Huskies fall apart in Slave Lake

first_imgBy Jon Zacks After a strong performance on Friday against Peace River, the pups got off to an excellent start on Saturday, firing four goals past William Causey for a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Huskies laid an egg on Saturday night, losing 6-4 in Slave Lake. “We came out flat, the reffing was … reffing in Slave Lake … and it just carried over to the third” said Huskies Assistant Coach Jeremy Clother of the collapse.   With the game tied 4-4 heading into the third, the Huskies were still in the game, but they were unable to regain momentum. With Payden Wongstedt in the stands (with a minor muscle injury) and Garrett Muir pulling himself after the fourth Wolves goal, the Huskies seemed unable to get back on their front feet, or regain the intensity they’d played with over the past few games. But, the wheels fell off in the second period, and the Wolves fought their way back in it. center_img Dylan Apsassin and Steven Fast both found the back of the net, while Cody Hildebrand scored twice. Nick Plourde beat Garrett Muir 8 minutes into the second, to get Slave Lake on the board. Kyle Pichette soon got in on the act, scoring twice, and assisting on a Dustin Ghostkeeper goal. Three minutes into the third, Justin Spees banged a rebound past Ty Gullickson, to give the Wolves the lead. Halfway through the third, Thomas Garon added an insurance marker, though it was insurance the Wolves wouldn’t need. “With our team, we should win” said Clothier. “We have the talent to do it, we have the goaltending to keep us in games … but tonight we just didn’t find ways to score in the third.” Fortunately for the Huskies, they don’t have long to stew on the loss. On Sunday afternoon, they get back on the ice at the Arctic Ice Centre, looking for some revenge on the Wolves. Catch Sunday’s game live on Moose FM, starting at 2 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Verratti apologises to PSG over transfer talk

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, whose contract runs until 2021, has been linked to Barcelona throughout the summer © MM/AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAPARIS, France, Jul 8 – Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti has apologised to Paris Saint-Germain officials and fans in a video posted by the Ligue 1 side over the furore whipped up by his desire to leave the club.“I’ve been here for five years, and if I’ve become a good player it’s thanks to Paris Saint-Germain, who believed in me from the start. That’s why I apologise,” the 24-year-old said as he resumed training with his French club on Friday. Verratti, whose contract runs until 2021, has been linked to Barcelona throughout the summer and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo of his frustrations at running into a PSG roadblock.“Verratti is a player who interests us,” said Bartomeu. “The technical staff believe he is good enough to play for Barcelona.“We know the player is bowled over by the prospect of coming to Barca.“But when you ring PSG and you talk to their president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi), he says to us that he is not for sale and that they don’t have a release clause.”Verratti’s agent Donato Di Campli also told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport that Qatar’s Khelaifi sees Verratti as the cornerstone of a PSG side of the future and would never be forgiven in Doha if he released him.“Marco Verratti is a prisoner of the Emir,” he said, in the hope of forcing the PSG president to sell his most prized asset.Verratti, however, distanced himself from his agent’s comments.“I also saw this morning (Friday) another statement from my agent,” Verratti said.“I wanted to tell everyone that these are not my thoughts, not my words,” he continued. “He (Di Campli) works for me, and I want to apologise to the club, supporters, the people who work here.“(My agent) messed up this statement. As I said it’s not what I think, I hope that there won’t be anything like this again.“We started preparing for the season and I’m very happy to start a new season and to come back to the club, my team-mates, my coach and everyone. I know that the club has a lot of confidence in me.”Earlier Friday PSG said on its website that Verratti had resumed training, with the team’s first match of the season in the Champions’ Trophy against Monaco on July 29, before they start their Ligue 1 campaign on August 5.“The number 6 of the capital club completed a training session alongside the other members of the group before carrying out a specific training,” the statement said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Missouri State, 90-64

first_img Next Game: Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score The Bulldogs used an 8-0 run to start the game with three-pointers by Hittner and Ingle and a Jonas’ layup, later built their lead to 15-4 at the first media timeout and then led 27-12 at the end of the first quarter. Miller had seven points off the bench and the team had 10 total in the first quarter. Seven different Bulldogs made at least one shot in the opening period. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live HTML Box Score Wendell, who is fourth all-time at Drake in career points, moved to fourth all-time in the MVC with 2,147 points. She moved past former Illinois State standout Kristi Cirone, who scored 2,139 points between 2005-09. Following Sunday’s game, Drake returns home to the Knapp Center to host Evansville on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350-AM ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version Evansville 1/6/2017 – 7 PM Rounding out the group was freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who was one point short of her career-high with 18 points, redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) with 12 points, sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) with 11 points and sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) with 10 points. Junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) just missed out joining the group with a season-high nine points. Jonas added 10 rebounds to record her 11th career double-double and first since her freshman season. Story Links Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) equaled her career-high with 15 assists, and it is the fourth time in her decorated career she has hit the mark. Drake (9-4, 2-0 MVC) had five players score in double figures led by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) who finished with a game-high 22 points. It is the 62nd time in her outstanding career Wendell has scored 20 or more points in a game. The Bulldogs’ offensive outburst continued to click in the second quarter as they made five three-pointers, including a pair from Greiner, to take a 50-28 lead at halftime. The scoring continued after halftime as the Bulldogs led by 35 points at one point in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Wendell scored a basket thirty seconds in, but it would be the only field goal for the Bulldogs for nearly six minutes. After Missouri State (4-9, 0-2 MVC) pulled within 19 points at 80-61, Miller broke the shooting slump with a jumper with 3:30 left, and Drake outscored the Bears, 10-3, to close out the win. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed for the second-consecutive game in a 90-64 win at Missouri State on New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1) in Missouri Valley Conference action.last_img read more

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Villas-Boas: Confidence restored, but Spurs assessing injury to defender

first_imgTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said his team’s victory at Fulham was another step in the right direction following their recent bad spell.Having beaten Tromso and now Fulham and drawn with Manchester United since being thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City, Villa-Boas believes their confidence has received an important boost.The former Chelsea boss said: “This game was very important. For both teams, a win would be a boost of confidence, and it went our way.“At the moment it’s going well for us. We managed to get two good wins and played well against Manchester United.“To complete the bounce back it would be great to get a win [against Sunderland] on Saturday.”But Spurs are assessing an ankle injury suffered by defender Jan Vertonghen during their 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.“He rolled over it and at the moment it’s quite sore,” Villas-Boas said.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 – Blues on course for another victory

first_imgJohn Terry’s first-half tap-in and Diego Costa 13th Premier League goal in 15 games put Chelsea on course for victory at Stamford Bridge.Terry’s close-range strike deservedly put the Premier League leaders ahead after a scintillating first-half display which could have seen them out of sight.And Costa danced through the West Ham defence and scored with a precise low shot just after the hour to put the Blues in control.Chelsea were dominant from the outset.Oscar blazed a glorious early chance over, Gary Cahill twice went close and there were numerous close calls for an overworked Hammers defence.Oscar, back in the side in the number 10 role, with Cesc Fabregas reverting to his more regular spot alongside Nemanja Matic, missed an opportunity inside four minutes.A fine run and cross by fellow Brazilian Willian found Oscar, who shot wildly over the bar from six yards.Eden Hazard, who played despite concerns over an ankle knock, was a constant menace and had decent claims for a penalty waved away.But finally the relentless pressure told when Terry opened the scoring, tapping home from close range after Costa headed on a Fabregas corner.With West Ham barely escaping their own half, Chelsea continued to boss things.Matic drew a fine save from keeper Adrian and Costa twice almost added a second goal in an increasingly feisty game.The visitors threatened from a couple of set-pieces after the interval, but Chelsea still made the better openings.Hazard unleashed a rasping strike that Adrian blocked and Willian curled a free-kick over before Costa doubled the lead with a composed strike.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Republican Chairmen Take Aim at Defense Budget

Republican Chairmen Take Aim at Defense Budget

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Tuesday decried the Pentagon’s fiscal 2017 budget request for shortchanging national security amid a litany of growing threats.“I am disappointed that this request does not adhere to the budget agreement made just last fall,” Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “Last year, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which establishes a minimum level of funding for our military. I hoped such an agreement would provide some budget stability and begin to rebuild our military. Unfortunately, this administration continues to play budgetary games with our country’s security and diminishes what credibility it had left,” Thornberry stated.Last week, Thornberry, along with 33 other GOP members on his panel, urged House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) to increase defense spending by as much as $23 billion beyond the Obama administration’s request through an increase in the department’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, reported Defense News.Thornberry and other GOP defense hawks argue that the two-year bipartisan budget agreement reached last October set a floor for the OCO account, allowing funds in the account to be raised above $59 billion. The administration and congressional Democrats view the deal as setting a ceiling, however, setting up a fight for the second straight year over the use of DOD’s war fund to sidestep the statutory spending caps.Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters Tuesday he would “raise hell” to increase DOD’s budget and invoked the Islamic State-inspired attack on San Bernardino, Calif., according to the story.“I just think the numbers are wrong,” McCain said. “It’s $17 billion short of last year, and in the intervening time, we’ve had attacks on the United States. When will these people wake up? There will be more attacks on the United States of America; this is not the time to be cutting defense spending.”last_img read more

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