first_imgRelatedPosts Naomi Osaka wins US Open women’s title Osaka becomes highest-earning female athlete Australian Open: 15-year-old Coco Gauff knocks out Osaka Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen because of a right shoulder injury. The world number three is replaced in the end-of-season event by reserve Kiki Bertens, who will take on top seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round of group matches later on Tuesday.Osaka won her opening match on Sunday, defeating Petra Kvitova in three sets in a compelling replay of their Australian Open final.The 22-year-old said: “I’m disappointed to have to withdraw from the Finals. It has been a great event in Shenzhen, and it’s the biggest WTA event of the year.“This is not how I wanted to end this tournament or my season. I look forward to getting healthy and hope to be back here in Shenzhen next year.”Dutchwoman Bertens made her debut at the WTA Finals last year, reaching the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion Elina Svitolina. She reached a career-high ranking of four in May and currently sits 10th having lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the WTA Elite Trophy last weekend.Tags: Naomi Osakalast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS)LaShawn Merritt ran a blistering anchor leg to return the men’s 4x400m title to the United States, and win his third Olympic gold medal, in the final athletics event of the Rio Games yesterday.The Americans have never gone more than two Games without winning the men’s one-lap relay and after being upset by the Bahamas in London four years ago, were determined to secure the title for a record 17th time.Arman Hall, Tony McQuay and Gil Roberts combined to give Merritt a two meter lead and the former 400m Olympic and world champion extended that to seven to win in two minutes, 57.30 seconds.Javon Francis stormed down the final straight to give Jamaica silver in 2:58.16, while the Bahamas ran 2:58.49 to pip Belgium for bronze.last_img read more

first_imgTHE Lusignan Golf Club treasurer, Aasrodeen Shaw, beat the keen competition to emerge champion in an exciting Global Auto Spares Christmas Tournament.Local Businessman and rookie, Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat and his wife, were on hand to add encouragement to the golfers.Curry, who played in the tournament, represented himself well to place 2nd above seasoned golfers.Considering business as a pleasant service to his customers, Curry, as the CEO is more familiarly known, began playing golf in early 2019 (less than a year), sponsored his inaugural golf tournament on Saturday and continues to give great support to the Lusignan Golf Club.Global Auto Spares of 19 Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara, Tel: 592-621-9058 or 592-664-4515, has been in the auto spare parts business for over a decade and has rescued many a motorist in need of hard-to-get quality spare parts, offering them at great prices.Global Auto Spares also specialises in towing and removal of vehicles of all types and can be counted on to provide excellent response time and service.Played as a straight medal-play tournament without Flights, prizes were given to the first five net scorers as well as to the Best Gross winner.The keenness of the competition was evidenced in a three-way tie for 2nd place, only 1 stroke more than the 1st place finisher.Winners were Aasrodeen Shaw (67/13) – 1st; Curry Ganpat (68/28) – 2nd; Paton George (68/18) – 3rd; Mike Gayadin (68/12) – 4th; Shanella London (70/15) – 5th. Avinash Persaud, reigning Guyana Open champion produced a great 70 gross (parring the course) to win the Best Gross trophy, in addition to winning the Longest Drive prize, while Aasrodeen Shaw won the Nearest The Pin prize also.last_img read more

first_imgThe Office of Equity and Diversity has found junior Armaan Premjee responsible for charged policy violations after a nearly yearlong investigation into sexual assault charges from last April. A hearing will be held on Friday to determine sanctions.In July, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office decided not to continue pursuing a criminal case against Premjee after a judge ruled that Premjee would not be held to answer.“There is no indication of any withdrawal of consent,” the judge wrote in his ruling in July. “There is a very strong indication that the alleged victim in this case was the initiator of any conduct between the defendant and the alleged victim.”USC’s Office of Equity and Diversity began its own investigation as well.“Despite my case being dismissed [by a criminal court] … [the OED] still went ahead and found me responsible, which is quite preposterous and very disappointing,” Premjee said.However, USC is required to conduct its own investigation due to federal regulations. Title IX investigations are done independently of any court proceedings, according to a USC statement emailed to the Daily Trojan.“Student disciplinary records, student conduct proceedings and outcomes are confidential to protect all parties involved,” USC’s statement said.The woman involved in the situation, who wished to remain anonymous and will be referred to in this article as Jane Doe, said she was satisfied with the outcome of the OED investigation and that she never wished to press charges in criminal court.“I couldn’t have possibly gave consent, but I personally feel like he shouldn’t go to jail for something like this,” she said. “I don’t want to feel guilty for something like that.”Premjee and his attorney Harland Braun have argued that the alleged victim initiated the sexual contact, referring to a video shown in court by Braun, which showed Premjee and Doe standing outside Banditos Tacos & Tequila. Braun argued the video shows the alleged victim seemed to indicate through hand gestures her intent to pursue sexual relations with him throughout their time together.While Braun acknowledged that the woman involved in the case was intoxicated, he says she had the intent of having sex throughout the night. Premjee said that the woman made hand gestures to her friends that indicated that she intended to have sex with Premjee.Doe said that she did not report any incident and had not wished to press charges.“That’s the thing that bothers me psychologically,” Doe said. “A lot of people think I was the one who forced, who wrongly accused him of something he didn’t do, when I didn’t accuse anyone of anything in the first place.”Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested Premjee after the incident occurred in Fluor Tower in April 2017. Premjee pleaded not guilty to one count of rape by use of drugs and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object in May.Premjee said that he and his attorney had been speaking with Matt Boermeester, a former USC football player who also faced a Title IX investigation last year that resulted in his expulsion.“If any unfair action is taken against me, and if USC goes above the law we would take action against the University,” Premjee said. He later said that he and Braun were considering filing a lawsuit against USC.Premjee wrote an email to President C. L. Max Nikias claiming that Gretchen Means, the executive director of OED, had been biased against him during the investigation. Premjee claimed that Means unfairly disallowed him from having Braun as his adviser during the Title IX investigation.During a Daily Trojan interview in November, Braun said that Means was dishonest, that she had not allowed Premjee and him to record an interview and had called Braun a physical threat to USC.“If this b-tch is going to go forward on [the case], it just [shows] how sick she is,” Braun said in the interview. “I have a case where consent is on tape. What more does USC want?”The University addressed Premjee’s claim that Braun was removed as his adviser.“USC did not disallow attorney Harland Braun from serving as an adviser,” the statement from USC read. “However, due to his disruptive behavior, Mr. Braun was informed that he would need to send another lawyer from his firm or another individual of his client’s choosing to attend in-person investigation meetings. This occurred after repeated warnings that his disruptive and unprofessional behavior was violating USC policy and impeding the process.”Now that the investigation has concluded, Premjee could face sanctions that range from counseling and community reparations to suspension and expulsion depending on the gravity of the actions that he was found responsible for, according to USC Title IX policy.last_img read more

first_imgThe athleticism and determination of each member of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team is palpable, as they push to rewrite history in their sport:• Seun Adigun (Nigeria, Bobsled Driver): Adigun represented Nigeria in the 100m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Wanting to get back on the Olympic stage, she began training for bobsled in 2014.• Ngozi Onwumere (Nigeria, Bobsled Breakmen): Onwumere, a former competitive sprinter, clinched a Silver and Gold medal at the 2015 African Games in Republic of the Congo in the 200m and 4x100m relay, respectively. Onwumere started training after being recruited by Adigun in 2016.• Akuoma Omeoga (Nigeria, Bobsled Breakmen): Omeoga is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she was a sprinter for the university’s track and field team, competing in the 100m and 200m races. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang2018 will be the first time she is representing Nigeria.“Already the support and encouragement we have felt as part of Team Visa has been a dream come true,”said Seun Adigun, driver of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team. “We are proud to be part of a team that shares our mission and has connected us with the resources we needed to reach our goal, and hopefully empower others to do the same.”Since the program began in 2000, Team Visa has supported over400 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes and hopefuls by providing them with the tools, resources and support they need to reach their highest potential, regardless of origin or background. Team Visa features a diverse group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes who embody our core values – acceptance, partnership and innovation – and was cultivated with the global reach of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in mind.The women of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team joins Team Visa’s diverse roster of athletes, which includes:Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Chloe Kim (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Hilary Knight (USA), Oksana Masters (USA),Mark McMorris (Canada), Lee Sang-Hwa (South Korea), KamilStoch (Poland) and others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Inspired by their determination, Visa helps pave the way to PyeongChang for this group of Olympic hopefuls Visa wednesday  announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa,currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of Bobsled.Together, Bobsled pilot Seun Adigun, and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, combine their elite track backgrounds to chase their bobsled dreams.Without access to proper training equipment or valuable ice time to perfect their skills, the members of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team started their journey on the snow-less grounds of Houston, Texas, in a wooden sled they nicknamed ‘The Maeflower.’ Once the team set their sights on the Olympic Winter GamesPyeongChang 2018, they established acrowdfundingwebsite hoping to raise themuch-needed funds to get to PyeongChang. Upon discovering the page, Visawas inspired by their story and determination to carve out a place in history and pledged to help solidify the team’s trip to the Olympic Winter Games.“When we first heard their story we recognized the collective spirit of these athletes as a perfect fit for Team Visa,” said Chris Curtin, chief brand and innovation marketing officer at Visa. “By joining Team Visa, we hope to provide this group of determined athleteswith a global stage to tell their story and inspire athletes all over the world to follow their dreams and never give up.”last_img read more

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:18 IST Rays Beat Yanks Again 4-2; Cole’s Streak Intact After ND Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees again, taking advantage of a costly error by reliever Zack Britton in a 4-2 victory Wednesday night Written By Associated Press Television News First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:18 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img LIVE TV Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees again, taking advantage of a costly error by reliever Zack Britton in a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.Jalen Beeks pitched out of a ninth-inning jam and Tampa Bay got home runs from slumping hitters Ji-Man Choi and Mike Zunino off Gerrit Cole, who struck out 10 in a no-decision.Cole’s 20-game regular-season winning streak remained intact, but he was visibly upset when manager Aaron Boone pulled him with two outs in the seventh after a season-high 109 pitches.Britton (0-2) struck out Austin Meadows with a runner on to end the inning, then got himself in trouble in the eighth when he flubbed a toss while covering the bag after a sprawling stop by first baseman Luke Voit.Yandy Diaz went to second on the error and advanced on a wild pitch before Brandon Lowe walked. One out later, Brosseau and Willy Adames delivered consecutive singles off Britton to give the Rays a 4-2 lead.Tampa Bay has won four straight and 10 of 11 to move within a half-game of the AL East-leading Yankees. The Rays (16-9) have taken five of six in the season series and handed New York its first two losses this season at Yankee Stadium following a 10-0 start at home.It’s only the second time in their last 17 tries over six years that the Rays have won a series in the Bronx. They’ll go for their first three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium since July 2014 on Thursday afternoon.Pete Fairbanks (3-1) threw a called third strike past Aaron Hicks in the seventh to keep the score tied. Beeks replaced Chaz Roe with two on in the ninth and struck out pinch-hitter Miguel Andujar. After a wild pitch put two runners in scoring position, Beeks whiffed Thairo Estrada for his second career save and first this season.Cole has gone 28 straight regular-season starts without a loss, tied with Kris Medlen and Dave McNally for the second-longest streak in major league history behind Roger Clemens, who went 30 starts without a defeat from 1998-99.Cole’s only defeat since May 2019 came in the World Series opener last year with Houston against Washington.In a matchup of hard-throwing starters, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow threw 5 2/3 innings of two-hit ball for Tampa Bay, rebounding from two rough outings.Cole quickly fell behind 2-0 on homers by Choi in the second and Zunino in the third. Choi came in hitting .169 with one home run. Zunino, batting ninth, was at .091 with two long balls.Voit reached the second deck with an opposite-field shot to right in the bottom of the third for his ninth home run this season and fourth in three days.Aaron Hicks tripled leading off the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Gio Urshela, who made two slick plays at third base and threw home to get a runner in the eighth.Urshela reached over the Rays’ dugout railing to snag a popup — and then caught himself, finally with some assistance from Tampa Bay players that prevented him from tumbling head over heels to the ground.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: All-Star RHP Charlie Morton played catch and plans to throw another bullpen Thursday or Friday. Morton has been on the 10-day injured list since Aug. 10 with shoulder inflammation. … RHP Yonny Chirinos (right elbow strain) was placed on the 10-day IL and 6-foot-10 RHP Aaron Slegers was recalled from the alternate training site. LHP Sean Gilmartin was added to the taxi squad.Yankees: RF Aaron Judge (strained right calf) did some early hitting and throwing. He’s still on target to potentially come off the 10-day injured list Saturday when first eligible. … 2B DJ LeMahieu (sprained left thumb) said a couple of doctors told him it will probably be two to three weeks before he can resume baseball activity. But there’s no fracture. “It’s pretty sore,” LeMahieu said. “A lot better now.”UP NEXTRays: The team hadn’t announced a starter for Thursday, but manager Kevin Cash said RHP Trevor Richards “will be in the mix to provide a lot of work.”Yankees: LHP James Paxton (1-1, 7.04 ERA) allowed three earned runs in five innings Saturday against Boston for his first win this season. He is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA in six career starts versus Tampa Bay.Image credits: AP FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

MORE: Angry Giants fans react to surprise OBJ tradeDuring the 2019 NFL free agency tampering period, a Tuesday night trade stole the show. Per multiple reports, New York agreed to send Beckham to Cleveland in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2019 third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers.Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who in combating trade rumors two months earlier said New York “didn’t sign Odell Beckham to trade him,” has some explaining to do.Odell Beckham Jr. trade gradesGiants receive: 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick, safety Jabrill PeppersBrowns receive: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.Giants: DThe Giants can thank the Steelers. Had Pittsburgh not reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Raiders in exchange for third- and fifth-round picks just a few days ago — SN gave the Steelers a big fat “F” for their part in that deal — this trade would look even worse for New York.Compared to the Steelers’ return on Brown, the assets the Giants receive in the Beckham trade are great. Even in isolation, a first-rounder and a third-rounder alone should be considered solid compensation. New York also gets Peppers, a budding talent who can help fill the defensive secondary void left by Landon Collins.So the Giants’ failure in this trade lies not in the details of the exchange, but in their own salary-cap management.Just last week, SN explained why trading Beckham would make little-to-no sense for New York. For a team with relatively limited cap space with which to work in 2019, we wrote, the dead cap charges that would come with a Beckham trade were too steep to manage.So now Beckham will count for $16 million in dead money against the Giants’ salary cap while he plays for the Browns in 2019.2019 NFL FREE AGENCY:Tracking top signings, trades, moreThis is the latest in a line of questionable roster moves on the part of Gettleman, who was hired at the end of the 2017 season. He signed Beckham less than a year ago to a five-year contract worth up to $98.5 million. Beckham was guaranteed $41 million at signing, and in 2018, he earned $21 million in the form of a signing bonus and salary.That means the Giants paid Beckham $21 million for 12 games under his new contract. And New York will continue to feel the salary-cap impact while he plays in Cleveland.So there were no financial reasons for New York to trade Beckham. There certainly were no football reasons to do so, either. The Giants evidently were so angered by Beckham’s knack for creating negative publicity that, for the right price, they would be willing to move on without him.Which begs the question: Why bother making Beckham the NFL’s highest-paid receiver in the first place? Keep in mind that negotiation last summer did not come without its own drama. The Beckham trade is another mixed message from a front office that evidently misjudged its chances to compete and is now backtracking to a full-on rebuild. When Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors were initially floated weeks ago, few took them seriously. Just last year, the Giants made the 26-year-old the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. Regardless of whatever issues the star player presented New York before and after that signing, the timing for a trade simply did not make sense.Good thing the Browns did indeed take those Beckham trade rumors seriously. In its immediate aftermath, the Beckham trade left the Giants with a group of receivers that consisted of Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, Alonzo Russell, Quadree Henderson, Jawill Davis and Brittan Golden. (We promise none of those names are made-up.) Of those six receivers, five have contracts that are scheduled to expire next year.So now the Giants and 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning — he of a $23.2 million cap hit in 2019, also (mercifully) on an expiring contract — are stuck with that. And Gettleman is stuck paying for a receiver who is no longer on the team, a player he apparently did not care to employ in the first place.All-everything Giants running back Saquon Barkley is probably pretty pissed. In New York, chances are he is not alone.Browns: AThis is pretty straightforward. The Browns acquired one of the NFL’s best receivers in exchange for a couple draft picks and a player they feel they can replace. (Earl Thomas, anyone?) With Beckham, they will field an offense that has the potential to be among the best in the AFC, if not the entire league.And the cherry on top: The Beckham trade is a financial success for Cleveland, too.Because the Giants already paid Beckham a good chunk of the money owed in his deal, the Browns will have him at an average of $15.4 million per year over the next five seasons. And it’s not like Cleveland needed cap-friendly numbers in order to make this trade work; it enters 2019 free agency with the third-most cap space in the league.BENDER: How good will Browns’ offense be?Unless one believes the issues that led the Giants to trade Beckham will impact his relations with his new Browns teammates, particularly second-year QB Baker Mayfield, he or she will have a hard time figuring ways in which Cleveland comes out a loser in this deal. Without Beckham, the Browns were already a trendy pick to win their division for the first time in franchise history (since 1999). With Beckham, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (via ESPN), their odds to win the AFC went from 12-1 to 7-1. Only the Chiefs and Patriots, the two teams that played in last season’s conference championship game, have better odds.This trade is the latest in a line of promising roster moves on the part of general manager John Dorsey, who in just his second year on the job has transformed a roster that was full of holes into a team that entered 2019 searching for new players not in desperation for talent, but in confidence for luxury.The Beckham acquisition is as luxurious as they come. read more

first_imgJewel KniselyJewel Knisely, 93, of Wellington died Saturday, December 14, 2013.  Jewel LaFever was born May 31, 1920 in Coldwater to Jack and Sarah Elliott LaFever.  Jewel grew up in Sumner County. She met Ralph Knisely on a blind date.On July 18, 1938, Ralph and Jewel took a road trip to Colorado and stopped in Syracuse to get married.    When Ralph’s dad died, Ralph and Jewel took over the family farm near Perth where they lived and farmed for 50+ years.  Jewel was in charge of the yard and she kept all 8 acres immaculate.  In the summer, Jewel could be seen daily by passers-by pulling dandelions from the yard.  In 1985, they retired from farming and moved to Wellington.Jewel loved caring for family, knitting, fishing, playing cards, farming and working in the yard.  She was involved in 4-H and taught sewing.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Wellington and a woman of strong faith.  Recently while in the hospital, she stated, “I’ve lived a good life, worked hard and I’m ready to go be with the Lord if He calls.”Jewel is survived by her children Jerry Knisely of Arcadia, Shirley (Sara) Weiss of Wellington, and Margaret Lowe of Caldwell; grandchildren Sindi Allen, Kathi Langley, Sheri and Troy Combs, Rick and Linnea Knisely, Ann and Bob Morgan, Rob and Jan Wencel, Tyann and Kelly Orton; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years Ralph Knisely, parents Jack and Sarah LaFever, brother Vernon LaFever, sisters Viola Partain, Evelyn King, son-in-law Alfred Lowe and grandson Todd Lowe.Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church.  Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M.Memorials have been established with the First Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.  Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

first_imgMORGANTOWN, West Virginia – A late rally came up short as the Iowa State women lost at West Virginia 79-71, a game the Cyclones trailed by 17 heading to the final quarter. Cyclone coach Bill Fennelly.Cyclone coach Bill Fennelly.The loss dropped the Cyclones to 4-5 in the Big 12. IOWA CITY — Iowa used a late 11-0 run to snap Illinois’ seven game winning streak. Luka Garza scored 25 points, including a career high four three pointers in a 72-65 win. The game featured eight ties and 14 lead changes.That’s coach Fran McCaffery who says Garza’s versatility was a key.Illini coach Brad Underwood says the Hawkeyes made the key plays at crunch time.Iowa is now 16-6 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten and will travel to Purdue on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock. TONIGHT:== AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB,, app — Clear Lake boys at Hampton-Dumont-CAL — 7:30 MASON CITY — The Mohawk Hockey Club picked up a 3-0 win at home against Ames on Saturday in Midwest High School Hockey League play. Jackson Wickman and Andrew Crane each had a goal in the first period, while Nik Howell added another goal late in the third period. Mason City is now 3-21 with a shootout loss and will travel to Okoboji this weekend for a two-game series. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Marcus Domask hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points and Southern Illinois used a big first half to defeat Drake 79-72 for its fifth-straight win. Eric McGill added 19 points and Barret Benson had 16 with six rebounds and five assists for the Salukis. Domask two 3-pointers and eighth-straight points, followed by a three-point play and 3 by Benson for a 14-0 run that made it 25-13. Southern Illinois went 8 of 12 from long range and shot 56% to take a 42-39 lead at the half. Garrett Sturtz had a career-high 18 points for Drake. AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) — Courtney Ramey’s 3-pointer with 1:06 to play gave Texas the lead and Matt Coleman III’s two late free throws closed out a 72-68 win over Iowa State. Texas fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half. Ramey led the charge, scoring eight of Texas’ 10 points in the run to take the lead. A 3-pointer by Ramey and a dunk by Jericho Sims got Texas within 65-63 before Ramey made his 3-pointer from the left win for the lead. Tyrese Haliburton and Rasir Bolton each scored 14 points for Iowa State.center_img OSAGE — Osage had five champions on their way to taking the Top of Iowa Conference wrestling tournament title on Saturday in Osage, as you heard coverage of on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. The Green Devils had 258.5 team points, 44 points better than runner-up Lake Mills. Osage’s title winners were Nicholas Fox at 120, Joe Sullivan at 126, Averee Abben at 132, Ryan Adams at 138, and Spencer Mooberry at 170. Lake Mills had two champions. Nashua-Plainfield was third with 184.5 points and a champion, while Forest City was fourth with 179 and a champion. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — A nine game winning streak for the 18th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women came to an end at Michigan. Naz Hillmon scored 30 points and added 10 rebounds as the Wolverines cruised to a 78-63 win. Iowa never led in falling to 9-2 in the Big Ten.That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder who says the Hawkeyes never got in a groove offensivelyAlexis Sevillian had 15 points, Kathleen Doyle had 14 while Mason City native Makenzie Meyer had 13 points. Iowa hosts Nebraska on Thursday night. ROCHESTER — Rochester downed the North Iowa Bulls 3-1 on Saturday night in NA3HL action in Rochester. Lucas Wahlin had the only goal for the Bulls, scoring in the third period. The Bulls fall to 30-7-2-0 with the loss and have this coming weekend off before hosting St. Louis on February 14th and 15th. EVANSVILLE, INDIANA (AP) — Austin Phyfe had 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor and Northern Iowa cruised past Evansville 80-68. Phyfe added three steals for the Panthers (19-3, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference). K.J. Riley, Sam Cunliffe and Evan Kuhlman all scored 14 to pace the Purple Aces (9-14, 0-10), who have now lost 10 games in a row, all in conference play.last_img read more