pent up tension in the body after every game. “You cannot pump your fist and there’s no emotional release in a game like chess. After a game I always go to the gym not for fitness but to calm down and the stress goes away.” Anand said the 1987 World Junior chess championship and the 2017 World Rapid Championship are two of the most important tournaments of his career. Written By Anand said chess requires you to constantly study the opponents’ game and gauge what’s going on in their minds.”In chess, you don’t beat the board. It’s more important to beat the player on the other side. Everyone thinks you make the best moves, but it’s more about who makes the last mistake on the board,” Anand said.”You need to constantly put yourself in the minds of the opponents and study their game along with your own,” he added. LIVE TV Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US “Winning the first World Junior in 1987 was a match I will never forget, the feeling of overcoming the Russians gave me great pride.””And, winning the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2017, at a time in my career when I was contemplating retirement, that win came just at the right time and gave me great satisfaction”. First Published: 24th May, 2020 09:54 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand feels the advent of computers has changed the way players have approached chess over the years, with the two opponents sitting in front of the board remaining the only constant in the game. Talking about his journey, the former world champion said he had to work hard to become the player he is today. “I was six years old when my older brother and sister were playing chess, and then I went to my mom and asked her to teach me as well. My progress as a chess player wasn’t sudden, it came through lots of hard work over many years,” Anand said on  Star Sports show ‘Mind Masters’. “The chess I learnt in the 80s, we no longer play chess like that. The introduction of computers has changed the approach, the way you study completely. Only the two players in front of the board has not changed,” he added.’Introduction of computers has changed the approach to chess’ Last Updated: 24th May, 2020 09:54 IST Introduction Of Computers Has Changed The Approach To Chess: Viswanathan Anand Five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand feels the advent of computers has changed the way players have approached chess over the years Image credits: Twitter / PTI COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 31st May, 2020 06:08 IST Associated Press Television News COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 31st May, 2020 06:08 IST Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time Winner In 1956 Olympics, Dies At 84 Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84center_img Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84.Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito.Morrow won the 100 and 200 meters in Melbourne and anchored the United States’ champion 400 relay team, matching the world record of 20.6 seconds in the 200 and helping the relay squad set a world record.Earlier in 1956 he successfully defended his AAU 100-yard title and swept the sprints for Abilene Christian at the national college championships. He was honored as “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated, and won the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award the following year.Morrow spent most of his life in the Rio Grande Valley along the Gulf of Mexico near the Mexican border. He was born in Harlingen and grew in San Benito. He starred in track and football at San Benito High School, where the football stadium is named Bobby Morrow Stadium.Morrow was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1989. last_img read more