Locked and Loaded

first_imgJoey Schroeder/The Badger Herald designThe return of a starting quarterback has created a lot of buzz for the 12th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers.Senior Scott Tolzien is entering his second season as the No. 1 signal caller and this marks the first time the Badgers have had a multi-year starter at the quarterback position since John Stocco in 2006.With Tolzien under center in 2009, UW was one of just six teams in the nation to average 200 yards rushing and passing per game, and the Badgers led the Big Ten in scoring.But Tolzien isn’t the only starter returning to a potent UW offense. In fact, 15 offensive players are set to return with multiple starts under their belts.With all that experience, the pieces are in place for UW to form one of the most feared offenses in the country.“I feel really good about the offense,” junior running back John Clay said. “We have seven returning starters on the offensive line, have the whole receiving corps coming back. We are going to be a special offense when we are on top of our game.”A dynamic backfieldWisconsin football is defined by its running game and Clay has emerged as the program’s next elite back.After posting over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2009, last year’s Big Ten offensive player of the year is poised for another tremendous season behind all of his starting linemen from last season.But there is one thing different about Clay heading into 2010.He’s healthy.After surgery on both ankles, Clay is running free of pain, which is a scary thought for defenders.“I feel great,” Clay said. “I’m running well out there and now I just need to get my reps in before the season starts.”Clay isn’t the only weapon UW can deploy from the backfield. Sophomore Montee Ball has added weight in the offseason and he’s ready to build on his freshman season where he ran for over 400 yards and four touchdowns.“I like where Montee is at,” running backs coach John Settle said. “He’s bigger, more mature and he’s come in real focused. I think he’s going to have a great year.”The veteran of the group, Zach Brown, is back for his senior season along with true freshman James White, a shifty speedster from Florida. With those four options, UW has a little bit of everything in the backfield and all that talent has put a smile on Settle’s face.“Since I’ve been here this is by far the deepest group of running backs we’ve had,” Settle said. “They each bring a different dynamic to the game and I think defenses are going to have a tough time stopping us.”Mr. Efficiency In a single season, Scott Tolzien went from an unknown to the conference’s most efficient passer.He posted a 92.3 rating last year while completing over 64 percent of his attempts. In the process, the Rolling Meadows, Ill. native set a school record for completions in a season.Now he’s prepared to improve upon those impressive numbers, and teammates say his comfort with the playbook is the main reason why.“He just has such great knowledge of the playbook and it helps him be so poised out there,” senior tight end Lance Kendricks said.But while his first season at the helm was a prolific one, Tolzien struggled with turnovers against Ohio State and Iowa and to live up to the high expectations in 2010, he knows he needs to limit mistakes and create more plays downfield.“The two things I’ve been working on is lessening the turnovers and being more opportunistic,” Tolzien said.Much to Tolzien’s delight, there are plenty of skilled playmakers surrounding him in the huddle to make life easier.“It’s really exciting to have all these weapons back,” Tolzien said. “Now its my job to distribute the ball and get it into their hands.”One versatile security blanketAs the next in a line of skilled Badger tight ends, Kendricks is asked to do a lot in the UW offense.He’s asked to be the go-to target on third downs, block for the running game, and even take some carries on an end-around every once in a while.But all that responsibility is fine by him.“I know I have a big role this year and I’m learning some new plays that are expanding the offense,” Kendricks said.A pre-season all-conference selection by Phil Steele and Athlon, Kendricks possesses a rare combination of size and athleticism that makes him both a terrific route runner and a dependable blocker.In last year’s Champs Sports Bowl, those abilities were on display as Kendricks hauled in seven balls for 128 yards while sealing the edge on two touchdown runs.“Lance takes pride in being a well-rounded tight end, whether he’s lead blocking or pass blocking or running routes and making plays,” tight ends coach Joe Rudolph said.The chemistry between Kendricks and Tolzien has been on display throughout fall camp with Kendricks holding on to almost everything thrown his way.“We have had a lot of reps together and there is definitely a lot of chemistry out there,” Tolzien said.The deep threatsClay likes attracting the extra attention of opposing defenses.Not because the star running back wants to face an eight-man front, but because he knows that scenario creates opportunities for his teammates, especially the wide receivers.“Defenses can’t just play the run game because we have such good receivers and tight ends,” Clay said. “If they want to load the box then we have plenty of receiving options to move the ball downfield.”Those options include experienced seniors David Gilreath, Isaac Anderson and Kyle Jefferson, but while those three are capable targets, it is junior wideout Nick Toon who headlines the group.Toon had a breakout out year last season and with a better grasp of the offense and a more polished technique, fans can expect those big plays to continue as Toon prepares to enter a second season with Tolzien.“It’s awesome. Any time you can play with the same quarterback you can’t ask for anything else,” Toon said. “Scott is very smart and doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and we are all looking forward to playing with him again.”The success UW had last year has brought a lot of confidence to Toon and the rest of the offense, but offensive coordinator Paul Chryst knows his unit can’t become complacent, as the 2010 Badgers still have plenty to prove.While last season’s statistics are nice to look at, a team with Big Ten title aspirations can take nothing for granted. “Last year doesn’t matter,” Chryst said. “Each guy has to continue to be the best player they can be. Then we’ll find out how good we are as an offense.”last_img read more

Syracuse pulls away from Hampton 65-47 after uneven performance

first_img Published on November 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim’s arms replicated his players’.Straight up.With halftime nearing, Syracuse extended its pressure outside, forced a turnover in front of its head coach and team bench, and got a stop, hinting at what was to come in the second half.It was less of Hampton’s zone-shredding ball movement and more of the Orange’s athleticism on the defensive end. The Pirates scrapped and stayed within an arm’s length for much of Sunday afternoon’s game. But the Syracuse (2-0) defense clamped down in the second half, allowing its offense to pull away for a 65-47 victory in the 2K Classic over the Pirates (0-2) before a Carrier Dome audience of 22,848.“We made some little mistakes that you’re going to make sometimes and allow the game to stay in touch,” Boeheim said. “… We struggled to score for a long time in the second half, but our defense kept us in position to win the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough the opening five minutes, Hampton connected on four of its first seven shots, the last of which was an and-one, fast-break layup by guard Deron Powers. The Orange’s first-half lead didn’t stretch wider than six points until forward Tyler Roberson banked in a last-second shot before halftime.Syracuse’s major source of production through the half was senior Rakeem Christmas. He was 10 points and nine rebounds into his 15-point, 16-rebound performance but was held back slightly by foul trouble due to physicality around the rim.Hampton’s quick ball movement shifted the 2-3 zone and HU’s guards often found enough space for pull-ups or backdoor cutters along the baseline.“They were able to get inside,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “We’ve got to move a little bit better and be a little more active and at times, we were able to get some deflections and rotate and get some blocked shots.”Fifteen is a small amount of turnovers, Boeheim said, but Syracuse forced them in the right situations. After HU committed a turnover in its half-court set, SU point guard Kaleb Joseph took a pass from Cooney for a transition layup and pushed the Orange’s lead to 11 with 14:07 left.After shooting 12-of-29 in the first half, identical to SU, the Pirates made just three out of their first 12 attempts through the opening nine minutes of the second half.“We knew we had to play defense, especially when they started to make it a closer game, and we did that,” Cooney said.When Hampton drew within five points amid a string of three consecutive makes, Cooney responded with a 3 from the top of the key. It further sparked a Carrier Dome crowd that perked up when its team’s lead had suddenly been cut to five.HU’s Dwight Meikle answered by hitting a floater with 8:20 remaining, but the Pirates wouldn’t score again until the 2:22 mark.Syracuse followed up Meikle’s bucket by trapping Hampton into a timeout, then getting a turnover after that timeout. On the following possession, Powers had to toss up a wild 3 as the shot clock neared expiration. On the next time down the court, Cooney jumped on a long defensive rebound and pushed it ahead for a transition opportunity.By the time the Pirates finally found the basket again, six of their shots and a free throw had gone awry, the Orange had piled on 10 points and Syracuse was well on its way to a 2-0 start to the season.Said Joseph: “As long as we stay aggressive, stay confident and do what we’re supposed to do, we’ll be able to stay in any game just because our defense, it’s hard to play against.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse uses different variety of pitchers during practice to prepare offensively

first_img Published on March 27, 2018 at 8:37 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Syracuse places in the bottom half of the ACC in both average and on base-percentage. It’s been a stark contrast from SU’s performance last season, when it finished second in the conference in both categories.With the middle of a tough Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on the horizon, the Orange (15-11, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) is using any tactics necessary in practice to improve its play offensively. SU has even opted to face its own pitchers and coaches during the week, in preparation for conference games.At the top of SU’s rotation is sophomore Alexa Romero. With a program-record three no-hitters, 143 strikeouts and a 1.64 earned run average on the young season, she’s earned Atlantic Coast Conference pitcher of the week honors twice.She’s also a pretty good batting practice pitcher.“Every so often we’ll have our pitchers throw to us,” junior utility player Alicia Hansen said. “It’s definitely more difficult than facing any other pitcher that we face in the ACC.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe intersquad competition provides added motivation, Hansen said, for both the batters and the pitchers. Between the pitchers wanting strikeouts and the lack of pressure in the practice situation, the groups don’t hold back.In addition to Romero throwing to her teammates, Syracuse also uses the rest of its staff and its coaches for batting practice as well. Assistant coach Miranda Kramer, who was an all-American pitcher at Western Kentucky, is a frequent foe for Orange hitters. Kramer, a lefty, was drafted to the Pennsylvania Rebellion — a National Pro Fastpitch softball team — before becoming a coach.If Syracuse is scheduled to face a left-handed pitcher in their upcoming game or weekend, Kramer will throw to the team during practice.“Kramer has done a great job with (the batters),” head coach Mike Bosch said.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorBosch isn’t a stranger to the practice pitcher’s circle either, often serving as Syracuse’s right-handed pitching machine during batting. He throws just as well live as any other pitcher, Hansen said, and prepares the Orange for any upcoming right-handed pitchers on the schedule.SU doesn’t just game plan for left-handed or right-handed matchups, either. When SU’s likely to face a dropball pitcher, it’ll throw resident dropball-specialist AnnaMarie Gatti in practice, all in an effort to make it as similar to game situations as possible.Though SU controls as many variables as possible in practice, one factor is out of Syracuse’s control: weather. Since the central New York climate doesn’t allow much outside practice time, SU practices indoors at Manley Field House until the snow melts. In the dark, hangar-like space, it’s difficult for batters to pick up pitches due to the pitchers’ closer proximity to the batters and the unnatural lighting.“It seems like it’s just coming in that much quicker,” Hansen said. “So then when you go outside on the weekend against different pitchers, it’s that much easier for us.”Syracuse began its season and conference slate on fire at the plate, an outburst that translated in its early-season 15-8 overall record and 4-2 ACC mark. Prior to playing a three-game series with Florida State, starting on March 23, four Orange batters were hitting above .300, led by junior standout Bryce Holmgren.But after getting swept by the Seminoles, Syracuse fell under .500 in conference play and saw its number of batters above the .300 mark cut in half.“The work we’ve put in so far, I’ve been trying to stay as level as possible,” Holmgren said. “Just not trying to do anything too much and keeping it simple.”Despite thoughtful work in practice, the results haven’t quite translated onto the diamond for SU. With a grueling ACC slate looming, the Orange likely needs to keep working on getting the offense on track. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov finally surpasses Jon Jones in global MMA pound-for-pound ratings

first_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:41 IST Khabib Nurmagomedov Finally Surpasses Jon Jones In Global MMA Pound-for-pound Ratings Khabib Nurmagomedov named the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), beating UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Scroll on for more. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally earned his spot as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world of MMA, surpassing the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Khabib has won all of his last 12 bouts, remaining undefeated in his MMA career so far in and out of the UFC as well, having made his debut in 2012. The Russian won the UFC lightweight belt in April last year and has defended the title on two occasions against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier successfully.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Conor McGregor An “idiot”, Calls For People To Ignore HimDespite his successful championship run, Khabib Nurmagomedov has not been able to move Jon Jones out of the No.1 position in the UFC’s pound-for-pound list. However, MMAJunkie has released its updated list which shows that Khabib has turned the tables around finally. Jon Jones has moved to the second spot, followed by Henry Cejudo and Daniel Cormier holding the No.3 and No.4 positions respectively. Demetrious Johnson from ONE Championship holds the 5th position in the list.Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutUFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson upcoming fightKhabib Nurmagomedov has only competed once in 2019, partly due to his post-fight brawl against Conor McGregor. His last bout saw him go up against the then-interim champion Dustin Poirier, whom he totally dominated before securing a submission victory. Next up for Khabib is a fight against lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. A fight between these two has been booked on four different occasions, before getting called off for various reasons. The showdown, which is scheduled for April 18, 2020, is amongst the most anticipated fights in combat sport.Also Read | Tony Ferguson Fires Warning Shots At Khabib Nurmagomedov, Says The Champion Is ‘nervous’UFC: Jon Jones to face Dominick Reyes nextJon Jones, on the other hand, fought for the third time in a span of seven months, when he outpointed Thiago Santos via split decision last July. Although Jones continues to tease fans when it comes to making a move to the heavyweight division, he will be defending his lightweight heavyweight championship against Dominick Reyes in February 2020. Bones is back to defend against the undefeated Devastator in H-Town (via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/uwIzGUOwcw— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 22, 2019 Danish Ansari Written Bycenter_img COMMENT Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier Have A Heated Argument Over Conor McGregor WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:41 ISTlast_img read more

Grenada opposition calls for postponement of upcoming referendum

first_imgThe main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Monday called for a postponement of the November 6 referendum on whether or not Grenada should replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s final court.Grenadian will vote two years after they voted against replacing the Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) by a 12,434 – 9,492 margin in a similar referendum that had six other bills.Election reform needed firstNDC acting political leader, Joseph Andall, told a news conference that there was need for electoral reform and as well as to deal with discrepancies in the current CCJ Bill.He said that his party, which failed to win a single seat in the last two general elections, would not continue to support the referendum if the government does not suspend the current campaign. “There is no good and justifiable reason that the Bill does not allow for this, the NDC agrees with the TUC that the bill should be amended to include this provision,” he said.The Grenada Constitution does not now provide for the Privy Council to be the final court on election petitions and the TUC, through it representative in the Parliament, has called for that provision to be removed from the constitution so that elections petition can be heard by the CCJ.At a recent public meeting, where this matter was raised, attorney Ruggles Ferguson, who is also a member of the CCJ Advisory Committee, explained that the November 6 referendum is not removing any right to go to a final Court for any matter.The CCJ, established in 2001, has both an Original and appellate Jurisdiction. But while most of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are signatories to the Original Jurisdiction, only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana are members of its Appellate Jurisdiction.In addition, the CCj serves as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM.last_img read more

Uyo bubbles, as President Jonathan set to commission A’Ibom International Stadium

first_imgThere is a big buzz in the South –south region of the country as three Heads of Governments from across the West African sub –continent gather for the elaborate commissioning of one of the most magnificent sporting infrastructure in Africa.President Goodluck Jonathan will lead Ghanaian leader, Dr. John Dramani Mahama and Ivorian Head of State, Dr. Alassane Ouattara to the stately Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo this evening, with Governor Godswill Obot Akpabio, as Chief Host.Akpabio is showcasing the majestic facility, which has already been approved by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for the crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa on November 19, as one of the key points of his uncommon transformation of the oil –rich State.Apart from Presidents Jonathan, Mahama and Ouattara, a number of Governors from across Nigeria are expected, while President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick and some Executive Committee members and Management staff arrived in Uyo yesterday evening.The 30,000 – capacity venue, with a bullet –proof State Box that has 70 seats, has been described by the Vice President of Ghana Football Association, Mr. Fred Crentsil (who was sent by CAF to inspect the venue) as being among the best you can find anywhere in the world.The high point of the commissioning is an international friendly match between the Home –based Senior National Team of Nigeria, Super Eagles B, and the U-23 National Team of Ghana, nicknamed Black Meteors. Tonight’s match, and the atmosphere, will provide the perfect tenor for the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana in less than a fortnight.Facilities have been stretched thin in the dainty city of Uyo but the party must go on and yesterday, FIFA and CAF Match Commissioner, Paul Bassey, who is coordinating various aspects of the programme, assured that all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch –free event.last_img read more

Bizarre: Athlete pays for taxi with gold medal he won in Beijing

first_imgPolish hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek “threw” the gold medal he won at the World Athletics Championships away after he paid his taxi fare with it.Fajdek after winning the ultimate prize decided to celebrate in Beijing’s infectious nightlife by going out to drink his joy but perhaps he had a little too much to drink.He woke up the next day at his hotel with no memory of the previous night and no medal. He called the police who traced the medal to a taxi driver who took him to his hotel. The driver said since the customer did not have money following his binge drinking episode, he paid for the ride with in real lusture.The 26 year old won gold at the World Championships thanks to an 80.88 metre throw in the Hammer Throw, an event he won two years ago in the Russian capital Moscow where he threw a personal best of 81.97 metres. He is the youngest ever defending champion in his event. His personal best is now 83.93 metres which he threw in Poland two weeks ago.The taxi driver has since returned the precious item to the police.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Red Sox fans take homeless man to Fenway Park

first_imgA random act of kindness shown by three friends with an extra ticket to a Boston Red Sox game has gone viral. On Wednesday, Pedro Lugo, Sean Wetzonis and Francisco Rios, all from Malden, Mass., had four tickets to see their hometown team play the Toronto Blue Jays. They decided to gift the extra ticket to someone who would value and appreciate it, that’s when they met John, a homeless man asking for change near Fenway Park. When asked if he wanted to go, he agreed and the four men enjoyed John’s first Red Sox game together. So we had an extra ticket to the @redsox game and didn’t want to waste it, so luckily we ran into our man John who unfortunately is homeless, but we got the opportunity to take him out to his first game, bless up Unc pic.twitter.com/T1TCa6fVcF— Dro (@_Paydro_) July 17, 2019The internet was impressed by their gesture:Great story… those parents should be proud of raising such amazing kids!!— Sheryl (@Sheryl77858074) July 18, 2019Good stuff. Kudos to the kids for making someone’s day. #freeticket #redsox #thankyou— Kristopher Martin (@Kristop01705922) July 19, 2019I’m not crying, you’re crying. https://t.co/Jp7dC6bk27— Zarin Rahman (@ZarinIRahman) July 19, 2019The Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays 5-4 that night, but these guys were winning. MORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)last_img read more

Hunter Dennis Lile, 18, Caldwell: Dec. 13, 1997 – March 29, 2016

first_imgHunter Dennis LileHunter Dennis Lile was born December 13, 1997 in Wellington to Cynthia Conrady and Dennis Lile.  He entered his heavenly home on March 29, 2016 at the age of 18 years, 3 months and 16 days in Hays.Hunter started life early, arriving five weeks ahead of schedule at 5 pounds 4 ounces and from that moment on he lived life at an accelerated pace.  Hunter loved to learn and his thirst for knowledge was unquenchable.   From the day he was brought home from the hospital his Mom read to him as she rocked him at night.This turned into bedtime stories for a toddler to fall asleep to.  Then he began reading for himself before starting kindergarten soon becoming an avid reader like his Dad.  His love of books and words opened his world, not only to stories but to information on countless subjects.  Hunter had endless questions, the more he learned the more questions he found needing answers.Along with reading countless books on every subject Hunter “did math for fun”, yes seriously.  Filling many a notebook with numbers, formulas, equations and other things his Mother couldn’t decipher.  He enjoyed science fiction books, movies and TV programs.  His favorite past time was video gaming with friends or alone. He also had strong interest in computers, coding, and technology.Hunter’s across the yard “brother, Nathaniel and sisters, Shiloh & MacKenzie” will always remember summers at the pool, playing with water balloons, the sprinkler, and endless hours on the trampoline growing up; all the things he would later on teach Cameron. Also, he always enjoyed his quiet conversations with Matt. No one will ever forget his articulate way of speaking his thoughts, big words many of us didn’t understand.During his time at Caldwell schools he was active in National Honor Society, Bigs, Math Relays and Scholars Bowl meets where he excelled winning several medals.  He was part of the gifted program at school which is where he first learned of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, immediately asking to attend, he sent an application and was accepted into the program.At the beginning of his Junior year, 16 yr old Hunter moved to Custer Hall on the Fort Hays State University  campus.  During his attendance in the program he not only gained knowledge but forged great friendships.  He was a member of the Sixth KAMS Class of 2016 as well as the CHS Class of 2016. Hunter grew into an incredible young man with an infectious smile.“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.It’s the life in your years.”-Abraham LincolnHunter was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Lile, Grandparents Lawrence and Colleen Conrady and Woodrow and Anna Lile, Godfather Zeke Zulkoski, uncles Jerry Alexander and Don Warner, cousins Francine Warner and Ainsley NorrisSurvivors include Mother Cynthia Conrady, aunts and uncles; Godmother Chris and Monty Fitch, Cheri Warner, Kathy Norris, Mike and Annette Conrady, Greg and Annette Conrady, brothers; Jason Lile and Nathaniel Zulkoski, sisters; Shiloh Rosenberg & MacKenzie Givens Cousins; Michelle and Bob Roth, Holly & Clyde Perkins, Brian & Liz Norris, Stacy Tucker, Christopher & Brenna Conrady, Kelly & Jenni Conrady, Barry Rosenberg, Matt, Jake, Robert, & Sanders Roth, Josh & Keela DeLain, Daniel & Callie DeLain, Brody & Max Perkins, Braden, Olivia, & Colby Norris, Grant & Braxton Conrady, Zander & Norah Conrady, Cameron & Mia Rosenberg, Gideon & Sariah Givens, Kyler, Kohlter and Riley DeLain and many, more family and friends.Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Caldwell Community Building 119 E. First in Caldwell.In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in memory of Hunter to the Caldwell Public Library or to the Hunter Lile Scholarship Fund and left with the mortuary.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.———The following is a poem written as a tribute to Hunter LileOh, my friend . . .Your soul was tired,Your body was weary,You were numb from the inside out.Your emotions – given away.Your love went to the one who needed to be lovedYour hope went to the one who felt hopelessYour kindness went to all you met.But when those were gone, you left none to yourself.And all that was left was pain.Oh, my friend . . .Now the pain is goneNow you have been revivedYour body no longer tied down in disarray.For we have taken on your grief, soThat you may live again – pain free.Oh, my friend . . .Although you are gone in body,You live within us in spirit.You taught us how to loveYou gave us overwhelming hope to shareAnd you gave us kindness to give to those like you.So that we may never forgetTo see those who have given so much,Yet saved none for themselvesOh, my friend . . .-Cassie Olender2016 KAMS Seniorlast_img read more

Christian, alias ‘Mister 35’

first_img7 Of the 35 goals Cristiano has been leading this season, 24 has marked them in the 29 matches he has played with Juventus. They are broken down as follows: 20 in Serie A, two in the Champions League and two in the Italian Cup. The other 11 goals with which he completes the figure of 35, he has achieved them among the nine games he has played with the selection of Portugal. His average scorer with Juventus this season is 0.83 goals per game, while with the selection is 1.83 points per game.Cristiano is in a position to overcome the 28 goals he achieved last season with Juventus. In the absence of 15 days in Serie A, the dispute of the return of the semifinals of the Cup and a hypothetical final, to the Portuguese star He only has five goals left to beat his 2018-19 season record. Cristiano has completed the circle this Thursday. The Portuguese crack scored in the 91st minute of the cup match against Milan. With this both the Portuguese striker this season adds 35 goals, in 35 games (with Juventus and Portugal) and with 35 years. Round figures for the Juventus striker, who dreams of rising at the end of the season with his sixth Golden Ball.last_img read more