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Arsene Wenger plays down Newcastle United rumours but opens door to Premier League return

first_imgAdvertisement Wenger has been keeping busy on punditry duty and worked with Jose Mourinho – also linked with the Newcastle job – during the Champions League final (Picture: beIN SPORTS)Asked about the Newcastle speculation, and whether he is close to a return to management, Wenger told France24: ‘Not in the near future, no. I’m still not ready to go back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I thought yes but I don’t think at the moment I will come back. I’m more open now than a year ago to talk about that but I cannot tell you that in the next two or three days I will go into management again.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I took a little bit of distance and I enjoyed it. I worked for 35 years without any interruptions, so I think I deserved a little rest.’Wenger has previously suggested he would not be prepared to return to the Premier League given his 22-year allegiance to Arsenal, but that stance appears to have changed slightly. Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Jun 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link400Shares ‘Why not?’ Wenger has surprisingly opened the door to taking over at a Premier League club despite his ties to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Asked his preferred destination, he continued: ‘Well I would prefer to try another country, although my preferred time was in England because the Premier League is the place to be at the moment.‘But for me it is very difficult because I was for so long at the same club. But why not? I still need a bit of time to pass and then maybe make the decision.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Arsene Wenger plays down Newcastle United rumours but opens door to Premier League return Advertisement The former Arsenal boss is still not quite ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from the Newcastle United job and says he is still not ready to return to management just yet – though could consider a Premier League job in the future.It is over a year since the Frenchman left Arsenal and he has been linked with a host of jobs ever since, from national team roles to sporting director positions and even a return to Japan.Most recently, Wenger’s name has been mooted as a potential successor to Rafa Benitez at St James’ Park, but the 69-year-old says he wants to enjoy his rest for a little while longer.last_img read more

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Friday people roundup

first_imgVontobel Asset Management – Mondher Bettaieb has been appointed as the Swiss asset manager’s new head of corporate bonds. Bettaieb joined the manager in 2010 and was responsible for its corporate bond mid-yield fund. Previous experience has seen him manage money at AXA Investment Management and Winterthur Asset Management, in addition to working in credit research.Zurich UK Life – Aileen Mathieson has been appointed as linked funds CIO. This is one of two CIO roles in the UK office, with the balance sheet CIO position held by Stuart Tyler. She joins from Nucleus Financial Group, where she was CFO for the last four years. She will move over to the Swiss insurer in November. Cardono Risk Management, NAPF, ALFI, Vontobel Asset Management, Zurich UK LifeCardano – Bart Oldenkamp has stepped down as chief executive after seven years in the role. He will be replaced by ING Bank director of market risk Harold Naus. Oldenkamp is stepping down at the end of September and has said he will take some time before deciding on his next move. Naus leaves ING after 17 years in various risk-management roles.UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – John Dembitz has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board for the UK industry organisation. Dembitz adds to his portfolio of seven corporate board representations, of which he chairs three. He joins the board as a member from outside the pensions industry, which the NAPF said would complement other board members elected via the membership. He joins a board of 12.ALFI – Marc-André Bechet has joined the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry as its new director of legal and tax. He starts at the association next week. Bechet was previously head of investment fund services at Banque Degroof Luxembourg, where he managed fund administration and custody. Before this, he spent 18 years at RBC Dexia.last_img read more

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TV star historic home ready for new owner

first_imgThe home has many original features in mint condition. $1.9m for Brisbane home on tiny block 26 Empire Vista, Ormiston, is open for expressions of interest until February 28.One of Brisbane’s oldest homes, which packs so much historic punch it starred in its own television episode, is ready for a new owner.Built when the Queensland capital was farmland not suburbs, it was the home of the creator of some of Brisbane’s earliest suburban subdivisions, John Cameron.Cameron, who started his auction business when Brisbane was five years old, built the stunning home – called Doobawah which means vast expanse of water in an Aboriginal dialect – in 1884. Stunning spot for a cup of tea in the morning. There have been many upgrades to the home over the years.It features in the first series of Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? – a television show on ABC hosted by Adam Ford. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe home captured the imagination because it was not only one of the oldest in Brisbane but also it was so large it was split into three and relocated to different parts of the city. Aussie castle with hydro plant firing on all cylinders Many modern additions were made but sympathetic to the historic nature of the home.“It was originally sited on nearly 30 acres of land adjacent to the historic Ormiston House and was one of only a few farming houses on the waterfront. This magnificent residence has hosted many celebrations and in more recent times was chosen for the location for a US TV commercial and was featured in a documentary about heritage homes.”Two large wings with towers attached to the original house were relocated after Cameron passed away in 1902 – one to a hospital in Spring Hill and the other to a college in Kangaroo Point. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Is this Australia’s luckiest property? The main home, now located at 26 Empire Vista, Ormiston, has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, six car spaces and was on a large 1,222sq m block. The building itself was substantial at 900sq m, according to agent Joseph Lordi of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Brisbane. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

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Meulensteen ready to keep the faith

first_imgFulham head coach Rene Meulensteen will return to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to play the attacking football he has been told to keep faith in by Sir Alex Ferguson. “We have to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and that is what we have done in the last couple of days and making sure we are in the best possible way to travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.” Despite their current troubles, Meulensteen insists he still has the full backing of club owner Shahid Khan, who he talks to on a regular basis. “We keep in good dialogue,” he said of his relationship with Khan. “He gives me his full support and we make sure we remain focused and optimistic, there are still a lot of games and points to play for and that is what I intend to do. “I’m fully aware we need to get results.” January signings Johnny Heitinga and club-record acquisition Kostas Mitroglou could both make their Fulham debuts, while fellow new recruit Lewis Holtby is likely to come back into the side. The Tottenham loanee was ineligible for the FA Cup defeat but Meulensteen has been very impressed with the Germany midfielder’s effect on his squad. “He is an absolutely class player,” he added. “He has lifted the whole place with his energy, he has such a bright personality and breathes his football. He has a great knowledge of the game and he has just been a very positive factor coming in.” Meulensteen worked closely with the Scot during the latter years of his time at Manchester United but departed in the summer when David Moyes was appointed as the Red Devils’ new manager. Since then Meulensteen has had a short, ill-fated spell in charge of Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala before being brought in by then-Fulham boss Martin Jol to help turn the Cottagers’ season around. He soon replaced Jol as manager at Craven Cottage and will go back to United with Ferguson’s backing. When asked how helpful it was to have Ferguson on the end of the phone, Meulensteen replied: “Very. Sir Alex Ferguson knows what I’m capable of. “He is the first man to reassure me and say ‘stick to your beliefs, you are capable of doing it’, and that is what I’m doing. “We will speak to each other about different things. We will chit-chat about other things, he has asked me but there is nothing in particular.” Fulham sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League, four points from safety and go into the clash at Old Trafford having lost 1-0 at home to Sky Bet League One side Sheffield United in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday night. Meulensteen feels his players have shown the desire to bounce back from the defeat and start to move towards safety. “We all realise that it was not a good performance,” he said. “It is not the first time a Premier League side has stumbled over a Championship, League One or League Two team, that is what the FA Cup is for and where the charm comes from. Press Associationlast_img read more

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GASA to finalise IGG team by next week

first_imgALTHOUGH a few swimmers have already been shortlisted, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is still deciding on the 12-member team who will represent Guyana in this year’s Inter-Guiana ‘Goodwill’ Games to be held in Guyana from October 20 to 24.According to a representative for the team, Leon Seaton, the association is unable at this point in time to do a swimming trial activity, so instead will determine who make the final cut by assessing the performance of the swimmers, thus far for the year.GASA is expected to select a team of six boys and six girls to participate in the event.“What I can say is that there is a proposed team but I would choose not to comment on that until the team is finalised. I can’t say at this point in time but early next week.“There are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration. What we’re using to come up with the team will be previous meets. We don’t have enough time to do a swim-off.” Seaton told Chronicle Sport yesterday.According to Director of Sport Christopher Jones, no deadline has yet been given to the various associations for the submission of their team members. However, Jones is set to meet with representatives from the different sporting disciplines tomorrow.Swimming is one of seven sport disciplines listed in the annual Games, the others being athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball and futsal.The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has already named its 28-member team to represent Guyana, following their IGG trials held last Sunday at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora. Volleyball also held trials a few weeks ago.The various teams will be competing against respective teams from Suriname.As previously reported, the tri-nation competition is going on without participation from French Guiana in this year’s event, hence it is being labelled a ‘Goodwill’ event.last_img read more

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Cricket News England win rain-hit ODI against Sri Lanka under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system

first_imgNew Delhi: England won the second One-day International against Sri Lanka due to faster run rate on Saturday after the match was interrupted by heavy rain.The visitors scored 278/9, with Eoin Morgan scoring 92 runs, however, the umpires stopped the play at Dambulla with Sri Lanka on 140/5 after 29 overs with Dhananjaya da Silva playing on 36 and Thisara Perera on 44. The duo had scored 66 for the sixth wicket stand after the hosts looked in deep trouble at 74 for five.ALSO READ: Parupalli Kashyap loses passport in Amsterdam; seeks Swaraj’s helpHeavy rain continued to lash at Dambulla Stadium an hour after the game was halted and England were recorded a 31-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern run rate system.Earlier, a warm up game against Sri Lanka Cricket XI did not start due to rain.The third 50-over match is in Pallekele on Wednesday and the hosts are also scheduled to lock horns with Sri Lanka in two Tests and a T20I. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Cricket News India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I highlights: Hosts win by 4 runs, clinch three-match series 2-1

first_img Vijay Shankar nearly pulls off a stunning catch of Seifert but he ends up parrying it over the ropes and the batsman capitalises by smashing Khaleel for a six to fine leg and a four to deep backward square leg. New Zealand are 38/0 at the end of four overs and it is a good start. 16:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:52 (IST) 14:31 (IST) 12:37 (IST) New Delhi: New Zealand ended their series against India on a positive note as they won the third and final match in Hamilton by four runs to win the three-match series 2-1. With this win, New Zealand have inflicted the most losses in T20Is against India and it has ensured India do not win a series in all formats in the current tours of Australia and New Zealand. Colin Munro’s magnificent 72 helped New Zealand reaqch 212/4. India lost wickets at regular intervals but Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya kept Rohit Sharma’s side in the hunt but they ended up just short as their pain against New Zealand continued. (SCORECARD) Here are the playing XIs of both the sidesNew Zealand: Tim Seifert(w), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair TicknerIndia: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed Rohit Sharma has chosen to bowl in the final T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton. Blair Tickner will make his debut in Kane Williamson’s team. New Zealand have ended on 212/4 and India will have a massive task on their hands if they have to stay alive in the match and win the series. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Heartbreak for India. Mithali and Deepti Sharma find the boundary but with a boundary needed off the last ball, Mithali could only find a single and the White Ferns have swept the series 3-0. Colin Munro is the Man of the Match: Touch and go there until the final minute. India – you get one good batsman, another one comes along. The boys did a really good job of finishing off the really good Indian batsmen.  16:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep Yadav has replaced Yuzvendra Chahal in the side while Lockie Ferguson has been rested and Blair Tickner will make his debut.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:51 (IST) 16:10 (IST) Rishabh Pant blasts three sixes and a four off Ish Sodhi as India are clawing back into the contest. The required rate is just over 10. Mithali hits a boundary off Devine but India need 16 runs off the last over which will be bowled by Leigh Kasperek. Hardik Pandya misuces a pull shot as Socct Kugglejin takes the wicket. India need 68 off 30 balls. That is all from us here. Join us for the India vs Australia series that will begin from February 24 with the two T20Is. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni effects a lightning stumping to get rid of Tm Seifert but Colin Munro notches up his ninth fifty and Khaleel Ahmed spills the chance. Hardik Pandya is blasted for two sixes for a four but Kuldeep gets the revenge and the left-hander falls for 76. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik have gotten India right back in the game and their clean hits have meant India need 16 off the last over. Can Tim Southee hold his nerve? 15:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Seifert and Munro are nearing their fifties as India struggle for the breakthrough. Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack and he represents India’s last hope. Krunal Pandya concedes 20 runs in his first over. Both Seifert and Munro hit sixes while Hardik Pandya also concedes runs. The Devil’s number is up in Hamilton as New Zealand race to 66/0 in six overs. Excellent start to the powerplay. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Dhawan gets going with a boundary to deep midwicket but he ends up slog sweeping a full ball from Mitchell Santner and holes out to deep midwicket. Big blow. Santner concedes just five runs but Shankar smashes a six off Ish Sodhi. The asking rate has gone past 12. 12:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:03 (IST) 11:19 (IST) A superb over from Leigh Kasperek and India need 23 off 12 balls. Sophie Devine has been brilliant and she starts with two dot balls. Mithali and Deepti Sharma need to do something special. Tim Southee holds his nerve and delivers a splendid last over as India lose by four runs as Kane Williamson’s side win by four runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Rohit Sharma: New Zealand held their nerve well and they deserved to win. We started off well in the ODIs, and the boys will be disappointed not getting to the finishing line in the T20s. The action now shifts to the men. Can Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team end their sojourn Down Under in style or will Kane Williamson’s side end on a high? Toss in eight minutes. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:11 (IST) 11:10 (IST) Colin Munro gets going with a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar while Tim Seifert is negotiating the pace and swing off Bhuvi and Khaleel Ahmed well. The right-hander slams a boundary to deep extra cover as New Zealand start well. 13:58 (IST)center_img 13:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:36 (IST) Krunal Pandya ends an expensive over and finishes with figures of 4-0-54-0 as de Grandhomme is providing New Zealand a grand finish in the death overs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The fifty-run partnership is up between Rohit and Shankar. India are 57/1 after the end of the powerplay. At this stage, New Zealand were 66/0 Shankar slams two sixes off Ish Sodhi and nears a fifty with a boundary off de Grandhomme but he falls for 43 as Mitchell Santner gets his second. 13:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rohit falls and this is a massive moment in the game as he edges to Tim Seifert. Mitchell gets the wicket and it is now upto Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni to do the needful now. India need 72 off 36 balls. Vijay Shankar finds the boundary for the third time and it is a nervous start for Blair Tickner on his debut. Nine runs in his debut over. 14:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:02 (IST) Deepti Sharma hits a big six down the ground off Amelia Kerr and India need 28 off 18 balls. Both teams need one good over to tilt the balance. 11:28 (IST) 12:50 (IST) 15:28 (IST) 11:22 (IST) Williamson looks to pull a slow bouncer from Khaleel Ahmed but gets the top edge and the catch is taken at short fine leg. New Zealand have reached 150 in the 15th over. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:20 (IST) 12:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:07 (IST) Colin de Grandhomme falls for 30 off 16 balls as Bhuvneshwar finally gets some redemption. But, New Zealand are nearinga good total. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:15 (IST) Vijay Shankar gets going with a couple of boundaries as Rohit Sharma also begins will with a boundary of Tim Southee. India need to maintain a solid run-rate in the powerplay. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:08 (IST) 15:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:45 (IST) 13:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pant falls to Blair Tickner, who gets his maiden T20I wicket but Hardik Pandya gets going with a six. It is still a see-saw contest. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper: The first performances was our best, and there were some learnings in the second one. For it to go to the last couple of balls, I knew India would come back strong, and it was a great series to be a part of.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:22 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome to the final game between India and New Zealand in Hamilton. At the moment, the women’s T20I game is poised on a knife edge. Smriti Mandhana has fallen for 86 and all hopes rest on Mithali Raj. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:06 (IST)last_img read more

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Swimming is more than just a healthy choice for Philip DeNobrega

first_imgWHEN Chase Academy’s Philip DeNobrega started swimming he did so for health reasons, with not much thought or aspiration about getting involved in the sport competitively, but as he realised that he had a knack for it that began to change.At 12 years old little DeNobrega was gaining weight faster than he cared, and felt maybe getting involved in a sport might help and since his sister Steffi was already involved in swimming he thought he’d give it a shot.“I was kind of overweight for my age and needed to be more physically active. I always admired my sister who was a swimmer of Guyana as well,” the 17-year-old recalled.Anyone who knows the lean DeNobrega would agree that he achieved his weight-loss objective, but by the time he was shedding the pounds swimming started becoming more than just a health choice for him.“My performance at each meet has gotten better over the years since I started in 2012. That has led me to where I am now,” he shared.DeNobrega has now gone from just wanting to be healthier to harbouring Olympic desires. And with the recent offer of a FINA scholarship to train in the United States of America, he feels he’s on the right path to perhaps make that a reality.“One of my aims would have been to achieve a scholarship, which I have recently obtained. I have goals of using this opportunity to propel my career in swimming to a better level of performance and stage of racing. My ultimate goal is to represent and win for my country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo,” DeNobrega disclosed.The former Nations student also looks forward to the peace of mind that he gets.After a long day of school, I look forward to going to the pool for training; it gives me a lot of tranquillity and I feel at one with the water,”He also looks forward to the opportunities to get to make his country proud when he performs at meets overseas.He hasn’t yet represented Guyana internationally. He has made the rounds at a number of regional competitions and represented himself well.He is a multiple Goodwill Swim Meet silver and bronze medallist and has also represented Guyana at the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) and the ASATT Invitational in Trinidad, CARIFTA Swimming Championships, and the South American Championships in Paraguay.last_img read more

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Brazil Withdraws Bid to Host 2023 Women’s World Cup

first_imgBrazil has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said yesterday that the government did not consider it wise to offer financial guarantees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Brazil will now support Colombia’s proposal, which is up against Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 32-team tournament. FIFA will vote to select the hosts on 25 June.“Because of the fiscal and economic austerity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, (the government) thought it would not be recommended to right now sign the guarantees asked for by FIFA,” said a CBF statement.Brazil has hosted a number of major international sporting competitions in recent years, including the men’s World Cup in 2014, the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Copa America in 2019. But the CBF felt it was an outsider to host yet another big event.The country has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 35,000 deaths and in excess of 640,000 confirmed infections, but the latter number is believed to be much higher because of insufficient testing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Bison win 1st game, but Badgers bite back

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)It took seven innings for the bats of the Wisconsin softball team to finally heat up, but the Badgers came out swinging in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday against North Dakota State to come away with a split of the series.NDSU (24-19) got on the board early in the second game of the twin billing. The game’s first batter, Grete Peterson, reached on a base hit to pitcher Letty Olivarez, who then overthrew first baseman Alexis Garcia. Peterson advanced to second on the error. Shortstop Jennifer Morse then moved Peterson to third on a groundout to Olivarez.With Kelly Cantrell up to bat, UW catcher Joey Daniels threw to third after Peterson crept off the base. Daniels’ throw went past third baseman Athena Vasquez and into left field, allowing Peterson to score on the Badgers’ second error of the inning.Wisconsin would answer in the second as they took a 2-1 lead on a two-run round-tripper off the bat of designated hitter Ricci Robben. The homer for Robben, who went was hitless in the first game of the night, was her fifth of the season, which puts her at second on the team behind Katie Hnatyk’s ten. Robben also notched a double in the contest.”It was big,” Robben said of her home run. “It made me step up more to do better than I did in the first game and help my team out. … I was just seeing the ball better in the second game.”The Badgers (20-12) would score four times in the third, with the first run coming off the bat of Hnatyk. After Daniels and centerfielder Sam Polito both singled, Hnatyk drove the pitch from NDSU’s Bekki Rasmussen to left field, scoring Daniels and giving UW a 3-1 lead.Vasquez, the next batter for Wisconsin, followed Hnatyk by sending another pitch into left to score Polito.”I just wanted to see the ball and hit the ball,” Vasquez said. “We needed a hit there, so I just stepped up and got a base hit.”Vasquez finished the day with three hits and two RBIs between the two games.A squeeze bunt by Garcia scored Hnatyk from third and moved Vasquez to second. That would end the day for Rasmussen, who was unable to record an out and gave up three runs in the inning.The Badgers would then go on to score on an error by NDSU’s Morse, as Vasquez came around to score, putting UW up 6-1.North Dakota State refused to give up, however. They would add three in the sixth inning after three consecutive doubles by Morse, Cantrell, and Melissa Chmielewski. Jandie Weber would also drive in a run on a sacrifice fly, bringing the score to 6-4 in favor of the Badgers.It was too little too late for the Bison, however, as Leah Vanevenhoven came in for UW’s Letty Olivarez in the seventh. She struck out the side to pick up her first save of the year, while Olivarez earned her seventh victory.”Leah Vanevenhoven came in today twice, so we’re really happy with that,” UW head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “I think she was on a mission. She came in and probably did the best job she’s done so far.”In the earlier game of the doubleheader, North Dakota State got a strong performance from pitcher Allison Bakke, who notched her 15th victory of the season.After three scoreless innings, Bison first baseman Chmielewski broke open the game and got NDSU on the board with a leadoff home run to left field off Wisconsin’s Eden Brock, who was charged with the loss. The blast curved just around the foul pole for Chmielewski’s third homer of the season.Wisconsin threatened early in the bottom of the first with a two-out rally by getting two runners on base, but UW was unable to convert.The Badgers were completely shut down in the second through five innings, as Bakke mowed them down four consecutive times.The fifth inning would provide the eventual game-winning run for the Bison, as they scored two more. Second baseman Laurel Pipkin walked to open the inning, and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bakke. Peterson then grounded out to shortstop Lynn Anderson, advancing Pipkin to third. Morse drove in Pipkin with a soft roller back to Brock, who did not have time to make a play.A base hit by Cantrell and a Chmielewski walk loaded the bases, bringing up left fielder Lynnae Foshag, whose base hit past Anderson scored the Bison’s third and final run of the game.Wisconsin finally managed a run in the sixth, after a single to right by Vasquez scored Polito, who had reached based on a base hit earlier in the inning. UW continued to threaten in the inning, as Hnatyk was intentionally walked, but Robben struck out on a 2-2 count.”The first game, we were kind of timid,” Hnatyk said. “It obviously showed. We sat back and let the game play us. The second game, we came out and did a heck of a lot more.”last_img read more

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