West Florida Now No.10 In AVCA Poll

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – After another great weekend of volleyball with UWF going 3-0 at the Argo Bash, the University of West Florida volleyball team has risen to No. 10 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released on Monday. The Argonauts keep taking one step forward, jumping one more stop up, making this West Florida’s highest ranking in program history.The Argonauts took wins over Spring Hill College, Harding University, and Lee University, making this their first weekend sweep this season. Additionally, UWF is now on a six game winning streak heading into conference play that starts today against University of Alabama-Huntsville at 5:00 pm in Huntsville, Ala.West Florida was dominant all around over the weekend, averaging 2.60 blocks per set and allowing opponents to hit just .129 across three matches. Mackenzie Chrisman (1.5) is second in the conference for blocks per set with an overall average of 1.31 blocks per set, and five Argonauts averaged two or more digs per set, led by libero Logan Kael (4.00).Offensively, four Argonauts hit above a .300 this weekend. Marissa Hackett hit a .500 with two kills on four attempts, Jordyn Poppen hit a .462 with 42 kills on 48 attacks and six errors. Makila York hit a .404 with 29 kills on 57 attempts and six errors. Chrisman hit a .364 with 19 kills on 44 attempts and three errors. Overall, West Florida hit a .299.West Florida travels today to University of Alabama-Huntsville for their conference opener at 5:00 pm.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Now No.10 In AVCA Poll Argonauts Keep Breaking Their Own Program Ranking Recordlast_img read more

Safina overpowers Petrova in semis, awaits all-Russian final

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES After struggling to overcome Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi on Friday night, Safina looked like a completely different player as she gave an ‘almost perfect” semifinal performance.“Today I really wanted to step up,” she said after the match. “Everything was almost perfect, and I was really playing my game from the first point.“I had so many close matches against Petrova and I didn’t close them out. Every time there was something missing.“I was trying really hard to beat this, and I went out on court with the strategy just to hit the ball as hard as I can and play my game.”Safina said her quarterfinal against Kanepi, where her frustration at letting her opponent draw a set level manifested itself in a smashed racket, gave her the ideal preparation for Saturday’s match.“Sometimes it happens that one day you have a tight match and then you wake up,” she said. “It was a good wakeup call for me.”World No. 7 Kuznetsova booked her place in the final after seeing off a strong challenge from Slovenian qualifier Katarina Srebotnik to advance 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in the day’s other match.Kuznetsova battled back from 4-0 down in the first-set tiebreak to take the lead, then shook off an early wobble in the second to earn a chance to avenge her French Open semifinal loss to Safina in Sunday’s final.After a difficult start to the year, Kuznetsova is gaining momentum after helping her countrywomen retain the Fed Cup last week in Spain.“I wasn’t playing well, but I did well at the Fed Cup and it has given me a lot of motivation,” she said.“I am trying to do my best and it is hard because I feel tired, but the game is going well for me and I am really excited to be on the court.”Safina played down the importance of facing her compatriot for the title, one month after losing to fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in the final of the Beijing Olympics.“It’s just another match,” she said. “We know each other very well and I hope it will be a great match that we can both enjoy. At the end of the day when we shake hands, whoever wins will deserve it.”Srebotnik started against Kuznetsova where she had left off in her quarterfinal win over world No. 4 Dementieva, ripping a cross-court forehand winner to break the Russian’s serve immediately and firing in an ace on her first attempt.The lead changed hands several times before Kuznetsova eked out the set in the tiebreak, and the former U.S. Open champion admits she will face an uphill struggle against Safina if her service game does not improve.“I don’t have lots of expectations for my service,” she said. “Sometimes it goes well but sometimes it doesn’t. Let’s hope I can do well tomorrow, because if I serve well it helps me out and I don’t have to fight the points.”Srebotnik was left to rue the opportunity she let slip from her grasp in the first set.“I think I had my chance at the first set in the tiebreak and I missed it,” she said. “After I lost the first set Svetlana played better, and I probably dropped my level a bit.“It was still a good match but today my legs felt a bit tired and maybe I didn’t play at my best like before. But I’m happy with my performance here this week.” Dinara Safina turned in a brutal display of power tennis Saturday to annihilate Nadia Petrova and set up an all-Russian final against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Toray Pan Pacific Open.Safina went into the match having never beaten Petrova in five previous attempts, but soon set the record straight as she bludgeoned her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory in just 52 minutes at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

GALLERY: Community Foundation Easter Holiday Camp

first_imgBungee runs, sumo suits and expert rugby coaching formed part of another jam-packed camp – while the boys and girls in attendance were treated to a special visit from four members of the Bristol Rugby squad, as Alby Mathewson, Billy Searle, Andy Uren and Ryan Edwards dropped in to sign autographs and take part in a Q&A session. Images courtesy of JMPUK.last_img

Salmon signs for City Women

first_img Bristol City Manager, Tanya Oxtoby, said: “We’re delighted to sign Ebony as we build towards the start of the new season.“She is a very gifted player who possess an abundance of raw talent and her out and out pace will make her a threat to all WSL defences this season, I am excited to see how much further she can progress and develop with us.“I’ve said since I started here that as a club Bristol City Women has an ethos of unearthing and developing talented young players by providing a high performance environment to develop their game understanding through regular playing time.“We have so many examples of this as a club, whether it’s our home grown talent such as Jess Woolley, Ellie Strippel or Jas Matthews that have come through our academy, or the likes of identifying raw talent such Ella Rutherford and Poppy Pattinson who have thrived from regular game time last year, Bristol is about helping players reach their potential.“Ebony’s arrival is yet another example of the hard work going on at the club to provide a pathway for young players to play international football at the highest level, and we wish her and Ella all the best as they prepare for the U19s Euros.”Bristol City Women season cards are now available for supporters to purchase here.BUY YOUR SEASON CARD “Bristol City is a club that is renowned for giving chances to young players and that was big reason behind my decision to join the club.” Ebony Salmon The 18-year-old striker arrives at the SGS College Stoke Gifford from Manchester United having spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Sheffield United.Salmon is a part of the Lionesses Under-19s squad who are competing in the Under-19 European Championship and their finals campaign kicks-off tomorrow in Scotland against Germany.City’s newest arrival spoke of her excitement ahead of her maiden season in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League“I’m really looking forward to getting going at a new club and to see what the new season brings, said Salmon.“Bristol City is a club that is renowned for giving chances to young players and that was big reason behind my decision to join the club.“I feel as though I’m ready to make the step up to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and I can’t wait to get going at the start of the season.”last_img read more

Miserable Vols fan makes fake ad

first_imgTennessee football has looked like a different team this season once the second half begins — and not in a good way.A Tennessee fan made a YouTube video that parodies DIRECTV ads.A Tennessee fan made a YouTube video that parodies DIRECTV ads.To highlight the discrepancies between the Vols’ first- and second-half performances, a Tennessee fan took to YouTube to make a parody of DIRECTV commercials. The series of commercials by the satellite service provider show an individual in two very different states depending on whether they use DIRECTV or cable.Tennessee Football as a Direct TV Commercial (Parody)“In the first half, you’ll be posting statuses about how happy you are — bring on the beer!” says the Vols fan who claims to have chosen DIRECTV.“During the second half, you’re going to completely question why you’re a Tennessee fan,” says the cable-choosing, dysfunctional Tennessee fan. “I’m dead inside.”For UT’s Butch Jones, losses never fadeIn two of its last three games, Tennessee has blown double-digit fourth-quarter leads to Oklahoma and Florida. The Vols play Arkansas on Saturday at 6 p.m. Central in Knoxville.Follow Matt Slovin on Twitter @MattSlovin.last_img read more

#StanBowlesDay: How you can help QPR icon Stan

first_imgSee also:QPR fans share their memories of Loftus Road legend Bowles Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Donations to help with Bowles’ care can be made via a GoFundMe account which has been set up with the help of the Professional Footballers’ Association.“We are very pleased to play our part in supporting Stan,” said PFA chairman Gordon Taylor.“Stan is one of the game’s greatest characters and finest players of his generation. Many thanks in advance to all those who contribute to two such worthy causes.”Bucket collections and a special match-programme are among the other ways QPR plan to mark Stan Bowles Day.To donate to the Stan Bowles GoFundMe account, click here.To donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, click here.And to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Society, click here. • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62% of those diagnosed. • Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions usually get worse over time. • Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. • Dementia is a terminal condition. • There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the figure is expected to exceed a million by 2020 and two million by 2051. • Around 225,000 people will develop dementia this year – that’s one person every three minutes. People who have dementia may reside in such facilities as Lakeside Manor assisted living home, places like these are here to help and support those who need extra aid. It’s important that people with dementia find the best nursing home possible, like the one mentioned above. There have been so many reports of nursing home abuse recently, so it’s important that people only attend the best nursing homes. If someone you know has been impacted by nursing home abuse, it might be worth calling some attorneys if patients have experienced a breach of a standard of care. It’s so important that people with dementia recieve top quality care, so make sure to find a reputable nursing facility, QPR have helped set up a fund for club legend Stan Bowles.The former England forward, 66, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He made 315 appearances for Rangers and is regarded by many as the club’s best-ever player.He remains an iconic figure at Loftus Road, where QPR will play Rotherham on Saturday on ‘Stan Bowles Day’.AdChoices广告Money raised will help with the costs of Bowles’ care and his family have requested that donations also be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in order to help others with the disease.Bowles’ daughter Tracy told Rangers’ website: “Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s is so important to the family.“We’ve seen how it can affect a loved one and we want to raise as much money as possible so everyone is fully aware of the condition and the impact it can have.“QPR is Stanley’s club and the support we’ve had from everyone connected to Rangers and the Trust has been incredible over the last few days.“There are some basic needs that are essential for Stan and the family in terms of his daily welfare. We can hopefully improve his quality of day-to-day living and future care.“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support so far – it just goes to show what a wonderful club QPR is.”last_img read more

QPR announce new kit maker after Dryworld debacle

first_imgQPR have announced Erreà as the club’s new kit manufacturer. Rangers say they have agreed a “multi-year partnership” with the Italian company, beginning from the start of next season.West London Sport revealed in December that the club were looking for a new kit manufacturer – eight months after signing a 10-year deal with Canada-based company Dryworld.QPR have been considering legal action against Dryworld over an alleged breach of contract, relating both to unpaid money and a failure to produce merchandise on time.This season’s replica shirts were not ready for sale at the start of the campaign and the QPR squad began the season still using training gear supplied by Nike, the club’s previous kit manufacturer, because Dryworld’s stock arrived late.A number of other clubs, including Watford, have also ended their association with Dryworld.  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Jackie Kennedy Was a Style Icon – but Her Shoes Revealed What We Long Suspected x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:QPR youngster told to go ‘pedal to the metal’ by HollowayQPR’s Cousins suffers thigh injurylast_img read more

Nick Marshall among 20 semifinalists for Maxwell Award

first_imgAUBURN — Nick Marshall was among the 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award as the Player of the Year in college football, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.Marshall has passed for 1,357 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 631 yards and nine touchdowns this season. He was among three Auburn players on the Maxwell watch list, along with Sammie Coates and Cameron Artis-Payne.The three finalists for the award will be unveiled Nov. 24. The winner of the 2014 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 11 and the formal presentation of the award will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala hosted by Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on March 13, 2015.Last season’s Maxwell Award went to Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.last_img read more

Cycling Jerseys

first_img I’ll take a shot. I”m a casual fan- check out a couple of the lead ups to TDF and bits of the other grand tours, and I like when the board branches out. (one of these days I’ll start a marathon merch thread on the general design board). All Activity Forums Home 6 Posted January 9, 2018 Share on other sites https://www.eurosport.com/cycling/blazin-saddles-2018-worldtour-new-kits-rated-and-reviewed_sto6462695/story.shtml Great analisys RichO, your criteria is spot on, also another criteria is how visible sponsor logos are, as the ROI results determine if they’ll sponsor again or not. I also miss uniqunes of AG2R. I love their colors, so unique. BMC looked good 2 years ago, now with addition of Tag Heure and this blue neck it’s a big mess. In theory I loike Katusha colors as well, but coral blue should only be accent as last year. UAE is the worse for sure, just stacking up elements…  SportsLogos.Net Cycling Jerseys FFWally I’ll take a shot. I”m a casual fan- check out a couple of the lead ups to TDF and bits of the other grand tours, and I like when the board branches out. (one of these days I’ll start a marathon merch thread on the general design board). To me, there’s 2 key criteria, no particular order: It’s gotta look good on riders sitting up as they cross the line. And they gotta be distinguishable from the air. KJHillis Sports Logo News Link to post Posted January 11, 2018 Recommended Posts Cycling Jerseys I don’t follow cycling all that much, so I don’t really have much of an eye for this sort of thing, but looking at these, I’d say my favorite ones are the simpler ones, like the one with the pink, the white and green on next to that one, and the brown/white/turquoise one on the other end of that row. In fact, the only one that rubs me the wrong way is that blue one in the middle with the big blobby M on it.  I love the SUNWEB simplicity (and one of my kids now races for them, bias?) AG2R is actually interesting, as is the FDJ. EF will be a I like Lotto-Soudal. Members 6 Location:Manama, Bahrain Share on other sites 27 Posted January 4, 2018 http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rate-the-2018-worldtour-team-jerseys-poll/ BigRed618 Like stated above, ROI is huge, and visibility is key. Astana is now iconis… Moviestar has cone from a navy w vivid slime green M to this very muted look. Not a fan. 923 posts Members Share on other sites Former UCI Continental team manager here.  Link to post 6 447 posts Any cycling fans here? How would you rate the jerseys for next season. Vote there, but share your insight here.  193 posts Go To Topic Listing kc51design Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share this post 6 0 0 kc51design 548 907 posts 6 Going to miss the AG2R diamond pattern, they’ve got great colors which is pretty much is the only reason I like that logo. It balances the combo so well. I also really liked Movistar’s old colors and wouldn’t mind this one so much if they flipped the top and bottom colors. Those team color Canyon bikes look sweet BTW. Location:Manama, Bahrain Members 763 0 uci kc51design jersey In the overhead, Astana and Movistar will blend. I also think Sky and Sunweb will be blend a little overhead as well, with center stripes down the back. Favourite Logos:Olympic Marseille, Tottenham, Canberra Raiders, new Bulldogs (NRL), Geelong Cats secondary… Cycling Jerseys 2,068 posts Share this post Share this post FFWally Location:Manama, Bahrain 548 Sports Logo News Posted January 9, 2018 6 kc51designcenter_img Location:Minnesota 923 posts Movistar is so lame. Link to post 27 Any takers, it’s still sports, and design…  Favourite Logos:43, Corpus Christi, Hooks, Everett Aquasox, Firefighters Racing, Hanford Falcons Followers 0 Link to post Location:Richland, WA; Uppsala, Sweden Share this post Followers 0 KJHillis Link to post Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Olympic Marseille, Tottenham, Canberra Raiders, new Bulldogs (NRL), Geelong Cats secondary… For me, Bora, Katusha/Alpecin, and Bahrain all have the best front view. The teal and light blue shoulders on Astana, Movistar, and Katusha will all probably blend together a bit in head on shots. Same with Lotto Soudal and EF Drapac. BMC looks way better in theory (the rendering) than in practice. That red Alpecin logo does not work with the Russian maroon color. Sports Logos road Posted January 10, 2018 Share on other sites cycling In the overhead, Astana and Movistar will blend. I also think Sky and Sunweb will be blend a little overhead as well, with center stripes down the back. 172 0 548 RichO Share on other sites 763 172 SportsLogos.Net 172 kc51design To me, there’s 2 key criteria, no particular order: It’s gotta look good on riders sitting up as they cross the line. And they gotta be distinguishable from the air. Members Share this post RichO 27 763 By kc51design, January 4, 2018 in Sports Logo News easily visible from above, and in the pack, but TREK is brutal… they have been since they went pinstripes several years back. Lotto Jumbo, black and yellow, incredibly easy to find your guys in the race.  Link to post 1 Share this post 0 Share on other sites 6 Members bib shorts Favourite Logos:Olympic Marseille, Tottenham, Canberra Raiders, new Bulldogs (NRL), Geelong Cats secondary… Members 6 kc51design Sign in to follow this   Forums Home Posted January 12, 2018 Posted January 9, 2018 BigRed618 Sports Logos Link to post On 1/9/2018 at 12:31 AM, RichO said: This topic is now closed to further replies. All Activity kit 923 posts For me, Bora, Katusha/Alpecin, and Bahrain all have the best front view. The teal and light blue shoulders on Astana, Movistar, and Katusha will all probably blend together a bit in head on shots. Same with Lotto Soudal and EF Drapac. BMC looks way better in theory (the rendering) than in practice. That red Alpecin logo does not work with the Russian maroon color. Members 6 Going to miss the AG2R diamond pattern, they’ve got great colors which is pretty much is the only reason I like that logo. It balances the combo so well. I also really liked Movistar’s old colors and wouldn’t mind this one so much if they flipped the top and bottom colors. Those team color Canyon bikes look sweet BTW. 1 world tourlast_img read more

Tottenham must ‘scratch their pockets’ with Pochettino keen on signing –…

first_imgOn October 22nd, we carried a report from Mundo Deportivo, who explained Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Barcelona’s Carles Aleñá after failing to convince him to join them in the summer. It was also stated Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was in contact with the 21-year-old’s camp about a transfer, but failed to convince the midfielder to leave the Camp Nou. The Argentine wanted Aleñá as Christian Eriksen’s replacement.Mundo’s report has been relayed by various outlets across Europe, especially in England.Wednesday’s edition of the Catalan newspaper now claims the north London club prefers to sign the Spaniard on a permanent transfer. That’s something they may need to compromise on.It’s claimed Tottenham will have to ‘scratch their pockets’ if they want to sign Aleñá because he has a €75m release clause in his contract.Embed from Getty ImagesEven though he has made only one appearance this season, Barcelona don’t want to lose control over the player.They’ll allow Aleñá go out on loan and if it’s a permanent transfer, then they would like to include a buyback clause. Spurs’ approach for Aleñá in January also depends on whether or not Eriksen leaves the Premier League side in the same window.Meanwhile, Mundo reports Real Betis, who were close to signing Aleñá in the summer, are still interested and they would be ‘willing to do their best’ to take him on a loan deal in January.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undolast_img read more